Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit
Enhance your wellness and calm your mind in relaxing Sunset Yoga classes with Julie Benton
Sunset Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension and promotes health and well being. Regular practice improves your breathing and outlook on life. Yogic themes are weaved into the class to offer practitioners helpful tools to integrate more peace into their daily life.
Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance for other physical activities. After a workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching and strengthening. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a new student, yoga works on increasing strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance and stamina. Yoga helps build muscle and bone, improve joint movement and facilitates myofascial release.
Yoga is foremost about quieting the mind and cultivating the ability to move away from busy-ness and into stillness. It gives us the tools and techniques to create a more peaceful existence, despite what is happening around us. Using breath as a guide, we can begin to draw our focus inwards, creating a more meditative and relaxed state. It’s within this state that stress can leave the body and mind. In this calm mind we can experience more clarity, a more efficient use of our energy and a more conscious lifestyle that offers endless benefits.
About your instructor
Julie Benton has been practicing yoga in the valley for over 15 years and became an instructor in 2010. Prior to teaching yoga, Julie practiced as a psychotherapist and has incorporated many of the philosophies of yoga and psychology into her work. She personally experienced the benefits of treating the body as a whole and deepening the mind-body connection as a conduit for health and healing. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced-Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500.) In addition, she has completed several certification programs and trainings including Yoga for Mental Health, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Children’s Yoga. When she is not studying or teaching yoga, Julie is enjoying the outdoors, hiking, biking, and spending time with her close friends and family.