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Yoga Six now has two locations in St. Louis: Forest Park Highlands and Des Peres.
After a soft launch during the holiday season, Yoga Six officially opens its new Des Peres studio today with a schedule of more than 300 classes each month.
Yoga Six, which is based in San Diego, offers five types of yoga classes—deep stretch, flow, hot yoga, power yoga and Vinyasa—as well as free 30-minute meditation classes.
The studio also hosts a boot camp class, which doesn’t involve any yoga but instead uses dumbbells and bodyweight exercises to get yogis sweating. Laurenn Cutshaw, Yoga Six’ vice president of branding and marketing, says the class is designed for people who want a high-intensity interval training workout without going to a gym.
“It’s a traditional gym workout, the only real difference is you’re not wearing shoes,” Cutshaw says of the boot camp class.
For anyone new to yoga, or for athletes looking to diversify their current workout routine, Cutshaw recommends deep stretch or flow yoga classes for starting out. Both are less technically challenging than Yoga Six’s other classes, with a focus on flexibility and fluid movement.
“We have a class progression that a new person could enter into and work toward whatever they’re looking for, whether it’s flexibility, strength or weight loss,” Cutshaw tells SLM. “There are so many benefits to yoga, we believe it’s something everyone should do.”
Fans of heated yoga have two options at Yoga Six’s St. Louis studios: the basic hot yoga class as well as power yoga, a vigorous class described as a “full-body blast” with arm balances, inversions and other challenging moves.
Cutshaw says she recommends that beginners try non-heated classes before making the jump to hot yoga.
“For someone who’s never experienced yoga and never experienced heat, taking on two new things at once can be overwhelming,” Cutshaw tells SLM. “Come in, get into your body, understand what yoga is, and then add the heat to your practice.”
Free meditation classes round out Yoga Six’s program. The classes begin with gentle movements participants can perform in street clothes, followed by 20 minutes of guided meditation.
The new Des Peres studio also has locker rooms, showers, towel service, and a studio boutique selling active wear. As an introductory offer, Yoga Six is selling a one-month unlimited pass for $49. If you already know you’ll be dropping in all year, the studio offers a special January deal with a year of unlimited yoga, a water bottle, a travel mat, and a hand towel for $1,099.
Childcare is available at both St. Louis Yoga Six studios, for $10 per class or for $40 unlimited per month. Cutshaw says providing childcare helps busy parents make time for themselves.
“Anytime someone can take 60 minutes for themselves and be in a distraction-free environment and devote that time to self-care, that’s a win. And moms need it more than anybody,” Cutshaw says.