At Wake Up Yoga, practicing yoga moves far past the physical benefits. And while the physical benefits of yoga are significant?improved flexibility, strength, and endurance, to name a few?here, yoga is also meant to benefit the mind and heart. The studio hosts Vinyasa flow and yin classes, both of which help release anxiety and stress in different ways. Through the movements of yoga, students can take a break from the never-ending to-do list in their brains and instead focus on the breath and body.
The variety of classes and comforting environment at the studio earned it a nod for the Best Yoga Studio in the area on CityVoter. There are classes for beginners as well as sessions for more advanced enthusiasts. Start your week with an empowering Monday Success session, or end your week with the relaxing, deep-breathing Thank God It's Friday class. A variety of other classes are offered in between and outside these weekly bookends. Check the schedule for the complete details, dates, and times of upcoming classes. Stop by 30 minutes before class time to meet and greet with the instructors and to barter your family recipes and beaver pelts for their insider yoga tips.
Anjali Power Yoga's instructors elucidate the techniques of Baptiste Power Vinyasa, adapting the dynamic asana sequences for students of all skill levels. After raising temperatures to approximately 90 degrees and boosting the humidity with hundreds of whistling teapots, attentive staff members guide students through 75-minute Power Vinyasa yoga classes, which pair flowing transitions with controlled inhalations and exhalations for a focused, muscle-challenging workout. Sunrise Power sessions meet as early as 6:30 a.m., jolting neurons awake and increasing flexibility with a powerful series of poses that flow together as seamlessly as a shopping list written in iambic pentameter. During each class, instructors help students by offering subtle postural adjustments while pacing atop the studio's gleaming wood floors, which were made in an eco-friendly manner by using reclaimed toothpicks.
The dedicated instructors at Yoga Child impart insight into a smorgasbord of yogi styles that improve flexibility and focus. Bolster your core during the monthly restorative yoga session, a class emphasizing basics such as breath, mobility, and knowledge of Yanni's B-sides. On Tuesday nights, yogis with at least one year of experience can bend through the Vinyasa class, which closely links breath with fluid kinesthesia. The peaceful studio, which is drenched in natural light, invites yogis to amble in on classes any day of the week.
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Philly Power Yoga’s signature power-yoga class is a high-energy cardio and strength-training workout in a studio heated to 90 degrees. Beginners shouldn’t be deterred, though, as they also offer a plethora of introductory sessions that teach newcomers to modify breathing and flow between poses.