Little Creek Yoga; Community Supported Yoga in the Heart of Acadiana.
Strengthens the Mind and Body and Spirit of People In and Around Lafayette, Louisiana
Little Creek Yoga offers a variety of Yoga classes for all levels, as well as Tai Qi, Pilates, and Qi Gong in Lafayette, LA. Our goal is to provide a space where everyone has access to the tools needed to reach the greatest potential in their practice, both individually and as a group experience.
Located in the beautiful historic Camelia House, with the guidance of dedicated teachers we hope to see a community grow of people sharing in their journey towards health and happiness.
Open: Monday – Saturday
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7-9 am Ashtanga Mysore w/ Sharon Leahy
4:15-5:15 Tai Chi w/ Xiu Ling Fu
4:30-5:30 Intro to Yoga w/ Sharon Leahy
5:30-6:30 pm Pilates Mat w/ Dennis Wise
5:45-6:45 (parlor) Pranayama w/ Sharon Leahy
Pilates also available by appointment only:
Contact Gretchen Wright – Cell: 317.403.6331
Little Creek Yoga is Lafayette’s first community supported Yoga community.
This means that rather than a set fee for the classes, you contribute what you can, or feel that you should when participating. We believe yoga should be accessible for anyone who wants to practice, however, we do expect some contribution in exchange for the teachers time and expertise and the space which we have provided for you to practice. We suggest $10-$20 as an acceptable donation, with a minimum of $5. If you do not have this, please talk to the teacher about trading some time and energy, instead. Helping in the maintenance and running of the studio is a very acceptable donation and much more appreciated than your loose change. What you choose to donate represents the value you place on this service that we have made affordable for everyone. It will only continue to exists through the support of its people.
The Tai Chi classes, however, are not by donation, but are $15/class.
We accept cash or checks. Sorry, no credit cards at this time.
Yoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind with the goal of liberation (moksha).
The term “yoga”, comes from Sanskrit meaning “yoking together”, as of a span of oxen, but came to be applied to the yoking of mind and body.
The origins of Yoga are unclear. There is evidence of pre-Vedic (before 1750 BCE) Indian origins and images of figures in Yoga poses and meditation have been found at the sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization (3300-1300 BCE).
Many satellite traditions have developed since its beginnings. Gurus from India brought Yoga to the west in the 20th century and in the 1980’s it was popularized in the form of Hatha Yoga.
Yoga’s combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health. The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heart rate and blood pressure.