Yoga as a Lifestyle

To some, yoga is an activity—a form of exercise performed largely for maintaining physical health. Though exercising for physical health inevitably brings with it positive psychological changes, yoga has the potential to transform, often directly, the psychological and even spiritual health of its practitioners. Though there are various forms of yoga, all of them have… Read More

Janelle Thaxton and Yoga

We are so grateful for Janelle and the energy she brings into the studio! Why do you love yoga? I love yoga because it has given me peace and strength. I have been practicing yoga for a year and in that time yoga and meditation have provided comfort and relief to a stress induced illness.… Read More

Using Meditation to Cope

Guided meditation can be a very effective way to release stress, and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed, and it can help you remain calm, clear, and centered, even during the most trying times. Meditation is one of those things you have to experience for yourself to fully understand exactly how it can benefit you—and… Read More

Mavis’ Yoga Story

Congratulations to August Student of the Month, Mavis Craig! What do you love about Yoga? Yoga makes me comfortable being me! Why do you practice at Bella Prana? I always look forward to practicing at Bella Prana next to other die hard, hand-standing yogis that love yoga as much as I do. Yoga has put… Read More

Gerry, ALS, and Yoga

On March 19, 2014, my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A neuro-degenerative disease that eventually leads to paralysis. I started having various symptoms about a year ago that led to my diagnosis. It’s only been about 3 months since my diagnosis and so much has changed… Read More

Jason’s Yoga Journey

Congratulations to July Student of the Month, Jason Lisiak! He gives us a peek into his love of yoga and why he practices at Bella Prana. What do you love about Yoga? In addition to the obvious physical benefits, yoga has been great for my mind. While I always enjoy my practice, it’s not fun… Read More

Carol N. Byrd and Yoga

As June Student of the Month, congratulations to Carol Nadine Byrd! She lets us in on her special connection to yoga and why she deepens her practice at Bella Prana. Yoga makes me feel as if there is nothing I cannot do or get through. Yoga centers you so the fact that you can do… Read More

Tips for Beginning Yoga

As a yoga teacher, I often hear people tell me how intimidated they are to begin yoga. Years of avoiding stretching or just the thought of doing something totally unfamiliar can be a bit overwhelming. But go anyways. Your body and mind benefit from the well-being created from the practice of yoga. Of course, you… Read More

Yoga and Brett Swift

As May Student of the Month, we congratulate Brett Swift! He shares in this blog what he loves about yoga, how yoga and meditation has changed his life, and why he practices at Bella Prana. I had read the article on Roni and the studio in the Tampa Tribune last April. Her personal history and… Read More

Why Heather Loves Yoga

What do you love about Yoga? I love the experience of ‘opening’ that occurs inside my ongoing yoga practice. It’s as if there is an ocean to explore – it’s depth and vastness is tremendous and seems to be never-ending. I love the tools I continue to gain to be empowered in various aspects of… Read More