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Buddha B Yoga's attentive instructors combine their diverse backgrounds in yoga with a passion for the practice to pack the studio's robust schedule with eight different class styles. Energizing, fiery-hued walls and gleaming hardwood flooring provide a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers during Beginner's Vinyasa classes, where inexperienced pupils learn to link a series of continuous, flowing postures together with a deep-breathing technique called Ujjayi breath, which helps to energize pose transitions and expel stray chewing gum. Yin and Yang yoga begins with sun salutations to turn stiff muscles into pliable Play Doh before longer-held poses, including back bends, inversions, and balancing poses, open hard-to-reach connective tissue around the joints. Lunchtime yoga provides busy practitioners with a well-rounded practice in one-hour sessions, strengthening the entire body with restorative bends, twists, and shouts before a period of relaxation and meditation helps to center caged spirit animals.
Buddha B Yoga
Owner and studio director Valerie Grange believes that you can "discover your true self through the healing power of a regular yoga practice and mind-body holistic therapies." She created Buddha B Yoga as a place where students of all experience levels can further their mental and physical well-being. Along with a team of diverse and experienced instructors, she leads students through various styles of yoga on the sunny studio's gleaming bamboo floors. In Vinyasa classes, students link continuous, flowing postures with the deep-breathing Ujjayi technique, or turn stiff muscles into pliable play-doh during Yin and Yang yoga's sun salutations. Demonstrating their passion for the earth, the staff promotes veganism and hosts workshops to raise funds to help rescue animals and spirit animals in need.