Yoga & pilates studio
My first contact with yoga happened in the first year of college in 2015. It beggined as PE class, but it has become part of my everyday life. Yoga helped me cope with the challenges of studying and life in general. Depending on my free time, I regularly attended yoga classes, and I enjoyed practicing alone in my student room. On the way to my diploma, I decided to get another one - a yoga and pilates instructor. I deepened my knowledge and discovered the magic of Pilates. After returning to my hometown Orebić, in 2020, I started teaching yoga. Since then as interest turned out to be great, I decided to open my own business and set up my own studio. The studio is called Tenger, which means sea in Hungarian. The symbolism behind the name is hidden in my family roots and the connection with the sea by which we live and which brings great peace to our lives.
I thank all of you who made it possible for me to turn my dreams into reality!
Your instructor Anamarija
Close your eyes and breathe. The only safe moment you have is right now. Don't waste it.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
The benefits of yoga are being discussed more and more, and doctors are also recommending it for the treatment and prevention of various conditions. I will briefly mention only some of them. From the physical aspect, yoga has a positive effect on our posture, flexibility, muscle endurance, promotes bone health, prevents joint wear and tear, improves circulation and concentration, and lowers high blood pressure. In addition, yoga has an impact on our mental health by reducing stress, affects better sleep and promotes good mood with breathing and relaxation techniques.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
In Pilates, great attention is paid to proper breathing, movement control and technique. There is a special emphasis on strengthening and stabilizing the so-called "core" (abdominal muscles, back muscles and pelvic girdle muscles). Some of the benefits are the improvement of posture, body posture, better mobility, improvement of coordination and concentration. Strengthens awareness of our body's work and movement control. Like yoga, it can be adapted to everyone, depending on the specifics of individual needs.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
With yoga, we exercise the whole body, but we also connect our mind. It has relaxation techniques and teaches us to overcome mental obstacles. For example, we are afraid to do a headstand because we are afraid of falling. Once we overcome that fear, positive feelings about ourselves awaken in us. Pilates, on the other hand, is oriented only on the physical part of our body, primarily strengthening the stability of our torso - the abdomen (core). In addition, a large part of the exercises also involves the legs. Pilates is also done on a mat on the floor, but the exercises are more dynamic than yoga and involve more repetitions of movements. Props such as pilates balls can also be used when performing exercises.
Is yoga only for women?
It is a common myth that yoga is only for women. In the beginning, it was even practiced only by men. Today more and more people are discovering the benefits of yoga on their bodies, including both men and women. Similarly, yoga does not ask about age, so it is desirable to exercise and move your body at any age. If men are uncomfortable because of the majority of women in the classes, a group for men can also be organized. Especially since male and female bodies are different mostly in terms of flexibility.
I am not flexible, can I do yoga?
Most people think that it is necessary to be flexible in order to do yoga, but the opposite is true. We do yoga to, among other things, become flexible. Some people have innate flexibility, and the rest of us acquire it with practice. Yoga postures (asanas) allow us to work on this. Therefore, we must give enough time and exercise to our body, and the results will become visible. If you are not flexible yoga is what you need!
How difficult are advanced yoga classes?
Advanced classes are designed for those who have been exercising for some time and want to challenge their body and mind. We do more advanced positions and the classes are more physically demanding than the beginner classes. Everyone is welcome, but it is recommended to start the beginner's classes if you have not done yoga before or it has been a long time since the last time. When the basics are mastered and the body is sufficiently strengthened, then it is time to move to advanced classes.
I have certain injuries, is yoga for me?
If you have some injuries or operations, sometimes yoga exercises are recommended as part of rehabilitation. Each injury is individual, so it is always good to consult a doctor before starting exercise. It is also important to contact me first so that I can explain to you if there are any positions that need to be avoided or modified. Almost every position can be adjusted according to individual needs using aids such as blocks or blankets and pillows.
What yoga style we practice?
There are many types of yoga today, and we do Vinyasa yoga in our classes. This type is characterized by positions that build on each other. Inhalation and exhalation are connected with the movement of our body. The class starts with breathing exercises, then by warming up the body we reach the central part of the class, which is the most strenuous, and slowly move towards cooling the body and stretching positions. At the end of each class, there is relaxation that lasts 5-10 minutes.
I am pregnant can I do yoga?
Yoga is recommended during pregnancy for several reasons. With breathing, visualization and meditation exercises and adapted yoga positions, it is possible to alleviate or eliminate many pregnancy ailments such as back pain, poor circulation, water retention, slower digestion, insomnia. Prenatal yoga helps the pregnant woman to connect more deeply with her body and the baby. Breathing techniques and control of one's own body help during labor and birth itself. Therefore, it is desirable to do prenatal yoga for a healthier pregnancy and easier recovery after. Pregnant women can participate in regular classes with position modifications, but if there is interest, a group for prenatal yoga can be established since I also have that certificate. It is important that your instructor knows about your pregnancy.
How can I pay for classes?
After the first free lesson (only for group classes), you choose the program that suits you and pay either directly to bank account or in cash at the studio. Your membership fee is valid for 30 days from the day you started coming. So you don't have to wait for the first of the month. After the membership fee expires, you renew it and you can change the program you had until then to one that suits you better or continue with the same one.
You have more questions? Feel free to contact me or visit me in the studio:)