Practicing Yoga at home is a wonderful way to strengthen your body, reduce stress, and even improve your sleep all from the comfort of home!
To register for on-line Yoga classes, check out Class Schedule and look for classes marked "livestream."
All Livestream classes take place over Zoom, so there is nothing to download—all you need is your computer or tablet and a good internet connection. (When you sign up for a Livestream class, you will receive a link to the zoom directly through our online registration system, and via email).
You are welcome to keep your video on as you practice, or if your would prefer more privacy you can keep your video off.
Yoga Has Many Proven Benefits!
Yoga reduces stress—In recent decades, several medical and scientific studies on yoga proved it to be very useful in the treatment of some diseases
Yoga improves your cardiovascular health—The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine published a review of 1,400 studies looking at the overall effects of pranayama. One key takeaway was that yogic breathing can improve the functioning of several systems in the body. The review found that controlling the pace of breathing produced favorable changes in heart rate, stroke capacity, arterial pressure, and contractility of the heart.
Yoga can boost your mental health—A 2017 meta-analysis of 23 interventions looking at the effects of yoga-based treatments on depressive symptoms overwhelmingly concluded that yoga can now be considered an effective alternative treatment for MDD. Both movement-based yoga therapies and breathing-based practices have been shown to significantly improve depressive symptoms.
Yoga reduces anxiety—Numerous studies suggest that yoga asana may be effective as an alternative treatment for anxiety disorders and guided Yoga nidra, which is a body scan/guided meditation, has been shown to conclusively reduce symptoms of anxiety.
Yoga has been known to improve sleep—Yoga has been shown to improve both how quickly people fall asleep and how deeply they stay asleep. This is partly due to the aftereffects of exercise and the mental calming and stress relief provided by yoga specifically.