Our Mission

Through mindful movement and meditative balance, Dogwood Studio provides yoga therapy to help empower our clients to progress toward greater health and well-being.


 With our many years of experience, we can help you find balance with the following forms of yoga:

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YIN.

Shady Side. A practice in which the muscles are relaxed associated with the pose, allowing for a release in the deeper fascia layers and other connective tissue.

Yin involves poses (asanas) performed on the floor comfortably holding the poses for several minutes while relaxing the associated muscles.

Yin yoga enhances the natural range of motion of the joints and facilitates a meditation practices. 

Yin Yoga tests our patience and ability to not need an active state to be in the moment, and not multi-task, while benefiting our joints. 

 

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YANG.

Sunny Side. A more energetic and active practice. There are two types of Yang classes: 1) Functional movement based classes focus on the fundamentals of yoga poses (asanas), breath, gaze, strength and mindfulness applied to the skeleton, fascia and other connective tissue. These sessions are practiced in a moderate temperature controlled space; 2) Yoga Flow is where the fundamentals of yoga are synchronized together for a more vigorous practice.

In both Yin and Yang focused classes, our goal is wholeness and balance. 

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PERSONALIZED.

Coming into Balance. If you would like a personalized prescriptive yoga therapy session designed for your needs towards better health and wellness.

Sometimes you would like specific guidance. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being. Learn more about Yoga Therapy https://yogatherapy.health/what-is-yoga-therapy/

No matter your age, with or without chronic disease, yoga therapy sessions differ in that they are customized to your needs, while blending yin and yang practices for physical, emotional and subtle body balance. 


We at Dogwood Studio have chosen the following sutra that affirms our mission, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”

English Translation: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

A sutra is a verse or statement that represents a truth or relationship (affirmation). A sutra can be repeated. Mantra means words or sounds repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Mantras can be effective tools to support the repatterning of distractions within the mind. They can serve as an exclusive focus to anchor us or to give us a home base to come back to. Additionally, like a tuning fork, mantras help us vibrate to a particular experience. A common mantra is Shanti (Peace).


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