Welcome

 

Hello and welcome to River Lotus Yoga. We offer yoga classes in Cañon City Colorado. Check our schedule for class updates. As of September 1st 2016 we have moved to 504 Main street Suite E, Cañon City Colorado.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by any listed method on our contact page.  ~R&J

What is yoga?

img_6466img_6466IMG_6466Simply put, Yoga means union. You can look at this union on many levels. We practice the 8 limb path to yoga, which includes many mental, physical, social, and psychological tools. In the USA, Yoga is sometimes thought of as the asana or postures that we do during class, but yoga can be so much more than just that. Yoga is not a religion. However it can offer a set of moral, mental and physical guidelines.

When practicing yoga, you can discover a new way to look at life. There are some mental and social modifications that come with being a yogi (yama and niyama). These choices can help create union with the Self, and with the community. For example Non-harming (ahimsa) is one of these modifications. This can help you be kind to yourself, others, and the community as a whole.

Of course the postures, or asana, are a large piece of the practice. These postures are done with the intention of healing and calming the body. In a consistent yoga practice, you will find that these postures become a way to alleviate pain and tension from the body. Also the movement can have a calming effect on the mind. By keeping the focus in the moment, it can help us let go of worries and stress.

Breath work is also a big part of the practice. Guided Breath control exercises (pranayama) can help to calm the mind down. The asana is a breath work practice as well. You may be instructed to inhale and exhale in coordination with the postures. The breath can be a powerful tool for transforming the mind and the body.

Yoga can also help with concentration. By withdrawing the senses (pratyahara) and learning to focus, (dharana) you can learn to have a better control of the mind. This can help in our daily lives, creating increased productivity in daily tasks, and increased control of our emotions and thoughts. We also practice meditation (dhyana). If you have never meditated, it is a way to sit quietly with yourself. It is used as a way to work on concentration .

If you have never done yoga, try a class. Each teacher is different, each class is different, but the goal is always the same. We want you to walk out light-hearted and feeling good; feeling more at peace with yourself.

Address

504 Main Street, Suite E
Cañon City, CO
USA

719.821.1241
email: info@riverlotusyoga.com

First Week Free

$2 mat rental fee
$12 drop in
$50 for a package of 5
$90 for a package of 10
$170 for a package of 20
$55 First timers – one month unlimited (one time only)
$75 one month unlimited

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