Lakewood >CorePower Yoga
corepower is the truckstop of yoga, go if you have to use the bathroom.
never to say a bad word, per se-- corepower yoga studios are okay-- they aren't for REAL yogi's-- but if you want a sweaty workout and a variety to a yoga session once in a while-- its okay-thats the compliment
But, the REAL of it is, -the heated rooms are really to make you feel like you worked out-- they call it detox--I guess, I detox everytime I clean the house or chase the kids around the yard-- it looks and smells like sweat to me--and its gross if you think of all the sweat from previous classes -- the few teachers I've had in the "busiest...top" studios are very inexperienced and wouldn't know good alignment --- I think most of the teachers fake adjustments that are unnecessary and not appropriate, most don't teach elsewhere except corepower and don't know much else-- -- a telling sign of inexperience mostly, they mean well--too much speed to the classes to be of any good to your alignment-- its an aerobic workout at best, its yoga if you can't find a better studio for the day-- Its the truckstop of yoga, if you need a fix and have to use the bathroom--its convenient with all the locations (another good thing to say)
Don't buy a 5 pass.
I like CorePower for it short focused classes. Yes, if you want to really improve at yoga, go to a studio where the instructor cares about your alignment. However, for people on a busy schedule, CorePower can be a component of a good yoga practice although it shouldn't be the sole component.
However, watch out about buying 5 packs. It seems that some Core Power studios close periodically with no real advance warning (Lodo Wazee st studio). You can be sitting on a 5 pack that will expire in 6 months, with the studio that was in convenient walking distance no longer being available. Plus, the discount for 5 packs isn't great anyway.
Best yoga classes!. I have been practiceing with CorePower for three weeks now and I just love it. I have gone to the Grant, Cherry Hills, and Broadway locations. At all three locations I have had experienced teachers who are will to help when needed. The teachers are very warm and welcoming, and the classes are not intidiating at all! The flow of each class is great! I leave feeling like I got more than just a great work out. I always feel relaxed and refreshed, even covered in sweat :)
Caorepower is what it is (don't you hate it when people say that?).
I just want to address the criticisms of Corepower I see written here. I started doing yoga a couple years ago. My first class was at Samadhi. I then went to Coprepower, and have gone there several times a week consistently since then. Corepower is what it is. The instructors are all young and relatively inexperienced. They cover the same set of asanas, and do not go beyond that. They do not teach anything but asana. There is no spiritual component. There are few if any adjustments done. Corepower classes are slightly heated, but below the level of bikram studios.
I went back to Samadhi last week, because I just wanted to compare. I went into a level 2 class. It seemed designed for absolute beginners, or maybe for those with a few classes under their belts. They taught the same asanas and went through the same routine as a level 2 class at Corepower. It was slower, although it was vinyasa. The instructor gave me one adjustment, which I appreciated, but that was it. Nothing more was taught, nothing discussed. Samadhi was not heated.
I do have a problem with Corepower's corporate design, but that is my own problem. I've heard it snobily referred to by another studio's teacher as "Corporatepower." But what are we to expect? I have no answer. But to me yoga applied to American capitalism is seriously depressing. I try not to think about it. And I keep going there. Corepower, like other places, brings joy to people's lives. There is nothing wrong with that.
Anyway, Corepower is fine for what it is. Just give it a try, give other places a try, compare. For me, I get more out of the Corepower classes and I feel I do at Samadhi. It is is only asana, though - just don't forget that. Asana is merely a component of yoga.
If anyone knows of a studio that teaches at a more advanced level, and goes into aspects of yoga beyond asana, please, tell me where it is.
C2 class is great. The Core Power 2 class is great and very beneficial. It makes me mentally and physically stronger so I can enjoy the sports I play (triathalons, lacrosse, mountian + road biking) better. It also relieves stress and helps me focus at work. I read the other reviews on here knocking this place because it's not "real" yoga and the instructors are novices. So, I tried yoga at another place that's supposed to be "real," and I personally thought it was boring. Whether or not CPY is "real," I don't care because the C2 class helps me and I find it fun, interesting and challenging. I do yoga because I enjoy it and it helps me. I DO NOT do yoga so I can put on some image that I'm some omnicient "yogi" anyway. Some of the instructors are great, some are not, so you should do a couple classes and figure out who you like. Also, some of the classes can be very crowded, especially after work. It would be nice if they limited the capacity, but it is what it is.
Share the Love... My Graditude to CorePower Yoga. There's something about the practice of yoga... the ability to spend time on your mat... to bring awareness without reaction... to observe... to honor... to challenge... to destress... to recreate... to surrender that I just can't get enough. I have CorePower to thank for the beginning of a beautiful journey. I truly appreciate the love exuding from the instructors and they have become my biggest fans, my inspiration, my friends. I love the community, the variety of workshops and the family that I have created. They are also extremely supportive of the yoga community and other community yoga studios. You get the feeling that they love all which I cannot say about other competing studios which is unfortunate. They really try to be the love, be the change that we so wish to see in this world... Thank you CorePower Yoga.
AWESOME variety of classes. I have practiced yoga for over 10 years, everything from Ashtanga to Bikram and I LOVE the corepower philosophy. I am a busy mom who owns her own business and I really like that corepower offers many different classes without having to make a 90 min. commitment, 1 hour is perfect and I love that they even offer a shorter 60 min version of "hot" yoga at the broomfield studio. I dont know about the other studios, but the new Broomfield studio is awesome. They could offer more times, but they are new and I believe after things get going they will add classes to complete thier schedule. I think the instructors could be a little more consistent (somedays there are amazing instructors while others are marginal) Overall though I love it and recommend it!
Cliquey yoga hotties and egotistical gurus. Ego trippn' galore! Some of the teachers are good but most are very inexperienced. After talking with a few instructors, I learned a bit about the company's business model and it is very apparent that Corepower is in the business for the money, not for the yoga. They are opening as many studios in as many states as possible, and most of the instructors come from the Corepower teacher training class which is only 200 hours long. (A few of the instructors said that they have been shorted pay from the managment as they are paid on a per class basis!) They cram as many people in the studio as possible and during the evening classes I was literally 1 inch away from someone else's mat in all directions. Also, during the summer they fail to adjust the thermostat in the studios. The temperature was too much as a handful of students walked out of the room nearly fainting.
Great Place-Lots of fun. I don't understand why people don't like this place. I get individual attention and get adjusted in class all the time. This was one of the first places I went to for yoga and now it is the only one. The classes are fun, a great workout, and relaxing. I really feel in touch with my yoga energy here. My recommendation is to try the early morning classes, they are cheap and not crowded and they make your day go by much better!!
Too crowded...no individual attention. Three year ago I went here every day and loved it. I felt a connection with the teachers and was adjusted in class daily. Now, I will never return. They have allowed it to become way too crowded (there have actaully been times where someone else's mat has been on top of mine!), there's no interaction between students and teachers, there is no adjusting, it doesn't feel like this studio is interested in whether or not I do the postures correctly, and there isn't really very much variety in the classes offered. They are offered at a lot of different times, but they are basically the same 2 classes - hot (bikram) or power. I don't recommend Core Power Yoga unless you just want a workout and you are not a beginning yoga student.
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