I have some new neighbors moving in down the street, quite a few new neighbors actually. As a part of the State Farm mega complex that's just about finished, it's like a whole city is emerging at the 75/George Bush corridor. And since that's basically in my backyard, there are lots of new shops, restaurants and services opening up for me to try out — and the one I am most excited to go visit is Reef Point Yoga.
Reef Point is a brand-new yoga studio that is set to open in mid-April. Before the studio gets to full swing, they have partnered with City Line DFW to host yoga in the Plaza on Saturday mornings. Check out their web site to keep an eye on when the studio will open, class schedules and more: reefpointyoga.com ... they are also active on Instagram @ReefPointYoga
My lower back is often really tight from hours on the bike and yoga is a great way for me to loosen up that area. As a part of an overall conditioning, doing yoga is a great way for me to stay limber and in a whole lot less pain throughout the race seasons.
Many of you in the Dallas area have probably driven right by City Line DFW a time or two and gazed upon the giant State Farm towers on the southeast side of 75 and the George Bush. Even if you don't see "Jake" from State Farm, the area is worth a visit. City Line has a little bit of everything from multiple dining options to a Whole Foods, from Massage Envy to my new favorite, Reef Point Yoga.
This past Saturday, I opted to set the cycling shoes and helmet aside (for a few hours) and go join in on the Saturday morning class. When I arrived, I met up with Ariel, Kathi and Ellen Beth from the studio. I couldn't have felt more welcome. What a great way to start the day as the sun came over the buildings to warm our faces as we started the hour. I have been neglecting my stretching and yoga for quite some time and I am certain this will get me back on the right path and help me stay a bit more comfortable and loose on the bike.
Next time you need to get your Namaste on, be sure to pay them a visit on a Saturday morning or any day in a few weeks when they get the studio open! I plan on making it out to the classes regularly, so hit me up if you'd like to join me for a class or two.