Yoga studio/Goat yoga

Yoga for Health

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Derived from the Sanskrit word "yuji" meaning yoke or union. Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses, designed to encourage relaxation, reduce stress and improve a smooth flow of energy. Yoga is a spiritual development practice to train the body and mind to self observe and because aware of its own nature. Yoga is used to cultivate discernment, awareness, self regulation, higher consciousness, and a smooth energy flow.


 The true purpose of this 5000 year old practice  was never about contorting into the perfect pose, wearing cute yoga outfits, or building Instagram followers with sexy backbend photos.  Many people think yoga is just physical exercises or postures, when actually they are only the most superficial aspects of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potential of the human mind and soul. Yoga offers not only a list of physical benefits, but also mental and spiritual benefits. One of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress which is known to have devastating effects on the body. Yoga can be effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook in life. It is one of the best natural anti-depressants there is.


Benefits

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To start with, a major benefit of yoga is that it increases the flow of "prana" or energy life force up your spine. This energy allows the spirit to reach a heightened state of consciousness. Scientific studies in India and Western medicine both agree, yoga can prevent disease and help you recover from it. Here is a list of benefits that yoga has to offer


* Keeps allergies and viruses at bay

* Improves flexibility

* Builds muscle strength

* Perfects your posture

* Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown 

* Protects your spine

* Improves bone health 

* Increases blood flow

* Drains the lymph glands system and boost immunity 

* Ups your heart rate (regular aerobic range)

* Drops blood pressure

* Regulates the adrenal glands

*  Puts you in a better emotional state therefore making you happy

* Sets a foundation for a healthy lifestyle

* Lowers blood sugar

* Helps you focus

* Relaxes your system 

* Improves balance

* Maintains a healthy nervous system

* Release is tension in your body and limbs

* Boost your immune system functionality 

* Gives your lungs room to breathe

* Prevents IBS and other digestive problems

* Gives you peace of mind

*Increases self-esteem 

* Helps to relieve pain

 Gives you inner strength and connects you with guidance

* Helps break addiction and keep you drug free

* Builds awareness for transformation

 Helps strengthen your relationships

* Guides your body's healing in your mind's eye

* Encourages self care and helps you serve others

* Supports connective tissue


Our yoga studio focuses on the connection between the prana (energy life force) and movement. We believe all yoga, including goat yoga, should be a enjoyable experience for all!

Our yoga

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Modern WitchDoctor healing center is proud to offer this ancient technique of healing to our clients. We offer a variety of themed classes to create a unique experience for each individual. Basic yoga and intermediate classes are available, as well as children's yoga, quartz crystal singing bowl yoga, and goat yoga. We also often offer yoga classes out in nature (weather permitting of coarse) at scenic state parks, and local places of water to truly connect with the natural world, absorbing the electromagnetic energy from Mother Earth.


 Our instructor 'Taylor Joyce' is passionate about her teachings. She is dedicated to making sure her clients receive the most out of her classes, to achieve true harmony, of mind, body, and spirit. Taylor will help you live in the now, physically and mentally, and will teach you techniques that will not only will help you in class, but techniques you can perform at home as well. 


Click here to view our schedule today!

Goat yoga

Goat yoga

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What is goat yoga? Well goat yoga is a form of therapy, done in a natural setting, with an unexpectedly smart social and cuddly animal. It basically involves allowing the goats to climb on top of you as you perform yoga positions. The goats are also active with us when they are not climbing. They will nuzzle you, sniff you, curl up on your mat, and really just be interested in what you are doing in general.


 Do we train the goats to participate? The truth is, we allow the goats to be goats.  We do not train them for these events. Goats by nature, are extremely excellent climbers. In nature, mountain goats often climb up a sheer cliff face, leaving the rest of the world astonished of this ability. Because they instinctively love to climb, they make excellent partners for performing yoga.


 There is nothing special to it. We simply start performing yoga and the goats will do what they do best, and start to climb! Our favorite part is when they lay down on your yoga mat to snuggle up to you, just as you perfect your pose. 


 The funniest part is watching people's faces as a little goat comes up to them and starts to climb, while they're doing a yoga pose. It's a distraction, but a happy distraction. It may sound silly, but goat yoga is significantly helping people that have anxiety depression, and those that are recovering from cancer or illness. Furthermore using goats to assist in yoga therapy for people that suffer from depression and disability makes for a great complimentary medicine to add to their traditional treatments.


 Whatever the reason you decide to  participate, goat yoga is a fun and exciting experience, for people of all ages. It is a chance to get out in nature, enjoy some cuddly creatures, and perfect your yoga, all in this same day!! 


 If you are interested In participating in a group goat yoga, click here to view our upcoming schedule

Kid yoga

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The children are our future. In today's world teaching them to enjoy, stress free lives should start at a young age. Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children's lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.


 The same as children pick up their eating habits when they are young, so to the rest of the habits they take into adulthood. Starting them young on a journey of self discovery and enlightenment is one of the best gifts you can give to them.


Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.


Offering yoga to children of all ages, we enjoy making it a fun, unforgettable experience, often times telling stories with our poses. Children seem to really enjoy goat yoga as well, for obvious reasons. They get to not only work on developing their mind, body and spirit, they get to play with another inhabitant of Mother Earth, that we all find so cuddly (Who can deny, goats are just so cute!) As well as get to enjoy some fresh air outdoors connecting with nature!


 However you decide to involve your children in doing yoga, you will not be sorry. You will immediately see a difference in their behavior, attitude and over all well being. It will help to change their view on the world around them, and about themselves.


 To view our schedule click here!


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Our Yogi

Taylor Joyce

 

Taylor Joyce is our certified yoga studio instructor. Growing up in a small country town, Taylor was always the athletic, popular girl. Throughout high school, she was the best on her cheer squad, traveling the country winning championships with her awesome ability at being a flyer. Her athletic life of tumbling and cheer-leading, led her to the realm of yoga. The amazing effects yoga has on the body and the health benefits it offered, is what drew Taylor in. She not only wanted to achieve this peace, harmony and good health within herself, she also wanted to share this gift with others!

 Deciding to take up yoga was the best decision of her life. It offered a harmonic lifestyle for her, and day job she could enjoy!! Taylor's love for animals has allowed her to make many furry friends, soooo, she decided to involve her friends! Not only does she enjoy teaching basic and immediate yoga, she now enjoys teaching goat yoga!! Using these amazing climbing critters, she is able to offer clients a amazing unique experience, connecting with not only the natural world, but other inhabitants that share it with us. Because goats love to climb, they make wonderful yoga partners, believe it or not!

 Taylor is a wonderful good hearted person, that takes her job to heart. Her passion of holistic health, and physical well-being has led her on an amazing journey, helping and healing others along the way.  

 If you are interested in taking a yoga class with Taylor or participating in a group goat yoga please contact us at kayce@modernwitchdoctor.com 


We are happy to serving all of Frederick Maryland, and surrounding areas