Yoga in Idaho

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Pick up a copy of Boise Weekly, flip open the Idaho Statesman, or tune in to Boise State Public Radio, and you might catch Ophidia Studio’s owner, Allison Holley, spreading the gospel of pole dancing. "It feels fun," she told Boise State Public Radio's Scott Ki. "It's kind of like playing on a jungle gym, and adults don't get that chance." Along with a coterie of experienced instructors, Allison casts off the bad rap of an activity that she says some see as "demeaning or degrading" in pole-dancing classes that build fitness and self-confidence in a playful atmosphere. Inside a hot-pink studio peppered with stationary and spinning poles, Allison and her crew walk students of all levels through a number of creative pole-dancing moves, beginning with spins and working up to inversions, choreography routines, and ceiling-fan impersonations.

Their expertise doesn’t stop there, though. The instructors also offer an arsenal of other sensual classes such as belly-dancing, hoop dancing, poi fire dancing, and Curvesque, which helps whittle waists and define the feminine form through fluid, dance-inspired movements. They also offer the more-traditional fitness classes of Zumba and body blast, along with yoga and its elevated counterpart—aerial yoga, which suspends students in a fabric sling hung from the ceiling.

2615 Kootenai St.
Boise,
ID
US

The team at Yoga 430 approaches health from a variety of different angles. South Nampa's Yoga 430 founder Erika Putnam and her staff address muscular issues before they can become problematic, and yoga classes at the center also help patrons stay well proactively. The center focuses on whole-body wellness, with the intent to balance both the body and the spirit. Through classes geared for guests of all experience levels, the team of instructors helps people build the flexibility and range of motion that will keep them active, increase strength, flexibility, and stabilize the core. A naturally lit studio creates a harmonious and inviting setting, ideal for meditating everyday woes away. The schedule includes hatha and vinyasa yoga classes. And for those who have health issues in their past, the team leads physical rehabilitation sessions in addition to their dance, yoga, and meditation classes, all while drawing on training from centers around the world.

430 West Iowa Avenue
Nampa,
ID
US

Mother-daughter duo Lee Wilson and Jenn Stevens founded Lhotse Yoga because they believed the benefits of yoga were too great to keep to themselves. Both Lee––who works a full-time job as a massage therapist––and Jenn––a mother of three––saw a boost in their energy levels thanks to the practice, while their waistlines shrunk 25 and 60 pounds, respectively. At Lhotse, they've created a yoga curriculum that includes the heated and nonheated styles that helped them reach their current state of well-being. Beginning yoga takes place in a nonheated or low-temperature studio so that students can focus on alignment and breathing, and hot yoga sends studio temps soaring up to 100 degrees in order to loosen the muscles for easier posing. Unlike traditional Bikram yoga classes that follow the same series of 26 postures, Yoga Alliance-certified instructors keep a quicker pace with more dynamic moves, keeping participants on their toes and preventing tree poses from putting down permanent roots.

3055 E Fairview Ave
Meridian,
ID
US

The instructors at Greening Place Yoga & Wellness break down the barriers that prevent people from achieving alignment in mind, body, and spirit. They do so with a variety of yoga and wellness classes, offered at a little white house on Blaine Street. Inside, students practice restorative Vinyasa, beginners yoga, and early morning slow flow classes.

2006 Blaine Street
Caldwell,
ID
US

A locally owned fitness destination for 30 years, Peak Health & Wellness provides patrons with three facilities as spacious and well-maintained as gyms owned by a corporate entity, but as personalized as a family business. Guests walk into any location to find large workout floors stocked with rows of cardio and strength equipment, separate group-aerobics studios, and indoor courts for playing tennis, squash, basketball, and pretend jury duty. The personable staff of certified trainers lead 40 distinct fitness programs including group classes of Insane-X, X-Fit, and spin, while onsite childcare centers watch over the little ones as parents work out. An indoor pool is host to a number of different classes, and to solve the other side of the health and wellness equation, each locale hosts various nutrition programs and seminars.

940 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur d'Alene,
ID
US

A locally owned fitness destination for 30 years, Peak Health & Wellness provides patrons with three facilities as spacious and well-maintained as gyms owned by a corporate entity, but as personalized as a family business. Guests walk into any location to find large workout floors stocked with rows of cardio and strength equipment, separate group-aerobics studios, and indoor courts for playing tennis, squash, basketball, and pretend jury duty. The personable staff of certified trainers lead 40 distinct fitness programs including group classes of Insane-X, X-Fit, and spin, while onsite childcare centers watch over the little ones as parents work out. An indoor pool is host to a number of different classes, and to solve the other side of the health and wellness equation, each locale hosts various nutrition programs and seminars.

927 E Polston Ave
Post Falls,
ID
US