Turbodog Spirit Center offers a packed class schedule devoted to Forrest style yoga, a modality targeted at dissolving modern stresses. The center hosts sessions open to all skill levels, as well as a smattering of prenatal and upper-level sessions, in a hardwood floor studio lit by natural light streaming through a bank of windows. Guided by the belief that physical changes begin internally, instructors also teach workshops in the Spirit Dance Method, a cocktail of yoga and indigenous rituals that fuses exercise with spiritual exploration. As a non-profit, Turbodog routinely dispenses scholarships to yoga practitioners in need.
Chicago School of Motion's certified instructors have come together from a variety of backgrounds?among them a choreographer, a raw-food chef, and a lawyer?to help students carve a path toward wellness and discovery of the inner self. As they lead a vigorous schedule of classes, each instructor's teaching style is shaped by their area of expertise and the studio's Eastern philosophy. Their inventive lineup of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and hot Vinyasa yoga sessions focus on pranayama breathing techniques. The studio also hosts yoga booty ballet, Pilates and Yogalates, Butts and Gutts, and Piloxing, which is a combination of Pilates and boxing. All of In Motion Yoga's classes are limited to 25 students and are suitable for students of all levels. The instructors deftly juggle the inexperienced and expert students, refusing to leave any student behind while maintaining a class tempo that keeps advanced students engaged.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting one-hour workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth-brushing. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early morning boot camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late evening class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
Glossy hardwood floors and royal-blue accents cultivate a clean, cozy feel at CocoonCare, whose staff specializes in pre- and postnatal fitness classes, parenting services, and prenatal massage. Guests pose with tots in mommy-and-me yoga, tone muscles in prenatal Pilates, or and pick up knowledge in workshops that tackle topics such as picking a pediatrician and healthy eating.
Inside West Loop Health & Sports Performance Center, Yoga Bent's registered yoga instructors?Miguel Latronica and Etty Hasak?guide their students through innovative classes that incorporate Miguel?s patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching and strengthening device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the PNF principles. It employs his inventive system of ropes, bungee cords, and slings to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The classes enable students to borrow props and sink into or build stability. Additionally, all MBB yoga poses are designed to increase one?s range of motion by loosening connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
Not all hot yoga classes are Bikram, but all Bikram yoga classes are hot. Instructors turn up the heat to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which can help detoxify the body and provide deeper stretches as students follow 26 specific poses. Combined with the form’s two breathing exercises, Bikram yoga can help its disciples sleep better, improve their posture, increase their stamina, and relieve chronic pain.