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When Gina Wasserlein received a Bryan Kest yoga video from a friend, she had no idea it would change her life. After practicing its routines for several months, she felt peaceful, light, and happy. Drawing upon experience from the worlds of fitness and grade-school teaching, she founded Downtown Yoga Studio to help fellow yogis unlock the joy and wisdom that lie within. Knowledge gleaned from her teaching staff and mentors such as Jonny Kest, Seane Corn and Daylene Christensen has shaped her class schedule, which explores yogic traditions such as Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. Filled with basic poses and breathing exercises, beginners’ classes build upon flexibility and calmness. Advanced practitioners can challenge their minds and bodies during hot power yoga classes, with elevated temperatures to promote cleansing and detoxification. The studio also offers Ashtanaga Mysore classes which promote a deeper sense of meditation while students practice at their own pace.