Yoga

Yoga is the oldest system of personal improvement in the world. The Yoga Center of Greenwich focuses on the development of a personal yoga practice. Our practice is designed to inspire the beginner and challenge the experienced. Each pose is to be performed to the best of one’s ability. To facilitate the greatest benefits of the practice, we stress controlled use of the breath (pranayama) and precise alignment. In doing so, our students’ progress without strain or injury.

The yoga postures (asanas) work the entire body to balance and strengthen the spine, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The function of each joint, gland, internal organ, circulatory, nervous and digestive systems are improved and brought into balance. A regular yoga practice reduces stress and promotes healing. Hatha yoga is designed to teach mastery of self and to bring us the true meaning of hatha yoga: “Ha” – sun, “Tha” – moon, “YOGA” – union of body and mind.

Teachers

Lauren Berger is the Director of The Yoga Center.  Lauren has been trained for 20 years by the former directors, Toni Goodrich and Heather Trzuskowski, the mother daughter team. The Center was founded in 1992 and has been at the present location ever since, right on Greenwich Avenue.  Our teachers have studied all forms of Hatha Yoga.  Our founders studied primarily with Bikram Choudhury, Tony Sanchez, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, David Swensen and TKV Desikachar.

 

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.

Rumi

The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.

Rodney Yee

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.

B.K.S. Iyengar