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Infinity Yoga and Wellness: Expanding the Yoga Community, One Asana at a Time

By Elisha Neubauer

Stephanie Testa worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. During that time, she began practicing yoga in her own time. Finding that practicing allowed her to better handle the demands of the healthcare industry, Testa was inspired to conduct her own research on the art, eventually applying her findings to her own Master's Thesis. It was this moment that began to reshape Testa's life.

"As my teaching and clientele of yoga grew, I decided to become an Ayurvedic practitioner, and incorporate the full circle of overall well-being with yoga and holistic medicine, which is now Infinity yoga and wellness," she explains. Today, Testa has been operating her own yoga practice for over ten years.

Infinity Yoga and Wellness, Testa's own practice, currently offers a wide range of forms to suit just about anyone's needs and requirements. Classes include Warm Power Yoga, Chill Yoga, Warm Fusion, Yin Yoga, Lunchtime Flow, Guided Meditation, Indo Board Yoga, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Sunrise Yoga, Kids Yoga, and FUNdemental Yoga. Varied forms of yoga are practiced in this varied course list, including Hatha yoga, Ashtanga method, Vinyasa, and Hot Yoga.

Infinity's most popular class is Warm Power Yoga, a method developed by Bryan Kest. Testa trained in the method from Kest himself, and is a large supporter of the method. "The word power is about letting the mind get strong as you find balance through the yoga flow," she explains. The course is best described as a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa- style yoga modeled closely off the Ashtanga method and heated at 85 to 90 degrees.

According to Testa, working out it the hotter temperatures is actually quite beneficially, causing muscles and joints to be more flexible and in turn reducing injury to the body. "If you have never tried warm yoga is a great way to detox your skin and heal the body from the inside out," she says.

Another highly popular class, Yin Yoga, is a slower paced course with poses called asanas, being held for longer periods of time. "Our Yin Yoga class is great for athletes who need to open up their joints and release lactic acid that is stored in the joints," Testa details.

For those looking to just get started in the practice, Slow Flow is a great choice suggests Testa. "Slow Flow is great for a beginner who is new to yoga or if you want a more gentle practice," she elaborates.

The facility is highly connected to the community both inside and out of the studio walls. In fact, they are a member of the organization named Surfriders, which focuses on the environment. The company also has several events for the community on Ayurveda and workshops for yoga and meditation.

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