Yoga with Tania
Everyone can practice yoga regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility. Yoga can be modified to suit all levels of fitness.
Yoga can be as much or as little as you want it to be. For some it is purely a physical pursuit, keeping the body toned, strong and flexible. For others, yoga becomes more of a mindset and a way of living. Whatever your reason for practicing, or your level of experience my yoga session will be designed to meet you where you are at whether it is a Beginner or Seasoned Pro.
Tania Kingston has been teaching yoga to people of all ages and abilities for over a decade. Her ultimate teaching focus is on developing an accessible and healthy practice for each student.
All sessions are held at a slower pace with a focus on strengthening muscles, alignment and moving into the connective tissue, such as the fascia, ligaments and tendons in all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
Origins of Yoga
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj", which means "to yoke" the spirit and physical body together. Yoga has evolved over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines. Yoga is a popular activity for athletes, children, and seniors.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases strength and flexibility. Yoga energizes our bodies and calms our minds. Proper alignment of yoga postures is important for many types of yoga.
"Physical alignment in yoga asanas is very important for the health and well-being of the joints and the organs and the body. But it is also a way to align the body, so that there is a free, unfettered flow of energy through the body. As we tap into that flow, we become more and more sensitive to the fact that we are in an ocean of energy, and that we can align our entire being with that." ~ John Schumacher
What to Wear
Choose clothes that are not too baggy and that help you and your yoga instructor make sure you're not doing anything harmful to your body. In more physical types of yoga and especially in hot classes, expect to sweat. Wear clothes that dry quickly, wick moisture away, and will keep you as comfortable as possible to get the most out of your yoga class. Fabrics with stretch will help you feel most comfortable as you move from pose to pose. Whatever you choose to wear to class, you should be able to move freely and feel good.
Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, cushions, chairs and straps may be used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. Standing, seated, and supported modifications for poses are combined with basic breathing exercises and meditation techniques to create a practice that will leave you feeling stronger, more balanced, and more flexible.
We use yoga props and blocks in all classes. These props are great tools for beginners to seasoned yogis. Props are use to help you better align yourself in a pose or get into "hard to reach" postures.
Come, relax and learn to ‘be’ your yoga.
Call or text (416) 277 6990, or email email@example.com to inquire about the weekly yoga classes or to book your private yoga session.
Tania E. Kingston
Certified Yoga Teacher (500 hrs.)