Lauded by Buffalo Spree as the best yoga of Western New York, Shakti Yoga instructor Michelle Gigante teaches students to achieve balance, strength, and flexibility through strategic postures in her revamped 3,000-square foot studio. Specializing in Vinyasa flow, Gigante emphasizes the importance of breathing rhythm and downplays the rumors of yoga's popularity with yetis. Vinyasa synchronizes breathing and stretching postures to create a fluid, continuous yoga experience without resorting to recursive time anomalies. Drop-in style classes are held in a high-ceilinged studio on heated floors at many convenient times throughout the week. Shakti also offers meditation, chanting, dance with live drumming, and live music events.
Buffalo Yoga offers a wide range of classes for yoga pros and budding limb pretzelers. Take advantage of a convenient schedule that’s as flexible as corporate tax laws while participating in two weeks of vinyasa yoga, alignment yoga, hatha yoga, oil-change yoga, or prenatal yoga classes. An experienced group of instructors assists participants in tapping their natural bounty of malleability while they simultaneously strengthen cores and shed stress. Each class provides a slightly different challenge for participants and the inviting studio makes for a pleasantly placid locale that imbues optimal flexibility. Whether students want to stand taller, bend over backwards, or open pickle jars taped to their backs, Buffalo Yoga offers a suitable yoga style.
The instructors at Evolation Yoga help their students achieve greater health and centeredness with a unique blend of hot yoga and meditation. Rather than subscribing entirely to the tenets of Bikram yoga, they incorporate other yogic styles for a more fluid approach that’s accessible to all students. To achieve the best results, they lead classes in studios heated to keep the mug of tea balanced on each student’s head piping hot. They also organize regular workshops and events at each of the studio's eight locations throughout the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Australia.
The instructors at East Meets West Yoga lead classes rooted in Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions for all skill levels. In addition to the core classes' more vigorous workouts, the instructors also lead meditative yin and gentle yoga classes, which they perform at a slower pace in order to integrate more breath work.
At Bodhi Yoga and Wellness Centre, a team of certified and experienced instructors lead several daily classes designed for toning and strengthening yogis of all skill levels. Focus on proper breathing and alignment with Hatha and flow yoga classes, or give ligaments, bones, and joints some extra attention with yin yoga, the gentle, retiring wallflower to muscle-minded yang yoga’s brawny athlete. During the infrared hot yoga class, the room gradually heats up from aspiring contortionists' body heat, improving flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, and banishing toxins and lurking phantoms from the body. Call ahead to schedule your classes.
The certified yoga instructors at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton believe in the value of connecting to the self and to others, and in achieving spiritual wholeness. In their yoga studio they help their students work toward that state with more than 70 classes per week geared toward all skill levels. Learn the basic poses in a Fundamentals class, or flow though a series of challenging poses in a Level 2 session for a more intense workout. In addition to standard classes, hot classes are held in the detoxifying warmth of far infrared light, which helps people sweat, breathe easily, and heat leftover soup. There are also frequent workshops and teacher training sessions.