Come Celebrate With Us!
On Friday, February 9th, we will hold our 2nd Anniversary Party and Open House from 6-9 pm Join us for a One-Hour Restorative Yoga Class FREE to All from 6-7pm! Then, stick around and enjoy healthy treats and beverages while connecting with local business vendors in the wellness field such as Reiki Practitioners, Massage Therapists, and more! There will be FREE chair massages, aromatherapy samples, and compression therapy. We will also be raffling off some great prizes throughout the event! So, come and take class, enjoy some good conversation, and even have a glass of wine from Edgewood Winery (for adults 21 and over) and be a part of our healthy community... The Yoga Folk! (Class max of 35 people; register in advance.)
Feet Up Workshop
Release your fear and go upside down! We will teach the beginning steps to getting your feet up in Headstand, Forearm Stand, and Handstand while teaching you how to advance your existing inversions! This workshop is for beginners and advanced students alike; we will learn exercises to help you develop the strength needed for going upside down, gain confidence with or without the use of the wall, and build your inversion practice! 1 1/2 hours long; $15 paid in advance and $20 the day of class. Sign up early as space is limited to 20!
Essential Yoga & Oils
On Friday, March 23rd, The Yoga Fook is teaming up with DoTerra Essential Oil Specialist Donna Earley for an evening of sensory awareness, healing, and yoga! In this 1 1/2 hour special workshop, you will receive basic knowledge of essential oils, their use, and benefits, and a sampling of 3 oils we will use in a special Heal / Restorative combination class. $25 - must signup in advance at The Yoga Folk. Hope to see you there!
Restore is a gentle, quiet, restful, and relaxing yoga practice that focuses on the connective tissue in the body. with nearly all of the practice on the floor and postures held for longer periods of time. Props can be used, such as blankets, pillows, and blocks while the lights are dimmed with soft music/sound playing. Students feel very rested after practice; it's a chance to clear your mind and reset your body, letting go of outside distractions and stimuli.
Heal is designed for all levels, from beginner to experienced students and is based on the original hot yoga. The room is hot and you will execute a set series of beginner postures; advancing within them as your practice grows from each class. This series includes floor and standing postures (none of which put weight on the hands). Each class will challenge you and focus on developing your balance, building light strength, aligning your posture, and strengthening your spine.
Power is an athletic, strength-based class that uses vinyasas, a flowing movement between postures with push-ups. Breathing during practice is essential, allowing you to stay calm during more strenuous and strength-based postures; combined with balance, stretching, and spine-work. The postures vary from class to class and the room is hot. This class will benefit you if you are interested in working towards, or can do, push-ups. We now also offer a "Power Lite" class for those of you with shoulder and wrist issues.
Our Teachers Are Educated, Experienced, and Certified
So, what does that mean exactly? 500+, 300+, or 200+ Hour Certified Yoga teachers are directly linked to the founders and lineages of modern yoga. These founders of modern yoga in India were Yogiraj Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and Yogiraj Paramahansa Yogananda. Both are credited with teaching the great teachers who would bring yoga to the West. These notable teachers were Indra Devi, Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Bishnu Ghosh and would go on to teach their students such as Sharath Jois, Rajashree Choudhury, and Bikram Choudhury (the Choudhury's created modern “hot yoga”), Tim Miller, Kino MacGregor, Baron Baptiste, and Bryan Kest. These teachers would then directly teach their students in the style they were taught. This training would take many years of study. Once they had proven their knowledge and skills with their own practice of the yoga postures and their ability to instruct others, they would become teachers.
Every Teacher Has a Teacher
Every teacher has a teacher. Studying to become a yoga teacher is more than getting a certificate, and certainly longer than a week or a weekend. It is the ongoing Raja Yoga of self-study. It is dedicating oneself to a practice and a lineage, and only when ready and proficient in that practice, and all it entails (contraindications, modifications, safe and proper sequencing) does one begin to teach. Teachers have at minimum 200 hours of study with a teacher who is linked to these lineages. That is the practice, art, and craft of becoming a yoga teacher.
Our Teachers Have Over 2000 Dedicated Hours of Teacher Training
All of our teachers at The Yoga Folk have had a minimum of 200 dedicated hours of yoga teacher-training directly linked to renowned yoga teachers and lineages from around the world. Between us, we carry over 2000 hours of training and 30 years of experience in teaching yoga. Be assured that no matter where your practice is- brand new or advanced- you will learn from experienced, quality teachers who will assist you, your goals, and your needs.