Isabella Samovsky fell in love with a salt lamp. Well, not just the lamp, but also the salt-assisted healing it provided. Her love for the salt lamp and its alternative approach to maintaining health inspired her to create Solay Wellness, a center that offers salt-based products and treatments. The Himalayan salt at Solay is harvested from ancient, mineral-rich seabeds, and can be found in hundreds of fair-trade and organic health, beauty, gourmet, pets, and lifestyle products including salt inhalers, natural rubber yoga maps, and soy candles. Solay Wellness also offers an extensive range of fair trade Himalayan salt crystal lamps with UL dimmer cords, which can be shaped like bowls, pyramids, globes, or salt shakers.
At the center?s private salt room, guests can meditate on lounge chairs as they breathe in the salt?s negative ions, which can help to reenergize the body, purify the skin, reduce stress, and alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms. Guests can also take up Tibetan singing-bowl sessions in rooms lined with ancient Himalayan salt blocks. Tiles and loose salt are also on hand to help stimulate pressure points in feet and give children a place to play. In addition to salt-based treatments, the center also offers reflexology and massage. Parking is available across the street, and a train station is nearby.
At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
The experienced instructors at Dharma Yoga Evanston?some influenced by the teachings of yoga superstar Sri Dharma Mittra?facilitate physical challenges and spiritual awakenings during classical Hatha yoga classes and special events such as Sanskrit courses. Like evening newscasts, yoga classes last between 60 and 90 minutes and explore the benefits of deep-breathing techniques. Dharma Gentle instructors welcome beginners with a series of gentle, traditional poses that focuses the mind while working to strengthen muscles. Students can progress through Dharma I, II, III, and IV, a study that culminates in advanced moves such as headstands and backbends. The studio also hosts Anusara-inspired routines whose mindful moves melt stress and icebergs of tension.
A cool day inside Bikram Yoga Evanston is 98 degrees. That's during one of the studio's meditative Yin yoga classes, which can help boost circulation and increase flexibility. For a more intense workout, exercisers head to a 90-minute Bikram yoga class, where they complete a series of 26 postures in a room that's heated to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. Regardless of the class or temperature, Bikram Yoga Evanston doesn't take reservations, meaning the first students to arrive will be the lucky ones to nab a spot. Refusing to lower the bar, Bikram Yoga Evanston's instructors are all about helping clients cultivate their minds and bodies to full potential, and see real change.
With a focus on burning calories and toning muscle, Down Dog Hot Yoga's instructors immerse students of all skill and fitness levels in the practice of hot yoga. Each class starts off slowly to give students time to adjust to the heat and to ease into the rhythm of the movements, and then blossoms into a full-tilt cardio workout with a series of Vinyasa flow poses. Throughout the classes, the studio's upbeat instructors give new students special attention, and demonstrate how to incorporate resting poses and modifications for more difficult positions. They also hang around after class to field questions about poses such as, "If I do yoga often enough, will I turn into a pretzel?"