Lodi Local Spotlight: The Yoga Center of Lodi
I have been going to the Yoga Center of Lodi for a little over a year now and cannot rave enough about it. This might have something to do with the fact that I’m a new teacher there, but that’s really besides the point.
The Yoga Center of Lodi is located on Kettleman in a gracious and beautiful studio that makes one feel zen just upon entering. The lovely owner and instructor Carol Stewart is usually at the desk upon entering, welcoming you with her calming grace and friendly smile. Enter then into a wide and expansive room and spread your yoga mat on the floor facing the wall length mirror. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the flute or water rushing as you wait for the class to begin.
Carol and the other instructors teach wonderful classes of all levels and styles. Reminding students to honor their bodies, Carol leads the class through a relaxing and vigorous workout that leaves you feeling loose, energized and centered.While personal instuction within the class is present, I love that Carol isn’t a teacher that fills up the space with words, but rather by demonstration and gentle leading.
A few unique aspects of The Yoga Center are Thursday night’s class, Dancersize yoga. Carol combines her knowledge of dance aerobics and combines it with yoga to create a really fun and special workout, all set to upbeat and groovy tunes. Kid’s Yoga is also offered for ages 5-12. Kids can learn in a fun and non-competitive environment the basics of breathing, poses and yoga flow. Games, visualization and animal-likeness are all used to get kids into the spirit of yogic practice.
If you live in the area, no matter your age, flexibility range or experience, come try out the Yoga Center! Especially, come try out my new class on Tuesday nights at 6:30! Check out the complete schedule here!