Sun Salutations at a Local Yoga Studio – The Spectator
On Thursday, September 22, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio held a guided meditation on the autumnal equinox of the 108 suns.
According to Amanda Hilson, yoga teacher and UW-Eau Claire French language instructor, it was a celebration of the autumnal equinox where day and night are of equal length.
“It gives us time to look within as we enter this period of darkness as we approach fall,” Hilson said.
Latitude 44 Yoga Studio is located in downtown Eau Claire and, according to Hilson, it offers a variety of classes in the Eau Claire area.
Hilson said the studio offers several varieties of yoga that include meditation, heated classes that are heated to 90 degrees, and flow classes that emphasize movement and breath.
In addition, the studio offers Barre classes which, according to the Cosmopolitanis an exercise technique that involves combining dance moves with elements of yoga and strength conditioning.
“You don’t need any dance experience, but it’s inspired by ballet and more like a fitness class,” Hilson said.
The studio also offers high-intensity interval training, which Hilson says is divided into two types: movement classes that focus on bodyweights with repetitive movements, and strength classes that focus on traditional strength training.
According Voice“HIIT workouts typically combine short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise.”
Plus, HIIT workouts improve cardiovascular health according to Vox.
Hilson said the benefits of attending the studio are wide-ranging and support both physical and mental well-being. She also said that the studio environment is supportive for all students.
“It’s a very welcoming and warm studio and it’s open to anyone of any fitness level, any body type and anyone who just wants to have that time to take care of themselves. “Hilson said.
According to Hilson, her passion for teaching yoga came at a transitional time in her life.
“I found it as a space where I could come to my mat and let go of the things that were holding me back from being good,” Hilson said. “It helped me let go of stressors and let go of things that were causing difficulty so that I could focus more on the positives and find well-being.”
According to Amy Erickson, owner of Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, the studio will then host a Full Moon Harmonization from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, which involves guided meditation and discussion when the Moon reaches its fullest state during the lunar cycle.
For more information and to register for classes if you are interested, see the Latitude 44 Yoga Studio website.
Adam can be reached at [email protected].