Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Better Me with Core Power Yoga

In 2017, I want to be a better human, all around [resolution, eyes rolled back...twice]. I noticed and realized one huge deal; I need to be healthy. Not that I'm obese or want to be Adriana Lima but I could do better. I could do better all around. This year I told myself "it's not about being fit/skinny more than it is about being HEALTHY overall". I want to eat better, be more mindful, lose some pounds, just live a happy healthy life. Not to mention I am also gearing up for a WEDDING in June!!! Holy SHIT!!!

In efforts to do better, I teamed up with CorePower Yoga in Roseville, CA. Uber cool studio and really nice staff. This yoga practice really felt like it was more than just "yoga" I literally felt all my muscles working to the very core [pun intended]. I felt that sore that I strive for whenever I work out. Victory! 
Also,, Julie is studio manager and one of the sweetest humans. We did a brief interview about Core Power Yoga. Scroll all the way down! 


CorePower Yoga Background?
CorePower opened its first studio in Denver in 2002 to increase the widespread adoption of yoga by making its physical and mental benefits available to more people.  And, we continue to show the world the incredible, life-changing things that happen when you root an intensely physical workout in the mindfulness of yoga.  
What does CorePower Yoga offer that other yoga practices doesn't? Why would you recommend it?
CorePower delivers a workout that is physical and mindful - all in one efficient hour. Inside our yoga studios, something amazing is happening. We’ve held onto the magic of yoga, while upping the intensity factor for a more powerful, purposeful workout, allowing our students to discover their most powerful self. CorePower strives to make the whole experience welcoming – we have supportive instruction, a high volume of classes to suit a busy schedule, state of the art facilities and truly a place where everyone belongs. We turn doubt into security, strangers into friends and stress into sweat!

What is one of the greatest benefits of practicing yoga?

Yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self-image.  At CorePower Yoga we believe in working every muscle and every emotion. Along with increased strength and flexibility, our students often discover a renewed sense of focus and strength, both on and off the mat. 
Best pose for morning stretch?
Sun Salutations are a great way to wake up, get your blood moving and get ready for the day!

What advice do you have for aspiring yogis? 

All you need is an open mind and the desire to challenge your body! Some other helpful tips:
  • Find a studio near you, pick a class and check in 15 min early to meet your instructor and ask questions–no reservations required.
  • Bring a mat, water bottle and towel or rent/buy one of ours! Free mat and towel rental for first-time students.
  • Wear fitted exercise clothes, ideally that wick away moisture.
  • First-time students receive a free week!
  • Beginners should be looking for something similar to a CorePower Yoga 1 (C1), where you have the opportunity to explore the postures and fundamental principles of vinyasa flow. These classes are unheated and have no added humidity. If you are already accustomed to heated classes, Hot Power Fusion is also a great one for beginners.