Yoga

Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, your experience practicing yoga at Santo Tomas will be enriching, exhilarating and liberating. Beachfront yoga is the perfect place to practice on your own or with our certified yoga instructor. You can hire our yoga instructor for a private or group class indoors, on your rooftop patio or on the beach. Classes are based in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative styles that are open to all levels of experience. You will be guided through meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and asanas (stretching, sun salutations, strengthening and balance postures) to center your body and mind and to rejuvenate the spirit.

5 Reasons Yoga is Awesome…Especially on the Beach

Yoga comes with numerous benefits. Here are 5 of them…

Improves your mood and relieves stress 

Working on your breathing techniques during meditation and yoga boosts oxygen levels to the brain. This leaves you feeling more enthusiastic and content with life. Some yoga methods use certain meditation techniques that focus on quieting the brain. This relieves stress and leaves you feeling relaxed. Imagine how much more true this will be when your view is the sun setting or rising on the sea.

Lowers risk of injury

Common exercise such as running involves forceful movements and high impact. This could result in injuries and muscle tension. Such strenuous exercises will often engage opposing muscle groups, causing an uncomfortable imbalance. Yoga, on the other hand, allows you to combine intense and low-impact activities, leaving your muscles more relaxed.

Helps your breathing and blood pressure

A sigh of relief! Consistent yoga practice increases your lung capacity. This is because of the deep breathing that is usually involved in the meditation. It improves your breathing while increasing your endurance and stamina. Also, calming yoga slows down the heart rate which lowers the blood pressure. It has also been credited with lowering cholesterol and improving the immune system

Helps you lose weight

Yoga helps your body and mind relax. This allows your body to lose weight naturally. Who doesn’t want that?!

It improves your posture

By practicing yoga, your flexibility improves and so does the muscle strength and tone. As such, your posture can greatly improve as you continue to practice it. Your back and abdominal muscles can now support your weight. It enables you to sit and stand in a manner that decreases nagging aches and pains.

Yoga Classes

1hr Private Yoga Class: $30 (1 Person), $5 each additional person (Classes are based in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Restorative styles that are open to all levels of experience. Guided and sound mediations are also available).

1hr Private SUP Yoga Class: $30 (1 Person), $5 each additional person (SUPer fun yoga class on the Sea of Cortez on a stand up paddle board open to all levels of experience.  The paddle board rental is not included)

**please email us for availability  santotomasrentals@gmail.com

What do I need for yoga?

Yoga is a simple and fun activity. It is a session that is about you. Besides an open mind all you’ll need is

  • Comfortable clothes you can move easily in
**Yoga mats, blankets, blocks and a water bottle are provided

Santo Tomas Retreats

Santo Tomas, is where Santo Tomas Retreats began over 5 years ago. These beach front retreats are designed to refresh and rejuvenate in a unique and stunning sanctuary surrounded by the beautiful Sea of Cortez, a pristine sandy beach, rolling sand dunes and the lush Sonoran Desert.  Come to unwind and learn, to find strength and balance, and to join with others in a quest for well-being. Leave connected, refreshed and inspired.

These retreats includes daily yoga, paddle boarding, vegan cuisine for all meals, horseback riding, beach bonfires and one 60 minute massage. Visit this website for more information and for booking http://www.santotomasretreats.com

 

Participating in yoga on this private and pristine beach during your stay at Santo Tomás will only add to your experience, and leave you feeling more centered, refreshed  and rejuvenated. 

Namaste