Class Details

Currently we offer two styles of aquatic yoga classes at AquaFit of Plano. Being able to swim is not a requirement. The pool depth ranges from 3'6" to 4'6". We can accommodate up to 24 students in the pool; the dimensions of the pool are 25' x 50'. Water temperature ranges from 88-89 degrees and the air temperature is 80 degrees.

 

Though 80 degree air temperature sounds warm, it is the perfect balance to the water temperature being at 88-89 degrees. Not so sure? We invite you to try the first time for absolutely free.


Aqua Yoga - Gentle

Aqua Yoga - Gentle

Mondays 11:30 am

Wednesdays 10:30 am

 

These classes are held in the morning and are suitable for individuals who are interested in approaching their yoga practice in a gentle manner. We have a very diverse population of students who benefit from the morning sessions. Some have no specific health concerns or issues but for others practicing yoga in the water is especially meaningful. Many of our students who used to have a land practice feel that they are at a point in their lives where practice in the water serves them better.  We also have students who cannot practice inversions such as downward facing dog on land; however, they can enjoy "water dog" and more instead. Our student body consists of these kinds of individuals and many more! Here is a listing of the kinds of conditions some of our students have:

 

Back pain

Herniated/bulging disc issues

Knee/hip issues

Shoulder/wrist issues

Fibromyalgia

Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis

Scoliosis/rod in back

Excess weight

Neuropathy

Multiple Sclerosis

Pregnancy past first trimester

Balance difficulties on land 

High blood pressure/hypertension

Cervical spondylitis

Diabetes and/or insulin resistance

Glaucoma/detachment of retina

Vertigo

GERD/acid reflux


Aqua Yoga - Strong

Aqua Yoga - Strong

Mondays 7:30 pm

 

This evening class offered on Monday nights includes more of a developmental/athletic approach. More challenging work is offered and yoga wall ropes style elements are incorporated by use of straps and lane line hooks attached into the pool wall. The body is being oriented in creative ways which may involve hair getting wet! Even though challenging work is offered, the aquatic environment allows students with a variety of conditions to enjoy their practice. Some students come from a strong athletic background and discover that aquatic practice improves their mobility and stability. Some students come after working a desk job all day to experience release and re-opening of their body. And some students who have injured themselves from an overly aggressive athletic activity (perhaps even too strong of a yoga practice) or who are recovering from surgery realize that working in the aquatic environment allows them to heal more quickly than they would have otherwise experienced in land-based therapeutic work. Our evening student body is a mix of individuals with no concerns with the body as well as those who have the following conditions:

 

Back pain

Knee/hip issues

Shoulder/wrist injury recovery

Excess weight

Balance difficulties on land

High blood pressure/hypertension


"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." -Lao-Tzu