Alison Rubin first discovered yoga when she moved across the world, leaving England behind for sunny Southern California in 1972. She fell, or steadily posed, head over heels for the ancient exercise form, eventually earning her teaching certification in 1984 when she moved to Spokane. Now, with 40 years and myriad certifications under her belt, she leads a dedicated troupe of instructors who teach Hatha-style classes within a cozy studio, winning Best Yoga Studio by The Pacific Northwest Inlander in 2009 and 2010.
They lead a lineup of classes that accommodate a spectrum of skill levels, ranging from newcomers to Twister world champions.
Grassroots Wellness Spa and Fitness Studio is a place for you to work on connecting mind, body and soul. We created a variety of services from organic spa treatments to alternative wellness treatments with our fitness studio which provides you Hot Yoga, Meditation, Holy Yoga and Pilates. Come take a meditative journey...
Near East Yoga Spokane's cozy storefront studio welcomes students of all experience levels to hone their mind-body balance during Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes. Studio owner and yoga instructor Charisse Hayes credits the efficient Ashtanga style for enhancing her life physically and otherwise. Having studied in India and the United States, Charisse infuses her personal practice with techniques learned from her overseas mentors as well as experience gained while co-directing a studio in Portland for six years. During classes, Charisse guides students through a sequence of postures that are linked by deep, controlled breaths. The continual movement not only bolsters physical strength and flexibility but also heightens mental focus, self-awareness, and haiku creativity.
Though every class is heated at Yarrow Hot Yoga & Wellness Studio, you can choose just how hot you like it. Baptiste yoga classes keep the room at 95 degrees for their flowing sequences, which stress upper-body work and invigorating cardio exercise. During Bikram-inspired classes, though, the heat rises to 105 degrees. The higher temperature helps to loosen muscles as students rehearse 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises, meant to progressively stretch each body part without forcing students to do the hokey-pokey in slow motion. Both class styles build flexibility, balance, and strength—as do the other services conducted by the multitalented staff.
These wellness offerings range from myofascial-release treatments to massages and physical therapy. Hands-on procedures are always customized, and vary when it comes to pressure; for example, craniosacral therapy entails light touch, whereas deep-tissue massage uses focused pressure to release tension.
Outside of its appointments, the studio's commitment to health reaches beyond the individual. Its boutique stocks apparel made from organic fabrics without the use of sweatshops, and its eco-friendly construction elements ensure a low impact on the earth.