In a Good Yoga class students learn how to realize each posture correctly, independent of age or physical limitations. In order to ensure that every student is able to complete all of the postures correctly various supports are employed like blocks, belts, chairs, blankets…etc. In this way each student is able to achieve the benefits of every posture with minimum risk. Class sizes are small so that the instructor is able to support, evaluate and correct postures and guide in great detail the position of joints, muscles and the direction of breath. In maintaining a regular practice with Good Yoga the student learns how to connect the body with the mind and the mind with the breath, thereby improving their own body and mind awareness. It is this self-awareness and observation that Michelle of Good Yoga asserts enables a student reduce levels of stress, pain and anxiety while create a sense of greater independence as they learn to take control of their own physical and mental health.
Good Yoga is not a religion but a personalized science in that there are no restrictions in diet or other rules to follow. It is a science because the basis of all science is in observation of an experience without judgement. In a GoodYoga class students are encouraged to observe their own practice and decide for themselves which modification serves them best. The objective of Good Yoga is to work with the body and mind in the most effective and logical manner possible so that students can integrate what they learn into their daily lives and thereby manifest improvement or reduce pain and stress in the various other activities a student participates in.
The integrated technique of Good Yoga helps to increase self-awareness, liberate tension and stress, strengthen joints, increase flexibility, and relieve back and joint problems while toning the entire musculature of the body in an individualized way so that each individual can enjoy their own life, on and off the mat, with less stress, greater mobility and more energy.