To grasp the range of services offered at InnerWorks Holistic Health Center, one only needs to look at cofounder Lorie Wilson’s resume. She is a nationally certified acupuncturist and a practitioner in zero-balancing, Acudetox, and therapeutic massage and bodywork with additional training in cranial-sacral therapy and acupressure. It’s a mouthful that Wilson brings to life with holistic treatments from her trained and diverse staff members. And while some are rooted in Eastern medicine and others in Western practices, they all collaborate with one another for the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness of their patients. In doing so, their chiropractic exams, yoga classes, massages, reiki sessions, and detoxifying treatments all take place under the same roof and through the same wormhole.
Registered yoga instructor Tonya Henning's inviting studio helps students from all walks of life expand their yoga practice through alignment-based yoga and heart-centered meditation. Her background in special education and support of her fellow certified yoga teachers make it possible for students of all abilities to participate in the classes together, as medical concerns and particularly stiff muscles can be accommodated with modified poses. For more focused instruction, students may take semi- or completely private yoga lessons before joining the rest of the downward-facing dog pack.
At Yoga for You, the instructors specialize in Shambhava yoga's two main styles. The first is alignment-focused Shambhava Yoga Asana classes, which incorporate elements of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and the second style is Shambhava Yoga Meditation. Exercisers can complement their yoga and meditation sessions with other wellness services such as marma point therapy, which is an ayurvedic technique that can help stimulate energy by manipulating strategic points on the body.
Firefly Yoga Studio shapes pupils’ bodies and minds with nine styles of yoga throughout the week. The studio’s robust schedule allows even busy workaday yogis to attend sessions, including a sprinkling of 45-minute express classes that cater to students unable to attend a full 75-minute session. During Firefly Flow yoga, instructors encourage pupils to stretch bodies in a Vinyasa-style flow, switching from one pose to another while syncing movements with breathing exercises and radio waves from old Soviet satellites. Hot-yoga participants sweat out stress and toxins in a 99-degree studio, working their cores to build heat and spandex-approved muscle tone. Special 90-minute midnight yoga classes combine Firefly Flow and hot-yoga elements for a solid workout before slowing the pace down to prepare bodies for a good night’s sleep, free of restless limbs and flab-biting bedbugs.
At each of its 12 locations in Kansas, the staff of Genesis Health Club strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.
The dedicated instructors at Siva Power Yoga elevate the physical and mental well-being of their students through heated and hot-yoga classes. Suitable for all levels, flow yoga unifies breath and movement with a fluid progression of Vinyasa poses that focus on the body while calming the mind. The similar Candlelight Flow class places more emphasis on meditative and relaxing postures with the added ambience and historical realism of candlelight. Power yoga boasts strength- and stamina-testing routines and new moves workshopped in class to help more advanced yogis constantly evolve their practice and push their limbering limits. The thermostat is set at 85–95 degrees in the Hot Fusion class, melting away tensions, toxins, pounds, and water-bottle-clogging glaciers as students slowly move through and hold a series of 26 poses.