Being Yoga inhabits a brightly lit space with warm, sun-soaked floors, high ceilings, and a schedule of classes designed to attune the mind and body. Certified instructors teach both Bikram and Kriya styles as well as Yin yoga and meditation classes. These yogis pass on traditions that stretch back for millennia inside their peaceful studio. The facility also features locker rooms and a boutique stocked with yoga equipment by Gaiam and Prana. To keep karma levels on the jubilant end of the spectrum, the studio aligns with the Green Yoga Association, which encourages eco-friendly practices such as avoiding plastic water bottles and saluting ladybugs.
Inside Omine Yoga, natural light permeates a peaceful studio in which yogis lead students through the standing, seated, and lying-down poses of Hatha yoga. Their precise instruction includes the provision of blocks, blankets, chairs, and mats. Upon these helpful accoutrements, the team leads each student in bending their back according to their ability and the extent of their exposure to radioactive pretzels. The staff also leads introductory-level classes, stress-reducing Yoga to Restore You, and the Ageless yoga class, which is geared toward older students through its basic poses and gentler, slower pace.
Where as many people prefer to chat with others during lunchtime, patrons of Yoga at Change look forward to quieting their minds. These 30-minute meditation sessions occur three times a week, and like the rest of the non-profit's curriculum, strive to inject some introspection into otherwise bustling days. Though "yoga" is in the studio's title, meditation figures heavily in many of its class and workshop offerings—Slow Flow yoga mixes it with Hatha poses, and Integral lessons combine chanting, meditation, and restful movements. Mothers can also channel meditative energy during Mom Baby Yoga and Yoga with Babysitting, specialty classes that allow them to engage in relaxing postures and meditation while staying connected to their little ones, who spend the sessions stretching out with their parent, sleeping, or playing.
The holistic philosophy of Yoga at Change is that all people have the right to spiritual insight, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind. The instructors strive to accomplish this through a blend of self-reflection, breath, and physical balance. The staff believes that there are several roads to wellness, and that all of them should be accessible, regardless of the client's skill level. They schedule several discounted or free demonstrations, and also offer a scholarship program to fund yoga practice for those in need of financial aid. Students attend classes based on their desired intensity—gentle, moderate, or vigorous. They can also register for workshops that address a slew of alternative health topics, which in the past have included treating lower back pain.
Besides a love of yoga, the 16 instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga San Mateo all share one thing in common: high-level Bikram certification. Upon completing intensive training to learn the 26-posture sequence, the studio's yogis now lead students through it in a 105-degree room.
The heat flushes toxins and stretches the body so practitioners can perform poses like the half-moon and the tree, which is intended to be held until families of birds roost on their heads. Instructors assess and help improve each pupil's posing so their bodies reap the most benefits possible, from toning muscles to burning calories. The studio hosts classes every day of the week, with no fewer than four sessions per day.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.