SPOTLIGHT-Stephany Standing in front of rise & Flow

By: Jasmyn Brunson

“Mindfulness Boutique” is what the owner Stephany McMillan calls her yoga studio Rise and Flow, located at 1109 Coliseum Blvd. in Greensboro. The studio’s grand opening was Nov. 27, 2018, and McMillan said its motto is to “give rise to mindfulness in every aspect in one’s life.” The goals of Rise and Flow are to bring awareness of mindfulness into areas of the community that it is not taught, teach the mental aspects of yoga, and work on the alignments of one’s body.

McMillan got the idea to open her own studio after finishing her yoga teacher training. She was going back and forth to the doctor trying to figure out what was going on with her body, only to learn that she was stressed. After doing more yoga training, she started to notice a huge difference in herself. She felt as though she needed to share what she learned with other people to help them to find a new way to manage their stress.

McMillan said the studio offers a variety of classes. The most popular beginner’s class is called “Together We Flow,” which incorporates a sequence of multiple yoga poses and alignment. The studio also offers a “Parent’s Peace” class that invites parents to bring their children to practice peace and to explore the world of yoga. McMillan said all are welcome, from beginner yogi to experienced yogi.

The drop-in rate for individuals is $10, and for a parent and a child it is $12 and anyone added would be charged $2. The studio offers a monthly membership, which starts at $100 and includes the opportunity to explore unlimited classes and access to all workshops that are scheduled. McMillan said attendees could also rent a room in the studio for an event, which starts at $75 an hour.

(To schedule times and discuss rates, contact McMillan at the studio.)

   There are multiple events that are held at Rise and Flow such as “Open Mic Night,” which is held on every second Saturday. This event is free and gives local talent a chance to showcase and bring the vibes of yoga and the energy of music in one collective space.

Rise and Flow is closed Mondays, but is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from noon-12:45 p.m., Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m, and on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“All are welcome, just come with an open heart, great attitude and willingness to learn and explore and you will be good to go!” McMillan added.

To learn more about Rise and Flow, visit its Instagram and Facebook pages.

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