Yoga Ohio

Bob Goerke, Registered Yoga Teacher

Yoga

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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices such as gentle stretches, postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience a lifetime of health and happiness.

Are there different types of yoga?

There are many different types of yoga, each geared toward a specific ability level. Bob specializes in the following styles, and offers classes in each:

Gentle Yoga

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This class is good for beginners, seniors, or people who want a gentle refresher. It includes postures (asanas), gentle stretches, breathing exercises and relaxation skills. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and blanket or towel.

Open Yoga

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These classes are open to all levels of experience.

Open Yoga is a more vigorous class and adds some challenging asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques). Stretches are held longer, and Vinyasa (a flow of postures) will also be incorporated.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and blanket.

Chair Yoga

chair_yoga_0933Chair Yoga is a modified series of traditional poses that are appropriate for any age or ability.  Benefits include increased flexibility and strength, decreased stress and tension, and increased blood circulation as well as peace of mind.

What is Thai Yoga Bodywork?

woman with instructor doing yoga stretchNot truly yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork incorporates principles and poses of yoga as a relaxation technique. Thai Yoga Bodywork is one of the world’s oldest forms of bodywork, dating back more than 2500 years. For more information, please visit the Thai Yoga Bodywork page.