Kundalini Yoga With Live Music

Monday, October 24th, 7:30-9pm
Like the ocean waves that never cease, the rhythm of the universe never ceases. All of the Universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony with the Universe. We vibrate frequency through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions, and feelings. What we put out to the Universe we receive back, much like a boom-a-rang. Through a deeper understanding and sincere practice of Kundalini Yoga we can ride the waves of life with joy, grace, compassion and kindness.
Kundalini Yoga is one of the oldest and considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques. Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awakening the Higher Self and turning potential energy into useful energy. Kundalini Yoga is a fascinating practice.
About Sukhmani (aka Nicole), E-RYT, YACEP: She has practiced yoga almost 20 years and has been teaching for almost a decade. Sukhmani teaches yoga classes all over Southern California as well as Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing and Live Music Mantra workshops all over the US and online. Sukhmani is the co-founder of the award winning mantra rock band, Sukha and often incorporates live music and sound healing in her classes. They released their critically acclaimed mantra album “Rise” earlier this year and are touring to support it. She studies Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at the advanced levels with master teachers Guru Singh, Tej, Nirvair Singh and others.

Join Sukhmani on a spiritual journey to a healthier and happier you!!!

All levels including beginners are welcome and encouraged!

Please bring a meditation pillow, small pillow or blanket for extra comfort in the seated postures.

$30 Sign up now!

Read more about the benefits of a night yoga routine here at Positive Health Wellness Blog

HIP Power Yoga Workshop with Marla

photoCome  learn  what  the HIP  Power  Yoga  class is  all  about!

Though power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher, they will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, and enjoy exercising.  Prepare to work hard and work up a sweat. I have been teaching yoga for 14 years and offer variety on the yoga poses and stretches you may be familiar with.

Yoga means union, or connecting breath to movement. Power yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes.  The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Expect strong consistent movement, not just stretching.

On Saturday, I will teach the basic yoga postures that we will work on in the class, along with modifications and variations that will make this class perfect for you!

This class is a donation based class and will be offered FOR YOU, and you may find that this is the perfect compliment to your weekly HIP classes. Please sign up at the studio for class.  Two classes are offered and hopefully you can attend one!

Saturday February  1st    &   February 8Th

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Suggested Donation $15.00

~Give what you can~ Take what you need~

How Pilates and Yoga Can Help You Live a Better Life

pilates_and_yoga_balancePilates and yoga are much more than passing fads in the world of exercise. When these two techniques are combined, they can bring phenomenal health benefits to the body that people aren’t always able to achieve through other forms of non-aerobic exercise. Pilates focuses on the body as a whole, targeting all major muscle groups. It is challenging to say the least, and it requires a significant amount of concentration. Yoga and Pilates are both total mind and body approaches that help you find your center of balance, so that you can have total control over your body by engaging in various movements and exercises. Pilates is actually much different from yoga, but the two complement each other perfectly. Pilates tends to focus more on core strength, while yoga tends to focus on developing strength and stretching.

Improving Your Health with Yoga and Pilates

Many people are under the misconception that yoga and Pilates are simple exercises that won’t do much for their body. They couldn’t be more wrong. To engage in these workouts, you must have a high level of concentration, and you must be committed to the process. Yoga exercises will bring your mind and body together in harmony, through using a range of meditation, breathing techniques, and exercises combined. When you are performing yoga, the exercises that you do will put a great deal of pressure on all of the glandular systems in your body. This is the key to improving your health through yoga. The benefits are endless, and you will see a complete change in your body after you have attended a few Pilates and Yoga classes.

Some of the Key Benefits of Pilates & Yoga 

  • Improved Brain Function and Concentration
  • Increased Sense of Well-Being and Body Awareness
  • Increased Muscle Tone and Strength
  • Increased Blood Circulation and Lung Capacity
  • Improved Flexibility and Posture
  • Relives Muscle Stiffness and Pain Caused by Various Ailments
  • Improved Stress Management Abilities
  • Improved Energy Levels
  • Reduced Levels of Fatigue
  • Increased Ability to Soothe the Mind and Calm the Soul

Signing Up for Classes

Signing up for yoga and Pilates classes at HIP Studio is a breeze. HIP Studio even offers a Yoga Add-On to your Pilates membership. Yoga and Pilates is a great way to add fun and creativity to your workout regimen, and you will not be disappointed with the level of benefits that you will receive from engaging in these exercises. Whether you are going solo with a private trainer or joining a class, you will begin to see positive results almost immediately. People that engage in Pilates and yoga at least twice a week for hour long sessions find that their overall sense of well-being improves greatly.

Hip Studio offers Pilates and yoga classes, in addition to other types of exercise classes. They are one of the best health and fitness studios in Hermosa Beach, CA.




How Pilates and Yoga Can Make You a Better Person

pilates and yogaPilates and yoga are both considered mind/body disciplines. Both exercises target strengthening the body while at the same time focusing on concentration and breathing. This combination can create powerful workouts and simultaneous meditation. While there are a few basic differences between the disciplines, the overall results from each can help make you a better person.

If nothing else, the movements and poses in each exercise can help you tone and strengthen your body. Exercise in any format can increase endorphins and cause you to feel happy. Additionally, people who are satisfied with their overall fitness and the way they look tend to be happier. As sickness or injury can be a cause of stress, bodies that are operating properly are one less thing for their owners to worry about.

However, being a better person isn’t just about being fit or being happy. What it means to be a better person may vary in each individual. Both Pilates and yoga teach certain skills that can create or improve overall wellbeing. For example, both disciplines focus on breathing. While this may sound superficial, it is actually an incredible tool for teaching yourself a number of things.

Deep, focused breathing is a form of meditation. Taking an hour for a few days a week to meditate can go a long way toward managing stress. Studies show individuals who regularly practice yoga have less stress and feel less anxious. This could mean returning to work after a yoga class ready to tackle an inbox full of “urgent” emails with a positive attitude.

Additionally, instructors encourage participants to clear their minds during class. In fact, if you find yourself thinking about your job or your children, you are encouraged to clear your head and instead focus on your breathing. Teaching yourself to put worries aside is an effective way to prioritize and keep calm.

Lastly, a major benefit of focusing on your breath is that it forces you to live in the moment. The only thing you are supposed to think about is the air moving through your mouth into your lungs and then back out again. Many regular Pilates and yoga participants attest that their practice helps them learn to stay in the present. Even if they get caught up in the craziness of their day, a class can remind them to return to the present.

When you teach yourself to focus on the present, you learn to be more appreciative of what you have. Focusing on the “now” can help you avoid worrying over past guilt or future situations. Clear thinking enables you to concentrate on the things you do have and the things you can change. This can result in being more productive and more thankful for where you are in life.

If you are someone looking for a way to relieve stress, you may want to consider hitting the mat or the reformer. Both yoga and Pilates aim to help calm the mind through gentle, focused breathing and exercises. Participants are encouraged to live in the present and spend an hour thinking of nothing but their breathing and movements. Taking that hour a few times a week is proven to decrease stress levels. Practicing these disciplines can make you calmer, happier and appreciative – perhaps even a better person.