An exercise studio that combines yoga with a “float experience” in which people immerse themselves in a covered tank of Epsom salt and water is opening in January in Rancho Bernardo.
Yauvana Yoga & Float has scheduled a grand opening Jan. 13 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in a 1,700 square foot space at 12411 Rancho Bernardo Road.
To mark its opening, Yauvana Yoga will offer four charity classes throughout with all proceeds going to San Diego Senior Games, a nonprofit that encourages older adults to lead vigorous lives. Charity classes are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15, noon Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Jan. 31 and 4 p.m. Feb. 2.
The studio also will donate a portion of proceeds for the entire month of January to San Diego Senior Games.
Yauvana Yoga & Float will offer what founder Lilly Markowitz said is a two-step experience of moving from yoga poses to a float tank.
The regimen includes a 30-minute to 60-minute yoga class followed by float therapy in a private room.
“After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was seeking a natural alternative that would help me relax, repair my joints and heal my body,” Markowitz said. “After practicing yoga for 13 years, I developed the concept of intertwining yoga and floating to achieve physical, spiritual and mental relaxation.”
Yauvana is a form of yoga that specializes in classes for seniors, Markowitz said. Seated classes consist of simple postures that encourage physical activity, greater range of motion, community and calm through breath and relaxation.