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Note: To qualify for any of these offers (except for a single class) you must be new to Power of Your Om and be a local (or somewhat local and you aren’t just visiting for holiday) resident. If this is not the case and you purchase one of these online, we will be refunding your money.
If you are not sure what to sign up for, contact us and we’ll gladly help you out!
- Clients may purchase only one of the Introductory Yoga Offers
- To save time, download and complete the new client form and bring it with you on your first visit.
- Your package is good for ALL regularly scheduled yoga classes on the schedule, it is not valid for workshops.
- After purchasing a package, you can sign up online for class or just drop into the studio. Please arrive 15 minutes before your first class so you aren’t rushing just to relax.
- Wear comfortable clothes – basically anything that you would run in minus the socks and shoes.
- Bring a mat, towel & water bottle with you. Don’t have them – we have them to available to rent and buy.
Power Vinyasa Yoga is a way to move your body, access your mind and connect with your soul. Power of Your Om is a community where people come to be challenged and inspired to move forward in their lives starting from RIGHT NOW. Power of Your Om was established in Naperville Illinois in 2008 and Santa Barbara in 2010. It’s been rockin’ the community and creating lasting changes in people’s lives since day one.
At Power of Your Om we believe that POWER YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE. Our mission is to empower each other in mind, body & spirit, to help others create a transformation from within themselves, and to grow to our fullest potential.
You don’t need to be able to touch your toes, know the names of yoga poses, do 25 push-ups or be forced to stay in the room to land your yoga mat here. You just have to be willing to move, breathe and sweat a bit in order to breakthrough your own barriers…oh, and have fun. We will help you on the journey to places you’ve never imagined reaching before.
Power of Your Om encourages everyone to come as you are RIGHT NOT and to be YOU. We have created this space for you not only to explore your body and mind on your yoga mat, but outside and into to world.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PRACTICE
Please arrive 10 minutes early to set up your practice space.
• Bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle
• Wear non-restrictive clothing and plan to be barefoot
• Refrain from eating large meals at least 2 hours before class
• Drink plenty of water before and after class
• Leave the world behind – Please turn off all cell phones and pagers
• Be prepared to sweat. We practice in a heated room (90 degrees)
• Plan to stay for the entire duration of a class
• Ask questions – the teacher is there for you
• Classes are open to all levels.
Each Power Yoga class is suitable for ALL LEVELS and all classes are taught in a heated room (90 degrees). This powerful, energetic, playful flowing class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged in the same class. The room is heated to help cleanse the body and warm the muscles. Each class will torch calories, tone, strengthen, rinse your body, clear your mind and leave you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. The dynamic mix of sweat and spirit that is cultivated in a Power Yoga class will challenge you to step up to your edge and unlock your hidden potential for achieving authentic personal power and living an extraordinary life.
There are a lot of reasons why we choose to practice yoga in a heated room. The heat helps our bodies warm up (sort of life bending metal when it is heated) and makes it easier to get deeper into postures more safely. In our experience, the many benefits of practicing yoga asana are amplified by doing so in the heat. Sweating helps us clean out our systems, because toxins are carried to the surface of the skin in sweat, where they float magically away during the process of evaporation.
The heat also:
•Helps us burn fat more effectively by boosting metabolism and melting away water weight in sweat
•Dilates our capillaries to boost the “oxygenation” of all our cells — tissues, muscles, organs, etc. (Especially beneficial for athletes)
•Boosts circulation and gets the heart rate up, at times rendering yoga an aerobic activity
•Enhances our immune system by slightly elevating the temperature of the body, which increases T-cell functioning
•Elevates the functioning of the nervous system and decreases anxiety by relaxing the body
Another subtle effect of the heat that you don’t always hear about is that it actually helps us concentrate and stay in the moment. The intensity of practicing in a warm room is hard to ignore, and (at least in our experience) this helps our minds wander less. Since yoga is about staying present in the moment, the heat can function as our ally in this way.
By far the biggest reason we practice yoga in a heated room?
Because it feels good! Sometimes the warmth can be intense, and the sweating messy, but it feels so, so wonderful to purify our bodies in a heated practice (and then go home and take a nice rinse). Heated yoga isn’t for everyone, but many people find that after an initial adjustment period they never want to go back to “cold” yoga.
On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes students get so addicted to the heat that they can’t enjoy their practice unless they are really en fuego. To all, we say, experiment with the middle path!
How hot is it, anyway?
Our thermostat is set to 90 degrees, and most classes never even reach that temperature. However, because we are all working and sweating together, it can get pretty humid in there, which can make it feel hotter. The good news? A moisture-filled room actually encourages us to sweat more which — you guessed it — means more cleansing and detoxing.
We encourage you to stay hydrated — particularly before you come to class.
We have a filtered water available to fill up your reusable water bottle before, during and after class.
Some traditions discourage drinking water while practicing yoga – we don’t. If you need to drink water during class, be mindful when doing so – don’t put the fire out by drinking too much. Make sure you drink water after class too – maybe even some electrolyte replacement drink. Getting adequate intake of liquids is a pivotal part of benefiting from your practice.
Things to look out for
If you have any doubt, and as always before beginning a new exercise program, please consult your doctor for a “second opinion” before you launch into a heated yoga habit. Once you’ve joined us, here are some uncommon but important things to look out for when practicing in the heat:
•Again — stay hydrated! You might be surprised how much water your body can handle when you’re sweating for 90 minutes a day.
•If, at any point, you feel overheated, dizzy, or nauseous, by all means relax on your mat. Ideally, do so while you are still able to do it gracefully — not when it’s too late! Child’s pose and savasana are great options when you need to take a quick break.
We encourage you not to leave the room suddenly if you feel lightheaded. Whenever possible, stay on your mat and relax. Never hesitate to signal an assistant if you need support.