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Row-Ga

What is "Row-Ga!"?

 

Laura Caylor, GIR's RowGa! Instructor "Row-ga!" is offered at Greenville Indoor Rowing as a fitness fusion of indoor rowing and yoga - two very complementary exercises / disciplines that can be practiced for a lifetime! Each offers a full-body workout with attention to the breath leading the body and steadying the mind, both in the yoga poses and during the rowing sessions. The class begins with a warm-up, to prevent muscle strain and to loosen up the joints; we then move into yoga postures and later into another bit of rowing on the "erg", (ergometer / indoor rowing machine). Another series of yoga postures follows and we then close the hour long session with "Savasana", (relaxation), to integrate the physical and non-physical aspects of the work performed. After this well-rounded type of mild circuit training and period of rest, most people leave with a smile on their face and a sense of well-being recharged to carry on with their day.

 

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 between Indoor Rowing and the mat.

 

Right from my very first Row-ga class I knew I was hooked. Take a little Rowing add 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.

 

Four!

 

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

Absolutely!

 

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!

"ROW-GA!"

A fitness fusion of yoga and indoor rowing.
Tues 11:00am
Wed 11:00am
Thurs 11:00am

Yoga
Sat 10:45am