From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a 10-class pass to Yoga In Motion, conveniently located in the heart of Castle Hills.
Yoga in Motion warmly welcomes students of all ages, skill levels, and genders to their tranquil, non-judgmental studio, which is trimmed in wood floors, vibrant yellow and orange walls, and mirrors that will identify with your every fish pose and sweat bead. The studio features Vinyasa, or flow-style, yoga classes, combining mindful breathing techniques and slow, connective movements to gently produce body heat, ease joint tension, and increase muscle strength and flexibility. Beginners can warm up to the Vinyasa basics in an Intro to Gentle Yoga Flow class, which focuses on self-awareness, alignment, and synchronization of movement with breathing. Technical challenges increase in easy beginner, beginner, and intermediate flow levels, and Core Focus packs a powerful abdominal punch during one-hour sessions designed to strengthen your center. Yoga in Motion's schedule also features meditation classes and yoga/Pilates fusion classes, which add the strength-training techniques of Pilates to the centering strategies of yoga.
Effie L. Wood leads Yoga in Motion's team of certified instructors in stretching, strengthening, and smiling at students, bringing more than 20 years of fitness-industry experience and a sincere belief in yoga's natural ability to reshape lives. With regular practice, yoga can greatly improve the mind-body-spirit connection, much to the chagrin of mind-body-spirit separatists. Call ahead to secure your spot in class, and before you know it, you'll be flexible enough to touch your toes and calm enough to touch someone else’s.
Yoga in Motion
It's true that practicing yoga can result in a stronger core, improved posture, and other physical benefits. But at Yoga in Motion, those benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. The studio's teachers also work to give students effective tools to de-stress the mind, helping them find emotional peace even during stressful times like finals week at school or shouting week at work. There are welcoming classes for people at every step of the journey to wellness—the gentle postures of beginner classes bring stress relief and loosen tight joints, while more advanced classes such as power yoga take students deeper into their yoga practice.
Yoga isn't the only type of healing that goes on in this peaceful space, which is lined with blond wood floors and walls the color of mahogany. The studio also hosts dance therapy and sacred chanting sessions. A holistic healer named Maria conducts Pranic healing sessions, working to optimize the body's energies through touch-free energy work.