What is yoga and how does it work?

Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being.

Although classical yoga also includes other elements, yoga as practiced in the United States typically emphasizes physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyana). 

What are the health benefits of yoga?

Research suggests that yoga may:

  • help improve general wellness by relieving stress, supporting good health habits, and improving mental/emotional health, sleep, and balance.
  • relieve lower back and neck pain, and possibly pain from tension-type headaches and knee osteoarthritis.
  • help those who are overweight or obese lose weight.
  • help people manage anxiety or depressive symptoms associated with difficult life situations.
  • help people with chronic diseases manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Studies have suggested possible benefits of yoga for several aspects of wellness, including stress management, mental/emotional health, promoting healthy eating/activity habits, sleep and balance.


Classes Offered

Deep Stretch Yoga
This Yoga class is accessible for all practitioners and offers a slower, more meditative practice with deeper stretches for relaxation. 

Flow Yoga
Yoga integrates slow movements, stretching, and breathing, as well as relaxation strategies to increase flexibility, balance, and strength while reducing stress.

Power Flow Yoga
Power Flow Yoga is a dynamic version of traditional yoga which focuses on faster and more intense movements through challenging sequences designed to strengthen and tone the body while relaxing the mind.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Increase your flexibility, build strength, and reduce your stress in our Vinyasa Flow class. This class connects postures with the breath in a flowing sequence that focuses on body alignment, activating and lengthening muscles safely.

Yoga integrates slow movements, stretching, breathing, and relaxation strategies while increasing flexibility, balance, and strength and reducing stress.

Yoga Sculpt
Yoga Sculpt combines the dynamic practice of power yoga incorporating weights and bouts of cardio to help boost your metabolic rate. Build lean muscle mass while pumping tunes keeps you invigorated!

Class Schedule


  • 5 p.m. - Vinyasa Yoga with Laurie
  • 6 p.m. - Flow Yoga with Elizabeth


  • 7 a.m. - Vinyasa Yoga with Chelsey
  • 5 p.m. - Yoga Sculpt with Chelsey


  • 5 p.m. Flow Yoga with Elizabeth


  • 7 a.m. - Vinyasa Yoga with Chelsey
  • 5 p.m. - Power Flow Yoga with Chelsey


  • 5 p.m. - Deep Stretch Yoga (Yin) with Laurie