New Student Special
5 Classes for $45
New Students only • Limit 1 per person • Valid for 30 days
Brand New to Yoga?
Join us for an intro class & receive a studio class coupon and 20 minute consultation to find the right class for you.
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Class Information and Guidelines
All Levels Welcome! All classes are open to all levels of students. Our instructors are adept at offering options for multiple levels of practitioner. Beginners are encouraged to start with beginner-friendly classes.
Indoor Classes. All indoor classes are held in our studio at 211 S. Liberty Street.
Virtual Classes. Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our clients, we will send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning. Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from Zoom. The email will be sent to the email on file in MBO.
48-Hour Video Access. At the conclusion of your virtual class, you will receive access to a recording that is accessible for 48 hours for you to enjoy.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible.
Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives.
Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
Focus on the Present
Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, we are so excited to have you join us at the studio! If this is your first time visit, we have some suggestions to help make your visit as easy as possible:
- Please create a Union account with us, that way you will be able to sign into class with ease. You can create your Union account here. Note: You will be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate in classes.
- Once you have created an account, you will be able to enter your payment information and select which class pass you would like to purchase.
- You can register for class through the Union app or on our class schedule page by selecting “register” next to the class you would like to take.
- When you visit the studio, simply select “check-in” on any open IPad in the lobby.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Guest Services at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call us at 828-254-0380.
We have three parking lots – just look for the “yoga parking” signs directing you to additional lots.
We like to think of the studio as a sanctuary! Please silence your phone when you arrive.
Virtual classes are $10 each.
Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our virtual clients, will send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning. Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from email@example.com. The email will be sent to the email on file in MBO. If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for support. Upon completion of class, you will receive a link to the 48-hour video recording as well. Enjoy!