Josie Schweitzer opened Thank Yoga Studio in spring 2012. The two types of classes at the studio are open to students new to yoga and also those who have been practicing it for years. The studio's foundation classes introduce budding yogis to the necessary poses, alignment, and form practiced in more advanced sessions. The other main course is a one-hour all-levels Vinyasa flow class, during which students blend breath and movement into a fluid practice. Both these workouts are ideal for students who want to build strength, sharpen their mental faculties, and improve their flexibility so they can dominate on the competitive Twister circuit.
Yoga on High serves as the focal point for a growing community of yoga enthusiasts dedicated to diverse, yet related practices. The studio caters to such a wide range of interests by employing more than 30 instructors. Each instructor possesses a unique yoga philosophy that complements the studio's overall goal of creating a welcoming environment for students of all ages and skill levels. Additionally, Yoga on High's comprehensive teacher-training programs swell the studio's community by fostering the next generations of impassioned instructors.
At Yoga on High, the instructors embrace three core styles of practice. Iyengar-based Hatha classes emphasize physical alignment and mind-body awareness. Ashtanga sessions invigorate students with more active poses and a heated studio space that can reach 80 degrees. Vinyasa classes teach attendees to link breath with movement, creating seamlessly transitioning asana sequences. However, the studio doesn't limit itself to these three styles. In addition to aerial yoga and Pilates, the schedules include specialty classes that explore different aspects of yoga?meditation, breathing techniques, prop-assisted recovery poses?in greater depth.
Gretchen Dusseau and Keri Crost faced a challenging paradox: how could those with little time achieve the level of fitness their body needs?This is when they founded their own fitness philosophy, launching System of Strength.
At SOS, Gretchen and Keri's team take participants through a five-part training system that covers metabolic, eccentric, strength, and isometric training, with a healthy smattering of stretching and diet tossed into the bargain. This approach guides each of SOS?s classes, creating dynamic workouts that incorporate exercises such as plyometrics, yoga poses, and Pilates combinations that can be adjusted for every fitness level.
Gretchen and Keri empathize with their clients, understanding how easily mental obstacles and everyday distractions can get in the way of a fitness regimen, what with family obligations and smart phones that need to be fed every hour. To help clients soldier through these challenges, they pepper SOS?s site with motivational quotes and posts success stories as sources of inspiration.
With a pass to Zumba or Nia dance classes, you get a six-pack of entertaining group classes that harness the expressive power of dance to fuel cardio fitness, weight loss, and newly jazzed hands. If a heavy bag killed your parents, avenge them with the six-week intensive kickboxing cardio class, which, along with boosting the cardiovascular system, lends extreme strength to the muscles required for fist pumping during shredding guitar solos. To target the heart, the whole heart, and a bunch of tubes attached to the heart, take kickboxing to the next level of socially sublimated violence with a duo of Cardio Blast sessions. These high-intensity, 20-minute sessions are one on one and supervised by a trained bag-handler who ensures the use of proper techniques and keeps bags from unleashing their arsenal of hurtful jokes about your mother. Check out the schedule of classes to catch the group wave for cardio classes or group fitness dance sessions.
Studio owner Rebecca Morosky Hoffman experienced the mind-body benefits of Bikram yoga firsthand when the practice helped clear up her insomnia and chronic pain problems. As a result, Rebecca became Bikram certified in 2011, using her credentials to open Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus. Rebecca oversees a staff of like-minded teachers who all share a passion for Bikram's muscle-toning, mind-clearing properties. The 90-minute classes run multiple times a day, seven days a week, allowing clients with busy schedules to get a workout in.
Yoga-Well-Being Movement Arts is aimed at healing physical and mental issues and accessible to all. The studio’s owner is Sipra Pimputkar, who learned yoga and meditation while growing up 8,000 feet above sea level atop the Himalayas. Sipra is at the helm of the signature Yoga Well Being classes, which make up most of the studio’s schedule, methodically stretching limbs and ligaments while working on the endocrine system. The challenging series of stretches fizzles tension and teaches deep-breathing techniques. Other yoga classes include Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Mello, and Kundalini. Yoga-Well-Being Movement Arts' other class styleshttp://gr.pn/yyiSn6 include capoeira and hula hoop fitness, which sculpt lean muscles and shake off excess weight.