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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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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
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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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Vital Yoga Center, Matthews
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3 MONTHS OF LOVE(3 MONTHS UNLIMITED SPECIAL) $240
THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US AND BEING PART OF OUR WELCOMING COMMUNITY. THIS OFFER WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING NOW THROUGH APRIL 1ST. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER, EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A CLASS PACK, OR UNLIMITED MONTHLY. YOU CAN USE IT WHEN YOUR CURRENT SERIES OF CLASSES ENDS.
au·then·tic: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
Authentically You is what we seek to nourish at Vital Yoga. Yoga is supposed to be a journey of the self, through the self, to the self. I would like to focus on this one statement throughout this blog post.
First, ‘a journey of the self’, would indicate you are the focus of the journey. In order to have a true journey of the self, you must travel ‘alone’. In other words, your mat is your vehicle, and you are the driver(and passenger). To venture your focus elsewhere would indicate that your journey is no longer of the self. If you start looking around the room and get into a state of comparing and competition, or self-defeating mindset, the journey of the self is tainted. Authentically You means turning inside, on your mat, with your breath.
Second, ‘a journey through the self’, indicates there is a ‘way’ to travel. The way would be with our breath and concentration. We cannot travel through the self if we are looking in a mirror. This is why we do not have mirrors in our studios. To journey through the self, we must be present, and let the process of yoga happen. We need to allow our yoga to travel through us. If we do, our breath begins to breathe us. We create space in our bodies and minds by linking our breath with movement. The space we create opens us up for the journey through ourselves, and frees us of stagnant energy that no longer serves us. Through the self, we breathe in new energy, and turn deeper inside.
Third, ‘a journey to the self’ , can only happen if we are of the self, and through the self. Our destination is to the self, leaving us with clearer minds, and feeling lighter. Authentically You is what we seek at Vital Yoga. In order to journey to the self, we must be present, with our breath, and in a place that doesn’t permeate with ego. To return home to the self, we cannot be looking in the mirror, worried about how we look. The journey is interrupted by egoistic thoughts, and ventures outside of ourselves. We cannot journey to the self in an atmosphere that is pretentious. Authentically You at Vital Yoga doesn’t care about what brand of yoga pants you wear. Authentically You at Vital Yoga doesn’t care if you can do a handstand. Authentically You at Vital Yoga doesn’t care about your financial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or race. Authentically You at Vital Yoga loves you for being Authentically You, and loves helping you on your journey to that place. Authentically You at Vital Yoga welcomes you. Journey To The Self.