In conjunction with the yoga studio, The Floating Lotus Day Spa aims to beautify and relax clients using all-natural therapies, including body wraps, organic facials, waxing services, and massages. Wielding Éminence Organics skincare products, aestheticians deep cleanse faces using biodynamic ingredients designed to naturally hydrate and rejuvenate faces. Within the day spa's private rooms, therapists use methods such as Thai massage and foot-focused reflexology, as well as warmed lava stones, to melt away any knots or stale marshmallows hiding beneath the skin.
Arkansas Yoga Collective is where mat-users get centered and connect with their community. Atop joint-friendly cork flooring, students practice hatha yoga poses that perfectly blend posture work, breath work, and meditation into one balanced, revitalizing workout. Yoga classes are held nine times a day, seven days a week, and students can enhance their yoga practice in martial arts and yoga-martial arts fusion classes. But the good vibes don't stop flowing once clients finish their final asana?the facility also boasts massage services to soothe overworked muscles, a shop that sells everything from mats to organic body products, and a cafe where yogis can go to meet other like-minded exercisers or use in-class breathing techniques to cool a hot latte.
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.
At Fitness 4 U of Little Rock, certified personal trainers Marlon Shelton and Dorian Humphrey lead classes of like-minded students through invigorating fitness boot camps, and guide gym members through exercises on treadmills, heavy bags, freeweights, and machines. Through a mixture of plyometrics, nutritional guidance, sports training, and cardio, the seasoned athletes keep clients in shape with motivating weight-loss challenges, classes, and personal training.
At Sotaira's Organic Spa & Yoga Studio, staff members instill visitors with a newfound sense of confidence by gussying up exteriors and keeping bodies fit with yoga and Pilates classes. Slimming body wraps help to purge inches more effectively than a corset imbued with the force of 10,000 bear hugs, and aestheticians hydrate visages with such organic ingredients as chamomile or antioxidant-rich red grapes. The massage therapists' mental rolodex of modalities includes relaxing and therapeutic techniques as well as maternity treatments for expectant mothers or hatching ostrich eggs. Intent on refining posture, instructors of the center's Vinyasa yoga and Pilates mat classes help to keep bodies and minds trim regardless of students' skill level or age.
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.