What is Yoga?
Yoga is a system of well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Yoga is a personal journey of practices, techniques and guidance to balance the body, mind and spirit, through breathing exercises, yoga poses (asanas) and meditation (mindfulness). Yoga simply means “to unite or integrate”. It is not a religion. Yoga originated in India more than 5,000 years ago.
There are many lineages and styles of yoga, but the most popular forms of yoga in the West are Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha is a style of yoga where the focus is on the postures and breath, often moving slower and holding poses. Vinyasa is a style of yoga where the practice flows through a sequence of poses, while focusing on the connection of breath and movement. Both styles (or combination thereof) lead to an enhanced mind-body connection.
Our Yoga Training
We (Jon & Alena) trained with and received our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certifications (200 RYT) through YogaFit. We continue to train, learn and grow through the YogaFit program. Our classes involve many styles of yoga, but we mostly practice Hatha (postures and breath) and Vinyasa (flowing breath and movement) Yoga. Our philosophy is that yoga is for everybody and every body. Yoga is about breathing, consciously moving our bodies, reconnecting with the feeling of movement, listening to our body’s signals, staying grounded in the present moment, and strengthening our mind-body connection. It does not matter if you consider yourself “flexible” or not. The only flexibility that you need is in your mind. Be open to a new way of thinking, moving and feeling, and it will change your life!
We teach our yoga classes at the Igoe 2 Yoga studio in Medina, NY. It is connected to Dr. Peter Igoe’s Dentist Office located at 11065 Telegraph Road, Medina, NY 14103 (between Salt Works Road and Shelridge Country Club on the north side of the road). For more information or to reserve a mat, go to igoe2yoga.com
Yoga Classes in Medina NY
- Monday 9-10am
Gentle Flow Yoga (Alena)
- Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
Strong Flow Yoga (Jon)
- Saturday 8-9am
Strong Flow Yoga (Alena & Jon)
- Saturday 9:30-10:30am
Chair Yoga (Alena & Jon)
$12 Single Class
5 Class Pass for $50
Strong Flow Yoga
A faster paced, athletic style of practice that focuses on building strength, balance & flexibility (previous yoga experience recommended).
A slower paced flow where the studio is heated (100 degrees) to promote muscle flexibility, lengthening and detoxification.
Gentle Flow Yoga
A gentle flow for all levels (beginner to experienced).
A great class for all, and recommended for those with limited mobility and have difficulty getting up and down off the floor easily. With the help of a chair, yoga poses become accessible for all. Experience the benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility and strength.
A practice using fewer postures and various props (blocks, bolsters, straps, blankets) to slow down, open the body through passive stretching, and allow the muscles to relax deeply.
We do offer private and group yoga sessions. Contact us for details and prices.