The Arkansas Yoga Center’s Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a place to begin and maintain a life of balance and well being. A place for people to come to relax, rejuvenate, and renew. To build strength and flexibility and reduce the effects of stress in peoples lives. To provide a welcoming, open hearted place for everyone to find a form of exercise that works for them!
The primary goal of the Arkansas Yoga Center is to cultivate a community of individuals interested in physical and spiritual wellbeing, mutual support, personal growth, deep and meaningful connection with others and their mind-body practice. We welcome students at all levels in their practice, from complete beginners to those with a developed practice to those aspiring to become teachers, and seek to provide guidance and encouragement and community at all of these stages. All bodies and dispositions are warmly welcomed.
We believe in a very open-minded approach to the practice of yoga, which is embodied in our VariYoga style. For some, the physical practice of Hatha yoga is firmly integrated with their spiritual and philosophical practice, while for others yoga is primarily a means to maintain physical health. We endorse both approaches to yoga, though our primary emphasis is on the physical (asana) component of yoga. Within the physical practice we draw from a number of contemporary yoga traditions, including Iyengar, Anusara, Astanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa to create our VariYoga style.
Since our aim is to cultivate community and wellness, we offer a variety of activities from yoga, thai chi, meditation, and massage.
We sincerely hope the AYC is a place where you can feel connected, nurtured, empowered, centered, and expanded in your life.
Come savor the stillness.