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Healthy Nutrition

Practicing yoga provides tremendous benefits but to maximize the effects, it is important to compliment with healthy living. This means looking at all areas of how your life is interconnected such as a healthier environment, healthy relationships, cross fitness training and positive thinking.

Integrating Yoga practice with harmonizing the mind and body without fueling it with good nutrition does not make a lot of sense. Nutrition is a fundamental part of any healing or anti-aging process.

Since vitamin and mineral deficiency can impair the body’s ability to heal itself, they often benefit the body and mind in unique ways. However, the most important consideration is to get these vitamins and minerals and nutrients from food as opposed to supplements. However, modern practices of agricultural are stripping the soil of nutrients devastating the nutritional value of crops. The fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than today since advances in science have created negative issues.

 Keep in mind when taking supplements these are not replacements for good nutrition.  

With the FDA having such loose regulations and policies, it is imperative consumers are extra cautious about which products they choose. Often times, products are only recalled after they have proven to be unsafe or hazardous to consumers. To avoid unsafe products, it is crucial that people have access to manufacturers who have proven to use only the best practices in developing legitimate, all-natural vitamins and supplements.

Our products are made from real, whole foods. They are never tested on animals, and are actually scientifically developed and backed. We primarily use two nutritional lines: Bio Protein Technology (from Bio Lab Naturals) and Isotonix. isotonix.com/mindbodyfusion  

Lifestyle  management and Weight loss:

Weight loss is the side effect of eating healthy, which is why it is so important that people receive the proper education and access to resources which allow them to make smart, healthy dietary decisions. We have teamed up with TLS Solution, a lifestyle system that offers online memberships for as little as $10/month. Clients get unlimited access to online customized programs tailored specifically to them. TLS consists of thousands of medical doctors and nutritionists who oversee the team’s program and have helped significantly improve the health and well-being of doctors’ offices, gyms and corporate offices for over 10 years! Log onto the below site then register as a preferred customer prior to navigating.

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Benefits of Outdoor Yoga

Taking your practice to the beach or outdoors is more like Yogis intended more than 5,000 years ago. According to some of the top experts in Yoga, practice must NOT
be constricted solely within the yoga studio; Yogis and athletes must learn to develop exercise or yoga practice outdoors. This is the same reason that yoga retreats are mostly held in outdoor environments that enable one to get close to nature.

In extensive research from the Environmental Science and Technology, 11 studies with 833 adults the author’s concluded that when compared to indoor exercise, outdoor exercise led to increased mental benefits with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and decreased stress and depression. Most all of the trials showed an improvement in spiritual, emotional and psychological well-being over studio yoga or indoor exercise.

The healing touch of sun-kissed skin, the aromatic smell and the melody of waves, seagulls, breeze and laughter enhance your yoga practice. Practicing beach yoga builds the secondary muscles in your feet and hips and increases core work in balanced postures. (Asana) The warm, uneven sand, massages, strengthens and aligns the feet while increasing overall enjoyment.

Within the limitations of a yoga studio, teachers do their best to create an atmosphere of inspirational and therapeutic music, soft lights and aromatherapy. Practicing yoga on the beach opens up a variety of positive sensations for ones soul.

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Yoga on the Beach | Indian Shores | Clearwater | Maderia | Redington Beach | Yoga Classes

Beach Yoga Classes - Sundays 4-5:30 PM

About Side-plank

Enjoy Beach Yoga classes with the soft beach breezes off the Gulf of Mexico and the sound of waves lapping at the beach line on Indian Shores, Florida. This is a Vinyassa  flow style class, offering modification options for beginners and challenging options for more experienced Yoga practitioners. This wonderful experience with the sounds of nature, gentle breezes and warmth of the sunshine is something you will never forget. These beach yoga classes take place just before sunset. The sky is beautiful and adds an ever changing natural setting to the class that makes each one of the beach yoga classes something special and unique. Benefits of Outdoor Yoga

What to Bring?

 Bring a large blanket, bolster or extra beach towel for seated poses. Standing flow or Asanas are often done in the sand with the feel of soft sand on the feet. Yoga mat, water and sunscreen are recomended. Plan on taking extra time before or after class to go for a swim or walk the beach. There are also many great beach restaurants in Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach, Maderia Beach and Clearwater.

Cost

Cost of beach yoga is $10 per class or $30.00 for a pack of 5. Bring a friend, get in free. All first classes are free.

Location

Indian Shores Beach
193rd & Gulf Indian Shores, FL

Parking located at

Indian Shores town hall
19221 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Shores, FL 33785

In the case of inclement weather, please call (813) 917-2892

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Types of Yoga Classes | Clearwater | St Pete | Seminole | Beach Yoga

Hatha Yoga Classes

yoga-rockHatha Yoga (meaning sun and moon yoga) is often translated as the union of opposites. Hatha yoga concentrates on the Asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control) to energize the nadis (subtle body channels). The objective is to remove obstacles from attaining Pratyahara (sense-withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dyana (meditation), and Samadhi (balance). Carla’s Hatha Yoga class aims to unify the meditative state within the physical asana. Through the practice of Hatha yoga, the body and mind become more flexible, stronger, and more balanced. Carla’s classes aim to stay true to these intentions of Hatha Yoga. Not only will you leave her class feeling physically stronger, but your will and concentration will reach higher levels of power!

 Gentle Yoga Classes

The Gentle class includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), and meditation in combinations which create a peaceful yoga practice. The class focuses on stress relief, relaxation , improved flexibility, and full body strengthening. Gentle yoga is open to and recommended for all levels. The gentle pace is great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students who wish to experience the deeper spaces of awareness within all areas of the Hatha yoga practice. Students will gain self-empowerment, a powerful understanding of the philosophies of yoga, and will leave feeling revitalized!

Yoga For Athletes

Designed for sports practitioners and athletes to balance strength and flexibility. This class emphasizes the quality and benefits of the sequence using tools and techniques to increase core and abdominal strength, sharpen physical coordination and deepen mental focus. You will quiet the thinking mind by coordinating breath with movement flow and music.

Yoga Fusion - Vinyasa Beach Yoga!

(Vinyasa, Iyengar and Ashtanga combined) OFFERED ON THE BEACH.  This class combines classical with contemporary yoga styles for a blend of the highest qualities of each, including dynamic movement with stationary wisdom. This class fuses original waves of movement and smooth transitions between Asana’s coordinated with rhythmic breath. You will experience a therapeutic, yet creative, energizing patterns that strengthen and balance the physical body while calming the mind and spirit. This class uses the principles of alignment & technique with either modifications or challenge options offered so that many levels benefit. Benefits include improved posture, balance and agility, increased strength and flexibility and injury prevention. Modifications or challenge options are offered so that many levels benefit.

Yoga Dance

Intermediate to advanced class that combines rhythmic and coordinated movement to music incorporating warm-ups specifically found from modern dance, Pilates and Yoga with energetic flow. Loads of fun! Improves endurance, strength, core, balance, posture, coordination and flexibility.

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About Us | Yoga | Clearwater | St Pete | Tampa | Indian Shores

patandcarlaCarla and Pat, Mother and daughter, are experienced certified Yoga instructors that are able to adapt to the aspirations and capacities of each student. Students start their practice looking toward certain goals then learn ways to carry out the benefits of Yoga into all the tasks of everyday life.

Yoga teaches that every action has a positive and negative effect; therefore it is important to be attentive to neutralize the negative and enhance the positive. Counter-poses (Asana's) ensure that there are no tensions carried onto the next Asana. This translates into our everyday business. Carla and Pat are skilled teachers that understand the principle of dual effects and are able to determine healthy sequences of Asana’s for healthy balance.

Our aim at practicing yoga is to change the quality of the mind which in turns influences positive action. Everything that happens in the external world influences our being, and what happens to us internally in turn has an influence on our relationship to the external world.

We will inspire you to challenge yourself yet will also provide modifications as needed for injury prevention. We provide increased kinesthetic awareness through supported adjustments. In addition, correct use of the wall, blocks, blankets, bolsters and straps assist in modifying challenging postures and assist in healing and restoring. You will learn proper technique, alignment and inspiration for the best results.

Contact Us

813.917.2892

Indian Shores Beach
193rd & Gulf Indian Shores, FL

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