The teachers at Salt Lake Power Yoga are very intentional with every cue, demonstration, and adjustment they give. Their purposeful leadership creates an environment where transformation is possible—an environment where students can discover their fullest potential, both athletically and personally, without fear or inhibition.
In keeping with the teachings of Baron Baptiste, teachers guide students through a sequence of poses in 11 phases. They build internal heat through poses that ramp up circulation, and buoy this with the external heat of a 85- to 95-degree studio and fire-breathing dragon. The heightened temperature increases agility and detoxification, allowing students to move fluidly and purify their bodies. Although classes are rigorous, they're nonetheless suited for students of all ages and ability levels.
En Route Movement's students sweat their way toward fitter physiques and improved poise in small, personalized Pilates and yoga classes led by a team of certified Pilates instructors and relaxation gurus. The studio's flexible schedule of sessions inspires yogis to sculpt cores and hone flexibility seven days a week. The inviting practice space invites pupils to unfurl mats amid natural light, brick accents, and hanging plants, whose verdant fronds stretch out as if performing graceful and chlorophyll-fueled poses of their own.
Quick Gym Utah is a High Intensity, Short Duration Workout Center. In 10 minutes you can get a full body workout that will provide you with cardio conditioning, muscle strengthening, muscle toning, calorie burning and flexibility/stretching. Easy enough for the elderly and yet tough enough for expert athlete!
Fusing the graceful gestures of ballet and Pilates, the Xtend Barre workout challenges all body parts through a series of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches. The briskly paced, 55-minute workout sculpts and lengthens muscles in the style of traditional Pilates while also increasing one's awareness of posture and the prevalence of squirrels in pink tutus. Xtend's torso-twisting staff will help sculpt bodies proportionally, toning arms, thighs, and lifted derrieres, and can modify workouts for beginners, prenatal clients, or clients with injuries. Offering classes seven days a week, Xtend Barre SLC asks students to arrive for class sporting either socks (grip socks recommended) or suction-bottomed toe rings.
Merpati Putih is an ancient Indonesian practice that combines fitness, breathing exercises, meditation, and self-defense. Highly trained instructors Nate and Mike Zeleznick’s passion and respect for the martial art have culminated in MP USA. At the accredited Merpati Putih martial-arts school, they pass on these skills in classes for children and adults of any fitness level, drawing from their work with high-ranking Merpati Putih specialists. Beyond teaching technical skills, sessions for adults focus on overall fitness and bolstering the connection between mind and body, and kids’ classes impart values such as self-confidence, manners, and responsibility. The Zeleznicks also arm women with the tools to defend themselves in self-defense classes.
On her biography page, Jennifer-Ellen Mueller says her first yoga class "felt like coming home," an experience which prompted her to devote 12 years to its study. Matt Newman used to watch his musician father meditate, but it wasn't until he was recovering from a back injury that he learned yogic breathing could help him reach the same peaceful state. Scott Moore discovered his passion abroad—he's studied meditation in Korea and Ayurveda in Kerala, and taught yoga in Croatia.
Eventually, the paths of these three free spirits converged, leading them to found their own studio: Prana Yoga, a name adapted from the Sanskrit word for "life force." Each brings his or her own talents to the practice—Jennifer-Ellen helms the 500-hour teacher certification program, Matt leads fun-focused instruction in yoga therapy and energetic alignment, and Scott breaks up his yoga classes with storytelling, music, and pose demonstrations with marionettes.
The trio also works with a team of instructors who train students in 10 yoga styles within two practice studios, introducing the gentle postures of hatha, the synchronized flow of breath and movement in power vinyasa, and the rhythmic style of Prana Flow. Prana Yoga's team doesn't just care deeply for yoga, but for the students who practice it as well. Staff members perform thai yoga massage, cranio-sacral therapy, and botanical facials in an on-site spa, and they prepare food from locally sourced ingredients in the cafe. The team also offers reduced-rate classes in exchange for help around the studio.