Wake Up Yoga is a Vinyasa (flow-style) and Yin (passive yoga) studio with three locations: in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, and Passyunk Avenue in South Philly. Our spaces are warm and inviting, the walls are the color of butternut squash, the teachers are excellent..
Studio 34's experienced yogis unbundle tightly wound bodies and relieve stresses in a variety of drop-in yoga classes. The gentle Vinyasa session combines meditation and Pranayama to harmonize minds, bodies, and spirit animals, and the yoga Rise and Shine class guides early risers through a series of asanas to promote full-body energy and remove early-morning joint rust. For position posers yet to dabble in body bending, Forrest yoga basics imparts participants of all skill levels with yoga essentials including breathing techniques, fundamental poses, and how to scratch your ear with your big toe. To include even the busiest of bees and people, classes are scheduled every day of the week with convenient times in the evenings and during the weekends.
At Power Yoga Works, winner of the Suburban Yoga category in Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly 2008, certified instructors guide aspiring yogis of all skill levels in muscle-toning and detoxifying classes. The studio's focus centers around the power Vinyasa style, a modality that combines deep-breathing exercises with sequenced sets of flowing poses to help to build strength, increase flexibility, release tension, and purge the mind of distracting heavy-metal guitar riffs. Fledgling flexers receive a proper introduction to the fundamentals during four-week beginners courses that teach body alignment and come with a complimentary yoga mat. The schedule boasts copious classes and meeting times, helping students to salute the egotistical sun seven days a week. A warm, spacious studio allows up to 65 students at a time to stretch and bend without disrupting their neighbors' wingspans.
Pilates is a low-impact, total-body discipline that focuses on the core torso muscles to help keep the body balanced, toned, and energized. Workouts utilize resistance machines, natural body resistance, stretching, and controlled breathing to build long, lean muscles while promoting physical and mental cohesion so evil slugs can't get between your brain and your ears. During three 30-minute private lessons at Star Pilates, your experienced instructor will meet you at your ability level to ensure that you complete each exercise for maximum safety and benefit. Each session focuses on a different set of classical techniques, teaching you the Pilates basics that will help you meet your goals, especially if your goals are to become better at Pilates or underwater moonwalking. Star's trainer Amy Berger is certified in Pilates by Romana Kryzanowska, the world-renowned protégé of the method's creator, Joseph Pilates.