Dance International’s health and fitness program offers women-only classes dedicated to making yoga accessible to fit everyone regardless of age, size, or physical condition. We focus on the physical aspect of yoga, along with combining Pilates, physical therapy, and weight bearing exercises for a complete fitness experience. The physical postures learned in class can be used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and helps the body move easily in daily activities. Classes are conducted by a certified teacher trained in therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with the ability to teach all styles and cater to the needs of the students. Hatha synthesizes elements of Patanjali’s Sutras with posture and breathing exercises. Spread the word and invite all of your women family, friends, and coworkers!
Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma, and heart disease. The results of these studies have been mixed and inconclusive, with cancer studies suggesting none to unclear effectiveness, and others suggesting yoga may reduce risk factors and aid in a patient’s psychological healing process. On December 1, 2016,
- Remove your shoes upon entering the studio.
- Arrive a few minutes before your class. Late arrivals are disruptive to the teacher and the students who have set down their mats and settled in for practice.
- Leave your cell phone in your car or make sure it is turned to off or airplane mode. Vibrating cell phones can be distracting during class. (Medical professionals who are on call are an exception to this guideline.)
- Wear modest clothing for practice. Yoga pants or medium to long length shorts and a t-shirt or tank top are appropriate. Please note the opacity of the fabrics you wear. Some thinner fabrics become transparent when stretched.
- Refrain from chewing gum during class. Chewing gum disrupts your breathing and creates a distraction from your practice.
- Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, scented lotions, or other strong scents. Your classmates may be sensitive or allergic.
- Be respectful of others’ mats and do not step on them without permission.