Lifelong dancer Carmen Garson chose the goddess as the symbol of her fitness studio and boutique because it represents a loving, feminine energy. She aims to channel that energy throughout each of her belly-dancing, flamenco, Bollywood, African-dance, and yoga classes, helping earn her establishment the Hollywood Gazette’s Best Place for Yoga award. Within the wood-floored studio decked out with creations by local artists, she and her team host 33 dance and fitness classes a week.
Garson also opens her space for monthly art and poetry events where women come to share their creativity and boast about how many arms their inner goddesses have. She stocks the on-site boutique with exotic clothing and jewelry, as well as with spiritual books, essential oils candles, and incense.
Amid dim lighting, candles, and soothing music, Ayama Yoga and Healing Arts creates an atmosphere for healing and personal transformation. You can choose from a variety of yoga styles, including energizing flow classes and gentle therapeutic sessions that employ an assortment of props for support. Along with classes, the studio hosts events such as workshops and reiki circles. These and other offerings—including acupuncture, emotional release bodywork, and chakra readings—help clients center their energy and improve wellbeing.
Yoga One houses a team of friendly, experienced yogites who help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized. Hatha, Vinyasa, and Anusara classes are offered throughout the week for beginners through advanced practitioners, ensuring that patrons of all experience levels can find a comfortable place to pose. The various classes are packed with a multitude of benefits that will help students subdue snappy muscles, relieve stiffness and pain, increase flexibility and strength, or prepare for future laser-limboing cat burglars.
Every human being is perfection, is love, is amazing on every level, Ashley reminds you. Her classes are a perfect experience for any level student of Yoga, she is sensitive to every individual that she meets. Her intention in her Power and Vinyasa Yoga classes is to show you who you really are- which is DIVINE PERFECTION.
Though she was thrilled to be pregnant with her second son, Paola Villegas couldn't ignore the chronic backaches that often forced her to keel over in pain. Looking for some kind of relief, Paola began to take yoga classes and was astounded by the improvements to her body. The pain soon disappeared, and Paola felt happier and stronger than she had previously imagined possible. Meredith Feinberg underwent a similar transformation, using the healing power of yoga to recover from a debilitating wrist injury. Determined to spread the key to their newfound happiness with others, the two decided to pursue certification as yoga instructors.
Paola and Meredith went on to achieve those certifications, and more. Today, the pair owns and operates Yoga Svana, a homey, welcoming studio in Sunny Isles Beach where they lead over 30 classes a week in Vinyasa flow, prenatal, Kundalini, and Dharma yoga. In each of these classes, they exemplify yoga's etymological definition - "to yoke or join" - by guiding students through poses and postures designed to align spines, build strength, and rejuvenate minds. Yoga Svana even offers kids yoga classes, helping youngsters achieve the level of flexibility necessary to fold themselves up and hide in their lockers during boring school assemblies.
Though no strangers to balmy temperatures, studio director Kristina Vecsesi and her fellow certified instructors credit Bikram's heated practice for fostering their personal journeys to health and wellness. Each 90-minute sweat session follows a 26-posture routine designed to warm and stretch muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the proper order. As the balancing and twisting postures increase strength and flexibility, the warm atmosphere helps limbs safely sink deeper into cobra impressions and expel harmful toxins through sweat. With dedicated practice, the Bikram yoga method has been known to help students regulate their body weight, relieve stress, improve circulation and digestion, and restore 20/20 vision to the third eye.
If people are always laughing at you in a dubbed voice and loudly declaring that your kung fu is weak, it may be time to stop watching movies and start working out. Today's deal will get you in fighting form: for $50, you get 10 dance, fitness, or martial-arts classes of your choice at Temple Arts Fitness in Davie (a $150 trial value or a $100 value for new gym members). This Groupon can be used for any class, though you'll have to call ahead to schedule OmGym, Pilates, or spinning. Parking is free.