The basic definition of yoga is yoke or union – the uniting of mind and body. This idea can be applied to practicing yoga with a partner as well, with benefits including improved communication, being able to go deeper in poses or hold them longer, the encouragement of trust between partners, and the growth of our practice to include those outside ourselves.
“Couple’s yoga is so much more than a simple yoga practice. When you merge your practice with another’s, you fall into sync with that person. Your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. Because of this, practicing couple’s yoga can lead to some of the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together. While yoga can be a serious practice that requires effort and focus, there’s something about couple’s yoga that allows you to be more lighthearted. First of all, getting into a couple’s yoga pose is kind of like playing Twister. You need to figure out where all the hands, arms, and feet go, and then you have to hold the pose once you get there. Just figuring out how to get into a pose can lead to a fair amount of laughter.” – The Chopra Center
Price per pair: $30 members, $35 non-members