Kula Yoga’s Sanskrit namesake means "family" or "community," a sentiment the staff of certified instructors strives to reflect in the nonjudgmental, inclusive atmosphere of the yoga studio. Teachers guide pupils of all skill levels through yoga styles in a variety of difficulty levels, including beginner-friendly Hatha classes that acquaint students to the yoga’s foundational poses, simple breathing exercises, and secret handshakes. Instructors keep the practice space’s muted walls and gleaming hardwood floors warm during heated Vinyasa stretch sessions, where experienced students flow through a vigorous sequence of athletic postures, including advanced full inversions, to build strength, flexibility, and balance.
Hot air swirls around Bikram Yoga’s studio, heating limbs and relaxing tense muscles as students sink deeply into their practice’s 26 postures. During 90-minute sessions, a Bikram-certified instructor leads classes through a consistent routine of standing and seated poses mixed with two breathing exercises. In the space’s equatorial temperatures, students of all fitness levels burn calories, strengthen muscles, and eject perspirable toxins as instructors offer encouragement and personalized modifications. In addition to bringing a yoga mat and towel from home, students should prepare for class by drinking enough water to float a flock of rubber duckies.
The staff at Yoga Bala believes that true yogis perform each move with all of their attention focused on the body and that this level of inner peace that can be achieved by students of all experience levels. They help participants free their minds in all of their classes, which range from restorative yoga, to strengthening ashtanga yoga, to posture clinics, during which students learn the proper form for extra-challenging arm balances, inversions, and twisting postures. Through yoga, one can tap into a wealth of bodily benefits, including a boosted metabolism, prolonged endurance, and improved pliability.