What is Yoga?
The word Yoga means "to join or yoke together" and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience. The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world.
Yoga practice is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health. The body is looked upon as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world, and so a Yoga student treats it with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. The Yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind. These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and the student finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.
New To Yoga?
Goodlife Yoga offers several class options for beginning yoga students. Yoga Foundations is a six week beginner semester course designed to teach the basics for a safe and balanced yoga practice. It is highly recommended for all new students and can be taken as many times as you wish.
Private sessions are always a wonderful option for beginners. Often just one session will give a new student the understanding and confidence to feel comfortable in a group class. If you have questions about what class is right for you, please contact us.
Health Benefits of Yoga
Levels of Yoga Practitioners
Guidelines for determining what class is right for you.
A Beginning Yoga Practitioner has had very little or no experience in group yoga classes. They are just being introduced to foundational yogic concepts, poses, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Beginning yoga students are learning the names, forms, and functions of yoga poses. They are learning how to properly align themselves in yoga postures and how to modify poses for their personal needs.
An Intermediate Yoga Practitioner has been studying yoga in a classroom setting long enough to have a basic understanding of yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques. Intermediate students are able to align themselves and modify yoga postures for their individual needs. They also have the ability to remain calm and steady even as the level of physical intensity increases.
An Advanced Yoga Practitioner has established a regular yoga practice. They have the physical stamina to approach more complex postures, engage in more advanced breathing techniques, and sit for longer periods in meditation . An advanced Practitioner knows what "balanced practice" is and how to maintain it. They embrace yoga philosophy and are looking to access subtle energy in their practice. They are also exploring and learning yoga as a lifestyle.
About Goodlife Yoga Center
At our new location in the beautiful countryside just outside of Jonesville Michigan, Goodlife Yoga offers a variety of authentic yoga and meditation classes and workshops. Our group classes and private coaching sessions offer any adult body type or fitness level a systematic approach to yoga in order to meet their individual needs.
Goodlife Yoga Center
4050 W. Sterling Rd.
Jonesville, MI 49250
Located just off M-99 on the North side of Sterling Rd.
Use the second driveway.
Sterling Rd. is just South of L&J Lanes bowling alley.
Radomi has been practicing yoga since 1999. She has studied several different syles of yoga including Kundalini, Shivananda, and Para yoga. In January of 2010 she completed her 200 hour teacher training course with Devi Das Karina Ayn at Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI.
Radomi is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with her family friends and community. It is her belief that yoga is a foundational training for the mind body and spirit which can bring peace and balance into our busy lives. She looks forward to meeting and learning with all those interested in practicing and experiencing yoga.
Radomi is currently offering private sessions for individuals, couples and small groups. All ages and physical abilities are welcomed.
Feel free to contact Radomi for more info about yoga, the studio, or scheduling a private session. Contact.
When she isn't teaching yoga, Radomi is also a trained birth and postpartum doula. She is currently taking clients and would love to help you have your best birth. For more information about Radomi's doula services.
Registered Yoga Teacher
- Do not eat for a minimum of one hour before attending yoga class.
- Please do not wear any scented perfumes or lotions.
- Please remove your shoes before entering practice area.
- Practice yoga with bare feet. Socks may be worn during relaxation and meditation.
- Wear stretchable clothes that cling to the body and are easy to move in.
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of a class.
- Please keep conversation before class to a quiet minimum to allow others to prepare themselves for practice.
- Please silence your cell phone for the duration of class.
- If using one of our mats please sanitize it at the end of practice.
Common Concerns and Questions
Q: Is yoga practice safe for my medical concerns?
A: Most common chronic pain issues including shoulder, joint, low back, and knee pain can be safely addressed through yoga practice.
As with any exercise program it is always recommended that you consult your physician before beginning.
Serious health issues, especially concerning the spine in any way, heart conditions, blood pressure, or disability must be reviewed by both your medical physician and Radomi before beginning group classes. Private sessions are often recommended for those with serious medical issues before they begin attending group classes.
Q: Is yoga safe during pregnancy?
A: Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation are wonderful for pregnant women. Any beginning yoga student who is pregnant can safely take the Yoga Foundations course while still in their first trimester. For beginning students beyond their 12th week of pregnancy we recommend private sessions or any currently running prenatal class.
Intermediate and advanced level pregnant women are welcome in any of our currently running classes.
Please contact Goodlife Yoga if you have any questions or concerns about participation in our classes.