The Standard Spa, Miami Beach wants you to keep calm and carry om this fall, no matter what form of yoga you’re into. Not sure which style’s right for you? Here’s a handy primer on our four most popular classes …
A mixture of yoga, martial arts and meditation, Budokon involves the full range of body motion, promoting flexibility, strength, agility and balance. “It aims for the highest potential of human development, welcoming students of all movement arts and challenging them to take their practices to the next level,” says Spa Director Mina Gough. Translation: Get ready to have your butt kicked by Sensei Donato Helbling.
Practicing in the ambient heat of our Turkish hamam facilitates deeper stretching and increases blood flow, promoting muscle growth and overall fitness. “Inspired by Bikram and Hot Slow Vinyasa, Warm Yoga focuses on head-to-toe wellness and muscle rejuvenation,” Mina says. Instructor Mateo Lizarazo will leave you feeling Zen-sational (and very sweaty.)
Designed for the modern spiritual seeker by David Life and Sharron Gannon, Jivamukta combines ancient vedic rituals, intense physical asanas, music, intellectual inquiry and meditation. Here, the focus is on the concept of Bhakti: That self-realization is the end-goal of all yoga. A truly mind-blowing workout.
A dynamic form of yoga that connects and coordinates asana movements with breathing exercises. “The linking of breath with movement allows for a powerful energy building experience that creates strength and flexibility throughout the body, and a deep, relaxed clarity in the mind,” Mina says. Blissed-out instructor Arianne Traverso will be your tour guide on the path to enlightenment/perfect abs.