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What Style of Yoga is Right for You?

On Feb 23, 217, Jen shared with me she wrote a detailed, up-to-date 7,000 word guide on the 20 most common types of yoga and is packed with helpful tips and advice. check it out at https://www.jenreviews.com/types-of-yoga/

What Style of Yoga is Right for You?? (written 2012)

With over 90 different style of pose based yoga, thousands of styles of meditation and bhakti (sound) yoga, it is challenging to know what is the right style for you.

Most yoga styles assist to release tension in your body, quiet your mind, and create a feeling of lightness and ease. However, it is critical to pick the right style to achieve your personal and professional goals in a safe manner.

For example, are you starting yoga with an injury or a chronic physical or mental health condition? Have you been?shovelling?snow and seeking preventative stretches and strengtheners to avoid injury? Or are you looking to become more active after being inactive for a while? If so, consider starting with a slower, more alignment-oriented class like therapeutic yoga, restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, or Kripalu yoga. All these?styles?focus on finding the safest, most precise alignment for each student in every pose. These are the areas I focus on.

Are you an elite athlete seeking to fine tune alignment and body awareness, get some new stretches, assist with recovery form an injury and/or improve their mental clarity and focus to enhance performance? If so, Innovative Wellness can assist you. We have worked with elite soccer players, divers and hockey players.

Are you wanting to do yoga for fitness and to get in shape as well as to explore the mind-body connection? If so, you may want to consider a more vigorous yoga style like Power Yoga, Ashtanga yoga, or Bikram yoga. All three styles combine an athletic series of poses into a vigorous, total-body workout.

Are you seeking a more spiritual practice? If so, Kundalini yoga or Bhakti yoga are great styles to try.

Yoga Instructor: Jayne Hembruff

Jayne Hembruff specializes in improving people?s physical and mental wellness; while decreasing their stress levels. Jayne works with national level athletes, people living with back, neck, shoulder and other issues such as COPD, CF, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, cancer, MS, and mild to severe anxiety and mood disorders. Below is list of my 2013 community talks.

Jayne focus is on the client?s need ? physically, mentally and inner self. She begins each class with breathing and relaxing, then moves onto gentle yoga poses (Asana) emphasizing proper alignment in the body to improve range of motion and achieve stability while maximizing strengthening and stretching. Just because it is gentle does not mean it is easy. If you seek to feel the burn, Jayne will ensure you feel the burn. However, if you do not wish to feel the burn, Jayne will honour your request. Jayne ends each class with breathing and relaxation.

Jayne has been trained in the following style of yoga

Yoga for Trauma?focuses on a therapeutic model of Self Awareness, Self Care, and Self Regulation. Jayne attended Dana Moore’s 2013 training.

Restorative yoga? is very slow moving and allows your body to be fully supported by props like pillows. It is the most gentle style that moves very that will never create a sweat. It allows one to completely unwind, relax and restore. It is ideal for people with chronic stress and muscle tension.?Jayne was trained by Restorative Yoga creator, Judith Lasater in 2006 and took further training with Cindy Lee 2012.

Therapeutic yoga?adapts a gentle series of poses to people with specific medical conditions. It’s designed for people with conditions ranging from people living with back, neck, shoulder to COPD, CF, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, cancer, MS, and mild to severe anxiety and mood disorders and?heart disease. Teachers emphasize the mind-body connection, self-acceptance, and the calming effects of yoga, as well as the physical poses themselves. Jayne attended training by ?Dr. Ray Long (M.D.), Susi Hately and several others.

Kripalu yoga?begins with gentle, slow movements that rarely create a sweat. It then progresses through three levels of deeper mind-body awareness.??This style originated at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires in Massachusetts in the 1970s. Jayne attended the 200hour Wilfrid Laurier University Yoga teacher training ?2005-2006, and continues to take further training with a number of ?Kirpalu instructors.

Iyengar yoga?is detail-oriented and slow-paced, Iyengar yoga is an excellent beginning class. Analytical in its approach with a constant attention to detail, Iyengar yoga is great for learning the subtleties of correct alignment in each pose. The use of props — belts, blocks, and pillow-like bolsters — help beginners get into poses with correct alignment, even when they’re new to the poses, injured, or simply stiff. Worldwide, there are over 2,000 certified Iyengar teachers. That makes this style of yoga one of the most popular. B. K. S. Iyengar, who developed this style of yoga and is over 90 years old, still teaches in India. Similar styles include Anusara yoga and Viniyoga. Trained with?Rodney Yee, and others.

Hatha Yoga?”Hatha yoga” originally meant the physical practice of yoga. It meant doing the pose as opposed to doing the breathing exercises called pranayama or following the philosophical or ethical practices of some styles of yoga. Hatha yoga now has become a somewhat meaningless, over-generalized term that usually means a teacher has combined a few different yoga styles to create a simple class that’s good for beginners learning to do basic poses.

Yoga Kids? focuses on transforming regular yoga poses into kid friendly fun activities.?This yoga was created by Marsha Wenig and Jayne trained with Marsha in 2006 and 2007.

Partner Yoga?Working with a partner to get a new perspective on yoga poses and yoga breath work. Jayne trained with Doug Swenson ?as well as some Acro Yogi’s.

Pre aNatal Yoga?Working with Moms to be to help relax and ?preparing the body for labour and delivery. As a mother of three, Jayne did yoga through all three pregnancies and continues to do yoga with her children.

Post Natal Yoga?/?Yoga with Baby?Working with Moms and?their?babies our?yoga class focuses on pampering Mom and connecting with your baby to deepen the bond between Mom and Baby.