The Mandala Center believes that yoga can help you achieve a meditative state which will promote not only relaxation, but also healing and strengthening on emotional and psychical levels.
YOGA - Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline that involves controlled breathing, simple mediation, and specific body movements and poses. It is commonly practiced to achieve better health and relaxation through the uniting of the mind, body, and spirit. (Capacity: 15 people max)
MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS - Mindfulness, or meditation, is the practice of sustaining attention on one’s body, breath, sensations, and whatever arises in each moment. The objective is for the client to feel calm enough to gain awareness about their life, which can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and improve the immune system.
TAI CHI - Tai Chi, or “meditation in motion,” is an ancient Chinese martial art form that involves slow, gentle, rhythmic movements designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm, and peace. It helps reduce a client’s stress and anxiety while also improving their flexibility and balance.
FITNESS - Fitness is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity not only increases a person’s strength and stamina, it also boosts their energy level and puts them in a better mood. The goal is for the client to turn physical activity into a long-term habit to promote overall health and thereby prevent and reduce the risk of disease.
COMMUNITY CLASSES & GROUPS
- Meditation & Mindfulness
- Tai Chi
Drop in: $20
INDIVIDUAL SERVICES (One on One)
Our specialized workshops are comprised of several pre-selected services intended to provide clients with a comprehensive treatment approach to tackling specific health-related issues. The programs last one month and consist of individual services as well as classes and groups.
Stress Reduction: Individuals have more control over the stress in their lives than they often realize. This program may help clients take charge of their life so they can focus on what is really important to them.
Postnatal: Recovering from a pregnancy can be a long and arduous process. This program may help women recover quicker by motivating them to look and feel their best again.
Ultimately meditation is a path to well-being: physically, mentally and spiritually. This Workshop is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of meditation and demonstrate basic skills that you can apply towards any meditation practice, in order to find balance, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance your overall well-being.
These websites contain a plethora of information on yoga and how it can improve a client's health and wellbeing.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
NCCIH is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
Yoga Health Foundation
Yoga Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters an awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provides individuals with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own wellbeing.
WHAT YOGA STYLES ARE OFFERED?
Our registered yoga teachers offer classes in the hatha and vinyasa styles. Hatha yoga involves physical exercises (known as asanas or poses), purification procedures, breathing (pranayama), and meditation. The goal of a basic hatha class is to develop flexibility and balance while integrating breath into every movement, making it generally relaxing and restorative. It is recognized as a gentle introduction to yoga. Vinyasa is a fairly fast-paced style, sometimes called power yoga, that requires continuous movement throughout class. The most well-known vinyasa sequence is the sun salutation, a flowing series of lunging, bending, and stretching asanas. Clients should expect to do standing and seated poses that develop strength, flexibility, and balance.
WHAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO CLASS?
Although we have yoga mats for rent ($2 per class), we encourage clients to bring their own to class because it is more hygienic and will increase the likelihood that clients will practice at home. We provide bolsters and blocks free of charge. Clients may want to bring a hand towel and water; however, we suggest drinking before and after, not during practice.