Often referred to as the Sunshine City
Performance Yoga is headquartered
on the charming gulf coast of
Tampa Bay, inside of the
Also called the Salt Sea, Is a salt lake
bordering Jordan to the east.
Its surface and shores are 429
meters below sea level, Earth's
lowest elevation on land.
Deriving its origins from the school of hatha yoga, Anusara approaches yoga with a "Non-Dual Tantra." Teaching that life is good, and everything is connected through the Supreme Consciousness. This philosophy directly influences the methodology used in class. Combining spiritual wellness with bio-mechanics every movement and pose are coordinated with the breath, while instructors will help students achieve proper alignment with their pose. Each class concludes with Savasana accompanied by a moment of quiet or meditation to focus on the teachings and spiritual experience of the class.
Know also as "Vinyasa yoga" and a close relative of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures - producing intense internal heat and a copious, purifying sweat that detoxifies the body. Resulting in improving circulation, a light and strong physique, and a calm mind.
Hatha Yoga represents a system of physical techniques supplementary to a broad conception of yoga, and is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures and conscious breathing in combination with mental focus to develop strength, flexibility, awareness, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and deliberate actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well being to the practitioner.
Hot yoga refers to any number of yoga styles performed under hot and humid conditions, but is most typically associated with Bikram yoga. The idea of adding heat and increased humidity while practicing yoga is to increase the individual's flexibility and endurance. Performance Yoga offers Hot Yoga classes for all levels from beginners to the advanced.
To avoid injury, before taking a Hot Yoga class, it is wise to consult with the trainer to see what level is best for you.
Lyengar Yoga lives by the simple words of its creator, Yogacharya B.K.S. Lyengar, “Research based experience” and "experienced based research." This form of yoga is meant for all. Poses (especially standing postures) are typically held much longer than in other schools of yoga. This allows the practitioners to become more aware of the bodies position and adjust to obtain proper position of body, mind and spirit. Lyengar Yoga works in coordination with props like chairs, blocks, belts and ropes to help the practitioner achieve perfection in any asana.
Performance Yoga offers certifications in all classes and also offers certification as a yoga instructor. All participants will receive a certificate of completion when all course requirements are met, but to become a fully certified through the Yoga Alliance, you must also complete or have completed a full 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training Program
Performance Yoga offers a six week training class that can be either taken online or on site, in beautiful Tampa, FL with an option of attending a one week Dead Sea Excursion. Please contact us for course dates and costs.
Tampa or On-line training: 6 weeks
Optional Dead Sea Excursion – Amman, Jordan: 6 days / 7 nights. Includes Ashtanga Teacher Training Certification. Excursion on last week of the 6 Week Course at our Tampa Studios.
(Travel & Lodging to Tampa not included)
(airfare not included)
$135.00/night – $225/night
Find your moment at Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Enjoy superb leisure facilities that cater to your needs. Soak in the sun at the pool or stroll along the curving promenade all with spectacular views of the Dead Sea.
Your body expresses numerous dimensions of self... physical, psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and energetic layers. Learning to listen to your body deepens awareness and insight in how to improve performance and excel with a sense of peace, happiness, compassion, and presence.
As an athlete we know that movement – and our desire to maximize our physical capabilities – must be challenging and focused to surpass our perceived limits. But through movement, we carry our life experiences within and can release tension and emotional turmoil, while tuning into our body signals, and deepening energy awareness… resulting in the connection with our true self. At Performance Yoga, we get there by weaving movement, meditative stillness, flexibility & strength training, inner balance and energy awareness to achieve optimal health & performance.
Q. What is Yoga?
A. The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and in, contemporary practice, is often interpreted as “union.” The purpose of yoga is to unit the body, mind and spirit.
Q. I don't think I'm very flexible. Will I be able to do yoga?
A. Contrary to popular belief, being flexible isn’t a prerequisite for practicing yoga! Some people are born naturally flexible, others have to work a little longer to attain their optimum flexibility. A regular yoga practice will definitely increase your flexibility. However, flexibility isn’t yoga’s only goal or its only benefit. The ultimate benefit of yoga -- to promote radiant health inside and out -- can be experienced by everyone, regardless of whether or not they can touch their toes!
Q. How many times per week should I practice?
A. Even if you only practice one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that you will certainly experience more benefits. We suggest starting with two or three times a week. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—do what you are able and don’t stress about it. You will likely find that over time your aspiration to practice expands naturally.
Q. What type of yoga does Performance Yoga teach?
For a full list and description of our yoga classes, click here.
Q. Which yoga class or method should I take or practice?
A. Yoga is a personal choice and the form you decide to practice should be decided by what you wish to obtain from it. Our instructors and staff will help you find the right style to fit your lifestyle and goals.
Q. When should I practice yoga?
A. Similar to what class to take, this is entirely up to you, but we suggest avoid eating 3-4 hours beforehand. This is because you will be twisting and bending - things that are not very comfortable with a full belly.
Some people enjoy early morning sessions, yoga before lunch or a relaxing class in the evening, just find a time that works for you and schedule your classes so you don't forget.