Yoga originated in India as a spiritual and physical practice that brought balance and healing to the body and mind. In North America Yoga has become not just a practice but also lifestyle. Yoga is both an art and a science; through practice a student will explore the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Yoga uses the natural flow of breath, and is a unique way to exercise the physical as well as mental self to achieve total wellbeing. By practicing yoga one can rejuvenate the body and the mind. Yoga stretches, strengthens and builds stamina, in addition to improving the functioning of all the vital organs. Yoga helps individuals realize their potential for holistic self-healing and inner peace.