Portland >Core Power Yoga
Overcrowded classes, expiring class packages (funny, my money doesn't expire....) - this is business masquerading as yoga. I am sad, but the attitude of CPY is antithetical to the spirit of yoga. It is dishonest - "yogis, be kind and make space for yet another person" but actually, it is not kindness but the practice of "ka-ching, ka-ching." A business deserves to be able to survive economically and I support ethical businesses, but this is the absolute opposite - just the talk, but no walk.
!!! Love. I have been practicing yoga for almost 12 years and have even spent 5 years of that teaching so showing up to a new studio I was going to be hard to please but I have been blown away! I love the teachers. I love the variety of styles and the schedule! Thank you, Core Power!
National yoga chain sculpts and tones yoginis of all levels.. Toned and limber urbanites tote their yoga mats to this boutique yoga studio for classes that suit all styles of practice. Classes range from Vinyasa-style yoga sessions to a yoga sculpt class that adds weights to a traditional course flow. Clean, well-appointed locker rooms and showers make it easy for students to pop in for a class and return to work with ease; an in-studio yoga boutique sells mats, towels and gear and keeps the latest yoga necessities and accessories at client’s fingertips.
Hot Vinyasa...Repetitive. Ive been to this studio several times and have been practicing yoga (at different studios) for years. The heat makes this vinyasa yoga very challenging. If youre used to the heat the classes seem a little repetitive. The only complaint I have is that all of the instructors give basically the same routine with little variation, new poses are rarely introduced. If you go often enough you start to realize this. I practiced here for a while and then went to a different studio (in another state) where every instructor offered something profoundly challenging, mentally and physically, with more varied practices while still focusing on specific poses. I was always interested in what I would learn next. When I came back to Core Power in NW I felt unchallenged except for by the heat! Otherwise a great place to get a deep vinyasa workout. Definitely detoxifying and your heart rate goes waaaaay up.
Use the Free Week. This studio has a great variety of teachers - use the free first week to get to know them. You will like some classes better than others. CP2 classes can be wonderful, but you need to have the basic yoga postures down. Otherwise, develop your practuce with the CP1 non-heated classes. Hot yoga is intense - maybe not a good introduction if you have never done yoga. Anyway, you can find what you're looking for here. Have fun!
Best yoga studio in Portland!. I fell in love with with this studio immediately. The classes range from intense & heated to relaxing and non-heated. They have level 1, level 2, hot yoga, and prenatal. The instructors and the other clients are welcoming and I truly feel a part of the community that has been created there every time I walk in. I look forward to beating those winter blues in this warm studio.
Modern yoga studio offers athletic-type yoga to hip Northwest locals..
Rustic oranges and yellows accented by black trimming and plush cream sofas greet trendy neighborhood residents at they enter this NW 23rd studio. Past the small selection of yoga clothing is a spacious open room where young, upbeat teachers lead vigorous hot and CorePower Yoga (similar to Power Vinyasa) classes aimed at burning calories and advancing students' yoga practices. With only two main class offerings, most 60 minutes, the schedule is well-suited for busy, on-the-go yogis.
great yoga!. I really love going to Corepower Yoga. I like the classes and the ambiance of the studio, but mostly the teachers are fantastic - great energy and very inspiring. My favorites are Lisa and Eric.
I love this place!. I tried around 15 studios in Portland before settling on CorePower. The studio is nice, the teachers are awesome and the heated C2 classes are real workout. If you are looking for a yoga to increase strenth and flexibility without spending a whole lot of time talking about your chakras or your minds eye, CorePower is great Sarah's classes are especially a treat.
too crowded. Maybe they need bigger classrooms or fewer people -- there were so many people jammed in that there wasn't enough space really. The instructor seemed well-intentioned but said that the lack of space made it better for us to share our practice with each other. Lame! Maybe a good place for people who want to practice a yoga lifestyle or whatever it is that turns overcrowding into a good thing, but not such a good place if you just want to work out.
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