At AsiYoga, registered yoga teacher Jaimeleigh Christian instills in students her passion for a wide range of yoga techniques and styles. Her expertise covers the slow-paced stretching of Hatha as well as the purifying detoxification, synchronized breathing, and advanced frontal lobe flexing of Vinyasa. Students with different experience levels and wellness goals can tone their bodies and center their minds inside the welcoming studio, from stimulating their connective tissue with Yin classes, or mastering meditation with slow yoga lessons.
Recycled furnishings punctuate robin’s-egg-blue walls and glossy, natural bamboo floors inside Chakra Pilates’ tranquil studio, where a team of seasoned instructors steers students through the gentle muscle-toning postures of Pilates and yoga. They position participants atop Reformer apparatuses and mats during Pilates classes, scrutinizing each student’s unique corporeal mechanics and can-can-dance abilities to ensure proper, custom guidance.
Named after the concept of chakras—centers of energy located throughout the body—the studio also singes calories with spirited barre cardio sessions, cultivates pregnancy comfort with prenatal and postnatal classes, and enlightens budding instructors with teacher-training programs.
Equipment: Medicine balls, straps, blocks, weights, mats
Students should bring: Water, hand towel (for sweat), mat
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Metered street parking
Pro Tip: Please reserve online as it's a small studio, just 5-6 students per class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By results. If it were easy it wouldn't be called working out. The yoga classes are small, instructors give hands-on adjustment. The YogaBarre and Barre classes are limited to six people and while super challenging, are very fun and the music keeps the energy up.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
Sharp, hot pain, no. Next day, muscles were worked type if pain, sure.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Next door we offer massage, waxing and skincare.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Yes. The Align Cardio Barre? and Align Cardio Yoga Barre? classes are high-energy, low-impact and integrate dance music, yoga, pilates, strength and weight training with squats. The Barre class is approximately 45 minutes of leg, arm and ab work then students take it to the floor for more directed core and strength work; YogaBarre is 40 minutes of leg, arm and ab work, that moves into a power flow routine settling into deep stretching and breathing on the mats. Because the classes are small, the instructor is able to ensure all poses and positions are done correctly with good alignment to minimize injuries.
Toting mats, towels, and water, students pass beneath snow-white arches to enter a studio decorated only with the occasional book, candle, and plant doing and handstand. Red and coral adorn “the hot room,” the colors’ warmth echoing temperatures that soar to 105 degrees during Bikram yoga sessions. Guided by the Bikram philosophy, instructors shepherd pupils through 26 specific postures that systematically work every area of the body. The practice is designed to increase mobility and restore balance to a host of bodily systems, and utilizes heat to soften the body and help detoxify the body through sweating.