“Focusing on the physical aspects of yoga is where you start. The rest is yours for the taking but entirely optional.”
- Baron Baptiste, a tough-love yoga teacher who specializes in yoga boot camps.
Finally there’s something geared specifically for the men; YoGuy®!
Men tend to be tight in the hamstrings, hips, low back, neck and shoulders as a result of strength or endurance goals. This tightness can limit performance and progress in your athletics or even your daily life. Yoga helps you build strength, increase flexibility, endurance, and body awareness. Through positions & breathing, you will learn to control your energy and focus your output, taking your athletics and life to a new level.
YoGuy® Men’s Yoga
Almost every other yoga studio
|Goal: to get you moving, increase your energy and feel good!||Goal: to join with the divine spirit by transcending matter.|
|fun, relaxed, organic||serious, silent|
|maintain your dignity||hobble to the door, feeling defeated|
|just men||mostly women|
|guys like you||you’re the only guy|
|It’s like a night with the guys||It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced|
|no rules, no lectures||yoga “etiquette” & philosophy (see goal)|
|Plain English instructions||Complex Indian Sanskrit instructions|
|Burp, fart, swear, scratch, talk||frowned upon, disapproving stares|
|A simple space & reduced prices||fancy digs, a spa, costly overhead|
|male teachers||mostly women teachers|
|life (age?) inspired||“anusara inspired”|
|clear, precise instruction “BREATH”||esoteric instruction: “breath through your feet”|
|safe; 1 teacher for every 15 students||1 teacher, regardless of class size|
|your clothes||tatoos, rings, odd clothes,Lululemon|
|targeted to new/beginner men||not targeted to men at all|
|similar/familiar experiences||unfamiliar/unrelated experience|
|more attention to detail and reasoning||Not in terms and ways men understand|
|down to earth||elitist|
….and the list goes on, and on….