Breathe out stress. Breathe in peace. Press the pause button on your busy life and get to The Heights’ newest yoga studio, BEYOGA for a inspiring practice that will help you tackle whatever life throws your way.
Mel Tello and Kara Newton Ward founded BEYOGA to create a space where like-minded yogis can come together to support and lift each other up. So, their focus extends far beyond the physical practice — here, it’s about a holistic approach. That means encouraging students and embrace all eight limbs of yoga to express themselves. It is your yoga practice, after all.
The non-heated studio opened its doors off West 18th St., in the same strip as Snooze Eatery and right across the street from Sweat 1000, another newcomer to the block. And while the 20-mat setting is intimate, don’t let that keep you from unrolling your mat. Mel and Kara’s community is open and welcoming to all levels, experienced and new students alike.
Plus, the white walls, concrete floors, and pine wood are bathed in natural light, giving the studio a modern eco-friendly feel. Add in the studio’s large, colorful mural, and you’ll be feeling all the zen vibes.
If you’re looking to strengthen your body and clear your mind, BEYOGA has you covered with three signature classes. BE FLOW is the studio’s take on a traditional Vinyasa-style class meant to build heat and flexibility. Or, try out their Yin-based practice, BE ZEN that focuses on refreshing and restoring. If you need to slow things down, BE BASIC works on traditional yoga poses and building a solid foundation. But if you really want to turn up the burn, hit up BE STRONG. This yoga, cardio-fusion workshop series will push you to your edge and leave you dripping sweat.
And while BEYOGA’s brick-and-mortar was just completed in May 2018, they’ve been practicing what they teach for many months. After Hurricane Harvey, they held a relief flow and raised nearly $1,000 for the Houston Food Bank.
So, express yourself with this powerful community through movement, meditation, or breath, whatever helps you be your yoga.