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Yoga is more than exercise. It is a system of tools for removing obstacles to living joyfully, understanding the self, living in the present and finding gratitude. This philosophy is more than five thousand years old and its core is based on creating body awareness, harmonizing body and the mind. It is an integrated method of synchronizing mind, body, and spirit to create a sense of connectedness with the universe. The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj,” which means to join or unite.

At Red Diamond Yoga, we encourage beginners to the practice, and welcome all levels of practitioners to join us and discover and unleash their true strengths and potential. We believe that our quality and culture are above and beyond the typical yoga studio. Our instructors are experts, highly-skilled, and amazing in their dedication and sincere desire to serve the community with the healing powers of yoga.

We pride ourselves on creating a clean and friendly environment in our beautiful 4,000 square foot, 3-room studio, and provide the full experience surrounding the classes we offer, complete with amenities. Our clients can feel the difference, from the moment they walk into our facility, where your greeting is warm and friendly, the studio is clean and fresh, and always smells good.

Benefits of Yoga

In our yoga classes, we teach the practice of yoga in a fun, pure and joyful manner. Our techniques help strengthen the body, calm the mind, and increase focus, to restore balance and help our students achieve a more harmonious, productive life. Practitioners in our yoga studio experience many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits, including:

  • Increased energy
  • Increased body strength
  • Enhanced mood
  • Improved sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Sharpened focus
  • Greater athletic endurance
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better posture and balance
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Greater ability to handle stress
  • Improved sense of well-being and confidence
  • Greater intuition
  • Improved creativity
  • Improved immunity
  • Better digestion
  • Reduced risk for disease

The Philosophy of Yoga

Yoga is the art of living. The foundations of yoga philosophy were recorded in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali in approximately 200 AD. This ancient text details the inner workings of the mind and provides an 8-step method for achieving lasting peace. We believe that the simple act of practicing Asana (the physical practice of yoga) brings the practitioner to an awareness of self, as outlined in the 8 limbs of yoga.

The 8 limbs of yoga philosophy are:

  • Yama -- universal morality
  • Niyama -- personal observances
  • Asana – physical postures of yoga
  • Pranayama -- breath control
  • Pratyahara -- control of the senses
  • Dharana -- concentration and cultivation of inner perceptual awareness
  • Dhyana – devotion and meditation on the divine
  • Samadhi -- union with the divine

The challenge of the physical postures of yoga (Asana) can open the physical body and bring the practitioner into harmony with unseen elements and forces shaping our lives through our responses to the physical world. It becomes a way of exploring mental attitudes and strengthening will, as we move into a state of grace that comes when balance is restored between our spiritual experience and the material world. The physical strength gained translates into greater spiritual strength, and an increase in the simple joy of living.

At Red Diamond Yoga, we promise a high level of commitment to our clients, an exemplary standard of service, and consistency in the quality of our yoga classes -- no matter what class you attend.

From the first moment you walk into our facility, you can feel the difference in our approach to teaching and sharing this ancient practice.

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