Getting and keeping fit is a common New Year’s resolution. If you live in the Texas Gulf Coast, consider these yoga and dance studios to help you stay active, relieve stress and learn new skills.
Dance Passion Studio
Houston’s Dance Passion Studio offers the perfect mix of traditional and unique dance classes. Alongside the usual salsa and ballroom options you’ll find classes in belly dancing and country western. Experience isn’t necessary, though the studio believes that the average dancer can master a new style in about six lessons. Dance Passion Studio also offers instruction for wedding dances and other special occasions.
Sundance Yoga Studio
Sundance Yoga Studio in Friendswood focuses on the Vinyasa style of yoga, which promotes proper alignment and flow. In addition to basic flow classes, Sundance offers yoga sessions for kids, plus prenatal and suspension swing yoga options. During the summer, the studio teams up with the Heart of Texas Ranch to offer a yoga retreat designed to encourage rest and relaxation.
Country Dance Houston
Texas is known for country-western dancing. One of the best places to perfect your technique in the Houston area is Country Dance Houston. Here, you can learn traditional Texan dances like the country two step, as well as internationally known dances like swing, polka and waltz. Classes take place in a group setting and you can come with or without a partner. Private lessons are also available for those concerned about showing off their moves in front of others.
The Yoga Haven
Since its opening in 2005, The Yoga Haven on Galveston Island has earned the title of “Best Yoga Studio” from the Galveston County Daily News multiple times. Alongside the usual flow, Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes, The Yoga Haven offers a unique Yoga for Bone Health session that aims to increase bone density in the spine, legs and hips. All yoga sessions at The Yoga Haven are led by experienced instructors who offer modifications for those new to the practice.
Water Dog Floating Yoga
Located in Corpus Christi, Water Dog Floating Yoga offers a unique way to practice yoga: on the water. Stand Up Paddleboard classes include yoga, Pilates, barre and conditioning. If SUP isn’t your thing, a class in Water Dog’s houseboat studio will challenge your core and balance while stretching and strengthening your muscles. Water Dog Floating Yoga also offers private classes and workshops.
Yoga and dance are excellent ways to stay fit. Each of these Texan studios offers something unique and can help you reach your health goals and have fun at the same time.
This article is presented by McRee Ford in Dickinson, Texas.