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Intelligent Yoga for Everyone

Lowcountry Yoga is a boutique studio that combines the spirit of the lowcountry with the practice of yoga. In exquisite form, the lowcountry integrates old and new. Similarly, Lowcountry Yoga integrates the mechanics and philosophy of yoga, connecting the physical with the mental and emotional. In every class, we focus on building heat inside the body to build strength and stretch our bodies to new limits. Whether we use weights or no weights, go fast or slow, the goal is to always connect with our minds, bodies and surroundings. 

Here you will find what you need. There are times when you need to let it all out through soul-pouring sweat and there are times when you need slow, deliberate movement to take you to places you didn’t expect. Sometimes you just need some fun and a place to get away. Whatever you need – we have the class for you!

Owner Erica Lindquist has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Originally practicing as a way to incorporate stretching into her running program, she found the practice to be a place where she was able to reduce stress and find balance, making her a better mom, wife and friend. She created Lowcountry Yoga to be a space where all can find what they need through their practice.

Yoga is not complicated. It is a philosophy, a practice, a community. It does not need to be over-thought, over-complicated or over-sold. Yoga simply is. It is your breath. It is your movement. It is your silence.

Classes

At Lowcountry Yoga, we honor and respect the mind and body connection. They are not two separate components of who we are — they are ONE.

What we think impacts how we act 

How we act impacts how we feel

What we feel impacts how we think

Every Lowcountry Yoga class is more than exercise. Here we strive to provide a welcoming space where you can connect your physical practice to your mental and emotional needs.

Move

The Move class comes in two forms:

FAST & HOT is a heated power Vinyasa class that will get you sweaty and energized. In this class, you will follow a traditional flow structure incorporating breath to movement that will lengthen and stretch your muscles while working up to a peak pose.

SLOW & COMFORTABLE also follows a traditional flow structure which integrates the holding of poses with smooth transitions. However, this class will move at a slow to moderate pace so that positions can be held for a longer period of time. The purpose of this class is to encourage a deeper stretch for the body while still getting a full body work-out. The room will be lightly heated for this class.

Strength

It’s good to be powerful!

STRENGTH: ADVANCED YOGA is a Vinyasa class that will prepare you for practice of more challenging poses (think crow – side crow – fallen angel – and the various arm stand positions). Weights are incorporated to prepare your body and build strength for the parts of your body that need to support the peak pose being taught. Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘Advance Practice’ – while we will be working on advanced poses, modifications are always offered so that you develop your muscles and use safe body alignment throughout. If you want to play – this is the class for you!

STRENGTH: FOUNDATION AND FUNCTION focuses on building strength of your foundation – it will take you from movement on the mat to movement in life. Utilizing weights, resistance bands and/or your own body isometrics, we will help you move more confidently in a way that enhances performance and reduces the risk of injury in other activities. These exercises incorporate movements from pilates, barre and strength training, all of which require control and precision. These movements are designed to enhance flexibility and increase core endurance. Whether you sit a lot throughout the day, have had an injury – or are simply a human – building strength in the areas that help you function in your daily life can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

Align

Things just feel right when they are aligned.

Body mechanics are the focus of this class. Through slow movement and longer holds, this class will challenge your muscles to hold your body in proper alignment and stretch deeply to increase flexibility. It may sound easy, but this class will challenge everyone!

Rest & Reset

Relaxation and meditation are key to a healthy mind and body. Whether you take a late morning Yoga Nidra class in order to be more alert and effective during the second half of the day or a Yin Yoga class in the evening to promote a restful sleep, these classes are a true joy.

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Special Events & Trainings

 

Lowcountry Yoga Mount Pleasant Open House

winter wellness series

The Body is meant to be in Alignment.

         …A conversation with Dr.’s Felix & Erica Periard

Friday, January 27    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Overview

In this discussion, Dr. Felix Periard and Dr. Erica Periard will share information about the importance and mechanics of finding true balance in the body. 

 Together, they will explore:

  • The concept of alignment and balance as it relates to the spine
  • The importance of having a spine in alignment
  • How to keep up with spinal hygiene
  • How the spine misaligns
  • What it looks like and feels like to be misaligned.

Bring a mat, hunger for knowledge & sign up early – this interactive session is sure to be a lively and meaningful discussion!

Dr. Felix Periard graduated chiropractic college in 2017.  He practiced traditional forms of chiropractic for 2 years before discovering yoga and falling in love with its gentle, precise and controlled practice.  It pushed him to reevaluate his professional path and ended up leading him to study with one of the only 27 worldwide board certified National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) practitioners in Salt Lake City.  This particular chiropractic technique focuses on the proper alignment of the head and neck, measured with precise X-Rays, and accomplished with the gentlest adjustment.  Dr. Felix is amazed on a daily basis at the progress patients make while not ever needing forceful adjustments.  The body is made to be in alignment and once the path of least resistance is found, all it takes is a little push in the right direction and wonders happen.

Growing up, Dr. Erica Periard thought what a lot of people think: “Chiropractors are just for back pain, you have to go every week, and the problem is never truly solved.”  The minute she began to dive deeper into the science of chiropractic—she began to realize there was far more than what meets the eye.  Dr. Erica fell in love with all that chiropractic can offer individuals; because the nervous system controls the whole body and chiropractors work directly with this system!  The cherry on top was finding that there are specific and gentle techniques that actually allow the body to heal itself, so that patients do not have to come in nearly as often. After completing an internship with one of the founders of the atlas orthogonal method, Dr. Erica graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2020 and has been practicing this technique ever since.

    cost

    • FREE

    Lowcountry Yoga Mount Pleasant Open House

    Sold outYIN YOGA WITH THAI MASSAGE

    Saturday, February 4    11:00AM – 12:30PM

    Overview 

    In this session, Bella Rybak, E-RYT 200 will lead you through a restful, rejuvenating 90 minute experience that includes long, deep, stretches paired with hands on assists to release tension and inspire mat melting joy!

    • Yin Yoga
    • Thai Bodywork
    • guided meditation

    You will slip out of the studio feeling relaxed and restored.

    Register Soon – this special session is limited to 12 participants.

      cost

      • $40.00

      Lowcountry Yoga Mount Pleasant Open House

      JAPA MEDITATION

      Saturday, February 25    10:30AM – 11:45AM

      Overview

      Japa Meditation is an ancient art that uses a mantra to quiet and focus the mind.

      During this session, Tracy Abeles, E-RYT 500, YACEP will guide your body through gentle and grounding movement – a method used to prepare your body for stillness and help you discover your own unique and powerful mantra. You will then focus on your affirmation and learn how mala beads help center and ease your busy mind into a quiet and contemplative space.

      Practice mala beads will be provided. Please bring your mat, a pen and a journal.

      Class is limited to 16 Participants – No experience necessary.

        cost

        • $25.00

        Lowcountry Yoga Mount Pleasant Open House

        Yin Yoga Training

        Thursdays & Saturdays, March 2 – April 1 (NO CLASS, Saturday, March 11)

        Thursdays: 7:15PM – 9:15PM 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23
        Saturdays: 10:30AM – 2:30PM 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, & 4/1

        Overview

        Lowcountry Yoga and Prasada Wellness are joining forces to bring you this comprehensive 30 hour training designed to deepen your knowledge of Yin Yoga through eastern and western principals, anatomy, utilizing props, assists and teaching. The knowledge gained through this training is to educate, assist, and empower you to teach a successful and meaningful Yin Yoga class. 

        Highlights

        • Asanas of Yin Yoga
        • Exploration of Anatomy and Modifications
        • Learn Meditation Techniques, Mudras and Mantras
        • Study Meridians, Chakras, Koshas, Gunas, Ayurveda Doshas and Chi Flow in the Body
        • Group teaching and feedback
        • Yin Yoga Certificate and 30 Hours of CEUs through Yoga Alliance

        Training requirements

        100% attendance is required in order for you to receive your 30 CEU’s from Yoga Alliance.

        • Attend 24 in person/virtual training hours.
        • Attend 2 Yin Yoga classes (in person or virtual.)
        • Write 2 Yin Yoga sequences.
        • Submit written sequences for feedback.

        Total Hours: 24 contact hours and 6 non contact hours. 30 hours of Yoga Alliance accepted CEU’s

        Investment

        • $399.00
        • Early Bird (until 2/6/23): $349.00

        Class Schedule

        Thursdays: 7:15pm – 9:15pm eastern (3/2, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23)
        Saturdays: 10:30am – 2:30pm eastern (3/4, 3/18, 3/25, & 4/1)

        FAQS

        What should I wear?

        Light athletic clothes are best. For most classes, you will want to dress for movement and sweating. Fo the Rest & Reset classes, you may want to layer so that you are comfortable throughout.

        When should I arrive?
        Please arrive to class at least 15 minutes early. An instructor will greet you and check you in. If this is your first class, introduce yourself! We want to know you!
        What should I bring to class?
        Bring an open mind, a yoga mat/towel, a sweat towel and a water bottle. You can also buy these at the studio if you need them. We even have apparel if you forget your pants!
        Is the room heated?
        Sometimes. When you book, each class identifies whether it will be hot, mildly heated or have no additional heat. The level chosen is specific to the style of class being taught and the outcomes that students want from it.
        What if I'm not flexible?
        Then this is the place for you! Flexibility increases over time. Through consistent practice you can increase the range of motion in all of your muscles and joints — and maybe even in your mind. “I can’t” or “It will never happen” may slowly dissipate from your thoughts.
        What if I have never done yoga?
        That’s cool, come anyway. It will be our honor to introduce you to the practice!

        Every yogi in the room was once a beginner too. Our teachers are here to help and support you. They can answer any questions you may have before or after class. They will also offer modifications during class.

        Should I eat before class?
        You can — but keep it light. Too much food in the stomach during class can be uncomfortable. We don’t want your snack to ruin your class! Also drink water before, during and after.
        Can kids attend?
        Sure! You know them better than we do. That being said, be sure to only select classes that they will be able to handle. For example, a Move: Fast & Hot class may be too much for some. All students under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Students 16 and over may attend classes without a parent or guardian once the waiver is signed.
        Who can benefit from yoga?
        You, me, your cousin, your neighbor’s long lost love and the guy at the grocery store. EVERYONE benefits from yoga. Yoga exercises the body and mind. Try all of the classes! You will get something different from each one.
        What if I can't make it to class?
        You can cancel your class anytime up to four hours in advance of class with no charge by going to your account on-line or through the app. Cancellations up to four hours in advance of class will be charged a $12.00 late cancel fee and no shows will be charged a $15.00 fee. As as small, boutique studio with limited space this helps to ensure that your fellow yogis have the opportunity to attend if you are not able to.
        I put myself on the waitlist. Does this mean I have to come to class if I make it off?
        Putting yourself on the waitlist is a commitment and should be treated like a full class reservation. If you will not be able to make the class, please remove yourself from the waitlist prior to our four hour cancellation window.