Our yoga teacher certification is designed to fulfill the requirements necessary to become a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).Whether you aspire to instruct, or simply wish to grow your personal practice to a new level, NEXT yoga Teacher Training will evolve and enhance your existing yoga practice under the guidance of our E-RYT certified, lead instructors.Read more »
Relax the Body, Renew the Mind, and Revive the Soul
The Earth Gong will help ground our energy, creating a more relaxed and stable flow. This gong is also excellent for letting go of stress by strengthening and balancing our root chakra. Just as a tree grows its roots to grow closer to the Sun, we must root our energy to ascend through our other chakras.
Benefits of Gong Meditation:
- Balances and calms the central nervous system.
- Improves circulation.Enhances mood states, helping with anxiety and depression.
- Boosts the immune system.
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Did you know that practicing even the most beginner yoga poses engages your entire body? If done mindfully, something as basic as Crescent Moon Pose, can promote all over stability and balance.
Crescent Moon Pose or Anjaneyasana (AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) is a dynamic standing yoga pose
that stretches and strengthens the lower and upper body, and opens the sides of the body while improving concentration. Crescent Moon Pose is a great asana for yogis of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Variations on this pose include lowering the back knee to your mat or keeping your hands on your front thigh instead of reaching overhead. Adding a low lunge benefits the heart as well, which makes it a great pose for runners, hikers and bikers.
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Studies have shown that practicing gentle yoga after breast cancer surgery can help heal the mind and body. Yoga, meditation, and mindful breathing allow women with breast cancer to explore their emotions, and help foster coping mechanisms for fatigue and depression. Savasana Pose is a resting position and a great way to release stress and tension in the body. Learn more about this pose and its benefits.Read more »
Body alignment is the optimal placement of body parts so the bones are efficiently used, the muscles do less work, and the body avoids injury. Most pain in the body is a result of improper alignment in everyday life. Misalignment can result from postural bad habits, past injury, and normal activities. Our yoga practice can reverse some of these misalignments through muscle memory, building strength, and increasing flexibility.Read more »
The American diet - foods we consume and our environment - all have some negative effects on our bodies. One of these negative effects is the buildup of toxins within the body. Juice cleanses and over-the-counter detoxification products have become the latest health trend. But since these detoxification methods involve fasting and a vigorous diet, many people avoid them; or they start them, but cannot see them into fruition. These methods of detoxing the body are also temporary solutions, without much preventative qualities.
Part of maintaining a healthy life involves removing toxic substances or qualities from the bloodstream on a regular basis. It is well known that yoga has healing and cleansing effects. Yoga helps to stimulate your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems, helping you rid your body of waste and toxins – EVERY TIME you practice. Toxins are obviously released through our sweat, but with every exhale, they are expelled from the body as well. As soon as we begin our practice, the body is triggered and the natural healing process of self-cleaning mode begins. Yoga postures are designed to specifically work on the spine and compressed muscles and organs that block the flow of blood. When you release each pose, blood flows back into those areas bringing with it nutrients and improving circulation.
In addition to the physical benefits, yoga can also provide mental clarity. Every type of yoga has a cleansing effect on the body, and so the mind benefits as well. Yoga helps to release mental and emotional toxicity by calming your central nervous system through breath.
In your yoga practice, with each new breath, you can cleanse your mind and body and re-set your life energy. This rejuvenation on a cellular level is so powerful that it is important to drink plenty of water before and after you practice yoga. The lasting benefits you will physically and emotionally experience can be life changing.
Benefits of Detoxing Your Body Regularly through Yoga:
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- More energy
- Better sleep
- Emotional balance
- Improved digestion
- Weight loss and increased libido
- Glowing skin and a renewed passion for life!
Weightlifting isn't the only way to build muscle! Yoga uses your natural body weight and resistance to build lean muscle mass. Yoga improves blood flow by lengthening muscle and tissue. Better blood flow = more oxygen to muscles = faster recovery. Yoga can also help prevent injuries by improving flexibility and range of motion to lengthen muscles and eliminate strains and tightness. It also gives you better awareness of your body so you can recognize issues such as poor posture.
So many men now practice yoga, from movie/TV stars, to professional athletes, to your neighbor. Whether you are athletically active or spend hours at a desk, yoga can help in numerous ways. After just a 20-minute yoga session, research found people have improved memory which assists in maintaining focus, retaining information, and more energy.
Anxious about attending your first yoga class? Here’s a suggestion – learn a few poses beforehand! Start with the basics, such as, Downward Facing Dog. Everyone has at least heard of those pose, as it is one of the most common.
How to do it:
Get on your hands and knees. Curl your toes under and push into your hands. Straighten your legs, move your shoulders back so they are no longer over your wrists and raise your back end up high. Make your body in the shape of a V. Let your head hang heavy. Bend one knee and then the other, peddling out the feet and calves. You can keep your knees bent if you can't straighten your legs. Stay for 5 breaths.
To celebrate our male students and to invite more men into our yoga world, we are offering the below:
MEN'S YOGA MONTH
October 1st - October 31st, 2019
NEXT yoga - Wheaton & Elmhurst
FREE classes for Men on:
-10/1 - 4:30p - N2
-10/8 - 6:15p - Trad. Hot
-10/18 - 6:15p - Restore
-10/21 - 4:30p - Sculpt
-10/2 - 9:30a - N2
-10/7 - 12:00p - Trad. Hot
-10/16 - 8:00p - Restore
-10/22 - 6:30p - Sculpt
For the month of October, all men also receive their first month of our BTU Membership for only $39! (originally $89).
Grab your brother, husband, friend, boyfriend, uncle, or any man in your life for some yoga! If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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September is a time to celebrate all of the healthy ways yoga benefits us!
In 2008, the Department of Health and Wellness officially designated September as National Yoga Month. This annual observance is a great opportunity to raise awareness and educate your friends about the health benefits associated with yoga.
If you are a seasoned practitioner, try out a different style this month and/or help raise awareness by spreading the word to others by sharing your enthusiasm for yoga.
If you’re new to yoga, you will notice benefits soon. In one study, people improved their flexibility by up to 35% after only 8 weeks of yoga. Yoga is for everybody – all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Benefits of yoga include:
• Increased flexibility.
• Increased muscle strength and tone.
• Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
• Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
• Weight reduction.
• Cardio and circulatory health.
• Improved athletic performance.
• Protection from injury.
When done right, nearly all poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles. When you're stronger and more flexible, your posture improves as well.
Almost all yoga styles use meditation techniques to help calm the mind. Deep breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from daily mind struggles to finding stillness and tranquility. Yoga has long been known to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. A slower heart rate can benefit people with high blood pressure and help can also help prevent heart disease.
Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. Each person’s yoga journey is constantly evolving. Having the yoga lifestyle means committing to living mindfully. It is a wonderful practice that helps us to let go of our egos and enjoy life without judgment.
“When you do something, do it with one hundred percent of the mind. Don’t do it half way. Whatever you do, do it with full concentration. That is Yoga.”
- Swami Satchidananda
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Living a well-balanced life is essential for personal growth, peace of mind and overall health. We all have responsibilities, whether it is our career, relationships, family… there are things we want to do and things we have to do. The challenge is BALANCE. This is not always easy. Too much stress can cause physical and/or emotional health consequences.
Keeping a healthy life balance can boost to your productivity and allow you to give more focus and attention to that which you love.
Remember to always to balance work with fun – laugh, joke, play! Your everyday responsibilities will become more meaningful if you’re in a good place mentally.
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At NEXT yoga, we believe that yoga is for everybody and every body; all ages, all
sizes and all lifestyles can embrace the physical, mental, and healing power of yoga.
Making yoga accessible to everyone empowers students to mirror their studio practice
into their daily lives.
Balance, strength, and wellness are our priority.
Do you practice yoga to achieve physical strength, physiological health, mental health,
emotional balance, better performance at work, at home, or on the basketball court? We
are dedicated to provide an environment that meets the needs of each of our students.
NEXT yoga classes challenge students to bring their practice to new heights, on and off
the mat. Our studio and instructors’ purpose is to promote personal awareness,
confidence, and strength.
You will sweat. You will get stronger. You will be faster, leaner and healthier. We
believe that yoga is the answer to achieving your personal goals and to providing you
with overall health, peace, and well-being for the rest of your life.
It is this passion for yoga that transcends us from just giving our students a great
At the end of the day, when life has given you as much as you can take, what’s next?
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