I have been intending on getting into a more routine yoga practice, but always push it to the side in my priorities when exploring new classes and studios. I was informed of a newish studio in Wayland called Lotus that has both spin and yoga classes so I decided to give it a go. I attended the 6-7pm Yoga Hour which is a vinyasa based flow – perfect for all levels and beginners 😉
First off, this little studio hidden in Wayland, MA is so cute and zen. It has two small rooms – one for yoga and one for spin. The décor is all in natural tones and covered with reiki and yoga symbols making you immediately feel relaxed upon walking into the lobby. Okay okay – to the class..
Yoga Flow was an hour long class that focused on form and the breath. Holly, my instructor, was so informative about positioning all while keeping us in a meditated and relaxed state during the class. She had the perfect balance of serious but also embracing the imperfections that come with practicing yoga. She transitioned through two different flows and ended the class with some bridge work and an amazing shavasana. I left the class feeling totally refreshed and calm. I am excited to have found this little studio and cannot wait to continue my yoga practice and try out their spin class (with the Real Ryder bikes) very soon!
If you are local, I highly recommend checking this studio out!
Schedule is here: http://lotusstudiosyogacycle.com/schedule/
This past month, I finally made a long overdue trip (just ten minutes from home) to Cyclebar Wellesley. Of course, my first thought after class was, “Why did I wait so long to try this place out?!”
Cyclebar is much different from the big name spin studios like Flywheel and CycFitness. Each class is based on a set playlist, where you ride to the beat of the music. Every instructor adds their own flare to the class by focusing on some of their favorite things; like interval sprints or high resistance. I have had the opportunity now to not only take a Cyclebar classic class but also their Surge 45 class. This class is a high intensity 45 minute class that focuses on interval sprints much like a tabata workout.
I REALLY fell in love with Cyclebar, when I took a class from the owner, Bill Pryor. Bill has an indescribable vibe that pushes you through the class at high intensity all while allowing you to distress and totally relax. His special touch is a three minute ride, about half way through class, where he turns off all the lights and lets you do your own thing – aka push your hardest and zone out. I absolutely love this three minutes because he coaches you through thinking about your breathe and pushing your limits. It is the perfect way to de-stress and start your day.
Cycle bar is a cute small studio that packs the heat just as good as a big time city spin studio – I am excited to have finally tried this place and can’t wait to make it part of my routine! If you are local definitely give it a try – new riders get 3 classes for $29!