Sculptura Women's Fitness tends to each client's needs with fitness bootcamps and pilates sessions that emphasize small class sizes and personal attention. Fitness instructors aid participants in shedding pounds, decreasing stress, and increasing flexibility and strength.
Within Shanti Hot Yoga, heat flows from radiant-heating panels and mirrors reflect glowing wall sconces as students bend and flow through postures. Led by certified instructors, classes conform to Shanti Hot Yoga’s values, using the 60- to 90-minute sessions to help students to be healthy, accessible, and peaceful. With a focus on community and eco-awareness, the instructors lead classes for all experience levels, offering help to students who have accidentally super-glued themselves to the cork flooring. The heated studio helps to deepen stretches, and classes provide benefits such as decreased stress, improved posture, and the ability to control the urge to smash buildings when enraged.
Clouds of fragrant steam rise from mugs of complimentary green tea as sunlight bounces off Pure Freedom Yoga Studio's bamboo floor. Between light-blue walls, owner and full-time yoga teacher, Kathryn Francis, leads groups of yoga practitioners, who pose atop brought or borrowed mats. With more than 1,000 hours of teaching experience and more than 600 hours of training under her, Kathryn uses her 500-hour level certification at the Yoga Alliance to challenge patrons to push their physical and mental limits. With her guidance, yogis practice together in classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Abs, or with their infants in a Mom-and-Baby class. Community Yoga, also known as karma yoga, opens the studio doors to everyone by inviting pupils to pay what they can.
Pure Freedom also supplements yoga classes with a reiki master and on-staff naturopathic doctor, as well as sessions in an infrared sauna. Kathryn also balances her own yoga classes and studio management with practicing holistic nutrition, honing her fitness through hiking and biking, and raising her school-aged children.