Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a three-class pass (a $45 value) at V Power Yoga, located downtown. All three classes must be redeemed within one month of the first class.
Masterminded by experienced yoga instructor Julie Verhoff, V Power Yoga challenges students with a creative combination of vigorous lunges and poses. Julie Verhoff’s knowledge of the Ashtanga, Bikram, and Vinyasa forms of yoga has allowed her to organize her own blend of flowing and athletic techniques into a workout that joins its poses into a unified chain, using the gold-plated links of breath, heat, and music. Three classes (normally $15 each) at V Power Yoga will help participants of all skill levels relax while also building strength, improving flexibility, and flushing toxins from the body like so many scuba-diving goldfish.
Hunkered down in the heart of the warehouse district, V Power Yoga’s comfortable studio provides beautiful window views and a simple, streamlined interior that maximizes exercise potential. Classes are subject to availability; check the schedule and call ahead to line up your own triple series of shots from Julie Verhoff’s yoga bottle.
While V Power Yoga has yet to receive many online reviews, six Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
- Classes are intense, to say the least, and consist of vinyasas and asanas to improve strength and flexibility... and, best of all, they are carried out to rock music! – Anita M.
- One of the best yoga classes I have experienced. The instructor was excellent and I 'felt' the burn for a couple days after - always a good sign! – Greg P.
V Power Yoga
Within the temperature-controlled interior of what used to be a warehouse, students flow from sun salutations to standing lunges before rising into rigorous poses. At the head of the class stands the studio's founder, Julie Verhoff Pipes, relaying the athletic blend of yoga and aerobics that she personally developed from a combination of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga techniques.
Though softened by woven curtains and hanging lanterns, the studio's raw, industrial feel remains. The Spartan decor increases focus since the studio possesses no distracting pictures or traditional yoga clowns.