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Yoga Workshop – What Kind Would You Prefer During the Break?

We will be offering a two-part yoga workshop during the upcoming Lake Center Yoga Summer Break. Help us choose which one – a pair of  Yoga Basics Workshops or a pair of Yin Yoga Workshops – by filling out the survey at the bottom of this page.

What You Need to Know First . . .

Here are the times:

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 10 am – 12 noon — Either Yoga Basics Workshop Part 1 or Yin Yoga Workshop Part 1.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 10 am – 12 noon — Either Yoga Basics Workshop Part 2 or Yin Yoga Workshop Part 2.

Price: $20 per yoga workshop part or
$35 for both workshop parts if paid in advance.

Teacher: Barry Sowder – the Yoga Basics 2-part workshop he taught during the Spring Break was well-received:

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is perhaps best understood by contrasting it to its Yang. Of course […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Workshops|0 Comments

Yoga Lake Mary Area – What Classes Fit You Best?

You have increasing choices for yoga classes in the Lake Mary area. So let’s contrast and compare three of the established studios so you can see which fits your needs and preferences best. They are Lake Center Yoga, Guruv Yoga Lake Mary and Everything Zen Yoga.

Best Fit By Description

Here’s another way to look at it: which of these three descriptions best fits you? (NOTE: Make sure to continue to the bottom of the page to see all three descriptions)

Altamonte Springs Area

Also see our Comparison of three Altamonte Springs area Yoga studios here!

By |July 21st, 2015|Classes|0 Comments

Yoga Altamonte Springs Area — What Are Your Studio Choices?

There are more choices than ever for yoga classes in the Altamonte Springs area. Let’s compare and contrast three of the better known studios to see which one seems best for you — Lake Center Yoga Altamonte Springs Yoga and Bikram Yoga Longwood.

* Class Size Definitions: Small = 5 or less students, Medium = 5 – 12 students, Large = 12 or more students

Best Fit By Description

Here’s another way to look at it: which of these three descriptions best fits you? (Keep reading to the end of this page to see all three descriptions)

Lake Mary Area

Also see our Comparison of three Lake Mary area Yoga studios here!

By |July 10th, 2015|Classes|0 Comments

Yoga Longwood – Why Choose Lake Center Yoga?

When you think of Yoga in the Orlando area, you may think of locations like Winter Park, Dr. Phillips or nearer downtown. But yoga Longwood? Those two words don’t necessarily leap to the front of most people’s minds.

Lake Center Yoga Longwood is the longest-established yoga studio in the Orlando area. Why do the students here say they have chosen Lake Center as their studio? If you like, you can view what they say on our testimonials page, on Yelp or on our Google + page. Or read the section below.

Where Are Lake Center Yoga Longwood Students From?

In case you wondered, Lake Center Yoga Longwood has students in its classes from the following cities:

Altamonte Springs

Lake Mary

Longwood

Winter Springs

Maitland

Sanford

Debary

Ormond Beach

Orlando

Waterford Lakes area

Oviedo

New Smyrna

Apopka

Winter Park

College Park

Fern Park

By |July 3rd, 2015|Classes|0 Comments

Mend Your Mind

Why meditate? A better question is, why not meditate? Meditation is good medicine for body, mind and soul. Countless studies have explored its therapeutic benefits and found meditation can lower both stress and your risk of heart disease, as well as treat many anxiety disorders. Meditation can help you temporarily shut the door to your outer life and explore what’s happening within you. (Svadyaya-self observation)

A simple definition of meditation is the practice of focusing your mind and observing yourself in the moment. As you relax inward via guided yogic practices leading to meditation, stress you didn’t realize was there drains away and you come to a place of blissful, restful awareness and expanded Consciousness. Meditation is one of the best things you can do to relax your body, calm your mind, and transform your soul all at the same time!

Turn down the volume […]

Stand In Your Abundance

Become stable in your Being and merge with the second Yama in Yoga Sutra 2.37, Asteya: Non-Stealing, as you access the abundance of your inner and outer treasures in classes this week at Lake Center Yoga.

The energy meridians in your feet affect your whole body and mind and ultimately spirit. When we are constricted through the feet we constrict on all levels and feel a need to grab and covet what we feel lacking in be it physical, mental or emotional. We’ll use the feet to align and enliven the abundance in our lives that is present in us and all around us.

The feet can be the gateway to alignment of the joints, balanced action in the muscles and ease in the Asanas.  In our practices this week you will mindfully focus on the actions of the feet as well as balancing the weight on the feet as the foundation […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Immerse Yourself in Satya, Soul Truth To Express Life From

Do you think you are doing Yoga because you do yoga poses?

Do you tell people you do yoga since you attend asana classes?

Well, the Truth (Satya, Truth, our theme for the week) is that you’re NOT doing yoga! Yoga is union of body, mind and spirit, not just about the body. Asanas, or yoga poses are a very small part of Yoga barely mentioned in the Yoga Sutras. Asana, the physical poses are the 3rd of the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

The beauty of LCY is that in our classes, although the focus is asana, we do touch on all the other 7 Limbs. It would be so incomplete not to. So in our classes you do actually go beyond the rampant, physical only asana classes which are actually NOT yoga. Most people can’t focus beyond the physical so you have to be at a more refined awareness to even come […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation|0 Comments

Twist It Out!

Join us this week and delve deeper into twisting asanas by activating the back body in standing poses, standing twists and seated twists.

Twists are postures that generally involve moving the shoulder girdle to face in an opposing direction in relation to the hips. There are different twists that target the upper, middle and lower portions of the torso, all having heir own unique set of health benefits.

This week we’ll access core power in the usually dull and collapsed mid to upper back by moving the back ribs forward and taking the belly and pelvis back as we go deep into twisting asanas.

Benefits: Twists improve digestive function by flooding your digestive organs with fresh oxygen and nutrients via fresh blood flow. This also cleanses the cells of any built up waste and so detox’s stagnated impurities and moves them through the digestive tract due to the compression that comes with twisting. […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

New Class With Barry

Spring Break is over and time to return to Yoga School!

Lake Center Yoga resumes classes today and we are excited to add Barry Sowder on to our schedule. Barry has attended classes for over 10 years with us and has trained extensively with John Friend and Sri Ekan in Anusara Yoga Immersions and Teacher Training. Many of you got a good dose of Barry’s teaching skills the past two Saturdays at the Yoga Basics Workshop/ Classes.

Barry will be offering Yoga 101 on Mondays from 7:30pm-9:00pm. This class is perfect for the brand new student so let anyone you know of that has been nervous about starting yoga that this class is Perfect for them. It’s also a mellower version of the ongoing Beginner classes we had before. Mellow is better for the later classes as people may not want to work so hard then but yet want a good yoga […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Get Your Ahimsa On

This is Week 6 of our session and the last week before our two week Spring Break so come get your Ahimsa on!

Ahimsa, non-violence, is the first of the five restraints of the Yamas, the 1st Limb of Yoga.

Our practice will focus on Ahimsa in action and includes the application of patience, compassion and love. We’ll invite peace and stillness into our individual actions of body, mind and spirit via Yoga Sutra 2.35 as well as upper body alignment and strength to establish the heart in non-violence.

Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar translates this sutra as, “When non-violence in speech, thought and action is established, one’s aggressive nature is relinquished and others abandon hostility in one’s presense.”

Namaste & Have a Peaceful Day~

By |March 26th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments