Over the past few weeks we’ve been demystifying some of our class formats to help you break out of your shell and find the confidence to try something new. At this point, you probably know what Barre is (if you don’t, don’t panic!), but some of the other classes on the schedule might have you scratching your head. Here’s a primer on PiYo LIVE, and how to know if it’s a good fit for you.
Looking for the length and stretch of yoga paired with the strength-building power of weightlifting? Yoga Sculpt is for you! This proprietary BolderBARRE format is an awesome opportunity to mix things up while still building muscle.
Do I Need Yoga Sculpt?
Yoga Sculpt is for you if you:
- Love yoga but need to add a bit more strength-training into your workout routine
- Love strength training but need to add a little more flow and stretch into your routine
- Want to work on your core strength — planks all day!
- Need to get out of your head and into your body by connecting mind, body, and breath with dynamic full-body movement.
What is Yoga Sculpt?
Yoga Sculpt is a sweaty and fun yoga class developed by our very own Stephanie to meet the needs of our Bolder Tribe. We know you need yoga, but many of our members were hesitant to give up their weight training at 5:30AM. So Stephanie created Yoga Sculpt, which includes many of the same movements of a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class, but adds in upper body weight work such as back flies, rows, and tricep extensions.
If you’re already a #BolderYoga fan, you’ll recognize a lot of our Yoga Sculpt class from Vinyasa Flow. We flow through vinyasas (plank, chaturanga, cobra, down dog) and warrior poses, focusing deeply on the breath. There’s also an extra-big helping of core work in this class.
What to Expect in Class
When you arrive for class, you’ll need to collect a pair of weights — usually around 4-5 lbs. You may also be instructed to use a few other props, which will be provided. You do need a yoga mat for Yoga Sculpt class; you can borrow one from the studio for $2 if you don’t have your own.
Just like Vinyasa Flow, you’ll be verbally instructed into every pose — we do not exclusively use the names for poses. We’ll talk you through exactly what your body needs to be doing in the posture. Additionally, your teacher will probably give you lots of options for increasing or decreasing the intensity of the class. Take them! They’re there to benefit your practice.
You’ll finish class on the floor with a few brief stretches that target your entire body. Breathe deeply, relax, and get ready to take on the day.
Book Your Class
Yoga Sculpt is available:
- Monday at 5:30AM with Stephanie
- Friday at 5:30AM with Stephanie