Han Yoga has created its own wholly unique approach to yoga. With a basis in meditative hatha yoga, its founder Jonathan Han combined eight different practices, the result of which is an inviting routine he named HanChickitsa, suitable for practitioners of all ages and experience levels. The studio's instructors also lead a variety of classes in classic hatha, therapeutic yoga, and high-octane Vinyasa flow, as well as teacher training.
Smiling terra-cotta statues, forever posing, and potted orchids caught in a heliotropic stretch mirror the stillness and intensity inherent in Yoga at Cindy's challenging sessions. Skilled yogis guide groups of fewer than 30 students through hot-yoga classes, sweating out toxins and loose change caught in pores in the 98-degree rooms. Practitioners of all skill levels bend their way through a variety of poses in the 60- and 90-minute sessions as the heat helps to keep muscles malleable, improve blood flow, and promote detoxification. Classes include heated Vinyasa-flow that focuses on the synchronization of breath and movement, more vigorous power-flow courses that tone muscles, and specially designed classes for recent mothers and mothers-to-be. In between classes, the studio is cleaned daily, and deep cleaned every other week to avoid the notoriously judgmental eye of the full and half moons.
Yoga Belly's misty-blue studio with its inviting wicker armchairs envelops students in a soothing ambiance to match its relaxing yoga schedule. A stable of savvy instructors guides stretchers of all stripes amid heated classrooms stoked to warm the muscles, enticing stubborn sweat and room-temperature leftovers from the body. Yoga Belly's sprawling studio affords each stretcher enough space to sprawl atop rich, chocolate-colored wooden floors. Yogis can bring their own mats and towels, or can rent them for class or makeshift-fort duty.
The expert staff at Camelot Center invites patients into a tranquil abode for treatments that target both physical and mental maladies. Sign up for a reflexology session and surrender hands and feet to the healing massage of a professional practitioner who stimulates the body's qi, or universal life energy. The therapist can use the medium to treat problems, such as stress, physical pain, or a tendency to wear shoes on the wrong feet, in everyone from babies to the elderly, ultimately improving quality of life.
Art of Living Foundation offers Yoga, Breathing and Meditation programs. These simple to learn, yet powerful techniques help improve our quality of life, in addition to reducing stress, enhancing focus and concentration, improved sleep, reduced cholesterol and many other benefits.