“Organize yourself downward, orient yourself upward.”
After taking some time to celebrate and reflect upon the 6-month journey that was recently completed by the Advanced Studies/Teacher Training group of 2017, I am thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for ASTT 2018. This program was designed to be a deep immersion into the vast tradition of yoga, and it is perfect both for dedicated students who …
FSY FAQs (Click to Expand)
What style of yoga is this?
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.
But what if I’m too inflexible to do yoga?
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.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
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!
What are those weird looking ropes that I see on your website used for?
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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