Many people think that yoga is just stretching, and while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical and health benefits. Yoga also involves simple breath awareness and techniques to help with keeping one focused on the movements, helping to prevent injury as well as to balance out one’s energy to either increase it, become more relaxed or both.
Yoga has been widely practiced for thousands of years for health and relaxation, and has evolved into many different types and styles.
It is a no-impact activity, so easy on the joints. Movements are slow and simple, so can be accommodated to those with coordination or cognitive challenges.
At Propel Physiotherapy, we believe that yoga is a valuable adjunct to any physiotherapy program. We also believe yoga is for everyone: people of all ages, physical abilities and fitness levels, when adapted by a knowledgeable teacher. Yoga postures, breath work and meditative movements have the potential to improve your health and well-being, assist in the healing of your injury, and prevent injury when prescribed by a qualified therapist. With a regular yoga practice one can:
- balance strength and flexibility
- improve postural alignment
- reduce stress
- decrease pain
- relieve tension
- promote recovery from strain or injury
- prevent injury and re-injury
- increase balance and stability
- increase stamina
- improve focus
- enhance mobility and agility
- lower blood pressure
- reduce anxiety
- increase sense of well-being
- boost energy
- heighten our mind and body awareness
- increase core strength
- improve breath control
- tone lean muscle
- compliment sports or work activities to balance out the body
- enhance relaxation
YOGA ETOBICOKE CLASSES INFO
We offer two class formats at our Etobicoke clinic. Simply call us at 416 621 2506 to book your private yoga session or join a group class.
Private one-on-one yoga sessions
Enjoy the benefits of your yoga practice being observed and adapted along the way.
Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
$100/hr per person
* Five 1-hour slots available for booking
Group yoga classes – Therapeutic Flow Yoga
This small group class is ideal for people experiencing persistent health conditions – physical and/or mental, as well as mobility-related challenges. The instructor & therapist will adapt each class in order to address the participants’ specific and changing needs. While the linking of the breath and movement will form the core of this practice, we will draw upon myriad techniques – such as conscious breath regulation, meditative practices, and the use of sound – to improve health and well being and increase quality of life. Most importantly, students will be empowered and supported to be active participants in their healing journey.
Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 per person per class
* Class size limited to 6; registration required
If you have any additional questions about yoga, please feel free to contact us directly to discuss them.