Denise Rhoades of Zen Mountain Yoga, talks about her studio and her classes. We talk about some questions people might have about the practice of yoga. Denise was very generous with giving of herself in this interview. Enjoy the episode and add some Yoga to your life.
ABOUT THE STUDIO
We are a small donation based studio located in the beautiful mountain town of Julian California. We offer a cozy, nurturing setting for our students to feel nourished and supported. We provide students with a firm foundation to develop yoga as a way of life, benefiting self and community through meditation, stress relief and physical and emotional well being.
The practice of yoga is well-demonstrated to reduce the physical effects of stress on the body. The body responds to stress through a fight-or-flight response, which is a combination of the sympathetic nervous system and hormonal pathways activating, releasing cortisol – the stress hormone – from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is often used to measure the stress response. Yoga practice has been demonstrated to reduce the levels of cortisol. Most yoga classes end with savasana, a relaxation pose, which further reduces the experience of stress.
As we discussed in this podcast, she has a great FAQ section on her website. Be sure to have a look, it’s enlightening.
Zen Mountain Yoga
4367 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070