Why Yoga at s2s?
At S2S, our yoga class incorporates principles of Baptiste yoga such as alignment-based sequences and vinyasa-style flow. However, our classes are NOT heated and are accessible for all levels, flexibility, and ages.
What does vinyasa mean? Vinyasa simply means linking movement with breath, encouraging each movement to be done with either an inhale or exhale. What does flow mean? Flow means a slightly faster pace. This class will be challenging not only your strength but your stamina as well while still encouraging individuals to listen to their body. This inclusive environment encourages clients to get out of their comfort zone and show up however they are TODAY.
What can I expect?
Our yoga instructors complete 200+ hours of yoga teacher training through a Baptiste affiliate studio. S2S encourages progress over perfection and loves sharing our passion for yoga with newcomers and experienced yogis.
How will this class benefit me?
Yoga, literally meaning union, is more than just about being flexible. Yoga encourages us to take a step back and reconnect with our bodies, challenging our misconceptions about what we can or cannot do. Cross training is essential for not only athletes, but for people of all fitness levels. When we allow the time and space for our muscles to breathe, lengthen, strengthen, and open, we prevent injury.
Who is yoga for?
Yoga is for everyone! We want to make sure you feel safe, comfortable, and are able to discuss any injuries or limitations before jumping into one of our group classes. We suggest at least a 20 minute demo with one of our yoga instructors or even an hour private session to make sure you are familiar with the format of the class. We will also go over any personal questions or modifications. All levels of flexibility are appropriate! Yoga isn’t just about being flexible, but our S2S Yoga class will definitely improve your range of motion, strength, and stamina.
How often should I do yoga?
Yoga and stretching should be incorporated into your fitness routine at least once per week to make sure you are protecting your muscles and your body from injury. If you are looking to make a big improvement in range of motion and endurance, we would definitely suggest at least twice a week. It is vital to functional training to add in a yoga or stretching routine to continue feeling healthy, energetic, and remain injury-free.
How does being more flexible prevent injury and increase athletic performance?
When building muscle, you shorten your muscles and range of motion. Stretching helps to re-lengthen muscles, allowing the joints to work in a fuller range of motion. This decreases the risk of overuse injuries. Having a balance between strength and flexibility is crucial to enhancing athletic performance.
What do I need to bring?
We provide Manduka yoga mats, however feel free to bring your own! We also have yoga blocks, yoga straps and towels available.