Yoga For Everyone | 14 A Trolley Square Wilmington, DE
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline that originated in India. Yoga literally means to “yoke” or to bind, and refers to the union of mind and body. The path of yoga has eight limbs. Asana, or hatha yoga refers to the physical practice of yoga and is one of the eight limbs. Hatha yoga encompasses the practice of asanas or postures and pranayama or breathwork. There are many benefits of hatha yoga, including but not limited to: building strength, increasing flexibility, relaxation, focusing the mind and enhancing the mind-body connection.
Pilates is a system of coordinated movements of the body developed nearly a century ago by Joseph H. Pilates. Joseph Pilates was inspired by many different disciplines and drew from yoga, dance and martial arts to create his method of “contrology”, a series of exercises today known as mat work, addressing the core, or what he coined the “powerhouse” of the body: the lower abdominals, lower back, hips and buttocks.
The Pilates method is focused on connecting the breath with the movements, thus connecting the mind and body. The exercises are non-impact on the joints. Most exercises are done on the floor on your back or your belly without props using the resistance of your own body weight. The exercises go through the full range of motion of the joints and originate from the core with the goal of stretching and strengthening muscles. The results are long, lean muscles without building bulk.
In our boutique, you will find high quality yoga clothing and accessories. We carry yoga mats, blocks and straps, yoga mat bags, as well as yoga and Pilates DVDs.
We carry Prana, ONZIE, Beyond Yoga, Funky Yoga as well as yoga inspired jewelry for yoga class and beyond the mat. We also carry Jade yoga mats which are high quality, eco-friendly, and contain no PVC. Jade will plant a tree for every yoga mat sold!
Thank YOU to so many of you for all of your support during these challenging times.
We are excited to welcome you back to the studio and we want to make sure that we are ready to ensure your safety, yet provide a relaxing and stress free environment.
Thanks to all that have been live streaming our classes for the past several weeks.
Our Virtual Studio is up and running on ZOOM!
We are excited to be offering classes on our new online platform and we will continue to offer the virtual classes as well as we re-open.
We are eagerly planning for your safe return. We want to ensure your well-being and have all the steps in place before we proceed. As you know, phase 1 for re-opening is rolling out June 1.
Our plan for June is to re-open June 15 with a reduced schedule, safety precautions in place and limitations on the number of people in classes.
In studio classes will be limited to five people. We will require masks to check in and in the lobby and ask that you keep 6 feet spacing between you and other clients for optimal social distancing. We will require daily temperatures for staff and ask that you sign a waiver agreeing that you are not ill or running a fever and that to the best of your knowledge you have not been exposed to COVID-19.
You can sign up for in studio classes online through our scheduling platform mindbodyonline for contactless sign in and payment. We ask that you clean your hands when you enter the studio and there will be hand sanitizer stations for your use in the studio.
Please bring your own mat. In the studio space during classes mats will be spaced 6 feet apart. Once you are on your mat and 6 feet apart from others, masks will be optional during the classes. There will be no mat rentals, no props and no hands on adjustments in class. We will be wiping down high contact points such as handles frequently with disinfectant wipes and more frequently cleaning the studio, lobby and bathrooms. We will use our second door as an exit following class to ensure less social contact.
We understand that some of you may not be ready to return to the studio. The recommendation is for older individuals and those who are immune compromised to continue to shelter in place. We plan to continue to live stream classes as we transition to small in-studio classes and we are developing an online library that you will have access to as well.