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West Hartford Yoga's impressive weekly roster of more than 70 classes encompasses a wide range of styles, a selection that earned the studio Hartford Magazine’s 2010 pick as Best Yoga/Pilates and ensures beginners and more experienced yogis find their fit. The studio's signature WHY Power class punctuates a dynamic flow session with long poses, with skilled instructors explaining how to use breath as more than a way to fog up the glass of egotistical vanity mirrors to take them down a peg. Hot Yoga helps pupils deepen their stretches and sweat out toxins while executing a cathartic, Vinyasa-style flow, and restorative classes accommodate to the needs of those recuperating from injury and illness and help agitated minds find balance. Challenging and contemplative Yin Yoga trains limbs to maintain postures for extended periods, cultivating a meditative practice and the skills necessary for engaging in Statue of Liberty-offs with cocky street performers.
West Hartford Yoga
After finding that her yoga practice helped her overcome her own personal health issues and depression, studio founder, macrobiotic chef, and certified instructor Barbara Ruzansky maintains a passion for introducing “yoga and healthful eating to people, so they can continue to grow and reach their full potential.” Held within a warehouse-like studio with two technicolored practice spaces, Barbara's classes offer a dynamic combination of Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Forrest yoga. She and her large team of equally passionate instructors also helm a selection of slower and gentler yoga styles that cater to three-toed sloths and students recovering from injuries.
23 Brook St.
West Hartford, Connecticut 06110