Pose Story Yoga offers a unique health and wellness experience

Published 10:56 am Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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By Eden Slone

Intern Reporter

One of central Kentucky’s best-kept yoga secrets is found in Jessamine County.

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Pose Story Yoga, located in Wilmore, is one of Kentucky’s only yoga trapeze studios.

Yoga has undoubtedly made a difference in studio owner Stephanie Wier’s life.

Wier started teaching yoga five years ago after enduring a severe back injury.

When her doctors wanted to perform surgery, she wanted to look for alternative options.

“What else can we do?” she asked.

They told her she could try yoga.

And trying yoga, she did. Yoga became a massive part of Wier’s life, from studying it to practicing it to getting professional certification to teach it.

“Yoga literally healed me,” Wier said.

She taught at several Lexington and Nicholasville studios before COVID-19 hit. After local studios shut down during the pandemic, Wier took a leap to open her own studio.

Pose Story Yoga offers several classes and even has a Christ-focused class with religious elements.

“All of our other classes are not religious whatsoever. Yoga is not a religion. Because of the nature of Wilmore, though, I have always felt the desire to have at least one faith-based class,” Wier said.

One of the most notable class offerings is Pose Story’s yoga trapeze class, which combines more traditional mat yoga with a trapeze. Some benefits of yoga trapeze are increased flexibility, balance, circulation and more.

Despite being able to confidently move in a trapeze seeming advanced, yoga trapeze is for all skill levels, according to Weir.

“All of our classes offered are beginner-friendly. One thing that we’re very big on is that we want to make sure we are teaching at all levels,” she said

If a pose or move seems intimidating or does not feel right, Wier said there is no issue with adapting the pose to what feels good to each person.

“We’re all built differently. To expect everyone to do everything identical is not right. I really wanted to start a different way of doing things,” Wier said.

Pose Story Yoga caters not only to all skill levels but all ages and body types as well. For men, women, college students, retired adults the classes are for anyone seeking a new way to learn about and grow with their bodies.

Each yoga class offered provides its own challenges that keep people coming back week after week.

“It’s not just physical challenges, a lot of yoga is finding where the mental challenges are,” Weir said.

Pose Story Yoga recognizes that yoga is exercise and that exercise is a good thing, but it also wants to bring attention to the fact that yoga is so much more than just checking off a box of exercising. Instead, it promotes inclusivity, wellness, and a holistic health and well-being approach.

“We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe. We want everyone to try things and learn and be able to make mistakes. This isn’t just a place to work out. We want it to be a home,” Weir said

Pose Story Yoga is currently located at 210 S Lexington Avenue. However, Wier does have plans on opening a new studio inside of her home that is now in the process of being built. She hopes to have the home and studio completed by the summer.

Drop-in classes are $14, with other memberships and packages available. For more information, go to www.posestoryyoga.com.