What makes Gilbert Yoga Unique?
Gilbert Yoga is not your average yoga studio.
Rather, Gilbert Yoga is where the Heart is.
This sacred space elicits a sense of belonging; a sense of returning hOMe.
At Gilbert Yoga, yoga is made accessible to all ages, sizes, and shapes. Everybody is honored; you are welcome to come Be, simply as you Are.
Gilbert Yoga helps their students reconnect to Love and appreciation for this miraculous Now moment.
The large variety of offerings G.Y. brings to the commUNITY, allows for ample opportunity to practice alignment with your Highest Self!
Yoga is experienced directly.
This is what is taught at Gilbert Yoga.
The teachings you’ll find at the studio offer the chance for you to embark on the journey of Self-discovery. Instructors invite students to go gently into poses, while listening to, and connecting to, the breath.
In this simple -but powerful- method, teachers guide you into connection of body, mind, and soul…
The wide spectrum of weekly classes at Gilbert Yoga accommodates for All Levels and Abilities.
You’ll find high energy options like: All Levels Flow, and Power Vinyasa
and gentle options like: Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation.
Teachers provide a safe and nurturing environment while sharing in the joys of yoga with the community.
All of the teachers at Gilbert Yoga have received their certificate to teach yoga and are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) and/or Experienced RYT with the Yoga Alliance, which sets the minimum standards for yoga teacher training programs.
Gilbert Yoga also offers the finest Yoga Teacher Training education in the greater Southwest, including 200-hour, 300-hour, and Prenatal teacher programs. Certified by Yoga Alliance, these comprehensive programs are an immersion into the rich traditions of yoga.
Simply put, whether you are attending a weekly class, dropping-in on a special Workshop, participating in a Teacher Training, or enjoying a Yoga Retreat…Gilbert Yoga is holding the space for You to gently come back to yourSelf, in a safe, supportive, and all-inclusive environment.
Discover for yourSelf why Gilbert Yoga is unique… Enjoy!
Optimize your practice with "victorious breath" or Ujjayi this winter!
You know that guttural-like sound in the back of yogis’ throats that sounds like a gentle ocean? That’s Ujjayi.
Ujjayi is a pranayama technique often performed during asana practice in which the back of your throat is slightly constricted while you breath slowly in and out through your nose. Another way to describe it is like fogging up a mirror, but with your mouth closed.
Ujjayi is Sanskrit for “victorious breath,” so named because it brings a sense of confidence, upliftment, and power to the practitioner. Ujjayi is helpful because you can both hear it and feel it. In this respect, Ujjayi keeps the mind focused on the present moment, inviting self-awareness.
Both energizing and grounding, Ujjayi helps to warm you from the inside out, making it an excellent pranayama for these winter months. This build-up of internal heat helps to release tight areas of the body, making us less prone to injuries while stretching and practicing asana.
But that’s not the only benefit of Ujjayi. In taking deep breaths, we expand the lungs further than normal, increasing circulation and releasing toxins from our organs. Ujjayi can also help strengthen the immune system to fight off winter illnesses and improve our sleep.
In the subtle realm, Ujjayi allows more prana–vital life-force–to enter the body, and encourages movement of energy from the root center all the way up to the crown. It works to cleanse the nadis (channels), releasing stagnant energy to help the body overcome stress and fatigue.
This winter, use Ujjayi in your asana practice to experience this victorious breath and its wide range of benefits!
Written by Heather Lynn Horvat
You might utilize Ujjayi in any of our more vibrant weekly asana classes:
655 N Gilbert Road