Benefits of Yoga

Studio Etiquette
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing and be prepared to practice in bare feet
  • Be prepared by bringing a mat, water bottle and small towel
  • Please be on time for class and if entering late, please enter quietly
  • We offer an informal class setting, but we wish to limit unrelated conversation within the studio
  • Please, no cell phones or beepers – this will greatly disrupt a class
  • Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach. Food intake should be limited prior to class
  • No heavy jewelry or perfume – this is distracting to the senses of our neighbors
  • It is important to listen to your body and to be mindful by not to push beyond your comfort level. If there is discomfort – stop – and let the teacher know. Yoga is non-competitive, not with yourself or others, so it is important to focus on your own practice and to honor your own body.

    Our intention is to educate and guide our students toward a safe and beneficial yoga practice.

    Studio D YOGA offers a comfortable home like atmosphere. We welcome and support each individual with open arms, respect and compassion. Yoga can become a life changing experience. Practicing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body, both physically and emotionally.

    Physical Benefits

    Flexibility and Strengthening

    Stretching our tight bodies in new ways helps us to become more flexible, allowing a greater range of motion to the joints and muscles. Many yoga poses require the use of our own weight and slow movement in and out of poses helps increase strength. Our bodies become stronger and muscle tone is increased. Yoga postures and poses bring together an alignment of the body and circulation and balance is improved which helps prevent pain and injury.

    Breathing (Pranayama)

    As we become older, many of us become shallow breathers. By bringing the awareness to the breath, we allow more to be brought into the lungs and the entire body benefits with the fresh flow of oxygen. A calming comes to the body and the mind. With focus on the breath, we are able to deepen our yoga poses which allows more flexibility and a deeper, calming sensation within the nervous system.


    By strengthening and stretching our bodies, balance is gained. Our muscles and tendons adjust and react as one in keeping the body aligned. Along with the breath which is calming the mind and bringing an even flow of oxygen within balance is improved.

    Mental benefits as well as physical benefits with a yoga practice.

    By bringing focus and concentration with your body, the mind becomes calm and without distraction. Perspective is gained, clarity is achieved and stress is therefore reduced. By living in the moment, we become free of anticipation of the future. By living in the moment, the past no longer has a hold on us.

    Bringing together the breath, the body and the mind will result in an overall sense of well being and overall health improvement. Reduce the stress in your life. Gain insight to that which governs our mind and emotions. Acquire skill to better handle the negative which comes into our minds and our lives.

    We cannot change others perspective on life, but we can change ours. A yoga practice guided with properly trained instructors will give each individual the knowledge and confidence to practice anywhere on the mat safely. Whether it be in a studio setting, at home or while traveling, yoga will naturally become a part of your everyday activities.


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    How to Meditate – Quickly

    If you don’t have a lot of time to “center” yourself – no problem! Use this quick guide to get in a meditation when you’re running low on time:
    1) sit in a comfortable cross-legged position on the ground.
    2) sit up tall, engaging your low abs and bringing your shoulders back.
    3) place your hands, palms down on your knees if you are feeling like you need more grounding, or palms face up if you want to receive more energy.
    4) gently close your eyes, and begin breathing slowly in through your nose and out through your nose.
    5) assign meaning to your breath – breathing in relaxation and breathing out stress, for example.
    6) stay here for about 8 deep breaths, and instantly feel more relaxed!

    Class Rates

    Monthly Unlimited
      Classes: $85 Yoga only
    Walk-in: $14
    Meridian Session: $75
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    Student Profile

    Our students range in age from 35-85. We welcome beginners and offer a gentler style of Hatha and Vinyassa. You are invited to visit and see if we are a good fit for you

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    A Thought…

    “Listen to the steadiness of your breath. Feel the beating of your heart and enjoy the flow of your movements”
                              – Namaste

    With Thanks

    Thank you to everyone who has made Studio D YOGA successful

    May we all grow and allow our hearts to open and receive the goodness of which is ours to claim

    May we all be grateful for the many things we have in our lives and know that we are blessed

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