At first, Ken von Roenn III only saw yoga as a way to increase his flexibility for his true passion, climbing. Slowly, yoga began to eclipse climbing as his primary love. Now he’s a devoted practitioner and instructor, and his love has led him to create Skanda Yoga Studio’s namesake style. The Skanda yoga style hinges on posture and controlled breathing, much like Vinyasa yoga. However, Skanda augments these practical techniques with a holistic component: each Skanda session finds its spiritual footing in the Mayan Dreamspell calendar.
Sessions work to align participants’ bodies with natural cyclical patterns found in this brand of Mayan mysticism that has proven more enduring than federal laws carved into stone with an exceptionally pointy Sharpie. Ken and his team of instructors offer classes outside their studio’s signature style, complementing their Skanda instruction with courses in modalities such as power yoga, gentle therapeutics, and Kundalini.
Biotonic Brickell takes care of its clients' bodies and minds. The center's Power Plate sessions decrease workout times and improve physical health using specialized equipment designed to contract muscles up to 50 times each second. Biotonic's fitness classes focus on the abs and posterior, cardio exercise, and core strength. The center also offers yoga classes to calm clients' minds, relieve stress, and increase flexibility.
The 360 Energy in Motion teaching method goes beyond mere instruction. Each trainer creates a class atmosphere where all in attendance feel physically challenged and emotionally engaged with the workout and one another. The trainers hope to spread this feel-good vibe throughout their music-driven spin classes, Zumba dance-cardio workouts, Pilates routines, and yoga sessions. They hold each class within a facility boasting textured wood flooring, green earth tones, and bamboo-lined hallways where orb lights cast an incriminating light on sneaky pandas looking for a snack.
Miami Yogashala's friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calm and yet still as energized as an electrical storm in a microwave filled with magnets. If you're new to yoga, this is a great chance to learn poses such as the downward dog, the upward dog, and the omniscient narrator. For experts of the art, Miami Yogashala's classes can further assist in stretching muscles, relieving stiffness and pain, increasing flexibility and strength, and improving range of motion, balance, and posture—all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning cheeseburger.
Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Through this sequence of moves, students stretch out muscles, strengthen their cores, and improve blood circulation. At Bikram Hot Yoga Miami, the staff seeks to share these benefits with anyone who is interested, whether a beginner or an advanced student. After getting acquainted, first-time students receive a mat and towel, set up their spot inside the carpeted studio, and lie down in svasana before class starts. The vigorous class then inspires serious sweating, dispelling the toxins built up from eating too many lava lamps.
Achieve a rock-solid body without feeling like Rocky with today’s eye-of-the-tiger side deal: for $90, you get five Gravity Power Pilates classes at Pilates One in Coconut Grove, a $200 value. These classes are structured in a group setting and led by certified and dedicated instructors.
Miami Life Center's cadre of patient practitioners coach students through intensive Ashtanga classes with attention to detail that earned the studio recognition as Miami New Times' Best Yoga Studio in 2008. Amid frosted windows and gleaming hardwood floors, pupils fortify spinal alignments and hone concentration with methodical breathing and gentle postures in basic Ashtanga classes. Gentle Therapeutics yoga methodically strengthen sinews with the aid of bolsters, resistance straps, and chairs to refresh fatigued muscles and boost balance. Additionally, expectant mothers may ease into therapeutic poses including sun salutations and celebratory stork high-fives with relaxing prenatal yoga sessions. The studio's flexible lineup of classes includes weekend and late-night class times to accommodate pupils with busy schedules or raccoons who need a peaceful retreat from unruly graveyard block parties.