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Grateful Yoga Is Yoga With Music and Passion

By Elisha Neubauer

Located in Montpelier, Vermont, Grateful Yoga is an Ashtanga-inspired studio that focus on practicing yoga and encouraging hard work, loving kindness, and gratitude for everything. The concept materialized into a welcoming studio space full of dedicated yogis of all levels, practices and backgrounds.

The studio opened on October 1st, 2014 and has since grown to be a haven to practitioners of all ages, styles, and skill sets.

Despite the ever-growing styles and classes offered, the inspirational basis to the facility, the Grateful Dead Yoga Class, is still available on Wednesday nights. Other classes include Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga for Kids, and many others.

"Classes at Grateful Yoga are taught by yogis who love to practice yoga and who feel lucky to share it with anyone willing to walk through the studio door," Lefavour, owner of Grateful Yoga, said. "We welcome students at all levels into our classes knowing that each practice offers challenges and rewards."

While the studio's foundation is focused in Ashtanga Yoga, its emphasis is on happy healthy humans, not just in the studio but out in the world. A regular yoga practice, despite the method, actually helps to decrease stress, teach coping mechanisms, and relaxes the mind, body, and soul. This, in turn, allows the student to utilize yoga teachings in real life situations outside of the studio.

Lefavour wanted to be sure everyone in the community was able to reap the benefits of a regular yoga practice, so to do so, she instituted a grouping of regularly scheduled classes which are available by donation.

"This is in hopes to serve the community of yogis who may not be able to afford the rates that modern realities like rent, utilities, taxes and payroll demand on a small business," Lefavour said. "We are grateful to be able to share yoga with the community, not only in Vermont but all around the globe as teachers from our ongoing training program continue to travel to and from far-off countries."

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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