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Gentle Yoga Classes at Evolve Yoga Studio

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga class Overview

Gentle Yoga at Evolve Yoga in Leesburg, FL focuses on stretching, breathing, relaxation to raise range of mobility of major joints. A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually.

Gentle Yoga at Evolve Yoga in Leesburg, FL focuses on stretching, breathing, relaxation to raise range of mobility of major joints. A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually.

Accessible to beginners and advanced students Evolve yoga studio emphasizes breathing to connect the body and mind.

Gentle yoga: What is it?

Gentle yoga places emphasis on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas (postures or poses) are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative yoga experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.

Gentle yoga classes are typically described as appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. The approach includes carefully orchestrated movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is simple to do and easy to remember. A gentle yoga style encourages a highly individualized approach to practice with on-going encouragement to make moment-to-moment adjustments.


Who should take Gentle Yoga?

Generally speaking, gentle-style yoga classes attempt to serve a variety of distinct needs: people with movement limitations, or profound stiffness due to lack of activity; relief from disabilities and chronic conditions e.g., arthritis, back pain and other musculo-skeletal issues; recovery from surgery, illness or injury; for seniors, new practitioners, women who are pregnant and those seeking stress-reduction or weight management.

A gentle yoga approach has even been found to be an important compliment in programs to reverse heart disease or provide relief from the challenging conditions of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, as well as mood disorders.


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If you’re looking for your yoga home, stop looking

If you’re looking for your yoga home, stop looking and just go here. Beyond impressed with this studio! It is neat and tidy. The staff is very polite, professional and experienced. I can’t wait to come back for more.”  -Paige

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Was amazing !! Never did yoga before so was a lil nervious . They made me feel at ease and the instructor was awesome. Great environment , felt fantastic after the class !!!!! – Tom

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Gentle Yoga FAQ's

What is gentle yoga description?

Gentle yoga is as style of yoga that is healing for the body, mind and spirit. The class incorporates props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters and even a wall to help support the students in a variety of yoga postures. A gentle yoga class begins with a supported gentle posture and calming breathing techniques. Each class will vary depending on the teachers direction. Some gentle yoga classes are designed to help heal a specific area of the body such as low back pain. Yoga students should expect a full body experience and relief from day to day stress and discomfort in the body. Take care of yourself and take time to enjoy a gentle yoga class to experience the healing effects for yourself.

What to gentle yoga flow?

A gentle flow yoga class will incorporated Vinyasa yoga or breath synchronized movement. Simple cat cow stretches of lengthening and shortening a specific area while focusing on the breath helps to increase the effects of the gentle yoga experience. Moving with the breath creates present moment focus with helps yoga students both on and off their yoga mat. Paying attention to the breath at any time in life brings you into the present moment.

What are gentle yoga poses?

Gentle yoga poses, or postures are similar to other yoga poses but will often be done at a slow pace using props to help each student achieve the maximum benefit with minimal effort. The purpose of gentle yoga is to relax and heal the student. Healing in a gentle yoga class is not only physical, but often mental and emotional as well. Be sure to tell your gentle yoga teacher if  you are hurting physically, emotionally or if you are mentally distracted or working through a difficult time so that he or she can help you.

What is a gentle yoga sequence?

A gentle yoga sequence is a series of postures that allows the yoga student to move easily from one posture to another. The class will usually begin with a ten minute breathing and mindful meditation warmup. Then the class will move to more active postures such as cat and cow stretches. Deep hip openers and leg stretches might follow when the body is warmed up. A warm body stretches more easily. Then a gentle cool down will help the students enjoy the final ten minute savasana, or final resting pose. Soft rhythmic music usually accompanies the gentle yoga class. Gentle yoga is a lovey expression of yoga that must be tried to really be appreciated.

Should you do gentle yoga when sick?

Gentle yoga is a healing style of yoga. If you would like to do a gentle yoga class and you are sick, be sure to check with your doctor before taking class to get the ok to practice. If you are contagious it would be best to do your gentle yoga postures at home so as not to infect your fellow yoga students or your restorative yoga teacher. If the doctor gives you the ok to practice, and you are not contagious, gentle yoga is an excellent style of yoga for healing you; body, mind and spirit. Enjoy and be well.

How many calories does gentle yoga burn?

Gentle yoga is not an intense workout, so burning calories in this class is not a priority. In each posture and sequence the students are encouraged to find comfort and healing, thus little to no calorie burn is happening. Consider your gentle yoga class the antidote to an active, or stressful activity. Take the time for yourself to relax, enjoy and let go to receive the wonderful healing benefits that gentle yoga has to offer you.

What are benefits of gentle yoga?

There are many benefits of gentle yoga. Just to share a some of these benefits, gentle yoga is a healing style of yoga where students feel healed and rejuvenated. Gentle yoga helps to reduce mental and emotional stress. Gentle yoga will help you to find greater flexibility and peace of mind. Gentle yoga can help students let go of physical, emotional and mental pain through gentle vinyasa, or breath synchronized movement and passive supportive postures and the help of a gentle yoga teacher. Try gentle yoga soon and discover even more benefits of this healing style of yoga.

What does gentle yoga mean?

Gentle yoga means being gentle with your body while exploring the various yoga postures offered in a gentle yoga class. Some find this style of yoga to be easier that other types of yoga class. That is the purpose of gentle yoga. To be easy with yourself. Our world places plenty of extra stress and demands on us. Give yourself the time and permission to be gentle and enjoy a gentle yoga class.

What is gentle chair yoga?

Gentle chair yoga incorporates the additional prop of a chair for the class. Students who need help with balance find the use of a chair makes them feel safer when practicing yoga. Other gentle yoga student have difficulty getting down on to the floor on a yoga mat. Getting back up off the floor is even more challenging for some students. Yoga will meet you where you are. If you need to use a chair to help you for any reason, be sure to tell your gentle yoga teacher before class begins so that he or she prepare you to experience the most from your gentle chair yoga class.

What is gentle hatha yoga?

Hatha yoga is a style of yoga that involve movement. The word haṭha literally means action or force and in of physical movement of the body through a series of yoga postures. In a gentle hatha yoga practice students should expect vinyasa or breath synchronized movement. A gentle hatha yoga class might be more active than another type of gentle yoga class. Be sure to tell your gentle hatha yoga teacher is you have any physical limitations or bodily injury so that the teacher can help you enjoy your hatha yoga class.

What is gentle restorative yoga?

Gentle restorative yoga is a gentle yoga class with supported restorative postures incorporated into the practice. The use of props such as a wall, blocks, bolster and blankets will be added to the gentle restorative yoga experience. The class will often begin with a restorative yoga posture and then move into some gentle yoga poses and finish with a restorative posture to relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit of the gentle restorative yoga students. Expect to be rejuvenated by this yoga class.

What is gentle somatic yoga?

Gentle somatic yoga incorporates a combination of gentle yoga and therapeutic corrective movements of somatic movement flow. In this class the muscles of the body are reprogramed to release chronic pain, improve strength and dramatically increase flexibility. Gentle movement follows the natural range of motion with slow directional instruction to help all students regain a feeling of ease and comfort. Done over time gentle somatic yoga helps heal previous injury, as well as reduce aches and pain in the body.

What is gentle vinyasa yoga?

Gentle Vinyasa yoga is a style of yoga that incorporates breath synchronized movements with gentle yoga postures. In a gentle vinyasa yoga class students use props to help achieve proper alignment and support. Moving the body with the breath in a gentle vinyasa yoga class helps to quiet the mind, relax the body and elevate the spirit. Expect some creative movements and be open to trying something new in this dynamic class. The benefits of gentle vinyasa yoga will carry you gracefully throughout your day and life.

Why practice gentle yoga?

There are so many reasons to practice gentle yoga. If you need to find an exercise to stretch tight muscles from some other type of exercise gentle yoga is for you. Gentle yoga is also wonderful for anyone with injury to the body or just wanting to take a break from their busy life and reconnect with their authentic self on the mat. Enjoy the many benefits of gentle yoga every day such as increased flexibility, strength and relaxation. Rejuvenate your life with gentle yoga.

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