Will I lose weight doing yoga?
Yoga, as with any form of physical exercise, plays a crucial part in a weight loss program. If added to a nutritionally balanced diet as well as some form of cardio exercise (eg walking, swimming) and or resistance training, we can build a lifestlye that will not only lose the kilos, but keep them off.
The ultimate goal is consistency. Some of us have tried exercise programs, especially in the new year, doing too much in the beginning, only to lose interest and give up after a few weeks of hard work. Our goal should be to make a lifestyle change, incorporating exercise and a balanced diet into our daily schedules.
My yoga classes are done in a controlled environment, creating an opportunity to sweat, and burn calories, while fitting into your schedule with am and pm classes. Ideally, one can make yoga a daily practise, gaining the full benefits of this life changing practise.
Are there any age restrictions or medical conditions that could make yoga unsuitable for me?
Yoga can be practised by anyone at any age. Early to mid teens is an ideal age to start to practise yoga, as younger children may become restless. If you have any health questions, be sure to consult your physician before embarking on any exercise program. Many people practise yoga into their 80's and 90's, remember, we have modifications to allow each posture to be practised to different levels.
Can I do yoga if I am pregnant or have recently given birth?
Yoga is an excellent form of exercise for expectant Mum's and new Mum's alike. As with all forms of exercise, please check with your OBGYN first for their recommendation. We have special modifications for some of the postures, making the series safe til late in your pregnancy. As for regaining your shape after birth, please rest for two months before returning to your regular practice.
What is the "Monthly Unlimited" pass?
Yoga Vida offers the lifestyle practioner or the "Yoga junkies" the opportunity to pay a flat rate of $150 per month for unlimited classes. For the daily practioner, this brings the price of each class down to approx $7 per class, or less if you chose to do two classes a day. We do require a six month contract, with a monthly direct debit payment. An early exit penalty applies, please ask Bryan for more details.
What are the benefits of a private class?
Taking a private lesson gives you the opportunity to receive dedicated instruction, helping to allign, correct and improve your practice. After analysing your practice, a personally designed sequence can be implemented, targeting specific areas for improvement. An occasional private class can help to locate and iron out any lapses in form that may develop during regular class, and to provide complete attention, classes are limited to three participants. Private classes can be scheduled in the privacy of your own home, out doors, or in the Mooloolaba Ecolife Chiropractic studio.
What is The Barkan Method?
Yoga means union of body, mind and spirit. Hatha Yoga is the physical form of yoga designed to bring balance and well-being into your life. It is the perfect lifetime fitness program and totally different from any other kind of exercise.
We stretch the body from the bone to the skin and from the head to the toes, which helps to quiet the mind, and energize the body. The movements of The Barkan Method reach deep into the tissue, relieve tension and stress, revitalize and assist in overcoming many physical and emotional problems, such as sciatica, back and neck problems, and depression.
What differentiates The Barkan Method from Bikram or other forms of Yoga?
The Barkan Method is built on many of the poses and philosophies of Bikram Choudhury and Bishnu Ghosh, but incorporates different means of entering into poses, as well as several variations so that practitioners of all abilities are able to experience the full benefits of the workout.
What if I'm not flexible?
A perceived sense of inflexibility is the most common hindrance that prevents people from trying yoga. Yoga, and in particular The Barkan Method, is not about how flexible you are; it is about stretching your body, quieting the mind, and healing the soul. The more inflexible you are, the more you need yoga. You become flexible by doing yoga.