Your Premier Montana Yoga and Aerial Yoga Studio
Limber Tree Yoga Studio is a place for you to find happiness and peace. If you feel the need for mental, spiritual, and physical well-being, experience an hour at Limber Tree. We have a variety of yoga, aerial yoga, kids' classes, and dance classes.
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means "to join" or "unify." Unity is not just a physical concept, but one of emotion and spirit, as well. Finding unity means finding the equality of mind/body/spirit in this life. The only way to achieve this unity and balance is though nurturing and finding wellness in these very important aspects of our lives. The practice of Yoga leads one to explore each of these aspects of our lives by enhancing the wellness of our physical bodies, mental states, and emotional well-being. Limber Tree's focus is help people in our community to find the place in this human experience in which we discover inner peace. This will lead outer health in our mental and physical states.
Although feeling the benefits of being physically fit is extremely important to finding balance in this life, this is not the primary focus of Limber Tree Yoga Studio. We believe that physical fitness goes hand-in-hand with mental and spiritual fitness and an overall wellness. Practicing Yoga Asanas, rediscovering meaningful relationships, dancing, meditating, rediscovering the inner child, finding clarity, and experiencing the unknown are the primary ways of discovering true peace and happiness-and we want to provide a haven for you to find methods on finding these tools. We all know that the time is now for us to find our peaceful inner being. Finding this sense of who we are is easier when we are amongst a community. Limber Tree Yoga Studio is the haven for that community and we are excited to share it with you!
Owner, Limber Tree Yoga Studio
Your First Class
- Get there early: Arrive at least 10 minutes before your first class to get a spot where you feel most comfortable.
- Leave your ego at the door: Entering your first yoga class can be intimidating, especially if you’re among more practiced people. But yoga is unlike other exercise classes. It requires you to leave your ego at the door and ignore everyone around you. This is your time, so forget that the guy behind you is doing an advanced pose or the woman up front is a human pretzel. Go at your own pace and focus on your own body’s needs. Remember, this is the time for you to take care of yourself. So be gentle and kind to your body as you try out new poses.
- Shoes: Take off your shoes before you enter the studio room. Cubbies and hooks are provided inside the studio for storage and security.
- Communicate: Before class starts, introduce yourself to the instructor. Tell the instructor whether you have any injury, especially a recent one, so he or she can give you modifications.
- Breathe: In yoga you learn to breathe out audibly through the nose (not through the mouth). A newcomer to yoga must think it is very strange that everyone is breathing so heavy. This forceful exhalation is called ouija breathing, and it helps to warm the body and increase oxygen consumption. This breath helps push more air out of the lungs. This really allows a dramatic release of tension. It feels a bit like ‘blowing off steam’, and it is an amazing breathing relaxation technique.
- Food & Drink: Drink water! Not just the day of your yoga class, but all the time. Eating a lot before a yoga class is not a good idea. Try to eat an hour or two (or more) before your class. If you do eat before your class, make it something light and small. Eating after class is fine. Yoga can aid digestion and help naturally reset your appetite, too.
- Clothing: Yoga is traditionally practiced in bare feet – no shoes or socks necessary or recommended. Comfortable, breathable clothes are recommended, especially clothes that allow you to stretch easily.
- Listen to your body: If something hurts, don’t do it! A little discomfort is normal when we move in new ways, but yoga should not cause pain. Listen to your body and if you feel pain, or want to stop for some other reason – it’s fine to stop.
- Don't leave in the middle of Corpse pose: Most yoga classes end with Corpse pose, also called Savasana (pronounced sha-vass-ahnah). With this pose, you lie flat on your back, close your eyes and relax. You never want to walk out of a class when they are in Corpse pose. If you have to leave, do it before.
- Namaste: Don't be scared off when your instructor bows, clasps hands together in front of the heart and says, "Namaste" (pronounced nah-mas-tay). You'll notice the class says it back as well. This Sanskrit word means "I honor you" and is normally said at the end of class.
Limber Tree Yoga Studio is the only Aerial Yoga Studio in Yellowstone County!
Limber Tree Yoga Studio has the honor of providing the Yellowstone County community with the unique fitness opportunity of being lifted from the floor. In Aerial Yoga, one can experience restoration, relaxation, flexibility, strength, and joy while being suspended by a soft nylon fabric. Come hang out with us!
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