Joy Yoga has a fantastic studio! The instructors are great and helpful. Highly recommend.
I love Joy Yoga! It is outstanding that every time I think, it might be nice to get a yoga class in, I can look at my little app and find one starting in the next two hours. Loraine is outstanding!
I have called there a few times, but no one ever seems to answer the phone, and when I leave a message I have not gotten a call back. So your best better is to research on line or just simply go visit.
It is always clean and I feel comfortable there. Very enjoyable!
I have been going to Joy Yoga since 2010. It is the best yoga studio i have been able to find in and outside the loop. The selection of classes everyday makes it easy to find a class that works with my last work schedule. the candlelight classes at 830 are super relaxing! i would agree that things are getting crowded, but they just opened a new location off voss and woodway that should help alleviate the congestion. I will actually be switching to that one as it is closer to my work. they always have good deals and packages, so check back periodically. all of the instructors are excellent and i never feel out of place for not being as good as the others. i know it will all come in time and they encourage persistence on and off the mat. i look forward to many more years at Joy!
Open Your Heart: A Backbending Workshop
Saturday, December 7th, 12:00-2:00 pm @ JYC Washington
In this heart opening backbending workshop, we’ll explore how to safely enter and exit a backend. We’ll start with a warm up flow geared towards preparing for the backbends. Next, we’ll focus on preparing the muscles and finding the proper alignment for a safe backbend. Then, we’ll progressively move into deeper backbends. You can expect to be introduced to cobra, locust, bow, bridge, wild thing, wheel, forearm wheel, peacock, and everything in between with its many variations. We’ll end the workshop with plenty of twists and then savasana. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.
There are many benefits to backbends. Physically, backbends stimulate the central nervous system, boost the immune system, increase mobility in the spine, open the hips, and strengthen and stretch the legs. Backbends also massage vital organs and glands. Psychologically, backbends are widely believed to elevate the mood. They boost energy levels and relieve tension stored in muscles too.
Through the journey of experiencing backbends at this workshop, you’ll be challenged to teach yourself patience, perseverance, and compassion. Come with an open heart and open mind and we’ll explore your full backbending potential.
The Yoga of Bhakti - Kirtan, Love, Devotion, and Energy
with Jeff Newton
— Overview of the Bhakti/Kirtan movement, how it came about, what it is, how we still use this wonderful gift today
— Some practical uses, Entertainment/Listen Meditate, Participatory, coupled with yoga
— Mantra practices
— Pronunciation practice
— Connection to the Music… Om,
— Harmonium as a Yoga tool
— Chant chant chant
— Swapping roles: wallah as listener/student
— Mantra Music as Yoga music
— how to make effective Bhakti music with simple tools
SING SING SING…
Joy Yoga Center Voss, 1415 S. Voss Suite 280, Houston, TX 77057
Registration & Questions
For registration, visit www.joyyogacenter.com or email
Beginner Workshop @ JYC Washington - Saturday November 30, 2013
Joy Yoga Center’s Beginner Workshop is a warm, safe environment where everyone else is new to yoga too!
During this workshop you will learn about the history of yoga and its eight limbs, mudras, breathing and meditation techniques, and the meaning of that word you always hear yogis say - Namaste.
After the opening discussion Melanie will lead you through a beginner vinyasa flow yoga class with emphasis on a different series each week - standing poses, twists, backbending, hip openers, inversions, and more. The discussion portion of each workshop will be the same while the yoga class portion will vary by series each week. This way you can drop in on any workshop and you won’t miss anything, but if you attend more than one, you’ll learn something new each time!
45 minute opening discussion followed by 75 minute beginner flow.
Arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins.
Wear exercise clothing that allows for comfortable movement.
Avoid eating at least 1 hour before.
Bring water, towel and yoga mat.
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