Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda (Life Knowledge). Have you heard about Ayurveda? Seen it posted on social media, or at a studio? Ever wonder what exactly is Ayurveda? Well, lets get you caught up! Ayurveda is the medical science of life. Its purpose is to bring healing, and allow for a higher quality of life that aids in longevity. It is a manual to a healthy and happy existence. Notice the art of daily and seasonal living, the deep connection to body, mind, and spirit, but also to the environment. It is well known in Ayurveda that looking at the Macrocosm and the Microcosm will guide us through our journey.

Ayurveda complements all health care platforms, and is recommended for everyone in need of diet and lifestyle counseling and support in times of good and bad health. Ayurveda looks at the person as a whole, seeing connections to displacements that cause a number of health related issues. Ayurveda dates back millennials. The oldest Ayurveda text is estimated to be around 400 C.E, and is still used today to guide one in establishing routines for optimal wellness.

Did you know, you have already heard of one of the six philosophies of Ayurveda? Yoga! Patanjali is considered the father of Yoga. Yoga is the sister science to Ayurveda, and they work together to create wellness in the mind, body, and spirit using several techniques. Yoga technology helps us stay fit physically, but most importantly mentally and emotionally. Sounds interesting doesn’t it!? You may be asking yourself is Ayurveda for me?

What services would I be receiving from YogiSTRONG Ayurvedic Wellness and Yoga?

Brief descriptions of services…

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Create diet and lifestyle recommendations, according to your Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances, to maintain a healthy mind and body.
  • Educate, motivate, and council you to be successful in implementing Ayurveda into your life.
  • Recommending appropriate food choices, and proper eating habits.
  • Recommend daily and seasonal routines for your life cycle according to your constitution and imbalances.
  • Educating on the appropriate use of senses for optimal wellness.
  • Recommending custom and predesigned herbal formulas, herbal medicines, minerals, and other natural substances for internal and external use.
  • Practices of Yoga and Meditation for mind, body, and spirit.
  • Guiding pre-natal and post-natal diet and lifestyle
  • Recommendations for children 5 and over
  • Teach preventative care for head and neck region, including your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

A few benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga…

  • Reduced stress
  • Healthier digestion
  • More energy, awareness and clarity
  • Ability to rest and relax for a deeper and improved sleep
  • Augmented focus and concentration
  • Lowered depression and anxiousness, it’s therapeutic
  • Gain strength, tone, flexibility, and improved circulation
  • Healthier hair, skin, and nails
  • Lowered reactions to allergies (seasonal and environmental)
  • Expanded breath range (inhalation, exhalation, and suspension)
  • Balancing of the chakras (energy centers), nadis (energetic pathways), and hemispheres of the brain.
  • Improved memory function
  • Ease of arthritis, back, joint, and overall body pain
  • Cleansing the body, reducing inflammation
  • Loving where and who you are. Happiness 

Our goal is for everyone to have balanced doshas (Constitution), digestion, tissues, with proper elimination of waste, with well functioning bodily processes, and your mind, body, spirit, and senses blissful. This is Ayurveda. This is health. Still unsure if you will benefit from Ayurvedic Health Counseling? Try one of our many Ayurvedic and Yogic workshops. 

Ready to start a Ayurvedic Counseling session?

Email Josephine Fanelli at info@yogistrong.com with your contact information.

Here’s to a longer, healthier, and happier life, Cheers! 

This is Why I Teach…

This is Why I Teach…

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, is it for You?

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, is it for You?

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Habits, Golden Milk, and Yogi Tea

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Karma Yoga Fundraiser

Sat Naam Everyone,

I am participating in a Yoga Fundraiser Saturday, December 8th. Come join us for the day or for a set of Yoga and wellness.

Karma Yoga Fundraiser
When: Saturday December 8
Where: Potsdam Elementary School

Be of Mind, Body and Spirit this Holiday Season. All proceeds to benefit The St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House for Victims of Family Violence.

Per class donation:

  • $10.00 adult
  • $5.00 student

Schedule:

  • 9:00 Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Alison Brant
  • 10:30 Hatha Yoga with Monique Christiensen
  • 12:00 Hatha Yoga with Ellie Beeler
  • 1:30 Vinyasa Flow with Sarah Scafidi-McGuire
  • 3:00 Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega
  • 4:30 Kundalini Yoga with Gurumantra Kaur
  • For more information or to make a donation please contact Shannon @ 244 3550 or shannonjm45@gmail.com

See y’all there! =) Blessings.