Vivian L., M1

Yoga has the power to transform your body and mind. Whether you want to be stronger, more flexible, or less stressed, anyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice. There are many opportunities around campus for medical students to start or deepen their practice. The most convenient one is located in the medical school! The Yoga Club offers yoga classes in the FLTC classrooms twice a week, including Vinyasa flows and more traditional Hatha classes. The membership costs $20 a year and mats are provided at each session. Medical students can also attend yoga classes offered at the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center on the Danforth Campus (FREE GYM ACCESS FOR MED STUDENTS). They offer a variety of classes, including heated yoga and yoga sculpt. Students can hop on the (FREE) MetroLink near the medical center and get there in three stops or drive there in 10-15 minutes. For those who like the intimacy of yoga studios, Yoga Six is a popular spot in St. Louis. Other nearby studios include Urban Breath Yoga and Solar Yoga Center of St. Louis. In conclusion, there are plenty of affordable and convenient options for medical students of all levels to do yoga!