Yoga students who practice at Bikram Yoga South Kansas City experience a discipline that is as closely related to founder Bikram Choudhury's as possible, as each class is taught by an instructor who studied directly under the yogi and returns to study with him every three years. With that wealth of knowledge, each teacher approaches classes with a deeper understanding of the physiological and mental benefits of practicing yoga in a heated environment. As the studio's heat increases heart rates, practitioners benefit from an added cardiovascular element during their core strengthening and joint stretching, which also helps the body eliminate toxins through sweating. During classes, instructors also encourage students to look inward while forming each pose. By focusing on the internal state of the body, practitioners become more cognizant of the external influences that affect their well-being, such as negativity and the pieces of sky that have started falling.
Within Lotus Yoga and Wellness Spa's three spacious studios, sunlight pours in through large windows to light up bamboo floors. You can choose to practice in the calming blue room, the invigorating red room, or the relaxing purple room, each of which sets its own tone for the various yoga classes held within. The classes themselves are truly for everyone, with styles that range from therapeutic yoga to the more challenging Vinyasa flow. The studio also offers Pilates, massage, esthetics, healing therapy, reiki and a far-infrared sauna that promotes overall wellbeing.
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At From the Inside Out Yoga, instructors helps students relax their bodies, center their minds, and improve their flexibility through holistic wellness practices and yoga postures. Guests let stress melt away as they treat themselves to cleansing Gentle yoga, or start their mornings with a burst of natural energy through early Sunrise yoga sessions. Complementary touch therapy with essential oils, as well as positive meditations from the instructor weave together with physical movements to strengthen the spirit as well as the body and mind.
The instructors at New Day Yoga Studio strive to cultivate a welcoming atmosphere for students of all ages and experience levels. With an emphasis on the physical and mental health benefits of yoga, they encourage each person to go at their own pace, so that the body feels light and relaxed at the end of class. Bamboo floors, soft lighting, and calming music welcome visitors to sessions in two spacious yoga rooms, where they practice poses in various styles, such as ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, and New Day's signature gentle hot yoga.
At Kempo Fitness, Glen Bartlett and his staff help students of all ages build confidence and lean muscle through martial arts. The studio's flagship program, Kempo karate, draws from nearly 500 years of tradition and focuses on a graceful combination of circular and linear movements. Other classes merely use martial arts as a jumping-off point. Cardio kickboxing, for example, distills the discipline's rapid-fire punches and kicks into a workout that's even more challenging than fitting boxing gloves on your feet.