Experience the difference at two distinctive yoga studios in downtown Fort Walton Beach Florida. Created by Laura Tyree, both studios offer an array of yoga classes for all fitness levels, from beginners yoga to HIIT classes to advanced hot yoga classes as well as Registered Yoga Teacher Training (RYTT) programs and more.
"My favorite part of the asana practice is that slow sinking inward. The busy mind gets left on the bus, thank God, and the timeless aspect of Being rises. It may not happen every time, but I feel the effects always. The deep pause within a hurried day. The quiet realization of a direction to take. Even in my most stressful times, that inward journey fortifies my system. Don't mistake that I have some crazy wild practice either. The standing poses and common asanas all carry lifetimes of information and healing. So go to your mat. Find your slow sinking inward. Yogi. Heal thy self."
Have an incredible life today.
See you at Dragonfly.
Dragonfly Yoga Studies is a traditional yoga studio established in 2000 in downtown Fort Walton Beach. She is the Southeastern yoga training center bringing renowned instructors to the beautiful Emerald Coast. Dragonfly's public yoga classes are therapeutic, a yoga studio with a relaxing effect on all who enter. Her motto is Revitalize - Stabilize - Energize. Dragonfly Yoga Studies has a range of gifted and wonderful teachers who bring their soul to the mat. Come experience for yourself as beginners are always welcome. Click here to visit Dragonfly
Hot Yoga Om is Dragonfly Yoga's Hot Little Sister (hehe) also in downtown Fort Walton Beach.
Established in 2015, Hot Yoga Om is serving the young and energetic crowd of yoga enthusiast with hot yoga classes for all fitness levels. Her Far-Infared Healing Heat Panels are a hallmark of the hot yoga studio and a bonus to the practicing hot yogi and yogini. Just a few door from Dragonfly these two sisters bring a fuller range of the yoga experience. Visit her Sweet Heat and feel the peace. Click here to visit Hot Yoga Om
I started out on this yoga path in 1986. I had fallen from my bike while training for a triathlon. It was a silly fall, trying to negotiate the new clip-less pedals at a stop light. Over I went and slid a bit down a gravel embankment. I managed to extract myself, and, of course, headed out for the 30 mile ride. The next day my back was cramping and my legs ached. College backpack, waiting tables, continuing to train all took their toll. I came limping into my first yoga class. Very hopeful it would fix me, so I could get back on the swim/bike/run merry-go-round. I cried through my first class. Looking back I think it was the sting of my pride. Here were all these women who could have passed for my Mom, doing far more than I was. And that hurt as much as my back!
I cried on the drive home. But then something amazing happened. I slept. For the first time in months, I slept. I woke up after the first 4 hour chunk of sleep feeling like Supergirl. OMG I was sore. But I SLEPT!! I went back to class that next day. Years later Jan Campbell told me she was shocked to see me return, after my shameless display of groans and tears.
That started a lifelong relationship with the practice. That same year I met Erich Schiffmann, and in 1990 Rodney Yee. It took 8 years before I could begin pranayama, and another 2 years to quiet me enough to start meditating. It was a slow and often painful practice, but it revealed to me the heart of the practice, the one that is the foundation for the asana.
The practice of the mind.
Dragonfly Yoga Studies - Registered Yoga Teacher Training (RYTT) Programs 200 and a 300 complement (200 + 300 = 500)
Dragonfly’s Etiquette of Yoga Class
- Finish your cell phone conversation in the courtyard before you enter.
- Be kind with yourself. No straining.
- Shoes stay in the lobby.
- Be happy, just not LOUD.
- Stay home if you have a fever.
- If you have a falling out with another yoga studio or teacher, don't speak ill of them.
- Personal belongings on shelf in sanctuary.
- Get to class a bit early so you don’t have to rush.
- If you’re late, wait I lobby until after meditation before you enter and set up.
- Turn your cell phone on silent.
- Have some food in your system, but not in your stomach.
- No chewing gum during practice.
- Help the new student with props and set up.
- Refrain from wearing strong perfumes/cologne.
- Shower before class if you are a non-believer in deodorant.
- No babies. We love them, just not during practice.
- Bring a beginner to a beginner class, that’s a nice friend.
- Leave the props better than you found them.
- Don’t get out of hand cutting up in class.
- If you have an ugly attitude, you will be sent home with no savasana.
- NO politics.
- Keep up with your things. Items will be recycled after their two weeks stay.
- By all means…ENJOY your practice.
HOT YOGA OM's Etiquette
· Due to excessive sweating, it is important to drink water before, during, & after class. Bring your own water bottle.
· Bring a large towel that will cover your mat.
· Moisturizer and make-up can get in the eyes when we sweat causing them to burn. Cleaning the face prior to class may help. A small hand towel may also be useful in wiping sweat from our eyes.
· Suitable attire for the class will allow the skin to breathe, such as shorts or pants above the knees, and tanks or short sleeve shirts. In colder months, you may want to bring a dry change of clothes for after class.
· We recommend that you do not eat heavily 2 hours before class.
· If at any time you feel light-headed, dizzy or sick, do not hesitate to excuse yourself from the class or take child's pose or sāvāsānā until you are ready to join the class again.
NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS, NO CHEWING GUM!!! AND PLEASE! NO MELTY FOOD BARS!!