Yoga

Sunveda offers one-to-one yoga, group, and corporate sessions for all ages and abilities on a per hour, weekly, or contract basis.

About Yoga

Yoga was developed up to 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

 

Today, many millions of people use various aspects of Yoga to help raise their quality of life in such diverse areas as fitness, stress relief, wellness, vitality, mental clarity, healing, peace of mind and spiritual growth.

Yoga is a system not of beliefs, but of techniques and guidance for enriched living. Among Yoga’s many source texts, the two best known are the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. Both explain the nature of—and obstacles to—higher awareness and fulfillment, as well as a variety of methods for attaining those goals.

As in any field, some aspects of Yoga are too subtle to be learned from books or lectures; they must be acquired through experience. Hence Yoga’s time-honored emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, in which the teacher helps the student develop a practice that brings deeper understanding through personal experience.

Since the individual experience of Yoga is quite personal and may differ for each practitioner, there is a wide variety of approaches to its practice. Yoga has in recent times branched out in many new directions, some of which are quite different from its traditional emphases. All approaches to Yoga, however, are intended to promote some aspect(s) of well-being.

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We recommend that individuals with health concerns consult with a qualified health care practitioner to discuss whether yoga is right for them.

Benefits of Yoga

In this modern era of yoga, advances in technology and the increased accessibility of information have allowed researchers to test and prove the multitude of physical and mental benefits that yoga offers and that have been discussed for generations. 

Yoga offers a variety of researched and proven benefits for people of all ages and abilities.

  • lower blood pressure

  • reduced insomnia

  • increased flexibility

  • increased muscle strength and tone

  • improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • weight reduction

  • cardio and circulatory health

  • improved athletic performance

  • protection from injury

  • improved cognitive and emotional functioning

Though all people do not realize every benefit, both new and experienced participants typically benefit from practicing yoga.

Meri became a certified Sivananda yoga instructor in 2005 and has been a yoga practitioner for 20 years. She has taught Sivananda yoga, hatha yoga, basic yoga, gentle yoga, chair yoga, and children’s yoga in studios throughout South Florida and has held workshops and mentored in yoga teacher training.  Meri is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 and is uniquely certified to teach chair yoga and Trauma-Informed Yoga for people working through trauma, anxiety, or depression.

As her yoga practice has consistently been the key to bringing balance, clarity, and perspective to her own life’s challenges and triumphs,  it is an honor for Meri to share this beautiful tradition with others and to celebrate the peace and well-being that yoga brings to them as they discover its innumerable benefits.

Meri utilizes Ayurvedic practices, including diet and lifestyle changes, yoga, and meditation to assist clients experiencing personal,  professional, and mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, divorce, trauma, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and job and life transitions.

Sunveda looks forward to enriching the lives of our clients, family, and friends through Ayurveda, yoga, and other complementary and beneficial lifestyle practices.

Always feel free to contact Meri with any questions regarding Sunveda and our services.

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