Yoga Spa founder Jacqui Vernon understands the healing power of yoga. As part of the Cancer Support Network, she helps cancer patients and their families find peace through yoga and other healing methods. As a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, she works with the community at large via group and private hot yoga lessons. She also strives to create an open, welcoming space, inviting students of all levels are welcome to stretch and sun-salutate here during Bikram, vinyasa, and ashtanga classes.?
The experienced instructors will help each student?even the most inflexible?navigate each posture safely. For folks looking for a vigorous workout, the studio offers Boot Camp Yoga and Flow31 classes, both of which amp up the cardio with asanas based on hot yoga fundamentals. If group settings aren't your thing, Yoga Spa also offer private classes during which you'll learn proper alignment, posture modifications, and breathing practices that will help you gain confidence and deepen your practice.
The Yoga House's team of six certified yoga instructors strive to do more than just help their students achieve stronger, leaner bodies. Beyond the bodily health they work toward helping their clients cultivate, the staff emphasizes that the physical aspect of yoga is only one of the practice's benefits, and infuse their classes with meditation techniques to strengthen mindsets as well as muscles. Their studio further inspires this psyche-soothing notion, enveloping guests in dove gray tones, sparkling hardwood floors, and soft lighting, helping even the most distracted downward dogs center themselves during flowing Vinyasa sequences or while playing dead in savasana—easily the best way to earn a treat from a yoga partner.
Students should bring: Sneakers are needed for Zumba and Walking Workout.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Metered lot and street parking
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The best way to keep people motivated is for them to see the results of their hard work!
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Mistakes in form lead to injury. It is very common for people to come to us with back, neck, and shoulder injuries resulting from diligent?but incorrect?home fitness routines. Even if you know the proper form, it isn't always easy to tell if you are implementing it correctly. For this reason, even the best instructors often have their own instructors to observe their form.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
We offer massage, as well as workshops related to health and wellness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We pride ourselves on having a strong community atmosphere.
A licensed chiropractor and experienced martial artist, Dr. John Surie started practicing hot yoga when he met his future wife, Natalie. Charmed by her Australian accent and passion for the practice, he soon became an avid Bikram student himself, and in 2002, the husband-and-wife duo opened their first studio with Natalie helming her own curriculum of Bikram-inspired classes. Today, their hot-yoga empire has expanded to five studios sprinkled across the United States and Australia, each teeming with certified instructors who lead students through nine class styles. Designed to make hot yoga accessible to everyone, classes range from the studio?s signature Ignite series, which introduces newcomers to the foundations of hot yoga, to intense Shape classes that see stretchers melding hot-yoga and Pilates moves while solving Pythagorean equations.
Each studio comes equipped with special flooring tailored to the humid environment of hot yoga, as well as air-circulation and advanced heating systems to keep fresh, hot air blowing.
Bikram yoga isn’t supposed to be easy, but it is intended for students of virtually any skill and fitness level at Bikram Yoga Scarsdale. Over the course of 90 minutes, the studio's instructors lead students through 26 deep bends, twists, and stretches, each of which strengthens specific muscle groups throughout the body, boosts circulation, and promotes healthy organ function. Aside from the established sequence of asanas, the defining characteristic of Bikram yoga is the intense heat of the room, which bolsters flexibility by loosening taut muscles while encouraging cleansing perspiration. The studio’s air-flow system ensures that the room remains clean, as do the nonabsorbent, bacteria-free floors.
Pilates, Therapy & Wellness Center's exercise and wellness specialists help clients stay in shape through fitness sessions, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle lectures. The center offers mat and reformer Pilates lessons that boost core strength, and reflexology treatments that encourage relaxation. On-staff physical therapists help rehabilitate clients from injuries, whether sports-related or otherwise.