The leg-twisting shape of the lotus position is the inspiration for sourdough pretzels, midshipman’s knots, and the U.S. highway system. Map out your personal road to peace with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get four drop-in yoga classes at Yoga Vita in Teaneck (a $72 value).
Yoga Vita provides a comforting haven for students of all levels to find their centers and a renewed sense of healthfulness. Yoga Vita’s schedule offers 90-minute sessions, held Tuesdays through Sundays and on leap days lost in the space-time continuum. The drop-in classes are divided into three levels to help beginners gradually learn the tricks of the trade and for regular yoga practitioners to maintain their routine. Classes focus on asanas (yoga postures), guided relaxation, and pranayam (breathing techniques) and are led by instructors Debra Lauren and Christopheray, who both bring years of yoga experience and humor to students to relieve stress and coax muscles into thinking they are composed of bungees. Yoga Vita attempts to keep class sizes small to focus on the individual needs of each student.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We teach Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Vita, which is a classic method of Yoga that is:
EASY to LEARN ~ instructions are clear and concise.
FUN to DO ~ Poses are taught with PROPS ~ Blocks, Blankets, Chairs etc. These Props give support when needed, help us learn and make the poses so comfortable you won't want to come out of them, except there is another pose just as delightful to get into.
EFFECTIVE ~ Because you are doing the pose CORRECTLY ~ You derive the BENEFITS of the poses from the very first class, and you will progress as you continue.
RESULTS ~ Students leave class FEELING ENERGIZED and ELATED yet CALM and FOCUSED.
YOGA for INDIVIDUAL NEEDS ~ We are able to help students that are in physical therapy, living with asthma, migraines, neck, back, hip or knee pain. This class offers the student a wonderful opportunity to connect with their own vitality resulting in emotional wellbeing. Everyone can benefit from the focus that comes when the mind follows the body.
The TEACHERS are CERTIFIED ~ Years of rigorous training. They continue to study here, in India and on sabbaticals. The teachers LOVE what they do and want to bring the wonderful experience of Yoga to you. B.K.S. Iyengar is the innovator of the Yoga Props, and as Teachers of Iyengar Yoga we are proficient in their use.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
TO SHARE WHAT WAS GIVEN TO ME. In the very first class I experienced what the word Yoga means ~ to connect, to unite. It was a wonderful feeling of contentment, vitality and focus. Since there were no Yoga studios in the area, this was 18 years ago, I opened Yoga Vita. I was very fortunate to study with some brilliant teachers who really embodied what they taught. I wanted to be one of them.
What do you love most about your job?
The YOGA ~ HAVING the VEHICLE that gives students confidence and independence. People come in with all sorts of stresses and strains from everyday life and quickly discover what connecting the mind and body can do.