In the recently remodeled sunlit studio, yogis of all shapes sprawl out on colorful mats and towels. They stretch and meditate in the sauna-like air, which is heated to 105 degrees to aid flexibility and draw out toxins. When class begins, students follow a certified instructor through 26 postures and two breathing exercises. After class, they head back to the lobby to rehydrate or head to the changing room to check their cell phones, pagers, or portable telegraph machines?all of which instructors request stay outside the studio. Students of all levels and athletic abilities experience the benefits of these sessions, including enhanced strength, reduced stress, and increased energy.
Having struggled with weight problems when she was younger, Healthy Habits Studio owner Rose Zahnn knows the importance of exercise and eating right firsthand. She opened the studio almost 20 years ago, and in that time has seen it grow to hosting more than 25 fitness classes each week.
Fit Body Boot Camp classes each feature a different, unique workout that helps tone and strengthen muscles, burn fat, and boost metabolisms to burn more calories for hours after the workout, not just during it. In addition to group classes, the staff is available for one-on-one sessions that can focus on weight training, Pilates, and yoga. Rose also offers a weight-loss program in which she emails clients once a day with nutrition and exercise suggestions for 10 days, or the time it takes a team of NASA scientists to reengineer your body into its healthiest, most aerodynamic version.
Rise Yoga's soothing studio begins releasing students' tension with calming, contemporary trappings before they ever set foot in the stress-relieving, mixed-level yoga classes led by experienced and attentive teachers. All of the 60-to 90-minute yoga sessions incorporate gentle stretches and meditative practices, including the beginner-friendly Hatha yoga session, a slow-paced class incorporating long-held poses and calming deep breaths. Vinyasa classes increase heart rates with dynamic flowing movements, sun salutations, and traditional yogic spelling bees in which students bend their bodies into common yoga vocabulary. Yoga therapy works to help students to overcome chronic pain or injuries, and intensive yoga workshops introduce students to the ancient practice or strengthen their relationship to it.
The instructors at Fusion Yoga Studio Sacramento showcase the ways in which yoga fits into more or less any lifestyle. The group includes teachers, pediatricians, mothers, and college professors, all working together to pass along the relaxation and wellbeing they’ve discovered.
On colorful mats near swaying potted plants, the instructors slip gracefully through poses during vinyasa classes. Offering three separate studios, Fusion Yoga has more than enough space to provide ample class choices, everything from power yoga to yoga therapeutics. Other classes at the center cater to specific groups, including yoga basics, prenatal yoga, and Mom & Baby Yoga. Ample parking makes this studio easily accessible for yogis on-the-go.
Yoga Loka co-founders Bill and Sandy McCauley, inspired by the centering benefits of Bikram yoga, worked to achieve Bikram teaching certification and open their own yoga studio in 1995. Now supported by a talented team of instructors, the McCauleys welcome students of all experience levels to discover the 90-minute Bikram style. During each class, instructors lead students through a set of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, and the studio's balmy temperatures, like South American vacations, induce sweating to help rid the body of toxins and build an appreciation for winter.
It's All Yoga takes a serene, introspective approach to the practice, offering gentle, meditative classes for all skill levels. Self-described Fairy Queen Michelle and the other dedicated faculty place the emphasis on yoga's philosophy of self-awareness, centering, and balance to help students of all ages and bendiness work through classic poses, correcting posture and body alignment and incorporating breathing control with some Vinyasa-flow techniques. Levels one and two establish a good yoga foundation, and levels three and four focus on strength, stamina, introspection, and Stretch Armstrong emulation. Gentle yoga is a restorative class that soothes the body and builds awareness, while slow flow embraces the strength of Vinyasa flow without the power-yoga pace. Check out the full schedule to formulate a plan and get more information.