Yoga Defined With YOU In Mind
By Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher
Martha Bond C-AYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, RPYT
Complete & Comprehensive Yoga Classes are Now Affordable & Accessible
Always & Only $5.00
Here For You!
Monday & Friday ~ Open-Level Yoga Practice
Tuesday & Thursday ~ Gentle Yoga Practice
Elks Theatre And Performing Arts Center
117 E. Gurley St. Prescott, AZ Studio #1
Take Elevator to 2nd Floor-Left To Studio #1
Open-Level Yoga – This practice is for every level of interest in Yoga. Inspiring & motivational classes designed to balance mental & physical strength & flexibility. Each practice will offer instruction on alignment and awareness with adaptations to suit your individual needs. Starting out or seasoned Yogi, you’ll find your practice here.
Gentle Yoga – A more therapeutic practice. Dialed down to a slower pace and intensity. Suited for those desiring a Gentler Practice, returning to physical activity, in recovery, Pre/Postnatal or with special physical considerations. You could also consider this class for your “down day” from vigorous training regimes.
Attend Martha’s classes without expectations. Leave with newfound insight on how a COMPLETE Yoga Practice can guide YOU to a healthier, fully realized life.
It can be intimidating. You’ve heard from every angle that Yoga is good for you. Usually, (especially in the West) we associate a Yoga practice with the physical poses (asana). Asana is just one tool used in a complete Yoga practice. With personalized attention, I will guide you safely and precisely through a Yoga practice that serves your individual needs, interests and abilities.
As with anything new, you may feel self-conscious and a little awkward. “Right foot where?” “I thought I was breathing” , ” Wait…what?” “This reduces stress”? It might help to gain a little perspective…
We identify most easily with our physical existence. Left-Right, Up-Down, Inhale-Exhale. We learn through Yoga that our physical experience is the point of access for the deeper dimensions of our existence. By narrowing your focus, you go beyond what goes where or if it’s an inhale or exhale, you begin to notice that something else is happening. Your perspective changes, and you begin to appreciate the benefits beyond increased strength and flexibility.
It often begins with a glimmer. A glimpse into that moment just before you react in frustration or fear to a pose. You acknowledge your breath. Notice a slower reaction time and begin to recognize that ultimately you control your experience. Realizing there’s something just beyond your current experience to be explored. And in that moment, stillness in action. A sense of ease, acceptance and ultimately empowerment.
You begin to recognize this process in action outside of your Yoga class. A slow osmosis into your daily life. You notice in situations that would have at one time caused stress and anxiety, no longer seem to have the same affect. There’s a newfound sense of confidence, of knowing. Aligned with the natural state of your “True Self”.