North End Yoga creates a supportive atmosphere where attentive instructors draw on international experience studying the art of limb-bending. Classes put students on the path to greater flexibility with Hatha yoga techniques, a traditional style that employs focused poses and breathing to improve core strength and Magic Eye-decoding ability. Vinyasa classes guide pupils of all levels through a sequence of moves to create a harmonious balance of physical and mental states. During Mysore Ashtanga sessions, groups of students explore at their own pace during pose-holding jam sessions, practicing orders of positions with teachers selecting individual adjustments and instructions. Men and women attend Pilates and Pilates Fusion classes designed to develop strength without gaining bulky muscle mass, and expectant mothers take prenatal classes to find internal balance, ensuring babies aren't born with uneven shoe sizes.
Jen and Jay, the brother and sister duo behind JFit 360, have different backgrounds but one unified goal—to help their clients incorporate fitness into their circle of well-being and health. Jay, a US marine sniper and MMA fighter, and Jen, a marathon runner and certified personal trainer, both lead classes that include personal training with specialties in boxing, MMA, kettlebell training, yoga, and running. They also conduct group personal-training sessions that offer the same one-on-one benefits of personal training but in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.
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A league of extraordinary teachers leads each limbering class inside Back Bay Yoga Studio's vibrant confines. The 5,000-square-foot space has two large yoga rooms, three geometric planes, and shower-equipped changing rooms for men and women. The 60+ classes offered weekly span a variety of disciplines, including ashtanga (a series of postures connected with breathing), core vinyasa (integration of flowing postures with core exercises), and AcroYoga (a blend of yoga, Thai massage, and acrobatics). There are offerings for students of all yoga familiarities, ensuring a worthwhile experience for newcomers and oldcomers alike. Several classes are held in a heated room, whereas the majority take place in comfortable warm rooms. Check the schedule for a full list of classes.
O2 Yoga provides a mind and body-calming sanctuary for benders and stretchers of all experience levels. Advanced Yogi Bears can reach the uppermost plateau in an advanced-level power class, while beginning Boo-Boo's can dip stiff toes into the peaceful, limbering world of yoga for the first time with a basics class. Those falling in the in-between can develop the strength and flexibility necessary to tame the tiger that refuses to leave their kitchen by dropping into an intermediate class. O2 also offers classes in astanga-style yoga, if you're looking for a change of pace from the classic flow of vinyasa.
Charlestown Yoga's expert instructors train bodies to bend, balance, and breathe in classes spanning a diverse range of yoga styles for every age and experience level. All teachers are chosen for their expertise and spirit, ensuring that they have a wealth of training and technique as well as an approachable demeanor. Classes meet on either the outdoor deck or in a spacious studio adorned with a kaleidoscope of symbolic art to cover styles varying from Beginner Yoga and Gentle Yoga classes to vigorous Vinyasa Flow classes, fusing postures, breathing, tickling, and dynamic movement for a heart-pumping fitness session. Cardio-centered Power Yoga takes place in a heated room to engage circulation systems and to practice the ancient art of extreme sweating, and specialty classes include Prenatal and Baby & Me classes—for mothers-to-be or those with newly hatched humanlings—as well as There & Back Again, a special yoga program for veterans. Classes take place during many hours of the day, allowing early risers, lunch-hour limberers, and stressed-out vampires alike to find a class time that suits their schedule.
Black Lotus Yoga soothes and stretches students with a selection of strength-improving, mind-clearing classes that range from Hatha flow yoga to core power. Experienced instructors heat the studio to an average of 75 degrees with 50% humidity during classes, including the fast-paced Hour of Power class that employs a rigorous Vinyasa-style routine that aims to build strength. Level 2 Iyengar yoga challenges experienced flexperts with at least six months of experience to push their earthly vessel into back bends, handstands, and mat juggling, and the Mom and Baby class gives new mothers and their tiny charges an opportunity to bond and relax together in the studio's airy cork-floored space. The weekly wind-down session encourages a calm mind and body with meditation, pensive postures, and a slideshow of the teacher's recent Hawaiian vacation.