Making Sure We Fuel Our Bodies This month it's all about FUEL. Your body performs best when it is properly fueled. Are you showing up for class ready to go? Making sure you’re well-fueled and hydrated, particularly in the summer heat, takes some intentional effort. More sweat out means more liquids in, adding in electrolytes (LMNT is the perfect on-the-go option!), and protein (grab an Apres from the cooler!) as you can. Properly fueling, also includes rest. That’s right, rest. In order for your body to perform optimally, it needs time to recover and repair. It also means [...]
Changing Seasons; Pausing for Perspective April 🌧 bring May 🌷, and as the seasons continue to shift we wanted to pause and check in on you. This time of year brings a lot of warmth; longer days, more sunshine (we hope!), and heat. It also represents a time of transition; many school schedules are ending or changing, and summer plans are now clearly in the front window. Although it may feel tempting to hit the gas pedal and GO, now is the perfect time to slow down and make sure you're supporting your whole self as you journey [...]
(Re) Establish Healthy Habits with B Well's Beth Finnigan As we slowly step out of winter, and into the warmth and light of Spring, we're excited to offer an opportunity to register for the Healthy Habits Program with B Well with Beth Finnigan from April 18 to May 14. As always, there will be a strong focus on education with the goal of empowering better choices, guest presenters (you’re going to love this round’s line-up), an interactive community where we share our struggles and wins, cooking classes, a cookbook, weekly menu’s and of course lots of tips, tricks, [...]
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb You know the ol' saying... in like a lion, out like a lamb, and like the month of March, we're here to remind you of the importance, and necessity of finding the balance between both strength and flexibility, intensity and softness. Our classes are designed to work together as a complementary series to holistically support a healthy body, mind, and heart-- the yin and the yang. We have learned stretching alone does not make us more flexible, which is why we have introduced functional range conditioning (FRC) and Kinstretch principles [...]
Celebrating Black History Month February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month with the 2022 theme of Black Health and Wellness. We look forward to leaning into learning by sharing resources; highlighting Black joy; and holding space for your thoughts, feelings, and feedback. Our responsibility to learn and become better ancestors is not limited to a month-long commitment. This is an enduring journey for us, and, as members of The Studio community, we invite you to prioritize learning and unlearning alongside us every day. We are deeply committed to our core value of inclusivity AND also recognize that our community at The Studio mirrors the demographics of the twin states, [...]
New Year, New Name (and more)! To celebrate our continued learning and growth, elevate our five core values (inclusivity, authenticity, respect, community, and perseverance), and double down on our commitment to this community, as of 2022 our little yoga studio in WRJ will officially be known as the place it’s always been… The Studio. Wanna learn more? Check out Our Story. Important Updates ⭐ We are requiring all eligible staff and students to submit proof of COVID booster by January 15. If you are not yet eligible (because of timing, medical reasons, COVID infection, etc.) please [...]
Going Out of 2021 with a Bang! We've got some REALLY exciting news coming in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled. Until then take advantage of our pop-up/specialty classes and a retail STEAL you have to see to believe (scroll down!)-- also makes for some great gifts. Posture & Functional Range Conditioning Tips Shakira knows it... HIPS don't lie! This month it's all about internal hip rotation. Join us for our BYUV Yoga and/or Fusion classes where we’ll concentrate on working those ever-important hips throughout the month. A few benefits of Controlled Articular Rotations [...]
Don't Be a Turkey, Join our Challenge! We get it, holidays can pack on the stress, fatigue, indulgence in sweets, and just a general overload of the senses. We're here to help you stay present, active, and relaxed. Join in on our 2021 Turkey to Tree Challenge and complete 15 out of 20 squares for a $10 credit to your account! Feeling ambitious? Complete all 20 and win bragging rights for the rest of the year (in addition to the credit!). To participate simply print out your game board (or pick one up at the Front Desk!), write [...]
Giving Thanks As the seasons continue to shift, and we move into November, we’re reminded to slow down and give thanks for all that has supported, and challenged (you read that right!), us throughout this last year. We are endlessly grateful for YOU and our BYUV Community, and wouldn’t survive and thrive without your energy, perseverance, and love for yourself, and those around you. Thank you. The research shows spending just a few moments each day practicing gratitude strengthens our resilience, our patience, and ultimately our feelings of happiness and peace of mind. If you don’t use it, [...]
Leaning Into Our Core Values It's been a minute, so we wanted to reintroduce folks to B.Y.U.V's core values. We love to sweat, we love to laugh, but most importantly we love to support a diverse and compassionate community of people who feel strong and healthy in their bodies. Whether you're joining us for the first time or the 450th time, you can expect us to always lead with, and prioritize: Inclusivity- continually striving to provide a safe and accessible space for all students; intentionally engaging with, and seeking out opportunities to learn from diverse partners. Authenticity - [...]
Special guest teacher coming in HOT! Join us at the end of September for one or ALL of Esak Garcia's classes. September 28th, 5:30 pm - OHY* September 29th, 9 am - Intermediate (a suped-up 26.2 for anyone!)* September 30th, 5:30 pm - 2-Hour Special Class and Mini-Workshop** Esak has been practicing and teaching Bikram yoga since 1994. This is an opportunity to feed your practice with information that will help you get more from the time you invest in the hot room. The e84 Intermediate Class is a 90-minute hot class the uses the foundation of Bikram yoga [...]
Hey there, I'd like to introduce my son, Finn to everyone that has yet to meet him at the studio. Finn is the super active little dude you may have seen blowing kisses behind the glass door, dancing in the hot room to our favorite playlists, snuggling Julia's dogs on the bean bag chairs, and handing out endless high fives. Finn is our homie with an extra chromie, he has Down syndrome. Finn is also immunocompromised due to a congenital heart defect and at high risk for becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Finn, like all children under the age [...]
From her easy, calm teaching style, you’d never guess that Shannon McLaughlin taught her first yoga class at BYUV only one month ago! Read about her yoga journey, and then come try out her BYUV Flow class.
Flow Yoga is an active and focused type of class that leaves you feeling centered and revitalized. Click to read more about our teacher Jedreck and why he loves practicing Flow.
Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga well-liked by those that enjoy a faster-paced style of yoga. One that focuses on linking each pose to the next seamlessly flowing through the class. If you are looking to build stamina, strength and increase flexibility while achieving a cardio workout then Flow is the class for you!
Are you interested in Flow Yoga but want to know more about it from someone who practices it? Nara shares her thoughts about taking Flow Yoga classes at BYUV. Read more about how Flow may be just the class you have been looking for.
Yin Yoga is a different type of class that is so important to your overall practice at BYUV. Click to read more and watch a short video from our outstanding teacher Sallie about the practice of Yin, what it means to her and how it is part of the BYUV culture.
Are you interested in Yin Yoga but want to know more about it from a student? Holly M. shares her thoughts about taking Yin Yoga classes at BYUV. Read more about how Yin may be just the class you have been looking for.
The style of yoga that most people are familiar with practicing is the “yang” style of yoga. Usually, these styles are a bit more up-tempo and rigorous - Vinyasa, Fusion, Flow, Ashtanga. But of course, every yang needs a yin! Yin Yoga is a more relaxing style, and it is the perfect complement to the rest of your practice.
Check out one of our signature IHP moves! Remember this is a high-intensity low impact workout so this wide-legged 1/2 burpee may look a little different than what you are used to! https://youtu.be/6lRes_OJRxw
Grab this quick 15 min HIIT. We jump right in – so if you want a warm-up, grab it before you hit play.
What’s up with these bridges we do at the beginning of every IHP class? We use glute bridges as a way to warm up for the rest of the class. Spending the majority of the day on our caboose can wreak some serious havoc on our bodies. The backside is underused and overstretched while the front gets shorter and weaker. This leads to the position of our pelvis and spine changing and creates pain and dysfunction through the rest of the body, usually resulting in chronic back pain. Activating your glutes helps get you ready for a more effective class [...]
Did you know Sophie, yes – email Sophie, is a beautiful writer and currently working on her P.h.D? At the beginning of covid, we asked Sophie to write a piece for us relating to her work, quarantine, and yoga. Enjoy ❤️❤️❤️❤️ As a Ph.D. student in social psychology, I’m fascinated by the different ways in which we align ourselves with one another. For example, we imitate the people we talk to, from their gestures and facial expressions down to things as tiny as their pupil dilations. And it’s good that we do this because studies have shown that by unconsciously [...]
(OHYA just say “OH YEAH!”) The Original Hot Yoga Association is on a mission to preserve and promote the therapeutic practice of Original Hot Yoga, by creating and upholding standards and resources for studios, teachers, classes, and trainings. OHYA is dedicated to moving the Original Hot Yoga community into the future. Our association of studios and teachers is the largest and most stringent resource for authentic Original Hot Yoga Studios around the world. Our board of credentialed instructors, owners, and service professionals vet studios to ensure they are meeting the highest of standards, so yoga enthusiasts to discover the real [...]
“The first time I came to BYUV in 2016, I thought I was signing up for an evening of hot yoga. Serendipitously, this night was the night the founder of Inferno Hot Pilates, Gabby, was teaching her first ever class at BYUV and the class was free to all. At first, I was hesitant about a new workout experience but after some friendly encouragement from the staff, I decided to stay and take the class. What followed was, in short, the hardest work out I had ever done! I distinctly remember being amazed at my ability to push myself way [...]
Boy, do I feel like I’m being put to some kind of cosmic test. I know you know what I am talking about. At the studio we’ve been working on our growth plan and it’s been moving in the right direction. The staff here is truly dedicated to learning and helping to expand our offerings. We are literally bursting, classes are full, students are smiling. The winter was going along great, the kids, the snow, the dog, the projects, the yoga, good food, trips to the grands, lots of family, lots of friends. Really we are so fortunate. Then came [...]
At this moment what’s on the top of my mind is how to help you create and maintain a practice away from our hot room. This is the time where getting to class is really just throwing down a mat and jumping in. From this end Julia and I have worked out the tech details and are now running 17 live virtual classes and two scheduled pre-recorded classes every week. We’re also actively adding to a library of BYUV classes that you can pull and play on your own schedule. Oh, and Julia and Sally have some super effective quick [...]
Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 PM Free Yoga Class Open only to our LGBTQIA+ Community Please join us for a 60 min yoga class followed by recovery mocktails At BYUV our mission is to provide a safe space for people to connect, heal and grow. As a yoga studio in the Upper Valley, we won’t pretend it’s not intimidating to walk through our doors. And while our vision is a diverse and compassionate community, we are still striving and committed to ensuring our vision and mission connect and hit home with our entire community. Please share and spread the word – [...]