Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's deal: for $29, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Uptown Yoga (a $130 value), which has two flexibly bendtastic locations—one in the Lakewood Shopping Village and the other nestled in the State Thomas Historic District.
Uptown Yoga's Vinyasa-style classes combine the meditative powers of controlled breathing with the body-sculpting, posture-straightening flow of classic yoga poses. The stretches, performed in a room heated to a bendiness-conducive 85 degrees, help even the stiffest of unoiled robo-joints become as limber as a diving board made from a humungous stick of gum. The dual locations and phalanx of class times ensure that all students can Sun Salute to their heart's content. Each one is lead by a dedicated instructor who brings years of experience and buckets of motivation to guide your body-and-mind overhaul.
Regularly practicing yoga can improve your quality of life by increasing muscle tone and flexibility and reducing stress. Recruit the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on your one-month journey across the yogaverse. Feed off the energy of friends to increase stimulation and add another friendly face into a sea of friendly faces.
Cityvoters named Uptown Yoga one of the top five yoga studios in Dallas two years in a row. Though Uptown Yoga's Abrams Parkway location has yet to receive any online reviews, 13 Google Mappers and six Citysearchers give the Thomas Avenue location a perfect five stars. Seven Yelpers give it an average of 3.5:
- The owner and the teachers are great at teaching and do many of the more advanced poses, not just the basics of yoga flow. It makes the classes a lot more interesting and challenging. – Joel, Google Maps
- Even with 50 people in the room (Monday night classes are popular), the atmosphere is tranquil, contemplative, challenging and fun all at the same time. – Tricia P., Yelp
When owner Jen Chitwood entered her first yoga class in 2002, she was amazed by the mental, physical, and emotional exertion she experienced in just a single hour. The positive benefits of yoga, including stress relief and a positive attitude adjustment, spilled into the rest of her life and relationships almost immediately, leading her to eventually realize that yoga was her life’s passion.This realization led her to study and, in time, come to own her own studio. Now, she leads a team of experienced instructors who dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level, leading them through Vinyasa-style yoga and guiding them with individualized adjustments. They also hold prenatal yoga classes, private lessons, workshops with national teachers, and teacher trainings for those wanting to dive deeper on the yogic path. Additionally, the studio’s knowledgeable nutritionist works with individuals or groups to help them exercise good decision making and portion control when they’re lounging at home, working at the office, or vacationing at their timeshares in Candy Land.
Uptown Yoga is dedicated to creating a positive change in the world at large. Jen Chitwood cofounded One Love Dallas, a local branch of the charity Off the Mat, Into the World, which inspires conscious, sustainable activism and grassroots social change within communities around the world.