StillPoint Healing Centre greets physiques with holistic massage, acupuncture, yoga classes, and workshops for nurturing the body and mind. Skilled yogis shepherd sun-saluters to peace of mind with a slate of sessions, such as classes for beginners, advanced dynamic-flow sessions, and sunrise meetings for early risers and insomniac owls. The centre's registered massage therapists and acupuncturists ease aches with five distinct massage modalities—such as deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Thai massage—and the precise placement of microfilament needles. Benefits range from stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems to relieved tension to improved range of motion, which can help when running backward to stare at and still escape from an attractive ghost.
True Yoga, housed within a former Chinese temple, welcomes students to practice Ashtanga yoga in a serene environment. The studio's instructors specialize in the restorative postures of traditional Ashtanga yoga but also lead classes such as prenatal yoga, mother-and-baby yoga, baby massage, and birthing workshops. During morning classes, babysitters tend to little ones in an onsite childcare facility. The eco-friendly facility is also outfitted with free parking spaces and a small boutique.
The Yoga Loft's vetted instructors lead all levels of practitioners through Sattva and Ashtanga classes at its eco-friendly studio. Sattva classes explore Hatha yoga, flowing through postural sequences and breathing techniques that encourage the connection of mind and body. Ashtanga synchronizes breath and movement to specific rhythms, increasing flexibility and strength to improve your range of motion, balance, and posture, all vital to moving up in the corporate world, seeing over the steering wheel, and slicing your morning bagel. The deep relaxation classes focus on longer holds, deeper postures, and slower paces, opening the hips, shoulders, and spine to enhance range of motion and to release stress to go follow its dream of working on an Alaskan crab boat. Sessions last 45–90 minutes and run all week, comprising a class schedule starting as early as 6:15 a.m. and ending as late as 9 p.m. Before most Sattva classes, the studio is open for self-guided meditation and mime monologue rehearsals.
Lion's Breath's schedule radiates with dozens of weekly class offerings designed to invigorate and empower the body, mind, and soul. Beginners can climb to higher states of being through a Kundalini yoga course, which integrates mantras, warm-ups, deep relaxation, and meditation to gently nudge the nervous and glandular systems into serenity. Pilates beginner classes teach proper alignment of the corpus, helping to build core strength and stability, while the hot R&B flow moves and grooves to a soulful soundtrack inside a 30-degree room while your body escorts toxins to the epidermal exit. Take a peek at the schedule for a complete list of classes and times.
Ranked as a top studio by Article Productions, Prana Yoga Studio stretches to bring yogi enthusiasts into the fold, regardless of experience or body type. Their versatile schedule focuses on movements central to Hatha and Vinyasa styles. Pop into a Restorative Yoga class—a soothing session aimed towards calming the central nervous system and renewing the spirit animal, or twist into the Vinyasa Flow class, which challenges more advanced students with an ever-changing stream of invigorating postures and breath control. Newbies try their joints in the Hatha Beginner sessions, and those faced with lifting 30 kilogram leprachauns out of hibernation can try the Yoga for Strength and Yoga-Core classes.
Empathy with clients' physical and emotional states guides the instructors and holistic healers at Sukha Shack. In yoga classes, for instance, teachers encourage students to go at their own pace so they can feel relaxed and unhurried as they ease into deeper states of mind-body awareness. Acupuncture massage sessions are equally relaxing, as practitioners apply strategic pressures along the body's meridians to free up blocked energy. Other noninvasive healing sessions—such as chakra balancing and energy work—can ease pain, break addictions, facilitate forgiveness, and help guests connect to their spirituality.