Before becoming one of Indiana's regional yoga champions and the third-ranked woman at the national yoga competition in New York, yogi and studio owner Ayanna Brown was out of shape and suffered from chronic asthma. One would never guess this after watching her elegantly execute Bikram Choudhury's 26 postures, but she didn't begin practicing yoga until a broken leg left her looking for a rehabilitation regimen that involved no pogo sticks. Though the extreme heat took its toll on her body and lungs during the first class, she kept at it, and has practiced six days a week ever since. Today, asthma free and leg in tact, she shares her passion for the heated yoga style with students of all experience and fitness levels in her own Southern Indiana studio.
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Burn Personal Fitness Studio torches the obstacles present in many gyms, eschewing rooms full of daunting equipment and one-size-fits-all instruction. To help clients develop healthy habits for the long run, the studio specializes in personal and small-group training. This approach gives staffers plenty of time to dole out custom encouragement tailored to each exerciser’s specific fitness goals.
During personal-training sessions, certified fitness trainers draw up custom workouts for individual clients. In addition to monitoring the client's progress, the trainer puts on personalized master classes in how to most effectively carry out exercises, giving guests a skill set they can take with them long after the sessions end. In small-group classes, the trainers guide no more than six students through disciplines that range from calming yoga to energizing boot camps filled with cardio drills, weightlifting challenges, and body-weight exercises. Students take control of their workout, determining the pace of their training by selecting variations that accommodate their skill set, fitness level, and vestigial pterodactyl wings.
Betsy Jones began offering hot yoga classes to the Louisville community nearly two decades ago. What started as Bikram Yoga College of India gradually transformed into Betsy's Hot Yoga Louisville. Since the success of her studio, she has expanded to a second location nearby where she provides non-heated classes as well as barre classes. Across her two studios, she teaches all types of yoga and even offers barefoot boot camp classes. Read on to learn about some of the workouts offered:
Bikram Traditional: Great for beginners, this hot yoga style boosts flexibility, strength, and endurance with a series of 26 poses performed at a high temperature, which aids in joint mobility and detoxification.
Power Vinyasa: This meditative, yet intense heated and non heated classes add our barre classes and take off Bikram Flow melds dynamic breath practice with fluid movement to strengthen the connection between mind and body.
Barefoot Bootcamp: This is a full-body workout that not only ropes in techniques from yoga, but also draws inspiration from weight lifting and strength training to boost overall fitness and wellness.
Barre: These classes mix elements of Pilates, yoga, and ballet to provide a muscle exhausting workout that promotes flexibility.
Founded in 1974, Yoga East has spent nearly four decades guiding visitors along the path to mental serenity and physical wellness. The nonprofit educational organization holds more than 75 classes a week at three Louisville studios, inviting guests of all fitness backgrounds to flow through the tableaux of multiple yoga disciplines. Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and gentle yoga cull tension from muscles and foster flexibility. Classes can accommodate skill levels from gentle to advanced by modifying maneuvers and demanding that the tree and mountain poses be performed atop their namesakes.
Each Yoga East instructor has earned certification from Yoga Alliance. Their collective expertise enables the studios to offer teacher training as well as workshops, community events, and additional fitness courses, such as Pilates.
Most of Yoga I.S.'s workouts find their basis in Yoga and Pilates, but they go far beyond what those classic exercise forms usually entail. With a robust selection of classes, the studio's yogis integrate resistance training, physical therapy techniques, and mechanically sound barre training methodologies. Yoga I.S. also features an array of workout equipment, from standard exercise balls, elastic bands, and free weights, to a fully equipped personal training studio with high end weightlifting machines. The decor is fun and eclectic enough to match the selection of gear, boasting purple walls and red pillars sprouting from the perfectly smooth blonde-hardwood floor.