In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a five-class punch card to Yoga Eight on University Avenue (a $55 value). Founders David and Akemi Turner based Yoga Eight's Vinyasa and Ashtanga classes off of the teachings of Larry Schultz to build students' understanding of yoga and thereby personalize their practice of it. Unlike competitive yoga studios, which often require students to be able to bench press their own weight while reciting Shel Silverstein poems from memory, Yoga Eight keeps its beginner courses open and accessible to students of all fitness levels. Ashtanga classes, though based in a traditionally challenging style, are similarly inclusive, allowing novices to make modifications until they get up to speed. Classes take place in Yoga Eight’s new studio space, and mats are available at no charge, though students should feel free to bring their own or borrow a coworker’s.
David Turner founded Yoga Eight with three goals in mind: accessible classes, a comfortable environment, and a student-focused practice. The result is a welcoming studio where experienced instructors with more than 200 hours of training each take their time to help students develop a meaningful practice, regardless of skill level. Yoga Eight's jam-packed schedule mixes challenging Ashtanga and athletic Vinyasa styles for a diverse regimen to challenge seasoned yogis and give beginners the building blocks of a serious yoga practice.
6225 University Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53705Get Directions