Yoga Body Workshops

“Yoga Body Workshops” Spotlighting various parts of the body for an effective learning experience and change in the body. Returning Soon Your guide will offer a variety of body specific classes, allowing you to dive deep and explore yourSelf.  Move through the body, bringing in strength and openness as we focus on specific areas.  These playful, […]

Mother Nature Hike and Meditation

Hiking

Mother Nature Hike and Meditation Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:15 PM to 7:15ish PM Onanda Park 4965 West Lake Road, Canandaigua, NY We will meet in the “upper Parking Lot” – its the lot NOT at the lake. I will have a black van with Meetup Sign on Window! Price: $5.00 /per person Refund policy […]

Events at GBY

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What is Raja Yoga?

Meditation. Period. Raja Yoga is the yogic path through meditation. It doesn’t involve chatturunga, trikonasana nor savasana. In the past month I have had 6 new students arrive indicating their experience in yoga was with Raja Yoga and they prefer “that style”. Great! Since one class 4 of them arrived together as friends often do, I […]

Can You Laugh Yourself to Wellness?

Yoga Teacher Training Rochester NY and Finger Lakes

The Serious Benefits of Laughter Yoga Sandy is a Certified LaughaYoga Practitoner and will be offering this in some of her classes.  Below writtne by Laughter yoga is a new twist on an ancient practice. Not only does it increase happiness, but it also strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress. (Not intended […]

Embracing Pain

Grounded By yoga embracing pain

Suffering Is Optional Be curious about your pain and you’ll find that though it may not be optional, the pain of your reaction is.   Aging, sickness, and moments of pain are intrinsic to the life of all of our bodies. Bodily pain comes in many guises—some of it is chronic, some temporary, some unavoidable. […]

Size Can Matter in Yoga

Grounded By Yoga for Curvy students

Yoga Specifically Designed for the Larger Body Student Most of the components of Yoga can of course be practiced uniformly by students regardless of size and age. However many of the asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work) need to be modified. It is important to find a qualified teacher. If you have departed from a […]

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.

Do for yourself!

A share from: Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life. #1. Start spending time with the right people. […]

How Often should I Practice Yoga Asana?

Yoga asana practice

How often should I practice hatha yoga (physical yoga)? 1-2 classes per week: Reduced stress, modest improvement in flexibility and balance, modest improvement in breathing,modest postural improvement, better sleep, safe exploration of recent injuries. 3-4 classes per week: All of the above plus significant increase in strength, flexibility and balance, increased energy, better posture, improved […]

Yoga Lineages

Yoga Lineages

Ananda yoga (uh-non-duh) Originated in California with Swami Kriyananda (Donald Walters) who, in the 1960s, completed a period of intense yoga training aspiring to loftier goals than simply building a hard body. The practice includes gentle postures, gentle transitions, and self-awarenesswith Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi and guru to Bikram Choudhury.) Students use silent […]