Yoga Co-Op specializes in Jivamukti, a Vinyasa form of Hatha yoga that inspired its first practitioners in 1984. Encompassing tenets beyond mat work, Jivamukti operates on a five-pronged philosophy that encompasses scripture, devotion, non-harming, music, and meditation. When students enter the facility, they first see a floor-to-ceiling mural of swirling pink, blue, and yellow that pops against black walls. The attention-grabbing art counterbalances the muted feel of the studio, however, where eggshell walls and simple green plants evoke simplicity and set the mood for the physical and spiritual lessons ahead. Seven classes challenge practitioners of varying experience levels, whether they're at the start of their yoga experience or have grown with their discipline. Among the courses, Spiritual Warrior keeps its busy students in mind with a 7:15 a.m. class time, and beginner Vinyasa introduces novices to slower-paced moves. Peace In/Peace Out aids in relaxation, and meditation classes put a Jivamukti spin on the ancient discipline.
In 2010, Leslie Tucker Carey combined her love of Savannah with her love of Bikram yoga when she opened Bikram Yoga Savannah. The studio features a state-of-the art HVAC system, as well as antimicrobial carpeting. Within this comfortable, up-to-date space, instructors teach hot-yoga classes to students of all experience levels, whether they are first-timers or veteran yogis.
Inspired by the fast-growing Anusara style, Yoga Me Fit opens minds, hearts, and bodies to an uplifting, peaceful philosophy that promotes physical and emotional well-being in a tight-knit group setting. Work up a sweat sporadically by opting for the 10-class pass, or commit to a curriculum with today's second option. The six-week course spends one week highlighting each of Anusara's five Universal Principles of Alignment, with a final cumulative session for reinforcement. The studio provides mats so students don't have to make their own out of sanitized jerky wrappers.
Signature Service: Rejuvenating Facial
Brands Used: Maison
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
We focus on "healthy inside and outside" since we are a MEDICAL spa not just a Fru Fru kind of place. We don't do nails and we don't sale cosmetics. We help our clients build a foundation for healthy, fresh, long-term beautiful skin. Even the most unattractive person looks better and feels more confident when they can put their best face forward. Our society judges us in the first three minutes we are visible to another human. Great skin says I am conscientious about my appearance and my health.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
The results we see and the ability to help people build self-confidence.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Thinking you can "paint on a bad canvas". You cannot put even great cosmetics (make-up) on skin that is rough, uneven, dry, oily or just not healthy. The radiance created by great skin shines through even the cheapest make-up.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our Rejuvenating Facial is customized to meet the needs of each individual client. We analyze your skin for texture, pigment and other issues that could be health related. THEN we advise our clients what can be done to correct the issue and to maintain great skin on a long term basis. "Going to a MEDICAL spa is like going to the GYM: if you only go once the benefits are limited, but if you go regularly the results are lifelong".
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises?each with modifications?into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.
Synergistic Bodies founder C.C. Powell trains her clients in a balanced fitness approach, using cardio conditioning to build endurance, weight training to increase muscle mass, and Pilates to fortify the body's inner muscles. Her functional fitness regimen aims to outfit clients with the ability to tackle life's daily challenges with minimal stress and effort. She and her staff of teachers turn up the heat on calories in belly-dancing and Zumba classes conducted in the vast, mirrored group fitness room. Through the Juice Plus program, trainers pass out nutritional advice and big-kid sippy cups.
In the middle of the facility, TRX Suspension training harnesses dangle from the ceiling, awaiting bodies to strap in and discover the sensations of being a yoyo. Reformer machines line the walls of the Pilates room, deepening stretches and providing greater resistance for core exercises while supporting the spine and joints.