At 84 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breathing, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CorePower Yoga classes lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. During construction of all its new studios, CorePower Yoga strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
The Bija Studio's attentive instructors welcome students into a close-knit yoga community during sessions in multiple yoga styles designed for all skill levels. The schedule of classes features disciplines including sweat-inducing Detox Flow classes and early-morning Flow sessions set to the dulcet tones of roosters crooning out the morning paper. Sculpt and Tone classes challenge muscles with strengthening postures and light hand weights, and instructors guide students through Wednesday-evening restorative yoga, which rewards stressed musculatures with a mix of gentle and supportive poses performed on the studio’s burnished wood floors.
Certified yoga instructor Kelly Elliott has been uncovering the depth of her strength, body awareness, and spirituality since she first discovered yoga in 1994, a time when the Internet wasn't around to point people to their new pastimes or virtual dog-food bazaars. This longtime practice has helped alleviate the pain caused by her scoliosis and lower-back problems, and she enthusiastically shares yoga’s healing benefits with her students through Vinyasa, gentle, and basic yoga classes. Fellow instructors Tina Garcia, who completed her teacher training in early 2012, and Sonya Bergeron, who has been practicing for over 15 years, join Kelly in her practice and help students of all ages and abilities forge strong connections between mind and body while marrying breath with movement through a continuous flow of postures. The studio also benefits from the instruction of Elena Hebert, who teaches yoga to help others find strength, awareness, and peace, and Xenia Kempf, whose classes promote flexibility and physical and mental balance.
Whether you want to stand taller, bend over backwards, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, Pranava Yoga Center offers a suitable yoga style. Dharma Yoga, the challenging vinyasa series created by Sri Dharma Mittra, drives harmony down through the mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere until it calms the core, while Gentle Yoga, based on gently flowing Hatha yoga, nurtures the nervous system by allowing yogis to focus on the internal feeling of each position. Multiple levels of vinyasa and ashtanga vinyasa are available, as is a Yoga Basics session to introduce newbies to the strengthening and flexibilifying practice. More than 35 different classes are on the schedule each week.
For certified personal trainer Vanessa, boot camp is a lot like recess. She might takes her students to the playground for outdoor workouts, coaching them through jumps, lunges, and pull-ups with the aid of the colorful bars and swings. This setting reinforces her mission, which is also her business name: Fun In Fitness.
In addition to boot camp, Vanessa channels her 13 years of instructing experience, background in martial arts, and master's degree in biology to offer one-on-one personal-training sessions. These typically take place indoors, but she strives to make them just as energized as her playground trips.