“Conveyed from the mouth to ear, there is tradition. There are no textbooks. There is only direct meeting, direct experience. There is no practice without a teacher. There is no teacher without a community. There are souls destined to meet—with free will and commitment, and loving-kindness and fellowship, and out of these branches the path.” — Perle Besserman
A welcoming studio: Art of Balance Yoga was established as a place where students can practice yoga at their own pace. Think of it as a personal practice in a group setting.
We teach to build a good foundation: We teach for stability and strength, for natural range of motion, and to bring balance the whole being. We offer a foundation for the mind by planting ideas that lift our thoughts to a higher frequency.
We have a hands-off approach: We believe that each student has the wisdom and ability to move their body into a place the is right for them. We guide with carefully chosen words, with mirroring, with props, and occasionally with a light touch. As a student gets deeper into the practice they may try more challenging poses requiring the teacher to support or to spot them if desired.
Learn to balance steadiness and ease: In our relaxed, friendly environment, our classes bring focus to refining the breath with emphasis on allowing the breath to guide the movement. Breath is what connects the mind and body, and breath is what balances our energies.
The studios are clean and the walls are free of mirrors. The lighting is adjustable, there are plenty of props, and the teachers are skilled, professional, and kind. This is your practice and we want you to love it enough to make it part of your healthy lifestyle. It is our hope that everyone leaves class feeling better than when they came in!
Frequently Asked Questions
• Register and pay in advance online or in person for classes and workshops — All sales are final.
• Cash and Credit are preferred, and if a check is returned with insufficient funds, there will be an additional fee of $20.
• Please turn off your mobile phone and enjoy your time on the mat! Mono-tasking is one of the skills we cultivate in yoga.
When should I arrive?
Arrive up to 15 minutes before class to set up and settle in. Using our online scheduler is a great way to reserve your spot for a class and pay for classes too. If you get into a traffic jam we will hold the door open 5 extra minutes before locking.
What do I wear to yoga class?
Any comfortable clothes that move with you and provide decent coverage are excellent. Tuck in a shirt or wearing a tighter top is best for when we move upside down. We work in bare feet on yoga mats. Please leave your shoes at the door or cubby and refrain from wearing perfume or cologne since some people have allergic reactions to these.
What to expect?
A new activity poses new challenges so be mindful about the signals you get from your body, be gentle and kind to yourself and you will get a good footing as poses become more familiar. With time and practice you will begin to relax and breathe deeply and steadily, and you will begin to feel the benefits of yoga.
can i drink water during class?
Bring a water bottle if you like so as to drink plenty of water after your class to help flush out toxins released from muscles and organs during class. We also have water fountains in each room. Try to keep from drinking much water during class, but knowing what your body needs and taking care of yourself is always best.
Where to store my stuff?
Please store your personal items in provided “cubbies”. We have hooks for coats and a changing space if you’re coming directly from work. When class is in session the front door is locked unless someone is managing the front desk.
Is it OK to eat before doing yoga?
You might be uncomfortable during class if you recently ate, so avoid eating about two hours before class.
Can I borrow a mat?
We have some eco-friendly Jade mats available to rent for $1 and also have some available for purchase. They’re safe for the environment and for you too, and are extra grippy to help give stability to your pose!
Arrive for class a few minutes early and stay until it ends. Set up your mat and any props you may want nearby. We want everyone to have the best experience possible!
Go to the Contact page to email us with your questions.