“Retreat, hell! We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.” -Oliver P. Smith Greetings Everyone! I love the quote from General Oliver P. Smith, who was a venerated Marine Corps commander during World War 2, because it signifies both staunch determination and a radical shift in orientation and attitude. When most people hear the phrase, “yoga retreat,” they probably translate it as “self-indulgence” or “escapism for the affluent.” But the ...
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At FSY we teach Hatha Yoga, which is essentially the yoga of embodiment. We focus on posture and breath because these are two reliable tools that help us both recognize our habits and move us back toward balance in a concrete way. Our style emphasizes both alignment and movement to produce a practice that is safe, enjoyable, and effective.
Doesn’t that sound almost as ridiculous as saying, ‘But what if my tooth hurts too bad to go to the dentist?’ Just begin right where you are. We’ll help you modify the poses so that you can practice in a way that feels challenging but not overwhelming. Everyone can enjoy the feeling of lightness and internal spaciousness that comes from improved balance in the body.
Just wear anything that you’re comfortable in that doesn’t restrict your movement. You are welcome to use our mats at no additional charge. Also, we recommend that you avoid eating a heavy meal right before class since some of the twisting and folding postures may cause a bit of discomfort!
The wall ropes are an example of what are known in the yoga world as ‘props.’ These are fantastic tools that can help you experience some of the more challenging poses with stability and ease while reducing the risk of injury.
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