A place to unwind.
Colleen McCaffery of Mattituck has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. But she only began pursuing the tradition more seriously after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis in March 2015.
She found the ancient practice and its focus on balance to be a welcome antidote for the debilitating disease, which affected her equilibrium. That, coupled with medication and a modified diet incorporating fermented foods, has helped her manage her symptoms.
“It’s the best medicine,” she said. “Because I do yoga, I am in touch with my body. My balance is a little better. I am not tired as much.”
Now she wants to share those benefits with the Mattituck community. Colleen has Practiced Yoga for over 10 years, She completed her 200-hour teacher certification course and opened Aura Yoga in 2017, a new studio and clothing boutique and Dimensions hair Salon on Pike Street.
The studio will offer hot and warm yoga and NON Heated Classes,various Yoga and Cardio Fitness Classes. Hot 26, Fusion, Vinyasa,Warrior Weights Yoga, Power,Yin,Nidra , Pilates,Barre,even Kids Camps. Aura is where we Practice the 8 limbs of Yoga. Which focuses on taking the benefits of yoga beyond the mat.
The hot classes reach 102 degrees in the 550-square-foot studio. If that sounds like too much, the warm classes only get up to 80 degrees. The infrared heating system leaves the humidity at 30 percent during heated classes. Room temperature classes are offered as well.
“It enables you to move into poses you might not be able to without the heat,” Aura instructor Lorraine Hayden said of the hot classes.
A longtime hair stylist, McCaffery noted parallels between teaching yoga and doing hair. Mainly, she said, they are both forms of self-care that lift the spirit.
“It’s not how [clients] look when they leave, it’s how they feel,” she said of her other profession. “I love people and our conversations always lead to the heart.”
She will also offer salon services in the studio. A boutique offering yoga clothes and street wear is located in the front of the store.
McCaffery’s passion for yoga is evidenced by how Aura has flourished and bodies and lives Change one class at a time
“I feel that I am providing a service,” she said of the new venture. “Plus, I have a space to do yoga every day.”
Supper excited to see you on your mat