YOGA at bodhi breathe
At bodhi breathe (located in Downtown Somerville NJ at 19 North Doughty Street) we focus on stress management and relaxation. Core strengthening is the core of our program and we offer numerous forms of yoga to accommodate your needs and wants. All of our classes are designed in advance and can be customized to support all fitness levels.
Benefits of yoga and pilates:
– improved flexibility
– increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
– balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
– enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
– improved stabilization of your spine
– improved posture
– rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
– improved physical coordination and balance
– relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
– safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
– prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
– increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
– improved concentration
– increased body awareness
– stress management and relaxation.
We practice three forms of yoga:
A therapeutic style of yoga which uses props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, thus surrendering to the pose. By practicing posing using props
A moving meditation connecting our breath with our body. This flow is both challenging yet accessible with an emphasis on alignment with each pose with safe transitions in order to build a strong foundation.
This series connects your breath, movement, mind and body. Each class is structured with the same core movements and poses, which allow you to become familiarized with the flow and in turn unlocks a deeper connection
Our yoga room is heated to 84°F to keep your body comfortably warm. During this class, you will feel a sense of grounding and stability. Although not as intense as a “Hot Yoga” class, Warm Yoga will present challenging postures with a gentle approach.
A slow paced with a focus on proper alignment using props. Gentle yoga is great for relaxing the body and calming the mind. We will also explore meditation, different types of breathing techniques, and learn about yoga philosophy.
This class introduces yoga philosophy and breaks down the benefits, techniques and modifications in classic yoga poses and sequences including sun salutations, standing poses, and gentle backbends. You will be shown how to modify using straps and blocks so that you can confidently attend mixed level classes while keeping yourself safe.
breathing meditation (pranayama)
Everything is breath first.
Without it, we would not be alive. And yet, all too often, we take it for granted. In a world whose pace is growing increasingly rapid and frenetic, we find ourselves out of breath. Literally. So what can we do? How can we slow down and really live our lives? How can we thrive rather than survive? It all goes back to the breath. learn more about breathing meditation (pranayama)
Is a physical fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, build strengths, and develops control and endurance in the entire body. Pilates put emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance
Ready to flow with us?
Take advantage of our introductory offer – Buy One. Get One. Two classes for the price of one, available for new members only.
Bodhi Breathe is located at 19. N Doughty Street in Somerville New Jersey in Somerset New Jersey just minutes from Bridgewater, Branchburg, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Martinsville, Basking Ridge, and Raritan New Jersey.