One of Purcellville's best yoga studios, Loudoun Valley Yoga offers several different styles of yoga in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The schedule has classes from early in the morning to the evening and include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Deep Stretch, Restorative, and more! Visit the website to read about the great teaching staff and specifics about the schedule. Grab your new yoga mat and give LVY a try with this Monthly Unlimited Class Package.Studio owner, Chris %u201CVani%u201D Renschen, MA, E-RYT200, is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapist. She began practicing yoga in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the %u201Cbalance%u201D it helped her find in her life. You might also recognize Foxcroft faculty member Terry Meyer, who teaches Hatha yoga at LVY.
Three one-hour private Pilates sessions on reformer, cadillac, and wunda chair at Middleburg Pilates and Personal Training @ K's (http://www.kspilatesandpersonaltraining.com). Pilates is a perfect cross training activity as well as a perfect companion to cardio programs. Some will say that you can not gain strength from pilates. Recent research shows that pilates not only strengthens, but increases range of motion by elongating the muscles. Instead of tight contracted muscles, one gets long, lean, strong muscles. The breathing aspect of pilates not only allows you to relax, but allows all of your cells to relax as well. Joseph Pilates was a genius at movement and knew that all people needed to do this type of exercise to be able to keep in the game. All types of athletes do pilates to be able not only play better but literally be able to play many more years than they thought they could. Come do a pilates session and you might just improve your golf game.