Where do you downward dog? For those looking to deepen their practice, or for a change of pace to your regular workout routine, consider Austin’s new boutique yoga studio.
Located on Avenue F in the West Koenig Flats development, Yogalotus is the brainchild of co-owners Lilyana and Aaron Frescas, who recently closed Hyde Park Yoga to focus on this new endeavor. With Yogalotus, the pair is introducing something that’s a little different than your typical yoga studio.
In addition to offering a range of yoga styles like hatha, flow, vinyasa, and restorative, Yogalotus also delivers spa-like amenities, wellness classes, teacher training, and a retail component with ayurvedic cooking classes coming soon.
By limiting class sizes to 10 people, Yogalotus is able to focus on the individual for a more customizable practice. The studio has also designed a method to track client goals and progress. With this personalized experience in mind, Yogalotus ups the ante by providing yogis with house-blended teas or infused cucumber, mint, lemon, or strawberry water; chilled eye pillows for savasana; essential oils diffused in the practice room; and a shower with fresh towels.
After class, students can shop the studio’s boutique component, which features locally designed clothes, skincare and beauty products, jewelry and mala beads, and more. The best part? You can enjoy wine or champagne (or a blended tea or infused water) while perusing the goods.
To celebrate the new studio, Yogalotus is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday, August 6, from 4 to 7 pm with tours, food, drinks, class discounts, and vendor specials on clothing and accessories.
Yogalotus offers classes starting as early as 6:30 am and as late as 8 pm. The introductory rate is $30 for three classes, monthly memberships are $150, and the price for a drop-in is $20 (must reserve classes in advance due to space).