The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'yuk', the word yoga literally means "to yolk" or "union".
Yoga unifies the mind, body, energy, emotions and soul. Ultimately uniting you with your true self and higher power. Yoga eases tension and promotes homeostasis within creating health and wellness. Just like yoga, Wellness begins within, it's the journey of the self through the self to the self and then radiates out into your entire life.
Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha
"Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind", defined by Patanjali. In other words, yoga can help us quiet our monkey mind, so we can navigate and move through this crazy world more easily. When the fluctuations of the mind are quiet, we are one with all; creating peace in the midst of chaos. Thus, helping us get out of our head and into our bodies so we can take our wellness into our own hands.
When we incorporate the teachings of yoga, self care, intentional movement and action into our day on a regular basis it can help us transform our whole self not just the physical but the energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual.
It does not matter if you are looking to de-stress, get fit, ease pain, cultivate deeper awareness, connect to your higher power or just gain energy and feel good in your body; from athletes to beginners, from abilities with high range of motion to working with injuries we can help you, help you.
All you have to do is show up! That is all Yoga asks, is for you to show up just as you are.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, even YOU!
What Our Clients Have To Say
"The Folded Leaf feels like a second home to me. I recently moved back to the Charleston area and wanted to find a place to continue and expand upon my yoga practice with a like-minded community. I immediately felt welcomed by the friendly atmosphere, and I loved having the monthly package option to try the variety of classes available. The instructors are genuine devotees to their craft and make you feel at ease, catering to all levels. I used to only follow online sessions at home, but coming to a studio where you can practice in the energy of a group and get live instructor feedback takes the experience to another level, and I always leave feeling refreshed and more balanced. I'm excited to try the upcoming additions to the schedule for the fall! If you're looking for a local heart-led yoga community, come check out The Folded Leaf."
- Emily Hager
"Where do I even begin! This is just absolutely amazing! The facility is absolutely beautiful, warming and super friendly atmosphere! The staff is beyond amazing! Words can't express how friendly, positive and warming they are! The service they offer is great! And if you haven't had a massage by these people, then you're not living life! I use to crack jokes about massages but never again! The massages are out of this world. All the pain you feel in you bones just floats away, and the peace, calm and tranquility flood in! It's surreal! The atmosphere while getting a massage just makes it an overall amazing experience and something every single human should be doing! And I wouldn't recommend anyone other than these absolutely beautiful people to do it! I promise you! If you are stressed or having any aches or pains! GO HERE!"
- James Lee
"I always admired people who practiced yoga and never thought I had the nerve to try. When I was 55, a friend encouraged me to go to a class with her at The Folded Leaf. It was our first class and I wanted to try just once. I was surprised to see people of all ages in the class. I was out of shape but everyone was friendly and accepted that we were beginners. No judgement! The instructor was great and I felt better mentally and physically after that class. We were encouraged to continue and after the second class we were hooked. We've been going regularly since. I felt better at 55 than I did at 30. Now I'm 67 and still attending yoga classes at The Folded Leaf. I'm so grateful that I agreed to go to that first class. The instructors are great. I've made new friends. Yoga is the best thing I've done for myself. I'm happy and blessed and grateful for The Folded Leaf community."
- Linda Wright