Baron Baptiste developed Baptiste Power Yoga based on adaptation—offering the benefits of traditional methods of yoga without the focus of an absolute set of rules required of most traditional methods of yoga. Baron Baptiste focused on what works for ordinary people and eliminated what does not. Baptiste-trained instructors encourage yogis to create their own experience when practicing Baptiste Power Yoga, modifying postures to their capabilities. As well as allowing for creativity and play. Yoga Body Shop, the area’s only Baptiste Affiliate studio, is dedicated to building a community empowering all aspiring yogis regardless of ability or level of fitness.
Yoga accessible to anyone sounds appealing to many. Yet, the idea of walking into a Baptiste studio, like Yoga Body Shop, can be intimidating for some. When considering the core concepts can be simplified into three practices, Baptiste Power Yoga should be no more daunting than going to the gym. The three core concepts are as follows:
- Asana, defined as the physical practice of yoga postures. Baptiste Yoga contains 53 poses, or asanas, that are linked together by flowing movements. Instructors will guide you through the flow and offer modifications for various levels of experience.
- Meditation, defined as the practice of focusing the mind. Meditation allows the yogi to see the truly temporary impact their thoughts can have and removes the power those thoughts can have to dictate the actions taken in daily life. It pushes one to be in the present moment.
- Inquiry, defined as the practice of Self-Transformation. This part of the practice allows for personal discovery and the development of possibilities.
Please understand, Baptiste Power Yoga is a dynamic workout that will get your heart pumping, but it will also push you to find your authentic personal power beyond the mat and in everyday life. Do not be intimidated by joining others more experienced in their practice. Baptiste Yoga is more than a series of programs. It is a community of teachers and students who support each other and grow together. Baptiste Yoga is focused on every member standing for each other. When you walk into Yoga Body Shop, you join that COMMUNITY. Why not start today? Start your journey here.