Finding your passion in life can be a journey, a lesson Bonda Yoga co-owner Alexandra Marks learned as she took a six-year trek from the world of marketing and communications into the world of yoga. The odyssey ended with her opening Bonda Yoga, a boutique, two-room studio boasting a full schedule of yoga classes for beginner to advanced students. Along the way, Alexandra joined forces with co-owner Laurie Ahlemann to combine their passions and yoga studios. Now, the yogic duo and 17 other instructors, most of whom have taught all over the world, help to reenergize clients with Vinyasa, prenatal, and restorative yoga classes as well as meditation, reiki circle sessions, and massage therapy. Youngsters can even join in the bending and stretching fun as they touch their toes and practice poses that resemble their favorite geometric shapes during noncompetitive kids' yoga classes.
While kiddies stretch, parents can peruse Bonda Yoga’s boutique retail area brimming with essential oils, yoga clothing, and Jade yoga mats. Free mat storage is available, as well as rentals for students who left their towels or third chakra at home.
The instructors at Harmony Yoga and Fitness of Whitestone regard exercise as an opportunity to achieve mind-body wellness, leading yoga and cardio classes that often deviate from traditional routines. Instructors explore the varied facets of yoga with a multitude of classes, including workshops designed by and for young adults and candlelit sessions that combine relaxation and fire safety. Ballet and Pilates instruction stretch muscular potential, and spinning and Zumba workouts deliver fun and fitness with upbeat music and nonstop movement. At times, teachers explore new exercise genres such as Hot Hula Fitness, a variety of dance performed to the tune of Polynesian drum beats, reggae music, and the voices in Bob Marley's head.
Training to the Third Power aims to promote overall health by unifying the mind, body, and soul of each of its students through a variety of exercise classes fusing different disciplines. Knowledgeable and trained instructors lead detoxifying yoga sessions, core-fortifying Pilates classes, a combined Pilates and boxing routiney he, and an acrobatic yoga workout. The studio hosts fitness courses in a heated room for yoga and Pilates, a standard-temperature room for fusion workouts, and a rooftop track for its pelican-racing program.
Each instructor at Evolution Pilates is certified through Stott Pilates, which requires a minimum of 200 hours of training. Backed by this certification, the instructors lead private and group classes for all types of exercisers, from beginners to experienced athletes. The classes incorporate equipment such as reformers, which help exercisers build lean muscles.
While Pilates is corrective, The Bar Method is transformative—much like those cars that transform into miniature weasels. An exercise superbreed combining the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance principles, and physical therapy into one revolutionary routine, The Bar Method burns fat, sculpts muscles, refines figures, and improves strength and endurance. After a brief warm-up, you’ll tackle the upper body with weights and bar exercises. The workout continues with challenging lower-body positions and floor exercises designed to firm up your abs and glutes. This diverse and challenging workout gives you the long, lean muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer without the discomfort and inconvenience of being heckled by ballet hooligans. Because of its focus on stretching and lengthening, The Bar Method helps moms-to-be reduce aches and swollen joints from pregnancy and also provides excellent practice for Gumby impersonators.
It is our most sincere intention to be a home for our community, where people of all ages, shapes, sizes, can receive the many proven benefits of yoga. Whether you embark on the yogic path in order to enjoy better health, de-stress, create more ease in your life, build strength, increase flexibility, lose weight, gain energ