In an effort to allow you to do “MORE YOGA for LESS” we are now offering four Membership Plans. *** Current packages will be honored until 12/31/2013 or you can convert to a NEW Membership Plan. ***
Drop-in $18.00/ One Month Unlimited $100.00
New Student Special - 30 Days Unlimited for $30.00 (new students only; if you sign up for your Membership within the 30 days Initial Membership Fee will be waived)
1. Unlimited Membership – unlimited classes $65.00 per month w/ Annual (12 month) contract
2. Unlimited Flex Membership – unlimited classes $75.00 per month w/ No Annual contract
1. Limited Membership – Up to FIVE classes per month $40.00 per month w/ Annual (12 month) contract
2. Limited Flex Membership – Up to FIVE classes per month $50.00 per month w/ No Annual contract
*** Up to two Membership changes per calendar year. Change fee of $20.00 for each Membership change. One time Initial Membership Administrative Fee of $75.00. Fee will be waived for all past & current students through 12/31/13 ***
(Special rates apply to: Students <24 yrs. old, Active Military, Seniors > 65 yrs. old with valid I.D. – Drop-in rate: $12.00, Unlimited Membership $55.00, Unlimited Flex Membership $65.00, Limited Membership $35.00, Limited Flex Membership $45.00)
Bikram yoga is a demanding series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Half of the postures are performed while standing, half are performed on the floor, and all are repeated twice during each 90 minute session. Bikram Choudhury designed the series in the mid-1960′s using a combination of Eastern discipline and Western science. The sequence of the postures works synergistically and cumulatively, each preparing the body for the next. Each posture energizes and heals the body, while slowing down normal deterioration that comes with aging. The body returns to a more balanced state of health.
Jimmy Barkan was motivated to explore beyond the Bikram series to include more of the 200 postures coming from Calcutta, and Bishnu Ghosh, youngest brother of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Barkan Method incorporates the same 26 postures and two breathing exercises, but also integrates postures from other styles of yoga to create variations and even greater range of motion. Jimmy has found that even though consistency is important to measure results, daily variations are necessary to challenge, excite, and help students become unlimited in their practice. One aspect of the vinyasa series is to produce more of a cardiovascular workout. By moving through traditional Sun and Moon salutations it also strengthens the upper torso, core and shoulders.
Vinyasa denotes a class in which your breath and movement are linked throughout the entire class; every move begins with an inhale or an exhale, and the postures flow seamlessly from one to the next. These classes are exciting and challenging, asking students to move fluidly, to hold poses for extended periods of time, and to be aware of the the control of their breath. Vinyasa works an entirely different set of muscles than a Bikram class, with more focus on the upper body and hips, and is a great counterbalance to a steady Bikram practice.