Our goal is to ensure the highest level of yoga experience
for each and every student
For 16 years Indian Rock Yoga has been providing a nurturing environment in Rockland County for the practice of yoga, enabling our students to achieve their highest potential in supportive surroundings. Our focus is on the individual needs of each practitioner, encouraging advancement but never forcing it. Indian Rock Yoga teachers are all members of the National Yoga Alliance and have extensive certification training that exceeds National Yoga Alliance requirements.
They are chosen not only for their long histories of yoga practice, but also for their dedication to lifelong yoga learning. Because we understand that yoga means many things to many people we are committed to maintaining a fluid yoga practice and to staying in touch with the latest nuances of yoga teaching. Indian Rock Yoga’s promise is to ensure the highest levels of yoga experience for each and every student. A deep and personal concern for the physical and spiritual well-being of our students is the touchstone priority of our studio.
The Core Values
Practicing yoga refers to the practice of unifying the physical body, the mind and the spirit (represented by the breath). Hatha yoga involves a series of physical postures called asanas. Through its practice, we work to tame the mind, by focusing on the breath, and clear the body of any blockages that impede the flow of prana, or life energy. As a result, a practitioner feels physically and energetically cleansed and refreshed after a Hatha yoga practice.
Is Hatha yoga competitive?
Hatha yoga is non-competitive. Everyone is encouraged to work to the best of his or her ability each time she comes to the mat. A Hatha yoga practice is individual and will be affected by physical conditions, life situations and patterns of tension in the body and breath. No one’s practice will look quite the same as another's nor will it necessarily look the same from one day to another.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
The benefits of a Hatha yoga practice will be noticed immediately in a general sense of well being. The long-term benefits, however, unfold with regular practice. Some include an improved quality and ease of the breath, a release of habitual, physical tension and a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself. The practice of Hatha yoga enhances every aspect of one’s life.
What if I have a medical condition?
Everyone, regardless of physical limitations, can practice some type of Hatha yoga. It is, however, important to address any medical or physical conditions with the instructor prior to class. This will enable the instructor to provide modifications or alternatives for certain postures, if necessary.
What do I need in order to participate?
Yoga is practiced in bare feet and comfortable clothes in which it is easy to move. We do recommend the purchase of a sticky mat, which is designed for yoga practice. The most important thing to bring to class is an open, non-judgmental mind and a sense of adventure. Beginning a yoga practice involves embarking on a journey of svadyaya, or self-study. It is a time to tune into the workings of the mind and the breath and bring them back into harmony. It is a time to move moment to moment, breath to breath – and to surrender to the flow of life.