9:00-10:30 a.m. Moderate Flow
5:30-7:00 p.m. Gentle Stretch and Strengthen
5:30-7:00 p.m. Moderate Flow
9:00-10:30 a.m. Gentle Stretch and Strengthen
9:00-10:30 a.m. Dynamic Flow
Drop in rate is $12. An 8-class pass costs $80, with no expiration date. Monthly unlimited passes cost $100 and can be shared by couples. Private lessons are $50 per hour or $35 per hour for a four-class pass. Please contact us for free or reduced and corporate rates at 704 639 0606 or
Gentle Stretch and Strengthen
These classes are intended for newcomers to yoga and people looking to increase their flexibility, balance, and core strength. They focus on basic breathing techniques, opening and standing postures and slow, core-strengthening movement.
These classes move at a slightly slower pace than the dynamic classes but are still recommended for physically active people or those with some yoga experience. They employ sun salutations (surya namaskara), explore inversions and arm balances, and undertake more advanced breathing techniques (pranayama).
These classes move at a vigorous pace and are intended for students looking for a challenge. In addition to the quicker pace, more complex asanas are explored.
Regardless of which class you choose, yoga practice is a highly personal, noncompetitve experience that encourages patience and perserverance. By linking movement with breath, yoga moves beyond mere exercise into a moving mediation that draws the focus inward. With time, your body will get stronger and more flexible and you will develop more control over your wandering "monkey mind." Think you're too stiff to try yoga? You're not alone. Everyone worries that they won't be able to "do yoga." But that's the beauty of it! If you have a body and a mind to link, you can practice yoga. It isn't about physical prowess but rather about developing a practice unique to you--whether that means a practicing a series of sun salutations or commiting to a seated meditation. Lastly, if you try our studio and it's not a good fit, please keep searching. There are myriad hatha yoga styles--one of which is bound to suit you!
"Practice and all is coming."
--Sri Pattabhi Jois
WHAT TO WEAR, WHAT TO BRING
Wear any comfortable workout-style clothing that will move with you. Plan to go barefoot, keep jewelry to a minimum (as it tends to get in the way), refrain from wearing too much lotion (which makes you slippery), and let your stomach rest from heavy meals at least two hours before practice. We provide mats and props, but you might want to bring a towel and a bottle of water. And while cell phones tend to be a "no-no," I respect your decision to keep yours handy. In return, please respect the quietude of the studio and the experience of fellow students by muting it. New students should plan to arrive about ten minutes early to fill out a new student form, which will enable us to learn your particular history. Class ends with a 5- to 10-minute relaxation period, savasana, which is enormously beneficial. If you must leave early please do so discreetly. Likewise, if you are late you are welcome to join the class but please slip in quietly.