Yoga Privates and Group Class
Peggy L Driscoll
YA-RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance- Registered Yoga Teacher)
Usui Komyo Reiki Master Practitioner
Former Certified Special Education Teacher
About Peggy L Driscoll, Founder of YoRei Life LLC
Peggy began her yoga practice in Cedarburg, Wisconsin more than 15 years ago and has been teaching for more than a decade. She is a certified 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), and is a member of Yoga Alliance. She teaches many styles and levels of yoga including Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Children’s Yoga, Teen Yoga, Family Yoga, and Chair Yoga. Additionally, Peggy has taken specialized training and teaches Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Senior Yoga, and Yoga for Special Needs.
Her philosophy is that people of all ages, shapes, and sizes can enjoy the benefits of yoga… and the best part is that it’s never too late to start! She believes that regardless of age, size, or disability, if you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Peggy offers modifications, adjustments, and just plain love to all her students, letting them discover what they came looking to find.
Peggy’s Reiki journey began when she moved to Atlanta in 2010. She recently earned her Master Komyo Reiki Certification and has been practicing Reiki ever since. Peggy’s role in providing this ancient practice of therapeutic touch is to help people relax and de-stress as the Reiki energy brings their body to a more balanced, recuperative state. She strongly believes Reiki is one more way to improve the mind and body, and to live a healthy and peaceful daily life.
To learn more about Peg and her services, please go to her website www.yoreilife.com
Kundalini Yoga Classes Friday nights from 7 pm to 8:15 pm at Vibrant Life Fitness USA
Class size is limited to 6 people per class. To sign up call 678-548-5040
Kundalini Yoga incorporates repeated movements or exercises, dynamic breathing techniques, some chanting (out loud or silently depending on what you want to do), meditation and mantras. Each specific kundalini exercise, referred to as a kriya, is a movement that is often repeated and is synchronized with the breath. Brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan, this form of yoga looks and feels quite different than any other yoga class, due to its focus on repetitive, enhanced breathing and the movement of energy through the body. This class is offered to people that have a range of ability levels so the class can be taken at your own pace. This is a floor class; you must be able and willing to get up and down off the floor.
Benefits of Yoga
Here are a few important benefits of practicing Yoga
STRESS RELIEF: Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
PAIN RELIEF: Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
BETTER BREATHING: Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
FLEXIBILITY: Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.
INCREASED STRENGTH: Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
IMPROVED CIRCULATION: Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING: Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
FOCUS ON THE PRESENT: Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
INNER PEACE: The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives