Dwipada Yoga Studio Brings Yoga To Desoto County

Southaven, Ms

By: Hannah Harding

DwiPada Yoga Studio opens its doors as only yoga studio in DeSoto County

DwiPada Yoga School, LLC has opened its first yoga studio at 1310 Goodman Road East in Southaven, MS. DwiPada is a Sanskrit phrase that means “two pillars” which refers to the two styles of yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow, that form the backbone of what yoga classes DwiPada offers.
DwiPada has a variety of different yoga classes all based in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga styles. These classes are open for all levels, and are offered 16 times per week. In addition to this, the yoga studio also offers instructive yoga workshops and hosts annual teacher trainings.

Founders Amy Morse and Michele Mallory

Yoga teachers and founders Amy Morse and Michele Mallory created DwiPada Yoga School, LLC in 2016 to offer a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour yoga teacher training. Together, they graduated nine new teachers in June, will graduate another six in December, and are starting their next training on January 26, 2018. In addition to offering yoga classes at the new Southaven studio, DwiPada plans to offer two yoga teacher trainings per year.
“The demand for yoga teachers in Memphis and the Mid-South is great,” said Michele Mallory. “More and more there are requests for yoga in schools and workplaces in addition to studio classes filling up. We’re thrilled to be a part of the growth of yoga in DeSoto County and the Mid-South.”
The popularity of yoga is booming in America, with over 36 million practitioners currently in the United States. Over 80 million other Americans say they “plan to try yoga” in the next 12 months. The number of men practicing has grown from four million in 2012 to over 10 million practicing yoga in 2016. (Yoga Alliance 2016 Yoga in America Study)

Among the many benefits of yoga, practitioners report reduced anxiety and stress, increased confidence and emotional well-being, weight loss, increased attention span, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, increased muscular strength and flexibility.
DwiPada Yoga opened for classes in Southaven on August 5, 2017.

The Studio will offer a free community yoga class on the first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m.