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Our Studio Experience
Heated Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Fitness. For beginner or advanced students, our classes are designed to improve your skill sets and challenge you along the way. Reduce stress, build strength, and increase flexibility to reach a greater sense of presence or “flow state”. Through breath, strength, and sweat, you will achieve the yoga experience you have been searching for. podFLOW 1 will build your vinyasa foundation and podFLOW 2 will increase the challenge. Our podHOT class is guaranteed to deliver a detoxifying sweat and leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. podFIT, taught to the beat and focused on strength, will improve your cardiovascular health and endurance. Yin yoga is a lovely way to unwind your mind and melt away the stress from your days. We are passionate about growing the yoga community in Gainesville, and we can’t wait to welcome you to your mat!
Our Philosophy & Science
Rooted in our mission, vision, values, and intention, we commit to help you build your physical skills, challenge your limits, and achieve a greater sense of presence. We offer a physically challenging, yet sustainable practice and utilize the science of flow states to achieve heightened levels of focus and attention. All Yoga Pod classes are suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and will guide you to a greater state of health, well-being, and connection. Each class will help you increase your body awareness, flexibility, and strength, while you also decrease stress and provide a platform for personal growth.
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Yoga Pod Gainesville
Yoga Pod is the hottest yoga and fitness studio in Gainesville! Winner of Gainesville Sun’s Best of the Best yoga studio back to back in 2019 and 2020, we’re thrilled to provide the most classes with the best teachers in Gainesville! Come experience the benefits of Yoga Pod.
Our sister brand, APEX, is located at our NW location. APEX is a high-intensity, low impact, machine based workout that will fire up your core to fuel every movement. This low impact, slow resistance training workout will elevate your physical conditioning to its highest point. Learn more about APEX here.
We believe our yoga studio is exactly what Gainesville needs right now. You may be asking yourself why three yogis from Boulder, Colorado, brought their studio to North Central Florida. Owner Alex Jarboe shares the story about how he and his partners chose Gainesville, FL for the next expansion of Yoga Pod.
Our schedule of classes includes a little something for everyone. From never stepping on a yoga mat to being an instructor-in-training, to loving the powerful flow and feeling the fitness burn, Yoga Pod has a class to suit your needs. Most of our classes are one hour, but we have some filtered into our schedule that give students some additional time on the mat or in an express format when demanded. Beginners can start in podFLOW 1, podFIT Express, podHOT or podHOT Express.
podBASICS provides tools and techniques necessary to build a safe and sustainable yoga practice and offers an opportunity for beginners to create a solid foundation. Class moves at a slow pace, allowing students time to explore alignment and fundamental aspects of the postures. Instruction and demonstration of proper body mechanics are provided as well as how to utilize props for support. Classes are set to 80 degrees with no added humidity.
podFLOW 1 is ideal for all yogis who are ready to start their yoga journey. It is a great class that focuses on setting an intention and then working through postures and sequences that increase flexibility and build strength all while challenging you along the way. The room temperature is set to 80 degrees with no added humidity.
Non-Heated podFLOW 2 classes, set to music, are dynamic and accessible, offering more challenging postures and variations based on the fundamentals of the podFLOW 1 classes. Teachers bring their own creative element to podFLOW 2, resulting in diverse and inspiring classes. Each class focuses on proper alignment techniques and safe and intelligent sequencing progressions. Classes are set to 80 degrees with no added humidity.
podFLOW 2 is a more intermediate or advanced level yoga class that builds on the sequence initiated in podFLOW 1. We kick it up a notch by adding heat, humidity, and challenge. The detoxification element of podFLOW 2 is unbeatable and the movement into flow provides a deep sense of presence. The room temperature is set to 95 degrees with 40 percent humidity.
Maybe you can’t get enough of the Florida heat and humidity, so you want to find a more direct route to sweat. We love sweat and highly encourage it during podHOT. This is another class for students of all levels and beginners. The room temperature is set to 105 degrees with 60 percent humidity! It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s yoga. It’s what we love and crave. Don’t forget your towel and water — you’ll definitely need them.
Check out our 60 minute classes or try our new podHOT Express 45 minute class; a perfect double after an APEX or podFIT Express class. Expect an expanded floor series to ensure a full-body experience. A towel is required and water is highly recommended. Please come to class well hydrated.
If you’re ready to switch up your routine and support your life with more fitness, you can kick up your practice a notch with a 45 minute podFIT Express class. Engage your core and use all muscle groups as you move through cardio and bodyweight exercises mixed with resistance training. This class doesn’t involve yoga, but that’s why we like it! It mixes up your routine to energize your body, build strength, and increase core stability… three things that will help accelerate change in your body. podFIT Express is definitely a fitness-focused class. So if you’re ready for a more laid-back yogic atmosphere, check out the next class. The room temperature is set to 85 degrees with 30 percent humidity.
Ready for flow, pumping music, and a fun yoga environment? You will love this class where the movements come alive. Feel the flow in Sweat, Heat, & Beatz. It’s a class that focuses more on flowing through the poses yet to decidedly “unyogic” music. Other classes help perfect alignment, but Sweat, Heat, & Beatz brings together all levels in a room where people can move to their own beat. We pump the heat and the music, take it back a notch on the cues and the verbiage, and let students zone in on their own meditative flow through the class. The room temperature is set to 95 degrees with 40 percent humidity.
Finally, students may be interested in a more relaxing class that helps increase joint mobility and improve flexibility. YIN classes offer just that for students of all levels. This class is relaxing, but the results are achieved through moderate intensity through long holds. Our teachers guide students to hold postures passively for 2-5 minutes in order to give the body time to ease into the new areas of flexibility and mobility; this gently stresses connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, and fascia). Your body will work hard to let go of its normal tension patterns, so we set the room at a comfortable 80 degrees, keep the music soft, and the lights down low.
If there’s anything you take away from these class descriptions, let it be that we LOVE beginners and provide a platform for all students, from first time to advanced. We invite anyone and everyone to come by the studio to experience Yoga Pod. That’s the best way to see what we’re all about.
Step into an inviting lounge area to begin your Yoga Pod experience. From there you can experience and connect with our instructors, staff, and other students
We welcome beginners, all levels and advanced practitioners.
At Yoga Pod in Gainesville, students experience:
- A welcoming community
- Classes for all levels
- 2 studio locations with 4 practice rooms
- State of the art infrared heating system, learn more from our co-owners
- State of the art colored lighting system to align chakras and your experience
- Locker rooms
- Over 140 classes per week
- Heated flow
- Hot yoga
- 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training
- Hot, Fitness, and Yin yoga teacher trainings
- Membership options
Yoga Teacher Training
We love helping students become the teachers. We offer a refreshingly unique twist on the traditional 200-hour training courses through our Yoga Alliance program.This program helps students expand their potential, ignite their hearts, and empower themselves.
Training focuses on a deepened sense of alignment understanding, applied anatomy, yogic history and philosophy, subtle energy of the body, practical teaching skills, and more.Students will walk away from the training with the skills they need to successfully lead a safe and powerful vinyasa flow yoga class.
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