Welcome to The Family Yoga Center Inc.
The Family Yoga Center Inc. is an intimate yoga studio that welcomes everyone. We have classes for adults, children and children with special needs. We specialize in small group instruction so that all students get individualized attention. Our yoga classes focus on alignment of the body and are inspired by B.K.S Iyengar
Please remove your shoes at the door upon your arrival. If this is your first class at The Family Yoga Center Inc. please arrive fifteen minutes early to sign in. Be mindful of other students, as the studio is a place of tranquility and relaxation for all. Wear comfortable clothing and refrain from wearing perfumes or strong scents. Please turn your cell phone off. The studio opens twenty minutes before class begins.
What is Yoga?:
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. While stretching is certainly involved, yoga is truly about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the practice of Asana or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. In time, with the consistent practice of Yoga Asana, the physical benefits will transcend into other areas of your life, this is living Yoga off the mat.
Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.
We are located at
442 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 2
Shirley, NY 11967
(Behind Enrico's Jewelry Store)