Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at Grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today’s Groupon to Yoga Club. The Charlotte chapter of Yoga Club meets at a variety of studio locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a three-hour yoga workshop (a $35 value for walk-ins; a $30 value for prepaid customers).
- For $20, you get five yoga classes (a $50 value for nonmembers; a $25 value for members).
- For $25, you get a half-day yoga workshop (a $55 value for walk-ins; a $50 value for prepaid customers).
Workshops may be used toward continuing education credits (CEC) with Yoga Alliance or towards yoga teacher training with Yoga Club.
Yoga Club was founded to provide an extensive selection of cost-effective yoga classes and workshops to encourage healthy, balanced lifestyles for beginners and yoga masters alike. Helmed by a bevy of local instructors, Yoga Club beckons students with classes in a variety of yoga styles that convene at outdoor practice spaces when possible.
Vinyasa Flow sessions synchronize their transitions with measured breathing exercises, creating a dynamic, challenging experience that doubles as Twister practice. Tasked with conducting groups at a leisurely pace, Gentle Yoga lengthens limbs with slower-paced stretches intended to improve flexibility while reducing stress. Ashtanga Yoga introduces students to the primary series for their first session, a 75-pose sequence that incorporates invigorating sun salutations, inversions, and front handsprings. Teachers welcome attendees of any skill level to all sessions, although advanced yogis may require modifications to challenge themselves during gentler classes, and newbies should refrain from attempting more difficult poses or trying to beat their reflection in a staring contest.
With occasional workshops scheduled throughout the year, presenters delve into thorough explorations of yogic styles, philosophy, and yoga therapy open to all levels. Each workshop allows ample opportunities for physical practice and time for questions to keep attendees engaged and informed. Upcoming three-hour sessions include “Let it Roll” Yoga and Myofascial Release with Foam Rollers on Saturday, December 3, a kinesthetic foray that seeks to soothe the body’s oft-overlooked connective tissues with specially formulated yoga poses, and Introduction to Thai-Yoga Massage on Saturday, December 17, which unveils the fundamentals behind the innovatively rejuvenating massage modality. Half-day workshops convene for five hours to allow for more hands-on practice opportunities and campfire sing-alongs. Consult the Charlotte workshop schedule to keep track of upcoming events.