On the last Saturday of each month, Robin Soll hosts a free yoga session, open to all. The gesture is typical of Robin, a certified instructor who has been blending her passion for yoga and her community since the 1970s. To encourage her neighbors to practice yoga, she also conducts custom sessions at homes and offices around the area, as well as demonstrations for businesses where employees can learn stress-management techniques that don’t involve ripping the photocopier in half with their bare hands.
Robin leads more in-depth classes at her Marlton studio, where she practices eight yoga styles, one of which relies on a combination of moves from yoga and Pilates. She introduces students to 26 fundamental poses during slow-paced Gentle Yoga sessions, while her faster Power Yoga courses plow through various movements and stretches. She also integrates blankets, blocks, and straps to meditative sessions where poses are held for long periods of time.
At Pilates Plus Restoration Studio, instructors Laurie, Michele, Archana, Dee, Linda, and Sue lead workouts that put every client in the pilot seat of his or her own fitness journey. The instructors and space work in unison to cultivate a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. During six different types of classes, machines like the Cadillac, the Reformer, and the Ladder Barrel challenge the body in dynamic ways. Group fitness is the focus here, but the team also offers Reiki therapy, private lessons, and small group workouts. Small group Reformer classes include Reformer, Spine Corrector, and Rings & Rollers.