Yoga for EVERY Body

Here at Heart and Soul Studio, we believe that Yoga is for EVERY Body.  

It doesn’t matter your age, size, or shape, we have a class for you!  Just get to a mat and get started where you are right now. We are all works in progress.  That is why we call this the practice of yoga.

What Heart and Soul Yoga offers

One of our most popular classes is the Chair Yoga Class.  It will get you fit while you mostly sit.  It is a great place to start if you are new to yoga, have had an illness or injury, are overweight, or are ”wise” (a senior).  


Everyone loves our Restorative Yoga Class and we wish it would last all day! Restorative Yoga is done with a variety of props and helps to assist the systems of the body to heal.  It is a great practice for EVERY Body!


Beginner and Beyond Yoga is for those who are just starting a yoga practice as well as for the seasoned Yogi/ini.  We learn the basics with a focus on alignment and also build strength and flexibility.  I offer a more advanced or deepening of the posture for those who have been practicing for a while. 


Yogercise/Yin Yoga is a great practice especially for athletes.  With the major focus on opening the hips and shoulders it can assist in gaining flexibility and as with all yoga, it can help to reduce the risk of injury.


Ahhh, Ashtanga Yoga!  Ashtanga is a more demanding practice and will surely get you sweating.  The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is also known as Yoga Chikitsa, Cikitsā is the Sanksrit for the primary series and it can be translated as Yoga Therapy. Therefore this series purifies and heals the body.  Ashtanga comes with all the benefits of a regular yoga practice–strength, flexibility, stress management, and inner peace. Because the series is so demanding you will get really strong really fast. There is no part of the body that doesn’t work hard in this practice.  We are learning the Primary Series, so this is a good practice for EVERY body who wants a challenge!




Yoga Class Schedule

There are no yoga classes scheduled at this time.

Heart and Soul Yoga Rates

Drop-In = $15.00


Buy a package and pay only $10.00 per class for 4, or 5 or more classes.

Packages must be paid in full at the first class of the month and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and no carry overs.

2 Classes = $20.00 - Used when pro-rating for new students

3 Classes = $30.00 - Used when pro-rating for new students

4 Classes = $40.00

5 Classes = $50.00

and so on....

Classes can be used at any class at any location.

Let me explain how the package deal works - 

You purchase the package at the beginning of the month for either 4 or 5 classes depending on how many times that class is held during the month; sometimes it will be 4 and sometimes it will be 5 times.  

The package is only good for that month.

 If you miss a class, you can do a make-up class at any other class that is offered.  

If you can’t do that, you forfeit that class and there are no refunds and no carry-overs.  

If you start taking classes I will pro-rate the classes and that is where the 2 and 3 pass package come into play.  

If you miss most of the classes, I will then undo the package and charge the drop in rate for the classes you attended.

So, if you purchase a 4 class package for $40.00 and you miss two classes I will undo the package and the charge for two drop-in classes that you did take would be $30.00.

You get the break on price when you purchase and use the package.

Locations

The Basement of The Spiritual Path Spiritualist Church

2041 Moravia Street, New Castle, PA. 


The Studio inside Anytime Fitness

3443 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, PA. 16105



Yoga Etiquette

Heart and Soul Etiquette is an accepted social behavior in a particular setting; it defines the proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or occasion.  Etiquette is not a loud and explicit rule; it is soft and subtle and yet always carries you further when you observe appropriate etiquette in the right setting.  Yoga is no exception.

Experiencing a yoga class for the first time or the hundredth time should be enjoyable, stress-free and should include considerate behavior to all other students in the class and to the teacher. 

These rules of good yoga etiquette will help you feel comfortable when entering an unfamiliar setting.  They are based on common sense and courtesy.

Yoga etiquette comes down to thinking of the greater good.  As long as you can ask yourself “Is what I am doing altering anyone else’s yoga practice in a negative way?”and adjust yourself accordingly, then you are practicing proper yoga etiquette.

 

To keep our yoga practice harmonious, please observe the following:

 

a.  Come to class in a relaxed and open state of mind.  “Check your ego at the door”, and be ready to focus. 

b.  Bring a water bottle, if you’ll need it.

c.  Have hair ties available.

d.  Wear comfortable, non-revealing clothing that covers you appropriately and won’t ride up or down.  We will be upside down and twisted all around!  Select clothing based on what type of yoga you will be doing and the temperature of the room.  Avoid baggy clothing.  I suggest layering with a tank top/cammy as the layer closest to the skin.

e.  Expect the unexpected and then let it go. 

f.  There are embarrassing moments that are inevitable in yoga class – the most common are farting and falling over during a posture.  If this happens to you, try not to be embarrassed – it happens to everyone at some point and it’s not a big deal. If it isn’t you, keep in mind that some time it may be.  Karma!

g.  Don’t eat for at least one hour prior to class.  If you practice on a full stomach you may feel sick.  Digesting food also takes energy that will take away from your practice.

h.  Tardiness to yoga class is disruptive and disrespectful to the teacher and other students.  Please arrive on time – 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start.  If you do arrive late, don’t enter a class more than 10 minutes late if it has already started.  Wait for another class or another day.  Once you have your props and are settled in, please lie in savasana (corpse pose) or sit in a comfortable seated position (tailor sit), breathe and get centered by setting your intention.

i.  Let your teacher know if you have any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice.  Only do what you are capable of at the time.

j.  Hygiene – Please be showered the day of class!  Sweating during class is fine – keep a towel with you.  Please do not wear heavy scents and perfumes as many people have sensitivities to them.  We want everyone to be able to breathe!

k.  Please remove jewelry before class.

l.  Please pay before class.

m.  Please use the bathroom prior to class, if you do have to go during class, please try to go during a period of rest – child’s pose or downward facing dog posture.

n.  Please remove your shoes while in the studio.  Yoga is done in bare feet and keeping the floors clean is important. 

0.  Please be as quiet as possible.  Once the teacher starts teaching, please don’t converse with fellow yogi’s and yogini’s.  It is o-k to ask questions of the teacher.

p.  Please TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE and other electronic gadgets.

q.  Please keep your belongings (coats, purses, shoes, duffle bags, etc.) outside of the practice area (except for yoga related items).

r.  Please create an intention to help you focus.  It might be to become more aware, peaceful, healthier, stronger, etc.

s.  Don’t overdo it.  Only do what you can without straining or injuring yourself.  You will progress more quickly by taking a loving and gentle attitude with yourself.  Work from where you are, not where you think you should be.  It is about progress, not perfection.

t.  Bring your own mat if possible.  We do have mats you can use if you need to.  If you do use one of our mats, please be sure to wipe it down with a disinfecting wipe that we have available.

u.  Do Not move someone else’s mat.

v.  Do not step on someone else’s mat.

w.  Leave plenty of space between mats.  Make sure you have enough room on both sides of you and in the front and back of you.  You need to be able to stand in the center of your mat and hold your arms out at your sides and not touch the person next to you who would do the same thing with their arms.  It is o-k to stagger mats.  Keep your props close to your own mat.

x.  Respect and follow your teacher.  Follow the postures the teacher is doing unless you are doing a modified version.  If you find you and the teacher aren’t a good match, finish the practice and chalk it up to experience.  You can learn something from everyone while you’re in class.

y.  Please bring WELL-BEHAVED CHILDREN ONLY and of an appropriate age (14 or over)

.  They need to be able to pay attention for an hour or so.  They will be able to do so eventually.

z.  Keep in mind the level of the class you are attending.  If it is an advanced class and you are struggling, take an easier variation of the posture.  If you are in beginner class, follow the teacher so you don’t confuse newer students.  We can always learn something new in all postures at all levels.

aa.  Observe silence during savasana.  This is where your practice assimilates and is the most essential part of the practice. Breathe and remind yourself this is why you’re here.  If you must (really must) leave before the end, leave before people settle into savasana and be as quiet as you can be.

bb.  Always stay until the end of class.

cc.  Always thank the teacher which can be done by sharing Namaste at the end of class.

dd.  Please clean your area and put away all props that you used.  If you borrowed a mat, please wipe it down with a disinfecting wipe.

dd.  Please take time after class to think about what you did in class, so you can retain what you learned.  Practice the postures at home.

ee.  Congratulate yourself on doing something good for yourself!

 

Namaste