Yoga Classes at Exotic Caye Beach Resort
Meet Our Expert in house Yogi: Ms. Tara Darrall
Tara Darrall was born and raised in Canada, but has since lived and worked in Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong and Belize. From the very first Hatha yoga class Tara attended 15 years ago she felt a deep connection to the tradition, which started her on her path as a yoga student and later as a teacher. In 2006 Tara became a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher through a studio in Hong Kong. While in Asia Tara decided to further her understanding of compassion and mindfulness by completing a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Hong Kong University. Tara teaches Vinyasa Hatha yoga, enabling students to flow from pose to pose while still focusing on alignment, breathe, flexibility and strength of both body and mind.
Join a Yoga Class in our Beachfront Yoga Room.
Our small personalized classes strive to help participants correct and improve their ability and technique in a beachfront, ocean view setting.
Mats, Straps, Blocks & Towels are provided.
Clothing should be comfortable for total freedom of movement.
Water is Provided. Participants must bring their own water bottle.
Class Drop In Fee is $20 BZ per person
Ten Class Pass for one person $150 BZ
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Why Practice Yoga?
Yoga builds strong muscles
Focuses the mind
Enhances breathing capabilit
Balances vital bodily functions
Increases flexibility in joints and ligaments
Encourages good circulation
What is yoga?
The word yoga means union. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or ‘asanas’ yoga creates harmony.
Yoga offers individuals the opportunity to improve and develop self-awareness, self control and better concentration. The efficiency and the pleasure of any activity is enhanced when approached and engaged in with a calm and concentrated mind.
Yoga is suitable for everyone – young or old – and for all levels of fitness.
Unlike many sporting activities it is non-competitive so each person can work at his or her own pace. Since yoga is done very slowly, there is no risk of injury providing it is done properly. Yoga helps people of all ages to maintain their good health and flexibility throughout adult life and its gentle movements are ideally suited to elderly people.
The Importance of A Teacher
Whether you are learning yoga singly or in a group it is always best to be supervised by a qualified teacher. A teacher will demonstrate how to ease your body gently into and out of the yoga postures and most importantly how to breathe correctly when on holding a balance. He or she will ensure that you do not strain your limbs and will help you to align your body in the asanas.
The exercises or asana are designed to ease tensed muscles to tone up the internal organs and to improve the flexibility of the body’s joints and ligaments.
Check With Your Doctor
Yoga asanas can be practised by young and old alike. While there is no one who should be excluded check wiwth your doctor before you begin a course if you suffer from a medical condition or have any doubts.
The release of tension through relaxation is vital to keep the body healthy. Begin and end each session of yoga asanas with relaxation and relax between postures. This allows the released energy to flow freely.
Proper Exercises: Yoga Asanas
The aim of proper exercise is to improve suppleness and strength. Each posture is performed slowly in fluid movements. Violent movement are avoided as they produce a buildup of lactic acid, cauring fatigue.
Breathing gives life. Without oxygen no human cell can live for more than a few minutes. Many people use only part of their full breathing capacity taking in about one third of the oxygen that their lungs could use. This leads to stress and fatigue. The yogic breath discipline teaches participates to breathe throu the nose to accentuate exhalation rather than inhalation to cleanse the lungs and eliminate toxins.
These techniques increase both physical and mental health. Most people use only a fraction of their breathing capacity. Proper breathing focuses on nasal breathing techniques to unlock energy and vitality. Breathing exercises concentrate on exhalation rather than inhalation to cleanse the lungs of stale air and to eliminate toxins from the body.
The recommended diet for a student or practitioner of yoga is a simple and wholesome vegetarian one, made up of natural foods that are easily digested. It keeps the body vital and healthy and the mind calm and free from restless thoughts. Processed and tinned foods are to be avoided when possible. Encouraged choices include a daily intake of vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and beans.
Register now for a Yoga Classes during your stay with us!