What is yoga?
Yoga is a union of breath and movement.
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini. Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
[To learn more about Yoga, visit our page Benefits of Yoga]
What is Pilates?
The Pilates method , which was devised by Joseph Pilates, was introduced to the United States in the 1920s. It was one of the first exercise systems in the west to take a holistic approach to fitness and well-being. Pilates encompasses more than 500 controlled, precise movements, which are performed on mat or with special apparatus and designed to stretch and strengthen muscles. You use your inner abdominal muscles, low back, and buttocks (also known as the “powerhouse”) to initiate and direct movement so that the rest of the body can move mo freely, yet in an ’empowered’ manner.
[To learn more about Pilates, visit our page Benefits of Pilates]
What are Pilates reformers?
Invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates, the reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs.
All kinds of exercises are done on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. Most Pilates reformer exercises have to do with pushing or pulling the carriage or holding the carriage steady during an exercise as it is pulled on by the springs.
[To learn more about Pilates reformers, visit our page Benefits of Pilates]
Where are you located?
11940 Foothill Blvd, Ste 218, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Rancho Yoga is located at the SE corner of Foothill and Rochester next to the 4 Points Sheraton in the beautiful city of Rancho Cucamonga. Situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California we are located 37 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. Facing Foothill Blvd, we are upstairs from the Salt Oasis in Suite #218.
What do I need for a yoga class? What do I wear? Do I bring my own mat?
All you need to come take a class is to wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Imagine that you’re laying on the floor with you legs spread open, you’re going to want to wear something that covers you nicely, and doesn’t bunch up, or restrict your movement. We provide mats, blocks, towels, water, and anything else you would need to use in class, but you can always feel free to bring your own as well. You can bring your phone, but we ask that you turn it off or on silent and leave it in the lobby in one of our cubbies we provide for you. We do not use shoes or socks in any of our classes either.
[To learn more about what to do and what not to do, visit our page Yoga Etiquette]
Rancho Yoga =/= Addicted to Yoga?
Rancho Yoga’s (RY) location used to be Addicted to Yoga (ATY) Rancho. Rhema Flowers was business partners with the owners of ATY for many years, opening both ATY Chino and Rancho. Recently, the owners of ATY sold the Rancho location to Rhema. On June 1, 2017 Rhema officially took over the location and transformed it into the oasis it is today. Rancho Yoga is no longer apart of ATY and is its own business. The ATY location in Chino has become Korra Yoga. As of Janurary 1, 2018 Addicted to Yoga no longer exists.
[To learn more about Korra Yoga, visit their site Korra Yoga]
Did my package transfer from ATY to RY?
During the switch from ATY to RY, your account may have transferred over from ATY’s system, but your package may not have. As of December 31, 2017 we are no longer transferring over packages from ATY. Addicted to Yoga in Chino has closed and a new business separate from ATY has opened named Korra Yoga. As of Janurary 1, 2018 Addicted to Yoga no longer exists.
What is yoga etiquette?
Yoga etiquette is taking the time to be conscious of your actions and go out of your way to be polite and curious to your fellow students. Small things such as carefully placing down your mat, gently placing down your shoes, and being mindful of others help us keep Rancho Yoga a calm and relaxing environment for everyone.
[To learn more about yoga etiquette, visit our page Yoga Etiquette]
What is Rancho Yoga?
We are a yoga studio that provides reformers, Pilates, and mediation in order to bring wellness and health to our students. Our mission statement is: “RY is dedicated to leaving others in a better mental, physical, and spiritual state than when they came across us. We guide you to creating a healthier, happier lifestyle in order for you to have a more positively empowered impact on your family, friends, community, and world. We believe that the best gift you can give yourself, or anyone, is a healthier, happier you. We want to help you, the individual, get there.”
Who is Rhema Flowers?
The founder and face of Rancho Yoga.
[To read more about Rancho Yoga’s finder, visit our page Rhema]
How do I sign up for classes?
You can sign up for classes either through MindBody or through our app Rancho Yoga (available on the App Store and Google Play Store). If you don’t have a package yet, both MindBody and our app will prompt you to purchase one before you sign into a class. Yoga and mat Pilates don’t require you to sign in beforehand
[To learn more about packages, visit our page Packages and Pricing]
Do you offer prenatal yoga?
As of right now we do not offer any prenatal specific classes. However, you may feel free to take any of our Beginning or Level 0-1 classes instead. Please be sure to let your instructor know before hand that you are prenatal so that they may provide the correct modifications for poses so that you have a safe and healthy practice.
Do you offer Kids Yoga or Mommy-n-Me?
Currently we do not have an instructor to teach kids yoga or mommy-n-me classes. We do have plans in the near future to bring these beloved classes back although we are currently looking for instructors to teach the classes. Once we have found someone to teach these classes, we will alert everyone via email.
Do you offer Bikram yoga? Do you offer heated yoga?
Although we do not offer Bikram yoga, we do have an hour long Heated Flow class which is heated to 95°.
Ashtanga VS Flow?
Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another. Ashtanga yoga is more posture based and divided into different “series” which you will go through depending on which class you take. Meanwhile, Flow or Vinyasa classes have a more of a flow to them where you have a transition between each pose called a Vinyasa. The Vinyasa allows the class to move more fluidly and to keep constant movement in the body and your practice. Both types of yoga have different benefits so feel free to ask your instructor on more information about what’s best for you.