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New Yayso Yoga Course in Fort Myers

Jan 30, 2015 08:54AM

Yayso Yoga, a new form of yoga that improves physical strength and balance and develops clarity, focus, confidence and self-acceptance, is now being offered mornings and evenings, plus as a warm-up for kickboxing and martial arts classes at David Gallaher’s Gung Fu Institute, in Fort Myers. Gallaher, the grandmaster of the Institute, developed the style because he saw gaps in traditional yoga styles and wanted to teach a form that is more personalized.

Yayso Yoga is based on the eight “limbs of yoga” with a clear connection to ayurvedic theory, allowing participants to experience the full therapy of yoga. It concentrates on three main attributes: mental, physical and spiritual. Gallaher combined traditional yoga and other fitness theory, creating a fusion yoga that promotes physical fitness and emotional growth and is also appropriate for both children and adults at any fitness level.

“My goal is to have my students physically and spiritually energized; to actively use their core to attain strength and balance; and also to access higher levels of awareness through the alignment of body, breath and mind,” says Gallaher. “Yayso Yoga means ‘God yoga’ and is rooted in the spiritual realm. My classes teach the importance of connecting the mind with the body so that there’s a balance of qi (life energy).”

Cost: Introductory offer one month of eight classes for $59.95, women’s unlimited, including kickboxing, $99 per month. Location: 17433 Alico Center Rd., Unit 3. For more information, call 239-482-4300, email [email protected] or visit YaysoYoga.com or GungFuInstitute.com.

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