A New Home for Yoga in West Ashley


The Yoga House of Charleston is Opening March 12th!

A spacious, welcoming new yoga studio is opening its doors at the corner of Sam Rittenberg Blvd. and Ashley River Rd. in Charleston. The Yoga House of Charleston will offer an array of styles and has the mission of communicating and providing the benefits of yoga to the broader Charleston community.

The Yoga House provides one roof, under which Charlestonians can improve cardiovascular fitness, strength & flexibility, and balance, while at the same time reducing stress, achieving enhanced mental and emotional health, and enabling relaxation and renewal.

Sound too good to be true? Not according to co-owner Thomas Glenn of West Ashley.  Glenn – an avid yogi, runner, and management strategy consultant – says yoga not only helped offset the stress of his high-pressure career consulting to Fortune 100 companies;  it also became a replacement to his normal gym routine. “One of our more rigorous classes is a comparable workout to a five-mile run and powerful upper and lower body routines – all rolled into one.”

Yoga is not just for those wanting an intense fitness regimen.  Other classes offered at the Yoga House are much slower paced and focused more on deep breathing, stretching, and restoration of major body systems. Some classes also offer a spiritual element.  In a sense, the Yoga House is working hard to offer something for everyone at every level of fitness or yoga experience.

The Yoga House will feature a monthly four-week beginners’ series, perfect for those new to yoga or needing a refresher course. Studio director Ashley Gayle says this class will introduce students to yoga and also point those completing the course to other Yoga House class styles that meet their individual goals. “We are trying to create a yoga family here. Our goal is to help make yoga accessible to everyone. More importantly, though, we want to make yoga relevant to everyone.  We’ll be extremely attentive to our student’s personal goals.”

Class styles offered at the Yoga House include beginners/basic classes, yin, restorative, Anusara-inspired ™, heated and non-heated vinyasa flow, hot yoga, prenatal, baby & mama, and Jivamukti-style. The studio also offers an array of yoga-related retail items for sale, as well as select local art and jewelry.

The Yoga House opens its doors Monday, March 12, and will be hosting a donation only, pay what you will, full day of yoga open to the public on Saturday, March 24. All donation proceeds will go to the MUSC Children’s Hospital™.  The studio will offer a back-to-back-to-back sampling of each of its classes and each of its instructors from 8am-5pm.  Register online for this charity event at www.yogahousecharleston.com.

The Yoga House is located in Crossroads Center at 1836 Ashley River Road, next to Total Wine and across from Barnes & Noble.  The studio is open Monday-Sunday and will be offering nearly 40 classes per week. For inquiries, visit the website, email info@yogahousecharleston.com , or call 843-608-0368.

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