Bikram vs CorePower vs YogaWorks, an Expert Comparison

"Corporate Yoga" (defined by us as those yoga businesses with multiple locations in various cities) gets a lot of flack from so-called purists.  For example, people complain that yoga should not be copyrighted a la Bikram Choudhury, that CorePower is too "western" in its approach; and that YogaWorks varies too much from studio to studio-- not corporate enough?

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Barry’s Bootcamp has serious competition from a Yoga Studio

Tamara Turkisher contributed this blog. She is an insurance agent, dog lover, foodie and exercise enthusiast.

From Yoga to Bootcamp

I workout religiously and I like routine. My “normal” 6 days a week sweat extravaganza includes a Hot Vinyasa Flow Class, and/or a Yoga Sculpt Class (heated Yoga combined with Weight Training and Cardio), and/or Barry’s Bootcamp, which is a combination of Cardio/Treadmill intervals with weight training etc. It works for me.

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A Reprieve for Yoga Teacher Training Programs

In July of last year we reported that several states were attempting to regulate yoga teacher training programs. (Read the post here.) Today, I New York State said "NO" to such efforts. Governor David Patterson exempted yoga teacher training programs from state regulations overseeing vocational training programs. Why do we care?

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Good news for personal trainers and yoga studios like CorePower

Core Defined

Today's Wall Street Journal article about the importance of core strength training hit home for me. I have been urging my husband to do more stretching and core strength training to help his posture, and this article offers support for my efforts.

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Strategies for cutting the cost of your yoga practice

We're all a bit more conscious of our spending habits lately, especially when it comes to "non-essential" items in the budget like dining out, shopping and vacations.

But what about the things that add personal value to our lives (and health!), even though they may not be necessary for our immediate survival?

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Adding to our Athletic-Minded Team means more YOGA options

Early this summer we added a new team member, Becka Christian, a certified yoga teacher and practitioner. She has been significantly expanding our yoga studio content. Her objective over the next couple of months is to provide a yoga option in every city we cover. Hooray!

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