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ABOUT US

Performance yoga gear and online yoga classes for functional fitness.

func·tion·al fit·ness | noun | a type of training to help you move better, perform better, and feel better in the activities you love most. Trains your muscles to move safely and efficiently, so that you can minimize injury, and be the better you.

Body By Yoga began as a way to bring the many benefits of yoga to everyone—regardless of fitness level. Body By Yoga is for true beginners, avid yogis, hardcore body builders, and runners alike. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, you can work toward a stronger and better version of yourself. Our classes and products for YOU. Come practice with us and see how you much you can grow.

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What is yoga for functional fitness?

Body By Yoga focuses on the physical benefits of yoga to help you move better, feel better, and perform better. Our anatomy-based, technique-driven classes are created for functional strength, mobility, weight loss, rest day recovery, injury rehabilitation, pain relief, and more!

About Our Teaching Style

Fitness focus.

Body By Yoga focuses on the physical benefits of yoga to help you move better, feel better, and perform better. Our anatomy-based, technique-driven classes are created for functional strength, mobility, weight loss, rest day recovery, injury rehabilitation, pain relief, and more!

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Created for the inflexible.

Every class provides modifications for anyone who can’t touch their toes. Great for those who are brand new to fitness as well as anyone who works out and has tight muscles. 

Straight to the point instruction.

Mindfulness matters. It can help improve your focus, your game, and your inner calm. We just don’t add that to any of our classes. We focus on the physical benefits of yoga with specific tips like which muscles to engage and where you should (and shouldn’t) be feeling each exercise.

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Part workout, part physical therapy session, and part educational experience.

Our classes are a workout first and foremost, no matter the level, but you’ll also learn the benefits of every pose while you practice. You’ll never wonder if you’re doing a pose correctly, or why you’re doing it in the first place.

Teaching vs Preaching.

Sometimes an early morning stretch is just that: a great way to to open up your hips, alleviate back pain, and improve your mobility for the day. We do not add themes like gratitude, balance, or unity to our classes. We like those ideas. We support those ideas. We just don’t think they need to be a part of your workout.

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Targeted routines for every goal.


Instead of a one size fits all approach to yoga, we have different classes for specific goals. Need yoga for back pain? Check. Looking for a short morning workout? Check. Yoga for running? For weight loss? For recovering in between workouts? Yep, we have those too. Select the yoga class that matches your goals and level of fitness.

Our Unique Style Of Yoga

Slow Burn Power Yoga

We’ve created a unique style of yoga called Slow Burn Power Yoga which combines Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Power Yoga with bodyweight exercises and physical therapy.

Typical yoga classes use fast moving flows to add a “cardio” element to yoga. With less time for cues in between poses, most yoga classes tend to focus almost exclusively on the breath, which is great for stress relief and improving breathing, but has little application to proper muscle engagement. Instead, we recognize that most of our students can get better cardio from walking, running, and sports.

That’s why our classes move a little slower and emphasize proper technique above all else in order to give you the time to open up your muscles, find the right modifications and adjustments, and work deeper into challenging poses. The result is a low impact bodyweight training program that is going to push you. If you weren’t sure you could sweat from yoga then you better think again!

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Why Cork?

Why cork? It’s slip-resistant, provides the perfect blend of comfort & support, and absorbs sweat to help you get the best possible workout you can while on the mat. Cork is also naturally anti-microbial and comes from a sustainable, renewable source. We should mention that it looks amazing too!

Our Team

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Meet Dean.

Dean Pohlman is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor who created this unique style of yoga in order to better address the unique needs for those seeking the physical benefits of yoga.

Dean is widely considered to be an authority on yoga for beginners and is a DK Publishers author with books on Yoga For Athletes and Yoga For Men. Dean has been featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Men’s Health, The Chicago Sun, New York Magazine, and many more major news media outlets.

 

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Meet Paul.

Paul, a Body By Yoga co-founder, is living proof that yoga can help you go from couch potato to workout addict. Paul got started with Body By Yoga after trying out numerous yoga studios, but never feeling comfortable with group classes. Searching for a way to lose weight and build strength around a chronic back injury, Paul helped launch Body By Yoga to bring the many benefits of yoga to everyone—regardless of fitness level! Nowadays, there’s no fitness activity that Paul won’t try and he continues to push his body in new ways everyday.

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Our Mission

Body By Yoga was born out of a mission to help bring fitness and movement to everyone in a welcoming, all-inclusive way. Movement has touched our lives in so many positive ways. Now we want to share those benefits!

Join over 50,000 of our students and see the Body By Yoga difference yourself. For Free.

Most students see results after just their first class. Start practicing with us today for free for 14 days and see how yoga can help you achieve your fitness goals.

OUR PROMISE.

Part workout, part physical therapy session, and part educational experience, we’ll teach you the type of yoga that will help improve your performance, make you stronger, and help prevent injury. Here’s what else you can expect.

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Energy and Focus For The Entire Day
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Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention
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Core Strength
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Reduce Pains and Aches, Relieve Stiffness
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Stronger Spine and Back Strength
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Tone and Lengthen Muscles
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Improve Performance in Sports
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    We want to keep you safe!

    Please consult your physician, assess your fitness level, and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program, nutrition plan, and/or using any equipment.

    Body By Yoga provides a variety of exercise programs, some of which are physically demanding and high-intensity in nature. For this reason, you must listen to your body, use common sense, take breaks, and hydrate as needed to avoid injury. If at any time you feel any discomfort, pain, dizziness, light-headedness, shortness of breath, or nausea, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician. Incorrect or excessive training can result in serious injury or death.

    When doing any outdoor workouts or activities, be aware of your surroundings and avoid anything that could hurt you or disrupt your exercise, especially when walking or running in public areas such as sidewalks and streets.

    If you have any unique or special medical conditions, such as if you’re pregnant, have diabetes or asthma, or if you have a history of knee, ankle, hip, shoulder or spinal (back or neck) problems, you must consult your physician to understand all potential risks and complications of using our exercise programs, nutrition plans, and/or equipment, and receive approval from them to proceed before beginning. Failure to do so could result in significant injury to you and others (including, if applicable, your unborn child). By engaging in any exercise program, nutrition plan, and/or using any equipment, you assume all dangers, hazards and risks of injury or death.

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    FITNESS EQUIPMENT PRESENTS HAZARDS WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH

    Certain programs may utilize equipment, such as yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, chairs, foam rollers, and other equipment which, if not used correctly, could lead to serious injury or death. Carefully review all safety, care and use instructions and manuals prior to beginning.

    For your safety, you must:

    Use any equipment shown in the workouts only as demonstrated, using proper form.
    Inspect any equipment for wear or damage prior to each use and refrain from using any equipment that appears damaged, worn or defective.
    Keep children, pets and any other obstacles away from equipment and exercise area at all times.
    Always use a secure, proper, and stable anchor for any equipment that requires hanging or attaching.
    Always exercise caution during use of any equipment to make sure you do not lose your grip or control, such as making sure your hands are not wet or sweaty.
    Ensure exercise bands are firmly secure and assembled to prevent slipping, snapping, recoiling and injury to yourself or anyone else.
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