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Grounded by Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

Hatha Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

Hatha Yoga, which means “union through discipline of force” by using various techniques to detach from external objects. Hatha Yoga has grown in popularity in the West as a form of exercise that develops strength, flexibility, bodily relaxation, and mental concentration and came to us as this approximately 100 years ago. (Yoga itself, is 5,000 years old.)

Yoga postures, while having many great benefits, is not what the sages were referring to ancient literature. The purpose of the postures are to enable one to rise above body-consciousness. Traditionally, a straight spine is necessary, for when meditating the energy must be allowed to rise up the spine freely. One may consider that they have mastered a posture if they can remain completely motionless, with a straight, upright spine for three hours. Motionlessness will enable them to become aware of the inner energies in the body.

In our demographic and modern-day times, Hatha Yoga is most often viewed as an exercise and de-stresser and how skillfully we communicate and act in the world. It is often viewed as a way to place flexibility into our ever-freezing up and aging bodies, or a way to just simply find “me time.”

Whatever the reason for coming to Hatha Yoga is perfect. Over time, this reason often changes and the student becomes interested in other corners of the practice. Enjoy the trip.

At Grounded by Yoga, we offer a variety of classes that are not scripted, because life isn’t scripted. We care why you are here, and what your body and mind are experiencing. You’ll see most of our public classes are Hatha Yoga (physical yoga) classes and have levels. Explore the levels and class descriptions and see what speaks to you.

Students come from 5 different surrounding counties. Ages 14 on up – our oldest student was 98! We miss you John.

(Note: Email us for our Outreach, Recovery/Trauma programs. These are not on our public calendar)

Class Levels

Below describes the terminology used on the class calendars to help you decide where to begin from a physical standpoint.

All injuries, concerns are taking into consideration no matter what class a student chooses.

If your schedule does not align with the level you seek, let your teacher know and we will be glad to assist you. Our teachers are all Yoga Alliance teachers and possess a professional (and friendly) skill-set to offer an enjoyable, attainable session.

Beginner Series
Who should enroll?

Yoga Gentle
Students who are seeking:

Yoga Moderate
Students who:

Yoga Seasoned
Students who:

Yoga Open