While we are, like most other yoga/fitness studios, a for-profit business, we have decided to try something a little different during this difficult time. We are approaching this as a "we support you and we believe we will, in turn, be supported." This means, no one is turned away for not being able to pay. Yoga is more necessary than ever, especially for those who can't figure out how to pay their bills. Therefore, all of the classes we offer below are a love offering. However, if you are in a financial position to support us back, we hope you will consider your own love offering in return. Either way, we are here for you.
The New Age Family
Music for Class
The majority of classes (all of Tammi's classes) will be taught without music. However, I've found a pretty cool way to fix this! Instead of us all listening to the same music, I'm providing you with choices of music that match your current mood! I will be adding additional lists in the near future, especially additional ones for cardio/strength. But here are a couple universally great yoga music playlists to get your started.
Peaceful Background: A steady flow from one song to the next. This serves more as peaceful background music that you almost forget is playing.
Yoga Beats: With more downtempo beats, this playlist will definitely not be background music but can, instead, define the tone of your practice, often putting you in a more trance-like state of mind.
Props for Class
Yoga Class: Sometimes props like blocks and bolsters can help immensely with your practice. However, you can find lots of household items that work well. Instead of blocks, you can use large books, pots placed upside down, folding chairs or stools or anything else that is stable and raises you up to a level that is suitable for your needs. Bolster substitutes can include couch cushions, thick, dense bed pillows or a densely rolled up blanket. Straps are an easy fix, simply use a scarf or belt. However, if you decide you would like to purchase your own props, please consider supporting New Age by purchasing one of the recommended products through our affiliate links:
Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness w/ Strap (Good for cranky knees)
Manduka PRO Premium 6mm Yoga Mat (the Cadillac of yoga mats!)
Strength Classes: We will be using some hand weights in these classes. If you don't have any you can find items around the house such as canned goods, milk jugs (filled to a point that makes them challenging for you), paint cans, bags of rice or beans, books, ankle weights or look around your house and be creative! This doesn't have to be perfect. If you would like to purchase actual hand weights, please consider supporting New Age by ordering them through our affiliate link, here.
Class Payment Options
If you find these services valuable and are in a position where you are able to pay our usual monthly payment (or perhaps a one-time "per class" payment of $5 offered beneath each schedule class) you will be helping to support us during this time when our studio doors are closed. Not only will you be supporting New Age but also helping to bring these services to others who are not in a position to pay right now...people who probably need it the most right now! We will get through this together.