Hailed by the Auburn Journal as the Best Yoga Studio of 2010, Canyon Spirit Yoga's experienced instructors unfold a varied schedule of Vinyasa flow yoga to nourish strength, flexibility, and concentration. Seize control over internal ventilation systems and bickering organs during Beginner Yoga, which interlaces breath, gentle movement, and relaxation. Instructors assist experienced pupils as they glide through Energizing Flow's seamless sequence of challenging Vinyasa flows, head-over-heel inversions, and bicep balances. Stress flees from practitioners of all levels during Yin and restorative yoga, as sustained postures unlock stiff hips and waves of serenity wash over the mind, infusing it with a fresh-from-the-clothesline scent. Within Canyon Spirit Yoga's confines, enthusiastic instructors ensure a serene practice space by enforcing a no-cell-phone policy and piping in soothing serenades performed by on-staff crickets.
You might call Yoga Reclaimed a Lost and Found for the soul. That's because co-owners Ryan and Natasha Bailey have created it as a space where people are encouraged to reclaim what they've lost, whether it's a lapsed yoga practice or a lost sense of self-worth or purpose. Three different class types?Flow, Balance, and Restore?help pave the way for this kind of renewal, each establishing a mindful connection to the body and allowing students an opportunity to find their spiritual center.
The term "reclaimed" also nods to the studio itself, which was made using recycled materials. Within that studio, students find three separate practice zones: one un-heated, and two warmed to varying temperatures, allowing students to find the spot that makes them most comfortable during their practice. The infrared radiant heat used in these two zones is reportedly a cleaner way to heat the studio than using forced air units or piles of burning coals, and has been linked with toxin removal, improved circulation, and even pain relief.
Tony Hunt started taking karate classes at the age of 25, after spending years wishing he had the courage to sign up for a class. But when he did, he was hooked immediately and started earning his belts. Today, Tony is a fourth-degree black belt who has been teaching karate since 1987. His classes instill discipline into his students, who learn the art of Shotokan karate within his immaculate dojo. There, he leads children and adults through perfecting their strikes and jumps in hopes that they will apply karate's lessons of self-confidence and honor to their own lives, even on weekends.
Equipment: Rouge, GetRxd, WOD
Students should bring: Water, towel and a great attitude
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come ready to work out and have a great time.
Curves encourages women to take the reins of their physical health with positive, supportive fitness classes and gym sessions. Pioneering the circuit-training regimen, the gym's trainers crafted a 30-minute workout that accommodates women of all fitness levels with a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. For maximum benefit, workout sessions operate in tandem with the trainers' encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and gravity.
Though Studio Be offers up a wealth of workout classes, it's much more than a fitness center. The establishment's focus on community and connection shines through its centering yoga sessions, highlighting its motto "Be peaceful, be present, be you." It moves beyond physical fitness, inviting members to give their souls a workout during Reiki and Ayurveda workshops, serenity-inducing concerts, or play days with crafts and stories.