Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunrise Yoga

Want to start your day off right? Let's perform our Sun Salutations together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am.

If you like to get a jump start bright and early, then join me at Wasatch Therapy (see Location page for address) for an energizing morning Yoga practice.

To drop in is only $10/class, but you can save by buying a 12-class punch pass for only $100!

If you're interested, contact Wasatch Therapy (Ogden Location) to get on the roster because space is limited for this Tuesday/Thursday class.

Can't wait to see you there.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

$5 Friday Yoga

If you'd like to participate in $5 Friday Yoga, all you need to do is pay at least 24-hours in advance with Farr West Tumblers. Cash/check payments can be accepted in person at the gym (see Location page for details) at least 24-hours prior to the 10am Friday class and it'll only cost you $5 for an hour of Yoga!

Mats are recommended but you can get by without since classes are hosted in a tumbling gym with soft floors.

We'll be starting up November 5, so make your payment today and attend for only $5 each week.

See you then!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coming November 5, 2010

$5 Yoga classes will be available at 10am on Fridays starting in November!

The classes will be hosted at Farr West Tumblers (see Location page for address) every Friday at 10, and there's NO GYM MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!

If you pay 24-hours in advance, the Yoga class will only cost $5; if you choose to pay at the door, it's still a great deal at $10.

I'm really looking forward to teaching more Yoga, so get some friends together and come join me starting in November.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What is PiYo?

PiYo (also known as Yogilates) is a great mix of Pilates and Yoga. I personally choose to incorporate many traditional Yoga asanas (postures) when teaching PiYo, but with an added challenge- movement. PiYo is often referred to as Yoga for hyper people.

Rather than holding an asana for multiple breaths, in PiYo participants are encouraged to flow through movements that alter the asana and challenge the muscles. It can be a nice alternative for practitioners who get "bored" in Yoga classes because they don't like to hold a posture for a long period of time.

PiYo has a lot to offer to all body types- there are balance challenges, opportunities to tone muscles and increase flexibility, and it also allows a practitioner to lose weight since there is an element of cardio work involved.

I use contemporary music in my PiYo practices to keep participants moving!

For information on rates, please visit the PiYo page of this blog.

What is Pilates?

Having been an avid Yogi for about three years before being introduced to mat Pilates, I wasn't sure I would like it. It took a while for me to get used to the breathing technique (which involves breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth) since in Yoga all breathing is done through the nose.

Regardless of the differences, I soon came to appreciate what Pilates could do for my body. It allows for a more aerobic workout than Yoga but offers similar challenges. In my practice, the benefits are parallel to those in Yoga: muscle endurance, muscle toning and increased flexibility.

Pilates can be performed by any body type- it is proven to benefit both young and old, and those with excellent or limited mobility. I was able to instruct classes into my 8th month of pregnancy, and within six weeks after my baby was born, I got right back into teaching! I firmly believe that practicing Pilates assisted my body in preparing for that great adventure, and it certainly helped me get back into shape afterward.

I use contemporary music when instructing my Pilates classes so as not to intimidate or bore participants. Pilates can be fun as well as challenging!

Please see information on rates on the Pilates page of this blog. For discount information, please contact me via email: livytay[at]gmail.com.

For more information on Pilates, go here.

What is Yoga?

My philosophy on Yoga is simple; it is using traditional asanas (postures) to increase one's mind/body awareness.

As a practitioner since 2005, I love what Yoga has done for my body. Additionally, I love and utilize the breathing techniques taught when I need to refocus myself and relieve stress day-to-day. For me, it's not about a religion, although it certainly can be for many practitioners. I choose instead to focus on the physical benefits: muscle endurance, toning, and increasing flexibility. Also, Yoga has helped improve my posture and confidence. I am more aware of what my body can do.

Yoga can be for everyone because there are so many modifications available for the asanas used in a practice. There are resting postures that allow the practitioner to regain breath and balance if an asana is too challenging.

In my Yoga practices, I use contemporary music mixed with classical piano versions of Pink Floyd and Radiohead (for example). I want practitioners to feel at ease and excited about Yoga!

For information about rates and availability, please visit the Yoga page on this blog or contact me via email: livytay[at]gmail.com.


More information about Yoga can be found here.