Yoga’s earliest practitioners lived deep in the Himalayan Mountains, where increased circulation helped them handle frigid weather and increased flexibility allowed them to dodge snowballs thrown by mountain goats. Block out stress and cold-climate shenanigans with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class package (up to a $65 value) at Yoga 4 You in Savage.
Yoga 4 You hosts a wide variety of daily scheduled yoga classes that allow yogis of all ages and elasticities to recapture the fields of nirvana from anxiety’s inner armies. Certified instructors trained in German pretzel factories lead gentle beginner-level classes that emphasize proper back alignment through a series of stretching and strengthening poses. Once students achieve a level of comfort or sustained levitation, a diverse assortment of classes ranging in style and intensity opens spiritual doors to a land of milk and chakras. Candlelight yoga classes wick stress away with a slow Vinyasa flow style that promotes deep relaxation in a soothing environment. Guided meditations call forth a monsoon of healthy hormones in serenity yoga classes, while hot yoga classes provoke a more literal downpour with high temperatures and deep, detoxifying stretches.
Students can also participate in more advanced classes to further unlock yoga’s physical and emotional health benefits, which include improved posture, mood enhancement, and the coveted ability to lick one’s elbow.
Yoga 4 You
In 2009, Kelly Larson and Jenn Holm turned what was once just an empty space in a strip mall into a serene yoga haven, replete with cushy cork flooring, soft lighting, and a modern sound system. Along with a team of certified yoga teachers, the duo strives to share yoga's physical and mental benefits with practitioners of all fitness levels, packing their schedule with classes suitable for beginners, advanced students, or children. They lead a variety of styles, including gentle Yin yoga, more advanced hot yoga, barre, and XY fitness.
Yoga 4 You is also the only studio in Minnesota licensed to teach Yoga Body Boot Camp—a total body regimen that fuses yoga and adrenaline-raising moves inspired by the popular shows The Biggest Loser and Survivor.