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Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19?

Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19? First, the answer is emphatically yes. If you'd like to know on more of how and why, join me as I tell a story.... Yoga has exploded in popularity in the western culture not only because it's a great exercise, but because it has underlining benefits when it's practiced regularly. You don't have to be a pro or super flexible to experience the benefits, just the willingness to practice, and patience to learn. So really, what are the benefits of yoga during COVID-19? Personally, I've had a myriad of things happen for [...]

Is Yoga Beneficial During COVID-19?2020-05-08T14:18:41-07:00

Studio Updates for Re-Opening

STUDIO REOPENING UDPATES First - we are following the State of Colorado mandates and will re-open based on the County & City of Montrose's decision to re-open Colorado. When we are to re-open, at this time due to the nature of COVID-19, there is no way we can guarantee anyone's safety, or the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while practicing yoga at Yoga House. With that being said, we have initiated a higher protocol expected from our students, instructors and studio protocol to do what we can to mitigate those risks. PLEASE READ THIS BLOG IN ITS ENTIRETY IF YOU [...]

Studio Updates for Re-Opening2020-04-23T20:07:19-07:00

Re-Opening, May 1st

REOPENING MAY 1st First - we are following the State of Colorado mandates and will re-open based on the County & City's decision to re-open Colorado. When we are to re-open, at this time due to the nature of COVID-19, there is no way we can guarantee anyone's safety, or the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while practicing yoga at Yoga House. With that being said, we have initiated a higher protocol expected from our students, instructors and studio protocol to do what we can to mitigate those risks. PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING RETURNING WHEN [...]

Re-Opening, May 1st2020-05-08T08:48:27-07:00

How To Start an At-Home Yoga Practice

How to Start at At-Home Yoga Practice Change. Shift. Pivot. These are all words that describe our new normal since COVID-19. Most of us have been in quarantine for a month or more, and life just looks different. New schedules, learning online platforms, learning how to homeschool, and learning new words such as social distancing, self-quarantining, etc. This is where yoga is a great opportunity to reconnect, balance and find calm. Did you know it takes 21 days to create a new habit? Researchers have found that over time we develop a psychological pattern called a "habit loop." This [...]

How To Start an At-Home Yoga Practice2020-04-12T21:06:59-07:00

Yoga House Offers Online Classes

Yoga House Goes Online! It has been an interesting few days as COVID-19 is changing the face of our day-to-day lives. Yoga House decided to close before the State mandated our closure because we want to be a part of the solution as we care about social responsibility. It's been a whirlwind trying to grasp these changes and what that means for the future of Yoga House. After a little time away from the noise of the world - we realized what made Yoga House so special was the connection we've built with an incredible community of people. With [...]

Yoga House Offers Online Classes2020-03-23T19:02:21-07:00

Tai Chi at Yoga House

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a practice of moving meditation originating in ancient Chinese martial arts tradition. There are 5 different branches or styles of Tai Chi including Chen, Yang, Wu, Hao, and Sun. At Yoga House, instructor Jan Graves teaches the Sun style of Tai Chi which is known for its benefits for arthritis and joint health. Sun Tai Chi The Sun style of Tai Chi is one of the youngest forms of Tai Chi and is named after Sun Lu-tang, an expert martial artist who developed the form in the 1860s. Sun Tai Chi is [...]

Tai Chi at Yoga House2020-03-19T14:38:31-07:00

Top 5 Tips Committing to Your Yoga Practice

Committing to Your Yoga Practice in 2020 As each new year begins, we make resolutions to develop healthy habits and create positive change in our lives. As yogis we aspire to establish a consistent yoga practice and spend more time on our mats. Committing to practicing yoga has numerous benefits for our physical and mental health but developing a regular yoga practice takes time and it can be a challenge to make it to our mats consistently.  Here are 5 practical tips for committing to your yoga practice in 2020.  1. Set a measurable goal When setting [...]

Top 5 Tips Committing to Your Yoga Practice2020-01-28T16:57:37-07:00

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice?

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice? As a yoga instructor, I often hear my friends say something along the lines of “Oh, I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” or even, “I’d love to try yoga but I can’t touch my toes.”  The idea that you have to be a naturally flexible or bendy person to start a yoga practice is a MYTH. In fact, often the opposite is true and beginners are drawn to yoga as a tool to increase flexibility. This was true for me when I first began practicing yoga. As [...]

Do You Have to Be Flexible to Start a Yoga Practice?2020-01-16T15:14:55-07:00

The Top 5 Benefits of Pranayama

Benefits of Pranayama Yoga is rich with many philosophies, traditions, and even science in the practice. We love that it’s called a practice since each day we continue to discover so many aspects of the ancient discipline. Today, we uncover what is pranayama and its top 5 benefits.  Prana means ‘life force’ or ‘breath’ and ayama means ‘control’ or ‘restraint.’ Together, pranayama is considered “control of the breath” and practiced as a variety of yogic breathing techniques or exercises. Pranayama is the fourth pillar of the 8-limb meditative path described in Pantajali’s Yoga Sutras. Breath is considered the most [...]

The Top 5 Benefits of Pranayama2020-01-15T08:57:09-07:00

Looking towards 2020

The Year, 2019 Each time I began to write this article, I kept coming back to the foremost thing that has kept Yoga House growing and glowing - OUR COMMUNITY - and I wanted to start this blog expressing my immense gratitude! 2019 was a wonderful year for the studio! Join me as we look back at 2019, and look towards 2020! 2019 2019 was a pivotal year for Yoga House as we had such a transformational year. At the beginning of this year we switched software programs from Zen Planner to MINDBODY to help us better [...]

Looking towards 20202019-12-18T13:22:14-07:00