It is with great pride, courage, and excitement that we bring to you this new, expanded, and improved Karoun Yoga location in West Springfield! Â Â We moved with the intention of giving our clients the ease, accessibility, and joy of practicing yoga in the one of the most convenient locations in the Greater Springfield area!
In addition, we aim to give you the most beautiful space possible to practice yoga in -- a space that enhances your sense of clarity, wellbeing, and focus.Â We have put together a state-of-the-art yoga facility, complete with spacious changing rooms, private bathrooms, a retail yoga clothing section, and full-time receptionists to answer any questions at any time!
We are lucky offer to you some of the best instructors in the area!Â Every instructor has their 200 hour certification approved by Yoga Alliance, and some have completed their 500 hours of training.Â No matter which class, you will be lead in a safe, caring manner, you will have fun, and experience strengthening and toning as well as relaxation and finding ease!Â Welcome!
| New Student Intro Offer
$30 for 30 days!
|2-Month Auto-Pay $78 per month
|One Month Unlimited Yoga||$95|
|Single Class Drop-in||$16|
Ahimsa is the first of the ethical principles (or yamas) of yoga – and the most important. A rough translation of Ahimsa is â€śnonviolenceâ€ť or â€śnot harmingâ€ť and should be practiced with our thoughts, words, and deeds. This important practice can start with the way we treat ourselves in the studio and on the mat. [...]
There is a vast difference between a studio yoga class and a gym yoga class â€“ and not much objection about that! Most people will tell you they have varying experiences and the pros and cons will ultimately be weighed by you based your needs. Letâ€™s review the differences! 1. Community! The Studio – When [...]
What does it say about you when you choose the back row of a sparse yoga class? How about picking mid center, or always hugging closely to the wall? Does it mean anything that you pick out your same, invisible but claimed, spot in the center and far left of the room? To some people, [...]
You might notice that your instructor has been guiding you to shift your mat in the studio to orient the student yoga mats in a new way! We are now placing the mats in a semicircle around the teacher, closer to the teacher rather than in a line closer to the wall. Why are we [...]
Many of us who practice yoga can attest to the wonders it does for not only our bodies but our minds. So, how does our practice hold up against other forms of physical fitness? As practicing yogis, are we validated by health care professionals in our pursuit of overall health and balance in life? One [...]
Your body went a little farther this day than you thought it could; when you thought you could stretch no deeper, lengthen no longer, support the weight of your body no stronger- you did. You lay on your back in shavasana, listening to your instructors nurturing voice express their gratitude for sharing your practice with [...]
Monday afternoon was a different kind of day for me.Â For a long time I had been anticipating this part of my anatomy teacher training (this is my second teacher training) — going to see cadavers at the Springfield College Allied Health Department!Â I was nervous as anything (could I handle it?).Â We grouped around [...]
The yin and yang symbol represents balance.Â This means balance between hot and cold, light and dark, up and down. In yoga, yin and yang means a balance between strength and softness, energy and calm. My students have been progressing wonderfully in their yoga classes, and today they mentioned that sometimes they feel sore after [...]
This is one of the most common questions I get from people regarding the yoga practice. With regards to eating, check out my previous blog (raw foods), however, I believe that yoga targets the weight issue on a much deeper level. Most eating is emotional and related to stress. People overeat and snack typically when [...]
I have been trying out the raw food diet over the last two weeks! I have lots of energy and feels calm and focused â€“ so similar to benefits of the yoga practice! Because this eating style has felt so yogic, I decided that Iâ€™d like to share my experience with you! Here is my [...]
Did you know that the space in which you do yoga can affect your practice?Â In fact, every aspect of the yoga studio helps to provide a more effective yoga experience!Â Is it worth the drive?Â Absolutely! Clean:Â Youâ€™ll notice that the studio is very clean.Â In yoga we â€ścleanâ€ť the energy blocks in our [...]
What fun it is to watch a childâ€™s first easter egg hunt — the experience of such amazement and wonder from the discovery of a simple plastic egg.Â As I watched my boyfriendâ€™s niece — a strong and active 15-month old — the joy of discovery was contagious. On that crisp Easter afternoon, her family [...]
Last week was moving week for me, and although the move was only 2 blocks away, it was as disorienting as any move might be. And so today, as I sit in my new bright condo, staring at the boxes left to be unpacked and general disorder, I realize how quickly we try to get [...]
Anyone doing their taxes and getting really stressed out about it?Â I just started mine, I felt really organized about accounting all year, and then I took one look at my receipts folder (virtually and physically) and thought, yikes!! How can we make tax prep less stressful, and overall, just get it done!? Here is [...]
We as humansÂ are naturally creative creatures.Â When we allow ourselves to create without judgement, we are allowing our mind to quiet and our hearts to come alive.Â This is like practicing yoga, but off of the mat! Did you ever notice that as kids we were always encouraged to create crafts, music, art, etc. –Â and [...]
Special treat for Thanksgiving week… Yoga and Live Sitar! Monday November 21st 5:30pm Bob Markey will be joining us to play the Sitar as we move and groove through our yoga practice! Chill, listen, breathe, and stretch…and enjoy the ethnic and ecclectic sounds of the sitar! Yoga class prices remain the same. Karoun will be [...]
Here are some poses to celebrate Halloween in a yogic way! Note: names of poses have been changed in order to celebrate Halloween! 1. The Cauldron Dance 2. Agile Scarecrow 3.Â Perched Bat 4.Â Transitional Tree 5.Â Fallen Leaf 6.Â Happy Pumpkin 7.Â Witchâ€™s Broom Have a happy Halloween and see you at Yoga this [...]
We are now holding classes Mondays 7-8am, Wednesdays 6-7am, and Saturdays 8:30-9:45am.Â These classes will be held in addition to the regular class schedule.Â Classes are an invigorating All Levels with plenty of modifications offered for everyone to feel comfortable.Â A great energizing way to start your day!
Finding space in our lives is a great way to practice yoga — whether in a yoga class or not!Â Space gives us ease in our lives.Â Having space both internally and externally can help us to feel a much greater sense of peace.Â However, finding space is not always easy.Â Often, we have aches [...]
Balance poses are very frustrating for many people!Â Many say that progress in the balance pose in yoga is related to progress of balance in life.Â Having balance in life is a challenge, especially in this very fast paced world:Â there’s personal time, family time, work time, relationship time, creativity time — and the list [...]