Body like a mountain.
Heart like an ocean.
Mind like the sky.
Yoga lovers the world over use this verse in meditation. It calms the mind by evoking beautiful images of mountains, water, and sky. If you’re a yoga devotee, your studio probably dims the lights and plays recorded sounds to replicate a natural environment. Your yoga teacher may prompt you to close your eyes and picture soft blue skies as you listen to recorded sounds of birds or breezes, or rain trickling down a mountainside.
Now imagine taking your yoga outdoors into a blissful setting like the Blue Ridge Mountains where nature is your studio. Where blue skies and calm waters sooth minds and lift spirits. Imagine greeting each morning with sun salutations as dawn breaks over Grandfather Mountain, lighting up sapphire skies, bringing your body, heart, and mind into harmony with nature. Imagine aligning your vinyasa flow with the natural flow of the Johns River cascading down the mountain toward Wilson Creek, while a family of Carolina chickadees sing softly from a nearby beech tree.
You can imagine it, or you can live it – at The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir, NC, where residents take their downward dog to new heights! Yoga classes are offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. by Jenny Beane at our Pisgah Mountain Lodge in the center of this beautifully designed community of North Carolina mountain properties. Keane has 200 Hrs E RYT with Yoga Alliance, is Thai Yoga Bodywork certified, Pilates Matwork certified, Master Trainer with Athletic and Fitness Association of America. She has amassed over 1000 teaching hours since 2010 when she completed her 240 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC.
Folks who know us know we provide an oasis of mountain living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. It’s a favorite among Baby Boomers and retirees looking for mountain homes North Carolina. And the abundance of outdoor activities at The Coves – including hiking, fishing, gardening, and yoga – are just a few of the reasons why.
There’s no shortage of Lenoir NC events related to health and fitness. And yoga is a favorite among many of our Boomers. More than 24 million people currently practice yoga in the United States, and 78% say they took their first yoga class to work on their flexibility. It’s no surprise then that Baby Boomers are the fastest growing group of yoga devotees.
That’s why The Coves Mountain River Club is bending over backwards to make sure yoga lovers in the neighborhood are able to get all of the health advantages, energy boosts, and mind-body benefits that come with the yoga lifestyle. Not only does The Coves offer transcendent views for a one-of-a-kind, one-with-nature yoga experience, this community maintains state-of-the-art fitness amenities, including a fully loaded workout room, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and 39 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails all within the gates of The Coves and mountain homes North Carolina.
No matter which beautiful corner of the neighborhood you’re coming from, you’ll get a nice pre-yoga (or pre-workout) cardio warm-up on your way up to the lodge. The hike to the clubhouse is both invigorating and challenging, with elevations ranging from 1,000 to 1,700 feet. As you make your way up the paved roads, you’ll enjoy every second of the spectacular views.
Up here the air is clean and crisp. Feel it flow through you as you prepare to practice your pranayama breathing exercises when you reach your yoga mat and begin those sun salutations and forward bends. We won’t blame you if you want to end your session in mountain pose (What’s more fitting?) before slipping into the cool waters of the waiting swimming pool, and ending your morning with sweet iced tea on the wrap-around porch of Pisgah Mountain Lodge.
At The Coves Mountain River Club, Mondays are for yoga. But there’s a full schedule of year-round health and wellness activities for residents to enjoy. It’s what makes The Coves so attractive to retirees looking for the highest quality of life and Lenoir NC events. Features of our fitness center include expansive windows facing the mountains with cardio and weight equipment, locker room, showers, and fitness class area.
There are many North Carolina mountain properties to choose from when planning a retirement, but folks are choosing The Coves for year round living. It’s where they find that perfect mountain home in a community that puts stock in healthy living and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor fitness activities in a peaceful, relaxing mountain setting. Come on out to The Coves Mountain River Club and see what we mean. Namaste.
Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule your visit. If you come early on Monday, why not take a class with Jenny Beane.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84-page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide, which gives you more information about living in the foothills of North Carolina.