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Among other, more typical rules of etiquette such as removing shoes and turning off cellphones, Stretch it Out Yoga & Fitness has this piece of advice for its students: “Come to each posture as though for the first time and be aware of how each part of your body is reacting.” No matter the pace or style, each yoga class takes place in an atmosphere of serene simplicity that helps every student reach a state of deep awareness of their breathing and muscle movements.
Slow Flow classes clear minds as patrons slowly ease through each posture, focusing on breath work to achieve a meditative state as relaxing as a vacation at a mattress store. More intense workouts come in the form of Yoga-robics, which melds yoga and aerobics to increase blood flow and improve flexibility, and fast-paced CorePower yoga, which is designed to strengthen bodies and build stamina through a series of intense stances. Instructors can also arrange private Pilates and pre- or postnatal sessions.