Yoga in Shaw

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Equipment: Yoga mats and towels for rental

Students should bring: Bath towel and a yoga mat

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and no fear. We work with beginners every day.

Q&A with Jessica Rask, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our school is a warm, loving place with a great community. We encourage students to get to know each other so they are more likely to come practice together. We also offer both 60- and 90-minute classes, so if a student can only find an hour in the day, he or she can still take a class. We love what we do, and that excitement often inspires our students.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?

We are planning to open a juice bar in the fall, where we'll serve cold-pressed juice?the healthiest form of delivery for nutrients to your body. The juice is never heated and no preservatives are used, ensuring the juice is the highest quality possible.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We believe that every body can practice our yoga, whether injured or uninjured, sick or well, old or young. There is no judgement from our staff or students about where you are when you begin. There is always a place to start, and never a place to finish.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Please contact us with questions if you have a specific injury. We can help no matter what.

Read a Groupon Guide article about Yoga that mentions Jessica Rask here.

3121 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis,
MO
US

Equipment: Yoga mats and towels for rental

Students should bring: Bath towel and a yoga mat

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and no fear. We work with beginners every day.

Q&A with Jessica Rask, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our school is a warm, loving place with a great community. We encourage students to get to know each other so they are more likely to come practice together. We also offer both 60- and 90-minute classes, so if a student can only find an hour in the day, he or she can still take a class. We love what we do, and that excitement often inspires our students.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?

We are planning to open a juice bar in the fall, where we'll serve cold-pressed juice?the healthiest form of delivery for nutrients to your body. The juice is never heated and no preservatives are used, ensuring the juice is the highest quality possible.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We believe that every body can practice our yoga, whether injured or uninjured, sick or well, old or young. There is no judgement from our staff or students about where you are when you begin. There is always a place to start, and never a place to finish.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Please contact us with questions if you have a specific injury. We can help no matter what.

Read a Groupon Guide article about Yoga that mentions Jessica Rask here.

3121 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

To join a class at Urban Breath Yoga is to join a family of fellow students and encouraging mentors. The studio's blog tells you just how tight-knit the community is: birth announcements alternate with featured member bios, and the vibe is always congratulatory. And, far from being isolated, the group seeks out new practitioners with lessons that cater to yoga beginners. There's a yoga basics class that covers the fundamentals of hatha poses, a beginner series that meets for four weeks, and even a free two-hour intro session.

From these classes, students can progress to more advanced hatha and vinyasa techniques, such as inversions and folding your mat into an origami swan. The studio also hosts specialty workshops on prenatal yoga, as well as teacher-training classes, children's classes, and immersive yoga weekends.

4237 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis,
MO
US

Yoga can be a way of finding higher purpose and meaning in life. Certified Jivamukti yoga instructor Alba Creales certainly thinks so?she quit law school in order to found her own studio, Swan River Yoga. There, she and her talented team of instructors help their students achieve balance and find their center through classes in various yoga styles, from physically challenging Power Vinyasa yoga to bhakti yoga, which focuses on opening the heart.

2839 Cherokee Street
St. Louis,
MO
US

High-energy Zumba classes and relaxing hot-stone massages collide at This Way Ladies Fitness & Wellness Center, a one-stop shop for women looking to release sweat and tension. Fitness instructors lead strength-building kettlebell classes only a stone's throw from the spa room, where specialists perform facials and ensconce feet in warming paraffin. Outdoor boot camps take the action to Francis Park, where participants test their speed, agility, and ability to resist roving hot-dog vendors.

3714 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Having practiced since 1997, training under leaders in the field, and serving as the sole yoga instructor for the Kashi company in 2008, owner Brigette Niedringhaus opened Southtown Yoga with the goal of bringing a unique approach to the city yoga-studio concept. In doing so, Brigette built up a schedule replete with a variety of classes held in a warm and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels. The Riverfront Times recognized her efforts by naming Southtown Yoga its Best Yoga Studio in 2008. The staff that helped earned that award features 11 highly trained instructors who guide students through a series of poses during 45- to 90-minute group classes. Slow-paced Basics courses pave the way for Mixed Level sessions that expand on the fundamental concepts, and rooftop classes enable students to mix up the workout scenery, like lifting weights in a phone booth. Classes are available seven days a week, with some sessions beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m.

3719 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US