Why You Should Practice Yoga
Three words: Quality of life. Two of the main reasons our students at Sankofa began their yoga practice is for stress reduction and injury prevention/assistance. Yoga can help soothe the mind, lower stress levels and alleviate insomnia, hypertension, obesity, anxiety, stress, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Practicing yoga also reduces your risk for injury. Each yoga pose targets specific muscles, organs and body systems, which is why it's best to experiment with different styles based on your current needs. Here's are just some of the benefits:
Yoga benefits heart health
Yoga relaxes you & help you sleep better
Yoga can increase energy and brighter moods
Yoga helps you manage stress and anxiety
Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility
Yoga helps with back pain relief
Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms
Yoga reduces cholesterol and sugar levels
Yoga allows you to see yourself
More than 90% of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. But, for most people, their primary reason for doing yoga will change. As people grow, their practice grows and such beautiful transformations will emerge as well. Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness.
Why You Should Practice at Sankofa Yoga:
Sankofa Yoga honors your health + wellness goals, whether it's physical, mental or spiritual, and provides you a safe and affirming place to practice. Our yoga classes vary in styles and specialties and many of our classes are mixed-level and beginner friendly. At Sankofa we offer a 30-Day New Student Special for only $49! Connect with us at our New Student Orientation to learn more!
Step #1: Create a MINDBODY profile so you can register for class.
Step #2: Purchase our $49 New Student Special to enjoy unlimited classes during your first 30-days with us.
Step #3: Register for classes using our scheduler.
After you've completed your 30-Days at Sankofa, join us in membership! As part of our member community we offer many packages to suit different budgets, lifestyles and goals. With single class drop-in starting at $20 and memberships beginning at $59, we have an option for every person. Reach out to us today so we can help you find the ideal option for you!
Our New Student Journey is a progressive practice that teaches students new to our studio the core foundations of yoga in a safe and engaging environment. You’ll learn alongside other students and get to know what our commUNITY is all about!
Enjoy unlimited classes at our studio for 30-days/One Month to get a feel for the best classes aligned aligned you.
How does the New Student Special Work?
The New Student Special is only available to first time students. Purchasing a single drop-in or any other pass will make you ineligible to enjoy our promotion. Your one-month pass begins at your first class reservation and/or expires one year after purchase. You are responsible for cancelling your class reservation if you can no longer attend. Wellness services and workshops are not included. Your pass is activated with your first class reservation, the pass will expire in 30-days.
What Classes Should I Take?
Our classes are appropriate for students of all levels. Yogis are encouraged to try a variety to determine which ones are best. On our Class Descriptions page, you will that we've situated our classes into categories:
Enjoy a daily dose of peace and balance and begin to make this practice part of your weekly routine.
How do I take your In-Studio classes?
We look forward to sharing space with you. Kindly read our tips below:
Pre-register for class online as we do not accept last-minute walk-ins.
Bring your own yoga mat
Arrive 5-15 minutes before yoga class starts (arrive 15-20 minutes earlier for group counseling sessions)
When you arrive at the studio, please check-in inside of our lounge. Take your time to breathe, pour a cup of tea and relax before class.
We do not accept late entry into the yoga classrooms. Classroom doors lock five minutes after class begins.
How do I take your Group Therapy Sessions?
Signing up for group therapy sessions operates just like signing up for one of our yoga and meditation classes. Sessions are held in the evenings to easily fit your schedule and led by licensed professional therapists. Our mental health group sessions include: trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, family counseling, lifestyle changes, substance abuse and LGBTQIQ support. We look forward to sharing space with you. Kindly read our tips below:
Pre-register for class online as we do not walk-ins.
Arrive 15-20 minutes to complete intake form (first-time session)
When you arrive, please check-in inside of our lounge and complete your first-time intake form. Take your time to breathe, pour a cup of tea and relax before class.
We do not accept late entry. Sessions close five minutes after group begins.
How do I take your VIRTUAL classes?
To take our VIRTUAL classes, pre-register on MINDBODY at least 30-45 minutes prior to the start of class and you will receive an email from FitGrid with a Zoom link at least 15 minutes before class starts. Select the class that says "VIRTUAL" in the front of the name. If you're comfortable, turn your screen on to get the most out of your class. This way our instructors can assist you and stay connected!
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
New to the studio? Join us select Tuesday or Thursdays at 6:15 pm in our lounge and learn more about our classes and approach to yoga. Receive insight on the best classes aligned with your specific wellness goals, meet other students and teachers & learn more about our community!
Join us at our upcoming June sessions:
Thursday, April 6 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 9 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Can't make these dates? No worries; orientation is optional! You can always join yogis in the lounge after your class to chat. Our front desk will answer all of your questions!
Attendees must purchase our New Student Special or have an active class-pass in order to attend our new student orientation.
I have a few questions about beginning my yoga practice at Sankofa. Can I chat with someone?
Of course, we are here to help! Here's a few of our options to best assist you:
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
Give us a call during business hours at 240-786-7182 or email us here;
Visit us during business hours; or
Purchase one of our passes and join us for New Student Orientation (NSO). Reserve your space here.
The minimum age to attend yoga class is 16 years old. The minimum age to participate in group counseling is 18 years old.
One Registration Per Person
Each student must create their own account and register for classes individually. You cannot purchase an additional drop-in pass for a friend.
How do I create or access my account?
There's An App for That!
After you create your account, download the MINDBODY App and add Sankofa Yoga to your favorites. The app makes it super easy to register and cancel your classes at the click of a button! NOTE: Memberships cannot be purchased on the app, you can only do that online here.
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Click here to book wellness services
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We approach wellness mind, body and spirit. Ranging from Thai Massage to Reiki, our holistic wellness services provide clients with personalized experiences, allowing them to free blocked energy, feel deep relaxation and reach optimal results. Services are appointment only. To schedule a session, visit our wellness page or the link below.
As a culturally responsive mental health center, we provide a wide variety of mental health services helping individual and families seeking balance and peace of mine. Our goal is to provide integrative whole body care to you and your family. To learn more about our mental health services (inclusive of your membership) visit sankofahealthcenter.com