Flex5 Yoga Philosophy
At Flex5 we make yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands; offering classes at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. This is yoga for everyone!
The Flex5 method connects purposeful movements with conscious breath, and our educational approach improves body awareness and promotes individual choice. We present yoga in a way that helps you think independently so you can incorporate what you learn into your life beyond the mat. Our classes may give you a sweet set of abs and a well-contoured backside, but these are merely physical benefits of a consistent practice. Walking on your hands and touching your toes are discoveries along the path - not the destination.
Flex5 Yoga is unique in that it combines the practice of Vinyasa Yoga and the philosophies and science of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, to offer a well rounded physical and spiritual experience.
Flex 5 Yoga is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” - relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Flex5 Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent place of joy and happiness. This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus leads to enlightenment - the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.
"Be the change that you want to see in the world."
~ Mohammad Gandhi ~