I have been contemplating starting Yoga for years before I started at Tao Of Light. I am usually not one to join group classes, preferring to exercise alone. In fact, I even purchased a Yoga DVD a couple of years ago, but found that to be impersonal and ineffective for my needs. 

My chiropractor suggested that I consider Yoga to help me with my “lack of flexibility” and to help strengthen my back. After all, I am in my 50's and everything was getting a little more difficult to do! Well, I found out about Tao of Light, and signed up for the 4 class pack special. In the back of my mind I had already succumbed to the fact I probably wouldn’t continue. Boy was I wrong! In fact, after taking the 4 classes I was hooked! In the beginning, I was unsteady and “stiff as a board”, but NEVER ONCE did I feel that I was lagging behind the other students. The instructors are exceptional at reminding all of us that we are individuals, to take things slowly, and that at every class to follow your body cues.

It’s been 8 months now, and I am beginning to feel like a new person. I am also noticing that I am now consciously and unconsciously adjusting my posture (I’ve been known to be a bit of a sloucher). I am also becoming more flexible, which I notice when I am bending down to pick something up or reaching for an object in a tricky place. 

Take it from me, it’s never too late to start Yoga. Like I wrote earlier, I am now hooked and will practice Yoga for the rest of my life.

Thank you to all of the instructors at Tao Of Light Yoga!

Robert

Mentally, yoga practice has resulted in a more positive attitude in handling whatever life throws at me. I am especially grateful for the yoga classes during the long winter months when the sun rises at 8:00 AM and sets by 4:30 PM. Sadness and depression can get an easy grip during these dark months. Doing yoga then is what I need to pick me up, cheer me up mentally. My body seems to thank me for the activity.

The instructors at Tao Of Light who have helped me, are experts in anatomy and physiology. They know which muscle groups are engaged in each posture. They tailor each class to students' ability. They explain variations of the posture, so each student can adjust to their experience and comfort. There is no "competition" or judgment in the classes. Each does their own practice according to their ability and progress from there. The contraindications are explained for each posture, so if one has high blood pressure or is pregnant, a variation is given. The students are supportive of each other and welcome newcomers.

I have attended yoga classes in various studio, gym and ashram settings, finding the instructors at Tao Of Light among the best. These ladies are gems. We are fortunate to have this precious facility in our community fostering our growth physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

So - buy a mat, or use theirs. All the yoga props are available for use. Come, join in. We even receive a "thought for the day", an inspirational phrase for us to ponder as we put on our shoes and re-enter the world out there!

Ken

I just wanted to drop a quick email to thank you for last night’s yoga class. For the first time in months I had a good night’s rest. I feel super today and love it. Thanks again for your instruction!!!

Alessandra Ambrosio -client