FLINT TWP. — Samadhi Yoga Center moved to the Lincor Plaza in December from its former home in Flushing.
Denise Alick, owner, said she loves being more centrally located, adding that better visibility and word of mouth is helping to attract new clients..
She and a staff of eight offer classes seven days a week ranging from “Slow Flow” for beginners to Ashtanga and Vinyasa for more advanced students.
A yoga-pilates fusion class is in the works and plans also are in progress to offer a pre-Crim training class for runners, she said.
Yoga helps reduce stress levels and anxiety, strengthen muscles and bones and improve balance, said Alick, a yoga practitioner for 12 years.
Many of their students, including those recovering from accident, are being referred by their primary physicians. Some students actually work in the medical care field including physical therapists, nurses, doctors and chiropractors, Alick said.
Learning breathing techniques, doing backbends and other yoga poses are prescribed for overall physical well-being.
Students range in age from high school to late 70s. Alick recommends working out at least three times a week to get results.
Samadhi Yoga Center has produced a DVD series, recorded live in the studio, for levels 1, 2, and 3 practitioners. They also produced an inspirational calendar featuring teachers and students in challenging yoga poses including contorted hand stands. It has sold out, Alick said.
The 1,400 square-foot studio includes a changing room and a small shop where yoga mats, clothing and other needed accessory items can be purchased.
Alick, who is from Clio but now lives in Flushing, has been hooked on yoga since going to her first class 12 years ago at Grace in the Woods, a retreat near Watervliet, she said.
For details about class schedules, services and prices, visit the Samadhi website at www.samadhi-yogacenter.com.