What does YogaGyanJyoti mean?
Well, to understand what YogaGyanJyoti means we need to understand each word separately. The first word to define is 'Yoga', which actually means uniting or linking. The next word is 'Gyan' which means knowledge or wisdom. Finally 'Jyoti' which means light. So really YogaGyanJyoti is the light of the yogic wisdom.
We seek to bring the wisdom of the two sister sciences of yoga and Ayurveda to our students. We believe in empowering individuals to heal themselves through these ancient traditions. Everyone has the ability to take charge of their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We just provide some tools.
Why should I do Yoga?
Yoga is more than a practice of physical exercises, of stretching the muscles and becoming lean and trim. It is a very comprehensive system of well being. It encompasses body, mind, emotions, and consciousness. Generally people practice yoga to become flexible and to increase strength but it helps also bring balance, endurance and stress reduction. It improves the flow of energy in the body. Thus, bringing an overall feeling of well-being. It is a very holistic approach to health.
What kind of yoga do you teach at Yoga Gyan Jyoti?
There are many different types or forms of yoga including hatha, gyan, bhakti, karma, dhyana, mantra etc. Together these varied practices of yoga help the practitioner develop a more holistic and healthy way of living. Hatha yoga would bring physical wellness. Gyan yoga is great for cultivating the mind. Bhakti yoga is a heart based devotional practice. Karma yoga is the path of selfless service. Dhyana Yoga is sitting in meditation and mantra yoga is chanting and can be part of bhakti yoga as well. We teach Hatha yoga classes which can be for a beginner or an advanced yoga student. There are different titles for classes like gentle, ashtanga, Vinyasa, chair yoga, senior yoga etc. But ultimately we believe that each day is different and each class is different for each individual. So, you are welcome to try all of these and see which one resonates with you.
Where do I find yoga class times?
The studio schedule is posted on our website. Choose the link to Studio Calendar from the main menu on our website. It will take you to a google caledar where you are free to add classes to your own google calendar. You can also find class descriptions on this calender along with timings and other information. The home page also gives you additional information on the upcoming events.
How do I schedule a private yoga class?
You can call or email us. Please be sure to specify which instructor you'd like to schedule your private yoga class session with. If you could also let us know what times you're available, we can schedule accordingly.
How do I sign up for a Yoga Class?
You can check the class times under our Class Schedule section on the website and come to the studio before class time. Once you are there, you can choose one of the payment options (listed on our Purchase page) and pay by check or cash. You can buy a class pass or pay the walk-in rate. In general, it is economical to buy class pass for longer period like ninety days or one year. It also helps you make a long term commitment to yourself.
We do not accept credit cards at the studio. However, if you wish to use a credit card please pay on line with paypal at yogajyoti.net
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the science of life. It can be called a system of medicine but truly it is a way of healthy living. An Ayurvedic practitioner may prescribe herbs to bring balance to the body. But in Ayurveda it is believed that "you are what you eat". So, a lot of emphasis is placed on proper eating habits, food combinations, seasonal adjustments. Food can be taken as medicine or as addiction. Therefore, proper intake of food brings health whereas improper food choices may cause disease. In Ayurveda we learn how to bring balance to the body through proper daily routines called dinacharya.
How do I get an Ayurvedic Consultation?
Please look at your schedule and call us to schedule an appointment. The first consultation can be over an hour long. So give yourself enough time. We have many Ayurvedic practitioners on our staff who are trained in India and in US.
What is Panchakarma?
Panchakrma literally means 'five actions' and refers to a range of cleansing and rejuvenating techniques to flush toxins out of the body and bring balance. It can be anywhere from three days to twenty one days long. During this time one may receive many different treatments like medicated oil massage called 'abhayanga', shirodhara (pouring of warm oil on third eye), svedana or steam bath, basti or enema along with very light cleansing diet. All these treatments help flush the impurities, toxins or metabolic waste called 'ama' out of the body. These are some very powerful techniques to detoxify, bring optimum balance to the systems of the body, release stress, build immunity and receive relief from many chronic conditions.