Posts Tagged ‘hot yoga’

Warm 60, Hot Mess and Funk Ballet @sacredbrooklyn

One of the most common resolutions are to ‘get to shape’, lose weight or exercise more for the new year.

So it comes as no surprise that it is of course one of mine too! A lot of you know, I tried 3 months at Crunch and hardly went at all (30 mins walk) and did a few uninspired classes at Mark Morris Dance Studio. My effort was lackluster and the results were just about the same. I don’t want to ‘guilt’ myself into going or not going. Just want to find something fun to do again.

How do I get back into this shape???

Even though I live in New York City and walk practically everywherem everyday – with or without my dog or groceries (AND live in a 6th floor walk-up) it is still not enough. Yoga has been so ‘hot’ for the last little while and a lot of my friend’s lives have been changed from inside out from practice. I am looking for a really unique place and something that works with my schedule. With the pin-up motif, the premium prices and close proximity, I am really excited for this studio I walked by 1000 times but have not set foot in called Sacred.

Pole Dance Class! Yipee!

Through Yelp and a friend of a friend, I decided to check out Sacred – A top rated yoga studio just 2 blocks from my house! Woohoo!  They offer a variety of classes at a premium rate and I can’t wait to try out what they have in-store. From their website, I can see drop in rates are $20 per class. I  think I will buy a set of 10 classes and see how well I do. They also have a great deal that is $20 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes. A sampler pack if you will. I definitely want to get into the habit of sweating, stretching and dancing on a regular basis again!

This is Dara, the owner of Sacred

The hot yoga, hot pilates and ballet classes are just the tip of the iceberg. They also have bodyworks, acupuncture, kid’s classes and free sessions every Saturday at noon for the community.  I can’ t wait to meet the people, funky instructors and my sexy summer bod.

Stay tuned to see my progress 🙂

197 Clifton Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216

phone: (347)715-4112



Spend time on YOU…by practicing Bikram Yoga

 I’ve picked up Bikram Yoga again…it’s definitely different than the yoga some people might think of if you’ve never heard of bikram.

This hot yoga is 90 minutes in a 105°F room and consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. I know some people don’t always come prepared so make sure you bring water, a mat, towel, and a washcloth (not everyone brings this). Another important thing is to make sure you hydrate before you go!

The postures (they’re do-able!)

I live in the Boston area now (Andover, which is about 15 minutes north of Boston if there’s no traffic). I found Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley (located in North Andover) because there was a really good Groupon deal (15 classes for $59). I went to my 12th class today and I feel great. I’ve kept a schedule of going every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Because each class is 90 minutes and the postures are the same, don’t think that it gets repetitive or boring…every class is a challenge and it takes practice to master each posture.

This bikram yoga place is amazing. The teachers are nice and are willing to help you. Teri, the owner, pushes me and not in a bad way at all. I know there were a couple classes where I’ve never heard my name so many times before but it’s only because I wasn’t properly doing the posture. I love this place and the way I feel after every class.

Standing Bow Pulling Pose (one of many postures that I’m still trying to work on)

Be prepared to be challenged but know that it is totally worth it. The plus side, no experience is required! For a list of the postures, names, and benefits, click here!

Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley on Facebook.