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Nope! This pricing is here to stay, and you won’t find a $100 price increase after the month.
Many people have mentioned that yoga, in general, is expensive. We want to welcome and seek everyone who is interested in yoga, but hasn’t taken the leap. On the other side of that leap is transformation. You will find an atmosphere that won’t make you feel inadequate, but rather challenge you and facilitate growth. Instructors seek to nourish and bring the best out of every student. We look forward to meeting you and developing a long-term relationship.
We’re All In This Together,
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YMCA and GYMS vs. Vital Yoga. This is a question that gets asked quite often. It is logical to wonder, “Why would I pay to go to Vital, when my YMCA/Gym has it?” There are two sides to every story, and both are certainly worth exploring. We will start with the Pros of yoga at a YMCA and/or gym.
PROS of YMCA/GYM YOGA
It’s included in your membership.
CONS of YMCA/GYM YOGA
-It is one of many things the facility offers. This dilutes yoga as its main focus.
-The atmosphere is not the same as a yoga studio. When you walk into a yoga studio, you feel the zen of the given space. When you walk into a gym and/or YMCA, you hear weights clanging, high energy aerobics music blasting, weights slamming, mirrors, chaos.
-The class offerings are usually limited, and will be crowded. This is disadvantageous to newer students who need extra attention. It also increases the chance for injury via doing poses wrong over and over again.
-People, in general, do not observe the etiquette of a yoga studio. People may leave during svasana, come in 20 minutes late from their cardio class that ran over time, have a lack of focus and not really take the class serious.
-The connection of getting to know a studio and the teachers who teach there is part of the experience. This can lack in a YMCA/GYM setting.
-*You could be supporting a small business whose sole passion is yoga.
-Students have reported being asked by their YMCA/GYM, “Why do you need to go to Vital? We have yoga!” This is very discouraging and not in the spirit of Yoga.
-There have been many reports of teachers who use the YMCA/GYM to solicit private classes in their homes. So, there lacks a sense of community when the teachers are just using the facility as a fishing net.
PROS OF VITAL YOGA
-Smaller classes with teachers who give care and attention to EVERY student who comes through the door.
-The Zen and peaceful atmosphere
-No slamming of weights
-No cardio classes blasting the soundtrack to the last ESPN Cheer-leading competition
-Respect for yoga etiquette, and no leaving during svasana.
-Getting to know the teachers, students and the community that lives and breathes Vital!
-You are supporting a local, small business.
-Vital encourages you to stay at your YMCA/GYM, and gives you an incentive of 20% off all Class Passes and Memberships(*except walk-ins and New Student Special). When you show your active fitness membership to a YMCA/GYM etc., we give you the 20% off. Thus, we promote UNION, and do not criticize you for exploring all of your fitness options.
-More class days/times and variety, taught by teachers who specialize in each specific style.
-Our teachers are carefully selected, and truly care about the studio and its students. While our teachers are welcome to teach privates at the studio, they aren’t there to fish people out. We do our best not to hire those people, and if it were to happen, would end the situation promptly.
CONS OF VITAL YOGA
-There are only two locations(at the moment), not allowing everyone/everywhere to experience the authentic, non-pretentious, welcoming atmosphere that is Vital!
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Question: Tammy from Steele Creek asks, “Can I leave the room during class?”
Our studio is not a prison, and you are certainly free to leave during class. It is understandable that you may have to use the restroom, cool off, get some water, etc.
The ONLY time we ask that you remain in the studio is during svasana. Svasana is a special time of rest and allows the practice to fully integrate with mind and body. Leaving during svasana would be “disturbing the peace”. So, if you must leave the room, please make sure it is before svasana.
Thank you for the question Tammy! You can submit your questions to VITAL Q & A
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Welcome to Vital Q & A! Our first question is from Sheila of Charlotte, NC. She asks a question that is commonly posed by students. Below, we have provided an answer from WholeLifeYoga.com which focuses on the subject. We look forward to answering more of your questions, so please keep them coming @ VitalQ&A
Join Casey for a Partner Yoga Workshop. Bring a friend, lover, or yoga buddy! In this 1.5 hr workshop you and your partner will explore what it feels like to receive and give support. Each partner will increase strength and flexibility simultaneously.
Sunday, April 16th from 3:30-5:00pm
Vital Yoga Studio, 2025 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Suite 1101
$25 Early bird
$30 Day of
Cashmere Money, aka Cash Money, is one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. She is a very kind, soft-spoken woman who makes you feel at ease in her presence. After growing up in New Jersey and attending Rutgers University for Accounting, she joined the Navy. She said that she enjoyed it, and it gave her some much needed structure and discipline in her life. While in the Navy, she met people who had never met a black person. Cash explained that there wasn’t racism, but a lack of connecting with people who are different. Cash came from the city of Camden, right outside of Philly. Some of the people she met were from small, rural towns in Upstate New York. Just like today, Cash was able to make friends with people who are different than her. She is a connector-a unifier.
Cash went on to get married and have three children, eventually settling in Charlotte. Some years later, she put on a lot of weight, and landed on a path towards obesity. This lead to health issues, including a stroke. Five years ago, in a period from December to May, Cash had FOUR STROKES. She was eventually put in a treatment facility to regain her speech and physical capabilities. She couldn’t walk, nor move much at all. She finally decided that by her birthday, June 26th, she would walk. She started to practice walking everyday. At first, this meant walking to the bathroom. Then, she got the courage and determination to walk in the hallway, using the handrails. People in the treatment facility were shocked that she was walking. It was a shortly after that Cash was released and went home to live with her mom in Wadesboro. When her aging mom couldn’t give her the help she needed, her mom suggested that she go back to a treatment facility. However, Cash had enough of that and wanted to move on with her life.
Cash left Wadesboro, and came to Charlotte, staying at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Ayrsley for a month. Everyday, she would walk around the neighborhood and talk to people. The Ayrsley community helped her meet new people, and make new friends who gave her love and support. After a month in the hotel, Cash chose to find a home in Ayrsley and settle. She said her speech improved dramatically by socializing with all the friends she made. Just when things seemed to be on track and going well for Cash, she was diagnosed with MS. The MS still affects her with some memory loss. She is planning to walk for MS in the upcoming event in MS Walk Charlotte. Cash explained that she wants to walk for the people who don’t have a voice. She knows what it is like not having her own voice, and being able to express herself. It is that feeling of powerlessness and vulnerability that Cash can relate to. Now, that she has the strength to walk and has regained her voice, she is using it to help as loud and proud as she can!
Cash found Vital Yoga Studio in Ayrsley on one of her daily walks. She stopped into the studio and felt welcomed by everyone inside. A few days later, Cash took her first yoga class and is now a staple at the studio. Cash’s story is important, because it represents the will to get up after being knocked down. It is also a strong symbol of compassion and understanding. Cash sees people for who they are, and has a very diverse circle of friends. She said that she sees Vital as a place that provides the same mentality and atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, and it is real-not fake or forced.
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Yoga Studios vs. Everything Else
The reason people reach outside of their gyms/crossfits/bootybarre bootcamp burnalates etc….is that attempts at throwing together a yoga program, is just that…a thrown together program that doesn’t do yoga any justice.
The point is, Yoga studios(good ones), provide a place that is special. The only focus is on Yoga. So, when I receive the calls from people who say, “I want to add yoga to my workout”, I am pleased they found us. For the reasons stated above:
Beginning, April 1st, 2017, we are offering 20% off to ALL MEMBERS of GYMS, CROSSFITS, YMCA’s, Orange Theory, 9 Rounds, Title Boxing, etc. Just bring in your membership card, and we will take 20% off your first membership/package purchase(excluding drop ins and New Student Special).
Owner, Vital Yoga
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Do Right Be Light. A year and a half ago, we took ownership of Vital Yoga Center in Matthews, NC. We were met by some students and teachers with welcome arms, others less warmly. I understood that they had a comfort level with what had been, but I had a vision to bring to fruition. There was a time of trying to reach out and make the peace with both students and teachers. There was a need to cleanse the energy of negativity, especially in our yoga studio. For months I worked hard to transform the studio into what I always wanted and dreamed. We brought on new teachers, new students, new programs, and even our first ever 200-hour Teacher Training! Fast forward to April, 2016, I married Mary, my now wife, and almost collapsed as we boarded the plane to Jamaica. I realized happily that we had cleared most of the negative energy from the studio, and received incredible help from our teachers and students.
The studio was growing, and the energy was great! In my vision, I knew I wanted to open another studio. But, where? By fate, through a friend, I found Ayrsley. I jumped on the opportunity to open Vital Yoga Studio, and now here we are, a year and a half later with two happy and healthy communities! It was not always easy, we did what we had to do, but realized that darkness is always tugging at the sleeve. We do our best to be light, bring light to others, and let the darkness die out. It may not be the easiest thing to do, but do not feed the darkness around you – you will only end up with more. Keep your head up, and stay focused. We did. We are here. We thank you all.
Please check out this piece in the Charlotte Agenda! We are so grateful to be a part of the movement happening in Ayrsley! Ultimately, we are thrilled to be in both locations, and will continue to provide the best yoga, competitive pricing, flexible schedule, welcoming environment, and awesome instruction you can find!
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