Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts teaches Iyengar Yoga, a form of classical yoga that uses breath and alignment to create integrated action and awareness. We offer weekly yoga classes for adults, Family Yoga for parents and kids, restorative yoga, and monthly workshops on special topics.
History pulses through Lemko Hall, a turreted brick building in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Over the past century, it has served as a saloon, a ballroom, and a movie set where stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken filmed a scene for The Deer Hunter in 1978. Nowadays, one of the space's tenants, Studio 11, channels an even older legacy: the yoga tradition of ancient India.
The studio's seasoned teachers impart moving meditations that have been passed down from generation to generation via careful instruction and epic games of telephone. Classical Hatha poses help yogis of all levels cultivate strength and flexibility as they learn to center their minds and control their breath. Students steep their minds in yoga's meditative qualities during flowing, breath-focused Vinyasa routines or explore the practice’s athletic side during Ashtanga sessions teeming with dynamic poses and vigorous thumb-wrestling bouts. Those seeking a more private yoga experience can engage in a Thai massage, in which a trained practitioner guides the body through assisted poses and stretches.
Yoga-inspired Pilates sessions revolve around centuries-old isometrics that promote balance and help chisel the core. Students seeking a full immersion in yogic history can enroll in studio-sponsored trips to India, which pair yoga classes with sunset meditations and spiritual discourses.
CrossFit classes are designed to include participants from every athletic level or age group. Strength and conditioning workouts consist of customizable exercises steeped in functional fitness movements. The coaches tailor moves for each person attending classes offered seven days a week based on strengths, weaknesses, and experience. Coaches adjust the weights during Olympic-style weight-lifting, using plyometric boxes in multiple sizes and heights. Other workouts incorporate Kettlebells, climbing ropes, medicine balls, and pull-up rigs.
Reed Yoga's owner Michelle Reed has spent nearly a decade studying the way the human body moves, both by training in martial arts and by earning certifications in yoga instruction and massage therapy. Now she applies her muscle mastery in a studio located on the 14th floor of the downtown Statler Arms building, where she leads the alignment-oriented stretches of Iyengar and the dynamic flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga. Her associate Corissa Bragg commands the deep flow class and tantra yoga, helping students work up a sweat and perform the sun salutations that earn the earth an extra six hours of daylight at the end of the month. Bryan Shelly teaches yoga flow for all levels.
Seated meditation begins and ends each of the studio's classes, during which students spread their own yoga mats across the practice space's dark wood flooring. The space is enclosed by sunshine-yellow walls and floor-to-ceiling mirrors that allow non-vampiric pupils to monitor their posture and technique.
Under the direction of Ironman triathlete and owner Kyle Amsdell, Euphoria Health and Fitness's staff of certified trainers and instructors push guests toward tougher physiques by filling their sleek facility with strength-training equipment, free weights, and cardio machines, as well as helming a variety of group fitness and boot-camp classes. They encourage students to vigorously pedal their way toward toned gams and cardboard cutouts of celebrities with open arms in Turbo Spinning courses, and lead fun, dance-inspired workouts in Zumba. A seasoned instructor fights muscle boredom by having students alternate between bikes and solid ground during Kyle's Cycle Strength class, which pairs intervals of spinning with dynamic studio workouts such as jumping plyometrics, kenpo karate, and free-weight lifts. During rigorous boot-camp classes, they'll guide students of all abilities through high-intensity exercises that hone both muscular and cardiovascular strength, as well as track student improvement with before-and-after physical assessments.