You don’t have to go to a separate yoga studio to get your fix — HIP has its very own Yoga Studio! We offer yoga classes right here at HIP Hermosa Beach! At HIP Studio, yoga isn’t just another workout. Each class with our yogis incorporate postures that will deepen your practice, so you can get more out of any yoga class. You’ll focus on deep breathing, yoga flow, relaxation postures, meditation, deep stretching and even some foam rolling.
In addition to stretching and strengthening with challenging postures and flow from each, you can also reduce your stress levels with each session. Various studies in the past few years have found that practicing yoga helps release an acid called GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) in the brain. GABA reduces stress levels and helps the body prepare for better sleep. Low levels of GABA have been linked to depression and anxiety.
In one particular study, the levels of GABA were measured after subjects participated in an hour of yoga or an hour of reading. The yogis had a 27% increase in GABA after their session while the readers had no change. Findings support yoga as a drug-free and affordable treatment for depression and anxiety. Those are results that should inspire you to grab your mat!
**HIP Studio offers Yoga Only rates, so you can get a HIP Workout and a yoga class in the same day!
Covering a wide range of poses with smooth transitions, this class is perfect for beginning and advanced yogis. Movement builds intensity though out the class with a relaxing cool down at the end. The poses flow from one to the next like a dance and change from class to class so you’ll never get bored. It’s a unique mind/body connection to counteract strain and stress.
Put some power behind your practice! It’s an intense flow using weights for resistance, gaining strength in each pose. Energized with up beat music, this yoga adds some kick by incorporating squats, lunges, and upper body sculpting for a total body workout. Sweating, toning, and building lean muscle with the flow of yoga.