What Sort of Yoga Do We Offer?
At Manual Works we offer two main yoga practices:
Rehab Yoga (Private/semi-private/small group) Rehab yoga is perfect for people who want to try yoga for the first time or for those who are looking for a movement class that complements their current physio regime.
In these you will combine gentle yoga poses with breathing exercises, restorative postures, and dynamic movement to stretch and strengthen the body, reduce stress, calm the mind and work through any body imbalances.
Yin Yoga (Private, semi-private/small group): Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Yin postures are held for 3-5 minutes which gives the body an opportunity to open and release tension from deeper tissues.
This form of yoga is a great complement to more dynamic and active forms of physical activity. The Yin Yoga practice works with our energy body, clearing blockages in meridians and increasing the flow of prana or Chi, improving the health of our organs as well as increasing our energy and promoting a general sense of well-being.
How Do I Know which style will work best for me?
Before your first session, one of our teachers will sit down and chat with you about your intentions for beginning a private yoga practice. Based on your goals, our teacher recommends the best style and focus for your sessions at the clinic as well as recommendations for stretches and movements that you can begin doing at home.
Why choose Manual Works?
Our teachers specialize in therapeutic yoga practices. They know how your body works and are dedicated to helping you get back to your baseline of movement.
The focus is on a pain-free yoga practice and our teachers are experienced in yoga therapeutics and rehab practices to ensure safety and that you are always moving towards health.
Science-Backed Benefits of a Yoga Practice
- Can decrease stress
- Relieve anxiety
- May reduce inflammation
- Could improve heart health
- Improve quality of life
- May fight depression
- Help reduce chronic pain
- Improve quality of sleep
- Improve flexibility and balance
- Could help improve breathing
- May relieve migraines
- Promotes healthy eating habits
- Can increase strength
How Can yoga at Manual Works help you?
- You are recovering or healing from an injury
- You have muscle imbalance or postural dysfunction
- You would like to strengthen your core muscles
- You want to improve your breathing
- You want to learn self-control
- You want to feel less stress
- You want to be happy
- You want to strengthen and improve the alignment of your spine and pelvis