Ignite Yoga Fusion helps students practice the tenets of yoga both on and off the mat. Instructors seek to shepherd students through their discovery of the yogic arts, teaching classes in a heated studio that helps loosen tight muscles, facilitate detoxification of the body, and deter any polar bears that are currently trying to hunt you. Instructors view their studio as a warm retreat, where new students ease into gentle Bikram poses and experienced students practice advanced bends while braced by a student or instructor.
Holistic Hideaway founder Tenia Bentley is a one-woman show when it comes to health. In addition to her role as a licensed holistic-health practitioner, she plays the part of a certified clinical nutritionist, an oriental-arts massage therapist, and a yoga instructor. All these approaches to living healthfully give Bentley a certain circumspection when clients approach her with the desire to learn how to improve their diets or bolster their immune systems through her unique brand of raindrop aromatherapy.
Ayurveda, a holistic health system native to India, considers that each individual is born with a unique psychosomatic constitution, known as a dosha. Each person has a combination of three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—and, according to Ayurvedic tradition, the dominant dosha can determine and affect the individual's appetite, body type, digestion, memory, and confidence to cry in public. Ayurvedic therapies—including massage, herbal oil treatments, detox programs, and meditation—all aim to boost a sense of overall well-being.
Monica Bhatia, an Ayurvedic practitioner and consultant at Ayurveda Yoga LLC, has studied the Ayurveda heritage extensively in India as well as the United States and is a cofounder of the San Diego College of Ayurveda. She taps into this vast background as she helps clients through energy medicine, meditation, and other healing practices.
Yoga Munkey & More's enthusiastic instructors help students boost energy and hone flexibility with an array of dynamic yoga and dance classes. The studio's varied schedule boasts five days of morning and evening sessions to accommodate busy pupils and hard-up yoga mats who work jobs as welcome mats on the weekend. During exhilarating Hatha yoga classes, aspiring yogis seek relaxation and balance, methodically stretching limbs and awakening consciousness with harmonious, mindful breathing. Pupils ease into a more gradual series of asanas in Very Gentle/Lunchtime Yoga, which seamlessly melds meditative movement with synchronized breathing for a beginner and injured-athlete friendly workout. Alternatively, the sultry Latin choreography of Salsa Dance and Zumba Latin Dance Fitness recharges sluggish sinews, burns fat, and inspires world-weary sombreros to break out their favorite hat-dance moves again.
As a single mother of four, Andrea Tagalog learned firsthand the preciousness of both health and personal time. She managed to weave fitness and nutrition into her family life, realizing how powerful and important it is to make time for physical health. To help others find the same balance she achieved, Andrea offers a variety of personal-training and group programs for clients of all fitness levels.
Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from thirteen clean and sunny Club Pilates–studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.
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