Inside Barefoot Studio's spacious, 4,000-square-foot facility, instructors guide students through a variety of yoga classes according to experience levels in two separate practice spaces. The studio’s team of studied yoga instructors lead students through a seven-day schedule of morning and evening 90-minute stretch sessions, including a beginners' class to acquaint newbies with the foundational postures and breathing exercises necessary for more advanced classes. Veterans gather for Hot Fusion Yoga classes in a 92- to 95-degree room, letting the heat maximize their flexibility and appreciation for January. Hatha and Vinyasa classes are also available. Yin Yoga instructors help students target the deep connective tissues surrounding the joints and the muscles around the hips, pelvis, and lower back by holding postures for 3–10 minutes at a time. Though the studio hosts educational workshops and special events, this Groupon is only valid for 90-minute yoga classes.
The teachers at Poser Yoga Studio have at least one thing in common: an unwavering love of yoga. From Barkan and hot-yoga masters to Hatha practitioners with more than a decade of teaching experience, the studio's yoga elite is flexible when it comes to the styles preferred by the students. The class schedule reflects flow, Hatha, and hot-yoga sessions suitable for kids, adults, or dogs with a circus background. The staff also maintains a nontraditional atmosphere at the studio, with music ranging from dubstep to disco during workouts, and a fun-first attitude that focuses on both the physical and mental side of yoga.
Conway Yoga's dedicated yoga instructor Meg Gorvine combines her years of experience and passion for teaching to guide students of all skill levels through Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes. Slower-paced Hatha yoga classes provide an entry-level environment where inexperienced students and timid spirit animals can learn basic postures. Students seeking a more vigorous workout can challenge bodies and minds during flowing Vinyasa yoga classes, where pupils move from one posture to the next, using deep breathing techniques to hone concentration, balance, and origami sticky-mat skills.
When she was a kid, yearly family visits to California persuade Johanna Epps to move west as soon as possible. En route in 2001, she attended her first yoga class in Phoenix. Within a year, she had quit her job to teach the exercise form. After wracking up extensive training experience and meeting all but one California Raisin, Johanna moved back to Arkansas, where she founded Go Inside Yoga Studio. Here, she teaches vinyasa-style yoga classes for beginner and intermediate students, with an emphasis on hard work.
While she picked up her yogic training on her travels, Johanna's studio has been in her family for generations. Originally called Ma Tuckers, the joint served Southern-style fare to students and factory workers. Although the ghosts of grits and greens still haunt the hallways, Johanna's studio has been completely remodeled by her father to suit her yogic practices.
Natural light flows through prismatic stained-glass windows inside The Yoga Place, a studio located a short walk from Bathhouse Row. In this scenic setting, knowledgeable instructors guide groups through classical and creative sun salutations and Vinyasa postures that combine flowing movement with measured breathing. The sessions aim to dissolve stress and tension while toning the physique and encouraging a healthy weight.