It’s Yoga® Toledo features the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method of Yoga. We are part of the It’s Yoga® International Community of Schools ranging from San Francisco to Florence, Italy. It’s Yoga® studios offer the world-renowned Rocket™ Routines designed by Larry Schultz. This dynamic, aerobic, breathing meditation is designed to awaken the feeling body, and quiet the thinking mind. With routines for all levels, the It’s Yoga® System is progressive, fun, and approachable.
The first It’s Yoga® school opened in San Francisco in 1989 to teach Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Larry Schultz, the founder of It’s Yoga, practiced yoga for over 30 years and was the first to develop one of the most progressive and challenging routines based on the first 3 series of classical Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Born during his time teaching yoga to the Grateful Dead during 1990-1994, “The Rocket™,” his signature practice brought the advanced poses of Ashtanga to beginners allowing for modifications and shifting the philosophy that one pose had to be completed perfectly before the next was given. His style was based on the fact that we were Westerns practicing an Eastern Science, through a Western perspective, so the practice had to be fun and accessible to beginners, while having the power to download the benefits of this ancient and health-enhancing practice.
This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” The Rocket™ is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.
A dynamic series of postures that flow one into another, Ashtanga Yoga provides a high energy experience whose therapeutic effects align and purify the body. Ashtanga yoga is dynamic and aerobic. By synchronizing movement with the breath, this ancient system of yoga arouses the inner fire to cleanse and strengthen the body. Ashtanga yoga’s great strength focuses on correct breathing. It oxygenates the blood, supporting circulation and bringing more blood to the brain to maximize clear thinking and full creativity.
Ashtanga yoga’s most favorable aspect is its capacity to de-stress and reshape the body, counteracting the aging process. The practice induces the elimination of toxins and purifies the body. It serves as a path to health, flexibility, strength, and balance through concentration. As Larry liked to say, "Ashtanga Yoga is the ultimate Health Management System."
It's Yoga® International is the only organization recognized to honor the It's Yoga Tradition started in San Francisco and is the official home of the It's Yoga® Legacy of The Rocket™ Routines and the It's Yoga™ Trainings.