Yoga is a personalized practice, and the instructors at bYs Life Yoga Studio cater to the needs of virtually all their visitors by offering classes specifically tailored to the skill levels of beginners as well as more experienced students. Whether visitors are looking for a physical practice that alleviates stressful thoughts or builds muscle tone, the schedule accommodates their needs. Introductory lessons teach newcomers how to focus on their alignment and breathing as the instructors provide individual attention and feedback. For a more invigorating practice, the studio offers faster-paced, energetically flowing Vinyasa-based classes as well as sessions that use sustained stretches to develop core strength. Restorative yoga provides a different approach altogether, using gentle poses to promote relaxation and healing in students.
The instructors at YogaSource strive to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. To meet that goal, they offer eleven types of classes split between two studios, which are kept at different temperatures to accommodate those who prefer to stay calm and cool during practice, as well as those who like to sweat as they stretch. Yoga basics and intro to Hatha classes lead newcomers from pose to pose to build a foundation for future practice, and may incorporate props such as straps, blocks, and donuts that dangle just out of reach. Advanced options include power Vinyasa, where students flow through rigorous poses in 90-degree temperatures believed to help increase flexibility and promote detoxification, as well as the open-level class—known as The Practice—in which instructors and students attempt handstands and other challenging feats.
Like many success stories, the Core Fitness tale begins when a business executive quit her job to pursue her true dream. For Nanci Mora, her dream was to become a fitness instructor. After 10 years of training and working as a trainer, she began conducting her own Pilates classes for three friends in her home. As word of Nanci's replenishing and invigorating Pilates workouts spread, her class size continued to expand in an inverse relationship to her students’ waistlines.
Today, Nanci continues to teach Pilates at her own professional studio, Core Fitness, where she and a staff of dancers, Pilates instructors, and fitness professionals teach workout classes throughout the week. Amidst the studio's earth-toned walls and towering mirrors, professional Pilates reformer machines help clients tone bodies.
Founded by Jan Hutchins and guided by his 38 years of yoga experience, Yoga Center of Los Gatos relaxes away stress and anxiety with its holistic wellness practices. Hosting classes from early morning to late at night, Yoga Center's schedule proves nearly as flexible as its experienced and welcoming yogis. Beginners can start with the Basic & Beyond class, which moves at a slow pace to enable careful pose perfection, and established spiritual sportspeople can opt for power Vinyasa sessions, which combine intense strength, stamina, and moderate levitation with focus and centering practice for the mind. For a less exercise-centered practice, transformational yoga and restorative yoga employ meditative scrub brushes to scour away the day's tensions. To ensure healthy yogic practices, instructors must first approve students before they can register for advanced classes or shuffle a pack of cards with their feet.
Los Gatos Pilates is a fully equipped pilates studio offering quality instruction in both apparatus training and mat classes. Done on spring-resistive equipment, pilates will strengthen your frame while improving your posture and alignment. Our certified instructors are professional and design a challenging workout for you.
Founded by a health and fitness instructor with 20 years of experience, each of Equilibrio's private session is led by one a certified Pilates instructors. They'll teach you how to use different Pilates equipment and possibly work with some free-weight-training exercises. Personal sessions are good for beginners and hard-cored veterans who want to bring their Pilates game to the next level. Under a motivating and watchful eye, you'll quickly master the machines that will remaster your body. Equilibrio Pilates requires three private lessons before moving on to group equipment-classes; today's deal allows you to get the prerequisites under your belt.