Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of over-aggressive pawns with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 10-class pass at Yoga Center of Lodi (a $110 value).
Studio owner Carol Stewart and her team of experienced instructors lead students of all abilities through gentle Hatha-based classes and energetic Vinyasa Flow six days a week. Fledgling students can build a foundation in a Level 1 class that focuses on the basic poses, breathing exercises, and sun salutations, and more advanced classes push mat mavens with inversions, arm balances, and backbends. Yogis flow though fluid-posture sequences, linking movement with conscious breath during active Vinyasa sessions, generating heat throughout the body to help build muscle, increase flexibility, and tame wild spirit cobras with peaceful notions. The Yoga Center of Lodi also offers a class designed for youths ages 4–10, where meditation techniques help nourish growing minds, yoga poses become make-believe animals, and Willy Wonka warns against the dangers of accepting candy-coated mats from strangers.
Yoga Center of Lodi
Yoga Center of Lodi fosters healthy living through gentle yoga classes designed to marry physical fitness to reduced stress. Students new to the mat and yogi practitioners alike find accommodating classes in the various levels of Hatha yoga. Newbies flex through fundamental techniques of linking breath with movement, and gentle yoga opens up the practice for students recovering from injuries or who experience limited mobility. Advanced yogis hone challenging balances, inversions, and high-fiving their own feet in Vinyasa flow, a more rigorous style that bolsters muscles and increases flexibility with continuous posture sequences.