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UPDATE 6.28.2020:  Due to recent developments in the spread of Covid-19 and this past week’s rapidly rising number of cases, we are taking precautionary steps to ensure the safety of all Ayama students and staff. We will continue classes ONLINE ONLY for the coming week and closely monitor the situation in order to determine when we can resume in-person classes as safely as possible. We will be reassessing the situation on Friday an announcing our plans for re-opening at that time. We thank you for you understanding and look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

As we continue to adopt the best measures for preventing the spread of coronavirus, we are also working tirelessly to keep our studio open. Your support during this critical time helps us pay rent and continue to keep our local Yoga family in strong standing. Please sign up for Zoom classes as often as you are able to or donate to the studio by clicking here. We are eternally grateful for the support we have received thus far and we hope to be a beacon of light in the community for years to come. It wouldn’t be possible without you!

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BRIEF HISTORY OF YOGA

Yoga HistoryThe word Yoga is derived from Sanskrit, one of the world’s most ancient languages. In its simplicity, Yoga means: “A bringing together of the parts in order to create a union or balance of a person’s body, mind, and spirit.”
Our contemporary western concept of Yoga has little, if anything, to do with anyone’s religion or belief system. However, it must be said that our contemporary western approach to yoga is but a small part of the original “Yoga” that developed thousands of years ago in India, and is still being taught throughout the world.

It is said that many thousands of years ago in India, various orders of high Hindu priests developed parallel concepts of Yoga. They were ascetics, living a strict and disciplined lifestyle. Through the millennia and particularly in the south of India, the “yogis” as they were known, were vegetarians, wore minimal clothing, and lived literally close to the earth learning directly from nature.

In addition to their many other disciplined and spiritual practices, these spiritual ancients observed that in nature, the bodies of animals were almost always perfectly balanced. They exhibited profound flexibility, strength and endurance and were always living in balance with their environment. Yoga implies a constant search for harmony and balance at all levels of the self. Tat Sat.

Why practice Yoga?

  • Improves your: health, posture, complexion, strength, balance & flexibility
  • Oxygenates your body
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Helps to control anxiety
  • Allows you to be more present and available in your life
  • Gets you on a spiritual path!

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