Voted the top local yoga studio by Richmond Magazine, Yoga Source offers around 50 classes a week ranging from prenatal programs to weekend workshops. Certified instructors promote the proper postures and inhalation execution necessary to improve pliancy and increase circulation among waning subscribers. Buy a vowel with tongue-twisting techniques like Iyengar and Vinyasa, designed to help each shape-shifter experience the transformative power of yoga, while drop-in classes allow for increased flexibility.
There is no “standard” workout at Stride Club. Instead, trainers cater to the different needs of each client with their more than 15 program options. Some predesigned personal-training programs include the Wedding Planner, which helps clients slim down before their wedding days; the Pre/Postnatal, which helps women safely stay in shape throughout the stages of pregnancy; and the Sports Specific, which helps athletes such as football players and wrestlers improve their math skills. In addition to their one-on-one sessions, the trainers lead group fitness classes that help build overall muscle tone with moves suitable for all levels of fitness. Natural light filters into the studio, adding an invigorating burst to workouts.
Anahata Yoga Center of Williamsburg is a true sanctuary for health and wellness. Beginning through advanced yoga classes fit all levels of fitness and flexibility. Yoga teachers draw from Iyengar, Integral & Ashtanga styles of teaching to emphasize physical health and emotional well-being.
On August 15, 1969, Sri Swami Satchidananda spoke at the opening ceremony of the Woodstock music festival, calling music “the celestial sound that controls the whole universe.” Devoting his life to the pursuit of unity, he founded Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville, located on the banks of the James River with a distant view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Encompassing more than 600 acres of wooded landscape, the community provides a retreat for practitioners of varied skill levels who join one another to relax and practice the tenets of Integral Yoga, a synthesis of six branches of yoga developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda. At the center, the Satchidananda Ashram houses five sacred sites, including the Light of Truth Universal Shrine, or LOTUS, in which altars for every major religion let visitors of all faiths discover their personal enlightenment. Committed to the harmonious teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, the ashram’s instructors carry on the founder’s legacy by leading everything from single workshops to multiple-day retreats.
Bikram Yoga Charlottesville nourishes the mind, body, and spirit with a schedule of classes that transpires within the warmth of a heated studio. The series of 26 Bikram-approved poses stretches and strengthens physiques as sweat detoxifies them by evacuating the body's icky pools of pollutants and expired soy sauce. Additionally, intense warmth improves circulation and range of motion in muscles stifled by cold temperatures and restrictive pleather bell-bottoms. Although not covered by the price of this Groupon, mats and towels are available for rent, bottled water is available for purchase, and an onsite boutique outfits students in functional and fashionable garb.