Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today’s Groupon to Uptown Yoga, with studio locations in Lakewood and Uptown, and a third set to open in late January in The Colony. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $130 value).
- For $39, you get 10 yoga classes (a $135 value).
- For $59, you get 20 yoga classes (a $250 value).<p>
Experienced instructors dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level with a schedule of classes for beginners as well as practiced yogis. Students can select from a roster of classes heavy on Vinyasa-style practice, a challenging rapid-transition modality, beginning as early as 6 a.m. All-Level Vinyasa sessions focus on reinvigorating weary minds and musculature with a physically challenging sequence of poses conjoined by flowing transitions and synchronized breathing exercises, while instructors tailor the difficulty of the poses to each attendee by proffering individualized adjustments. Abdominals crunch their way through Strictly Core classes, which forge a cast-iron center of gravity with hybridized yoga and Pilates techniques, isometric exercises, and advanced belly-dancing steps. Solely offered at the Lakewood studio, Deep Stretch sessions delve into chronic sources of physical tension with prop-laden yoga routines that feature sustained poses and personalized modifications from the wandering instructors. A recent 50% size expansion at the Uptown studio ensures that many more students will have room to master the Vinyasa modality. Students can consult Uptown Yoga’s website to learn more about its advice for Groupon customers and red-carpet-style critiques.
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.