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Clients open a session last week at Corepower's Woodbury location with yoga stretches. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

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The nation's largest chain of yoga studios has arrived in Woodbury at a location that officials there say offers one-of-a-kind services.

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Corepower Yoga & Spa celebrated its grand opening Saturday at 8160 Coller Way Suite C.

The Woodbury location brings the number of Corepower studios in the Twin Cities to 10.

But manager Jamie Nelson and marketing manager Jessie Syfko said additional facilities at the Woodbury location set it apart from the rest. In addition to two heated yoga studios, the location also offers physical therapy and functional training.

The studio provides private treatment for physical therapy with licensed physical therapists who can treat conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, athletic injuries, incontinence, osteoporosis, and back and neck pain.

During functional training services, clients receive a personalized fitness program under functional movement specialist Keith Nelson.

The focus, however, is yoga. Syfko and Nelson called the Woodbury studio warm and inviting.

"We have a very welcome, open community," Syfko said, adding that the focus is on student instruction rather than instructors.

Altogether, the studio, which opened Nov. 15, 2010, features more than 40 yoga instructors.

"We have a wide depth of education," Syfko said.

Yoga classes offered at the studio range in challenge from a relaxed, candlelit setting to high-heat, high-intensity sessions.

The studio also offers spa services, including massage and waxing. Inside the studio, clients find extensive amenities including lockers and showers.

"Everything that you would ever need for your yoga lifestyle is right here," Syfko said.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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