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About our Studio

Body in Balance Yoga is Hauppauge's premiere yoga studio, conveniently located just minutes from the Northern State Parkway and Veterans Highway. Body in Balance offers a variety of yoga classes and styles of yoga to suit the needs of all practitioners from complete beginner to advanced. We also offer Tai Chi weekly.  We offer daytime, evening, and weekend classes to fit into all schedules. We also provide semi-regular specialty classes, including Candlelit Healing Guided Meditation with Reiki and Flow Harmony (yoga with live music).

 

What makes yoga unique?

- Yoga, literally meaning "union," is the only form of physical activity that truly integrates the body, mind, and spirit.  By practicing "asanas" (postures/poses), the body is given a total body physical workout, which not only strengthens and tones the body, but also provides deep stretching, relaxation, and improved flexibility.  It is a holistic approach to total physical and emotional health that improves physical fitness and mental and emotional well being.

- Yoga begins with the breath and enables practitioners to integrate the breath to provide the backbone for an empowering practice.  This connection to the breath is what sets yoga apart from other forms of activity.  It invokes a deep sense of relaxation, stress relief, inner healing, and peace, as well as marked physical improvents in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

- Yoga is the perfect complement to a regular exercise regimen. Improving flexibility through yoga helps enhance strength and prevent injury. Yoga also helps to tone muscles and improve core stability.

- Yoga enhances healing and works synergistically with physical therapy to improve range of motion and strength, and aids in recovery.

- Yoga improves posture and helps maintain a healthy, flexible spine.  It is the ultimate form of preventing low back and neck pain or healing pre-existing back and neck injuries.

- Yoga helps regulate hormonal balance, improve sleep patterns, boost immunity, and reduce anxiety

 

Price List
Updated 6/26/2018

- Drop in Class - $20

- 5 Class Card (expires in 3 months) - $85

- 10 Class Card (expires in 6 months) - $150

- Monthly Unlimited Yoga (month to month) - $100

 






Staff Bios

 

Laura Cafiero, Yoga instructor

Laura Cafiero was introduced to Yoga in the 1970s when she injured her lower spine and was looking for a way to alleviate the constant pain she experienced.

The discovery of Yoga changed her life and she became dedicated to her practice. She started teaching Hatha Yoga in the late 1970s and received her 200 certification through the Yoga Teachers Training Institute of Long Island in 2000.

She continued her education and completed her 500 hour certification in 2002.

Recognizing that as students’ bodies change over the years and they need to adapt their yoga practice to these changes, she became certified in chair yoga.

In 2006 she completed training in the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga program.

While this class is beneficial to seniors, it is appropriate for clients of all ages who have chalenges in getting up or down on a mat to participate in a regular yoga class.

In 2010 she completed the Level II course in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga. Lakshmi’s motto is to “Get Fit Where You Sit.”

The Gentle Yoga Class that Laura has developed allows the students to do basic postures and achieve maximum results. The class helps to strengthen, develop flexibility, improve endurance and distress the body. The relaxation at the end of the class brings about peace and tranquility to the body and mind.