Welcome to the the Feature Friday series. On Fridays throughout this series I will feature a resource relevant to pregnancy, birth, or parenting in the Cleveland, TN and Chattanooga, TN area. May you find something to help you on your journey with your baby.
Studio 22I have taken several yoga classes at Studio 22 and am eager to share all they have to offer for pregnant women or new moms in the Cleveland, TN area. Raj Yogimitra is a delight to talk with and is passionate about bringing yoga to the community.
About RajRaj was born in India. He was heavily influenced by his family’s yoga practice. His mom practiced daily and taught Raj and his siblings to practice as well. In fact, the rule in their home was that they would not be allowed to eat until they had done the daily yoga routine. His mother’s rule not only helped Raj to know the importance of living healthy lifestyle, but also instilled a strong sense of self-discipline. You would be hard pressed to find a community that does not know what yoga is. Raj explained how yoga is able to cross cultural and religious barriers. He wanted the Cleveland community to experience the art of yoga first hand. Studio 22 offers an unadulterated and authentic version of yoga. Raj hopes people who come to Studio 22 discover a new way to live a healthy life rather than just the latest fitness fad.
What class is right for you?
Studio 22 offers over 22 classes a week; there is sure to be a fit for everyone. There are classes appropriate for individuals with no yoga experience to more advanced students. There is a Restorative class on Tuesday and Thursdays appropriate for women during pregnancy. Studio 22 offers a Beginner class and a Power class for those who are familiar with inversions. Classes also range from a relaxing Meditative class to Acrobatic and the popular “Hot Yoga”. If you are interested in something different, Studio 22 offers Hula hooping classes and hand-to-hand defense classes.
Raj stressed that all that is needed to attend any of the classes is an intent to learn and will to explore. No prior experience needed.