From Our Editors
Owner and instructor Ara Lyman's interest in practicing a dynamic mix of yoga styles shines through in the classes offered at Spokane Yoga Shala. Take for example Lyman's own "Sweat, Strengthen and Renew" class, which draws on Kundalini, Baptiste Vinyasa, and Bikram elements for those looking to hone their strength and stability.
Such diversity allows students the opportunity to try different classes based on their needs, a tenet Spokane Yoga Shala encourages. Whether for long-term growth or for a simple change in routine, the offerings are designed to accommodate all levels and age groups. Flanked with an online guide for yoga practice, classes such as "Foundations" teaches the basics for beginners while the "Mindful Body" session offers less intensive workouts for novices in their 40s and 50s. For those looking for a relaxed atmosphere, the therapy-oriented "Rejuvenate" incorporates movement and meditation. The "Hot Core 26" will bring about a cleansing sweat as students practice postures in a heated room. Each course is taught by an experienced instructor, among them, the original owner who handed over the reins to Lyman in 2015.