Find Your Balance Yoga and Meditation Studio

7212 Tremblay Road, Lower Lantzville

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” – Unknown.

Attempting to focus on our internal awareness combined with caring for the people we love, has helped us realize that the over-scheduled lifestyle many of us lead causes imbalance. Physical, emotional, energetic, behavioural imbalance.

Understanding that we are more than physical beings, we believe that a stressed mind leads to tense muscles, which can lead to discomfort and injury. At Find Your Balance Yoga and Meditation Studio we encourage our students to link physical movement with deep rhythmic breaths, calming our nervous systems and allowing our muscles to relax, while practicing safely. We incorporate meditation into every session, using the breath, mantra, visualization, Loving Kindness, mindfulness and other  techniques to identify negative thinking patterns and create a shift in our mind’s focus.

With regular personal practice and ever improving mindful awareness, our chronic stress, anxiety and fear levels can begin to lessen. This can cause a number of positive health benefits from decreased blood pressure and heart rate, to reduced pain and discomfort, to an enhanced immunity response and a better night’s sleep.

When our stress and anxiety levels come down we improve our ability to think, live, and act from a more centered place. By naturally creating this internal balance, we physically, emotionally and spiritually feel more grounded. More authentic. More ourselves. Simply, better.

At Find Your Balance Yoga and Meditation Studio, we encourage our students to go beyond the asanas and embrace all of the 8 limbs of yoga.

Daily, we practice Pranayam, remembering how to breathe correctly. We strive to understand the effects of our breath on our body on the mat so we are able to access these tools in life, especially during times of stress.

Mind – body awareness is also a focus, training ourselves how to listen to and then give our body what it needs at any individual moment. This can facilitate conscious responding instead of unconscious reacting in daily life.

We aim to follow a skillful path with our daily actions, creating thoughtful, healthful living for ourselves and those around us.

We learn to quiet our minds and listen to our thoughts, defining our attachments and aversions — our FEARS. And then we lean into them, become very familiar with them, ever more comfortable with them, until they lose their power over us and we can choose to let them go. We believe that feeling, thinking, speaking and acting from a place of love rather than a place of fear invites a healthier, happier life.

Our intimate setting at Find Your Balance Yoga and Meditation Studio, ensures you have a personal experience with teachers who believe in supportive encouragement accompanied by gentle hands-on corrections.  If you are looking for gym-like classes with a “no pain, no gain” approach, this is not the studio for you.

We believe in listening to our bodies and we find it important to offer modifications for postures in our yoga classes.  This allows you to choose which level of the pose works for you on any given day. Perhaps, including remaining cocooned for the entire session.

As we continue to live with such frenetic schedules in our sleep deprived society, we have noticed a distinct move toward the need for more Yin based practice. These deep stretch classes are energetically focused, meditation based and leave you with a peaceful afterglow thanks to the activation of the Para-sympathetic nervous system.

Find Your Balance Yoga and Meditation Studio offers instruction in a group, private or semi-private setting. Using many modalities we learn how to create new neural pathways, increase mindfulness and improve our relationship with our authentic selves, helping to ease anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and other symptoms from traumas such as MVA’s and PTSD.

If you think that yoga, breath work, mindfulness and meditation may be beneficial to your well being, contact us to see if we can help you Find Your Balance.

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford.

Remember to breathe. Know you are deeply loved. Namaste,

Elizabeth

 

Offering classes in Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama for adults and teens from Lantzville and Nanaimo.