Yoga Options Across Rhode Island
With so many new studios, instructors and styles of yoga all over the state, who can commit to just one place…yet, anyway? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit.
Here in little Rhody, we love yoga and pilates. But with so many new studios, instructors and styles of yoga popping up all over the state, who can commit to just one place…yet, anyway? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit.
Yoga and Pilates Passport: Created by Jenn Thomas and Jennifer Spaziano, the passport offers participants access to forty-one studios throughout Rhode Island. It’s a passbook of tickets good for two free classes at each studio, though some may offer up to two weeks of classes to new practitioners. Through the passport, yoga enthusiasts can test out a bunch of instructors and a variety of yoga classes at different locations for a fraction of the cost. It retails for $75, and is good through Dec. 31, 2013. Be sure to check the FAQ for more information on how it works. yogaandpilatespassport.com
Prenatal Yoga: The Motion Center in Providence offers yoga classes specifically for pregnant women, and they also have mom and baby yoga. You can drop in for a single class for only $16, or sign up for eight weeks of classes for $104 (prenatal) or $112 (mom and baby). These classes don’t stick to just yoga poses; expect the instructor to facilitate discussion with other expecting moms who will ask questions, share concerns and provide helpful advice. Prenatal-specific yoga is important because the instructors are certified in teaching poses that are safe for expecting women, and the breathing exercises are also said to aid in labor and delivery. motioncenter.com
Beach Yoga: When the sun is shining, skip the windowless yoga studio for beachside asanas. Middletown’s Innerlight Center is hosting yoga classes on Easton’s Beach in Newport for the fourth summer in a row. Starting on June 22, classes will be held on Monday evenings at 6 p.m., Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on the beach in front of the pavilion. The classes are appropriate for all levels, and parking is free for participants. They recommend you bring a towel, instead of a yoga mat. Classes cost $15 each, and you can bring payment with you (cash or check accepted) or pay online in advance at innerlightyoga.com.