Free Yoga if You Come in Costume? Yes! and in South County
In what has become a South County Halloween tradition, Wednesday’s Renaissance Yoga class at Galesville Hall in Galesville will be free for anyone who shows up in costume. The class will take place at 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 31—Halloween Night.
This has become a regular celebration of Halloween for South County yogis and yoginnis, with healthy refreshments following the class, where everyone gets to mix and mingle and enjoy each costume.
Of course, some costumes are easier to work into a Downward Dog than others. That said, Satyam assures that all ghosts and goblins are welcome—regardless of yoga experience.
The Halloween yoga class is different from the ongoing “community yoga” class that takes place each Wednesday at the same facility. For just $5, you get an hour-long class designed to work for any level, including those who have never tried yoga before and those who have years of experience.
Satyam, the yogi who leads the classes and is the owner of South County’s Renaissance Yoga, is an RYT-500 teacher, meaning he has over 500 hours of teaching and is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.
He has been in business in South County since 2005. His business model is unique in that he brings the yoga into the communities, holding classes at various facilities each day of the week. Some are in the morning; some are in the evening.
Renaissance Yoga classes are held at five South County locations, including Galesville Memorial Hall in Galesville, St. James Parish in Lothian, Curves in West River, Christ Church in Owensville and Black Belt Academy in Dunkirk. He also holds classes in Annapolis and Chesapeake Beach.
Renaissance Yoga is a member of the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce.
Satyam completed yoga teacher training in India while on a sojourn there in the 1990s. He has been practicing yoga and meditation on a daily basis for two decades. He also holds a BA in philosophy and an MS Ed. in Educational Leadership and Community Education.
Stop by for community yoga on Wednesday in costume and the class is free. It’s a great way to get started on in yoga and a lot of fun for all of the participants.