Going virtual: Yoga lessons, dog training and music to break from cabin fever in the Lake Conroe area

Several businesses are offering virtual classes in the Conroe and Montgomery areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Several businesses are offering virtual classes in the Conroe and Montgomery areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several businesses are offering virtual classes in the Conroe and Montgomery areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

While Montgomery County residents stay at home, there are several businesses offering virtual classes and lessons for those with time of their hands.



Find your zen through yoga



Several yoga studios in the area are offering virtual classes and sessions. Sundog Yoga Studios is offering various classes, such as family yoga, yoga with chair support and more. The Yoga Room Conroe is also offering a 10-class pass for $100.



Get fit



The Conroe YMCA is offering several classes for at-home fitness, ranging from cardio and Zumba sessions to strength and family activities. For a full schedule of classes and prices, click here.



Train your furry friend



Pet care and dog training facility The Mannered Mutt is offering video consultations for dog behavioral problems, such as jumping, aggression and potty training, in addition to curbside pickup and drop-off for pet care.



Learn taekwondo



Bang Elite Sport Taekwondo is offering classes for children and beginners as well as advanced and competitive members. These classes are offered through Zoom. For more information, click here.



Master an instrument



Various music centers in the Conroe and Montgomery areas are offering music classes through online classes. Deisy's Music Center offers classes for the violin, piano, ukelele, guitar and voice. The center is also offering free online classes for students who register for in-person classes, which will resume April 20. The Art of Music Studio is also offering classes and private lessons through Zoom.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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