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What is "Row-Ga!"?


Laura Caylor, GIR's RowGa! Instructor

"Row-ga!" is offered at Greenville Indoor Rowing as a complement for the rowing enthusiast and as an alternative for the YOGA lovers of Greenville! Every "Row'ga!" class  is unique,  dependent on the audience, to keep it fresh and interesting. Laura offers an organic flow of yoga postures / asanas that are suitable to your individual needs; each class is  followed with a lying-down meditation for restful absorption of the practice, releasing one body part at a time. We have mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets to make your practice as safe and comfortable as you would hope for and expect. Our warm and welcoming Community of Yogis help participants learn and grow in their individual and personal yoga practice. Come experience a great space for your yoga; it's amazing to watch how we transform the studio from a high intensity rowing atmosphere to an open, peaceful and more relaxed space for yoga. The practice is always well-rounded and effective for both the experienced yogi as well as for the novice. As Laura gently reminds us, "There is no need to fear yoga, here!"

"Row-ga!" Classes - 10:45am til Noon

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Laura also offers other unique services for clients who wish to take their yoga and energy-enhancing practices even further.  Click on the two links below to find more details on Qigong and Thai Yoga.

Qigong Donation Classes - Fridays, 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Thai Yoga Sessions ~ One on One, by appointment only.


Lights are low for Rowga! Class
Teacher checking student poses

Instructor adjusts student

Instructor adjusts student


"Row-ga!" Class Testimonials

1. What has been your experience with “Row-ga!” at Greenville Indoor Rowing?

It's my favorite hour of the week... and that's saying something as I have some pretty good hours! =) I like the variety; I like the flow; I like the movement of it all.

Right from my very first Row-ga class I knew I was hooked. Take some Yoga, a great instructor and finish with mellow music, what a recipe!!!

I love it. Laura does a great job leading and guiding beginners and experienced participants. Immediately felt comfortable in something that was new to me.

2. How many times a week do you come to a "Row-ga!" class?

Just once a week - will eventually do more

Two, right now.

Once per week due to schedule issues. Ideally I would like to attend a class 2-3x wk.


3. Do you feel that the "Row-ga!" class is suitable for any age or fitness level?


For the most part, yes, and Laura does a great job at helping and at pointing out alternate postures as/when necessary.

Yes...I am 58 and although I can not do many of the poses perfectly. Laura repeats to us often....."Where you are now is exactly where you need to be, today." We are not to force our bodies but become more aware of our bodies, aches, pains and concentrate on breathing to release the tensions/toxins/etc. that lie within that area.

4. How do you like the music in the "Row-ga!" class?

Always good music - like it when you change it up.

LOVE IT =) Oh yes.....and if you are sweet, Laura surprises you with your copy.

I just love the music - it takes me away to a calming and happy place.

5. Please rate your experience, both mental and physical, after a "Row-ga!" class from 1-10, (10 being the highest, most blissful experience!)

Very relaxed after yoga both physically and mentally

Most days, a 10! And on days that aren't a 10, it's not Row-ga!’s fault...

Mostly 10's but some days one's mind and body just aren't in sink. I must say I have entered class as a 4 and left a 10 many times. Laura is a friend to so many and very grounded. She truly has a passion for yoga.

It would have to be 10 for me. By the end of class I am in Blissville!! Physically I am charged, and mentally I am in the moment.

My favorite part of the workout is the stretching poses we hold. I think they help me balance out my fitness routine the most. And I also like the reminders of when to inhale and exhale with each move.

Yoga is Laura's passion. She is an excellent instructor and I never feel that I must go beyond MY limit. I love it when I can only bend 15 degrees of the 45 degrees and she says, "Where you are NOW is where you need to be."

Treat your brain, spirit and body by participating in a "Row-Ga" class with Laura Caylor. After my first one hour class, my neck tension was gone and I felt a weeks worth of stress and emotional baggage float away. Oh yeah...she'll also get you stretching muscles you didn't know existed.

Keep up the good work!