Named Providence Journal Readers’ Choice for Best Yoga Studio in 2020 and 2019, The Woods Yoga is the ideal place to begin your journey with yoga. It all started when the studio’s owner, Christine Maguire, launched a yoga-in-the-park program in Northern Providence back in 2016. The program immediately became a wild success—people just kept showing up. As the days grew colder, preventing the program to continue into the winter months, it became clear to Christine that there was an obvious need within the community for a brick-and-mortar space to practice yoga. This inspired Christine to open The Woods in January of 2017.
It wasn’t long before they outgrew the initial space. In 2019, they began construction to expand the studio, while remaining on the original property at Limerock Center. Not only does the new space include a huge reception area suited for mingling with fellow classmates, but it also features an in-house shop offering a variety of yoga essentials and unique, USA-made, specialty products.
Although the studio is offering limited capacity classes in accordance with CDC guidelines, they understand that many of their clients may not feel comfortable coming into the studio just yet. To address this, The Woods offers free online, on-demand, classes. In addition to posting a variety of video classes to their website, the studio also provides private and virtual shopping sessions, with the option to have products from the shop delivered straight to your door.
When it comes to classes, The Woods has it all. It is primarily a vinyasa studio, meaning they practice a kind of yoga that flows breath to movement. Vinyasa is not a stationary practice—it is athletic and challenging, and each class is a comprehensive practice that incorporates the entire body. Whether you’re looking to build muscle or work on yourself spiritually, The Woods offers a range of classes that are guaranteed to help you achieve your goals. From their Gentle Yoga + Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Yoga classes centered around relaxation, to their Sculpt and Strengthen classes focused on fitness, there is truly something for everyone.
Christine’s husband, Anthony DiLugio, is one of the studio’s main instructors and has pioneered several fitness-focused classes at The Woods. From training NFL teams to A-list celebrities, Anthony has a highly impressive background in the fitness and yoga industry. The internationally-known trainer developed the studio’s Kettlebell Cardio and Strengthen Yoga classes, which are designed to make the body stronger and more resilient. The Strengthen Yoga program is an integrated concept—it incorporates kettlebells, suspension, and traditional yoga movements to help build physical strength, which in turn, enables one to practice yoga more safely and effectively.
Christine and Anthony have built more than just a yoga studio, they have created a unified, highly-supportive, and welcoming community. The Woods is a sacred, safe space where people can come together and engage in this healing practice that is both physical and spiritual. It is a place where people of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy the benefits of yoga without fear of judgment of any kind. Clients leave the studio with more than just a sense of peace, they leave with newfound friendships and acquaintances.
If you are completely new to yoga, the team at The Woods urges you to set aside any doubts you may have, come into the studio, and simply give it a try. They encourage you to leave your worries at the door and immerse yourself in the peaceful bubble that is The Woods Yoga. Visit www.thewoodsyoga.com today to learn more.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 6am – 7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 6am – 8:30pm
Friday: 7:30am -7pm
Saturday: 8am – 5:30 pm
1525 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865