The Who, What and Why of Yes, Yoga;

Who We Are

Yes:/jəʊɡə/ noun: an affirmative answer or decision.“Do you want that?” “Yes, I do!” 

                      Interjection: a strong expression of joy, pleasure, or approval.

Origin: Old English gēse, gīse, probably from an unrecorded phrase meaning ‘may it be so’.

Yoga: /jɛs/noun:

  1. A school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
  2. Any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, especially a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquillity, etc.
  3. Union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.

Origin: Sanskrit, literally ‘union’.

Yes, Yoga: /jɛs jəʊɡə/ proper noun: A teacher-owned, community-oriented, and student-driven, *mostly* hot yoga studio in uptown New Orleans.  

Yes, Yoga was born from a genuine passion and commitment to practice, teaching, and community – Yes, Yoga is here for and because of our students. We hope you will join our Yes, Yoga family! We are a new *mostly* hot yoga studio on Oak Street in Uptown New Orleans. We are based in the Bikram Style, and have expanded our classes beyond that to offer many styles of yoga, and different ways ways to explore the body and mind. Our knowledgeable instructors hail from all around the country and have been trained and taught all over the world. They are certified in styles ranging from Ashtanga to Bikram, from Vinyasa to Barkan, Yin and beyond. Our yoga classes offer a unique blend of strength and flexibility for both body and mind. While we wish to set ourselves apart from the Bikram name, our 90 min Classic 26 & 2 classes are true Bikram classes, and their 60 min counterpart, the Hot Quickie, is a shortened version of the same class. We are the only studio in Uptown New Orleans to offer a truly Hot Vinyasa class, and all of our classes are inspiring, challenging and accessible.

For the yoga-shy and the injured, beginners and advanced, our classes are designed to be accessible and effective for everyone, and the variety we offer should suit most levels, moods, and schedules. Our purpose is to facilitate and encourage the practice of yoga in Uptown New Orleans, and to share our love of yoga: the deep connection between body, mind, self, other, community, and the greater whole.

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Hot Classic
Hot Classic
Therapeutic hot yoga, Bikram style. 26 Postures. 2 Breathing exercises. 105 degrees. 90 minutes. Yoga newbies encouraged.
Hot Quickie
Hot Quickie
Same therapeutic hot practice as the classic, less time. Equally challenging. 105 degrees. 60 minutes. Yoga newbies allowed, however, the classic 90 minute class is recommended for your first class.
Community Quickie
Community Quickie
The same as our other hot 60 minute class, drop-ins for these classes drop-ins are by donation. Any amount is welcome. Donations are not expected from current package holders.
Hot Vinyasa
Hot Vinyasa
A flow practice. Different every time. 95 degrees. 60 minutes. Yoga newbies encouraged.
Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga
Gentle, restorative yoga: Long holds. Deep stretching. Props. Unheated. 60 minutes. Yoga newbies encouraged.
Level Up
Level Up
Intermediate and advanced postures: Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. A strong, pre-existing practice is encouraged. Have fun; no extra special bendy-powers required. Not recommended for yoga newbies.
Kung Fu
Kung Fu
A fun high-energy class that builds stamina & strength. Full body conditioning & intense cardio intervals, develop strength & flexibility. All levels welcome. Please sign up online.
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Calm your emotions, focus your mind, & strengthen your immune system. Promote relaxation & balance. Beginner and intermediate Tai Chi levels offered. Please sign up online.

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