This has been a time of historic transformations. The winds of change are sweeping through all of our lives. These shifts can be a catalyst for creative action. NOW more than ever our Yoga practice can provide us with a space to slow down and rememeber how blessed we are and in our own silent way express GRATITUDE for this gift of life.
At the Yoga Loft in Woodland Hills we practice Yoga to create a firmness in our body and steadiness in our mind to help us to meet the everyday challenges of living with a courageous heart.
Life becomes more meaningful for all of us when we extend a smile to a stranger, offer a heartfelt "thank you" and a gentle act of kindness.
At the Yoga Loft we hope that these expressions of gratitude are felt by you each time you visit the studio.
Two Week Unlimited Classes for new students - $30 (local residents only)
1st Saturday of the month "Pathways to Silence" meditation* with Trish. 2:30pm - 4:30pm $20.00 ~ Insights Priceless!
2nd Saturday of the month "Active Meditation" with Radha. 2:00pm - 3:00pm $20.00
Schedule changes occur. Please check the schedule of classes or call the studio before you attend a class.
May the pure light of your spirit shine and guide you through each day.
Blessings from the Yoga Loft.
We appreciate your on-going commitment to your well-being by including a Yoga practice into your life, we are continually looking at improving the ways in which we can serve you, if you have any feedback or suggestions please let us know.
Blessings from the staff at The Yoga Loft
Yoga Is For Every Body
Magazines, TV commercials, your friends are doing it, hospitals are offering it, why even your doctor may have recommended it…but, you may say to yourself…"I'm too old, too inflexible, I don't have time, it's too "woo woo", or whatever! Yet, all of those thoughts are just fears…
So, what IS Yoga?
Contrary to popular belief, Yoga is not just for the young, super flexible, double-jointed minority hoping to reach nirvana (bliss)…OR a waste of time! Yoga encourages mastery over the fluctuations of the mind and moves you onto a path leading to physical health, and mental clarity. With the current popularity of Yoga today, many people are going to Yoga classes ONLY to enhance their physical fitness but, that is not the whole story.
Although Yoga is NOT a religion, it is a discipline that cultivates the inner connection between the body, breath, mind and soul and will only enhance whatever spiritual path you are on.
Choosing the right style Hatha Yoga is the physical practice of Yoga and there are different styles. Some styles provide a rigorous workout by practicing powerful movements that flow from one to the next. In other styles, the postures (asanas) are performed separately and are held for several minutes depending on the person's experience. Often "Hatha" refers to an eclectic mix of styles.
Benefits Yoga has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of many ailments…including but not limited to improved circulation, flexibility, range of motion, bone density, and HDL (the "good" cholesterol) and digestion, as well as REDUCING stress and fatigue.
Finding the right teacher can be a hit-or-miss situation. Interview the potential teacher, ask about their background, length of time teaching, what style they teach and by all means if you have any physical conditions ask if they know how to modify the poses for your individual needs. Is the teacher approachable and willing to take the time to talk to you? Trust your gut.
The beginners beginning The practice of yoga is very personal. It is a process where we are creating changes in our body, our mind and our heart. While a Yoga practice can expand your consciousness, the first step is to consciously make the choice to "step on the mat" so to say! And, although it may take some time (one class is not a good gage), it's worth it…YOU WILL FEEL BETTER!
Where to yoga THE YOGA LOFT offers small classes that will fit into your lifestyle and be appropriate for your level of flexibility. Our expertly trained teaching staff offers extensive knowledge and direction in each class.
Realizing that the joy of Yoga unfolds over time, we encourage you to take several classes and try different teachers to find the right class for you. GIVE YOGA A TRY. See you in class.