Whether your focus is mind, body or soul, these local offerings will help you start the new year off right.
Breathe is kicking off 2021 with a meditation challenge—prizes included.
This D-Town wellness studio specializes in meditation practices, but offers just about every holistic experience under the sun—from ayurveda to vibrational sound therapy. New services include a yoga nidra class, therapeutic massages and astrology readings, in addition to new workshops like the Full Moon Ceremony and Cacao Circle. Many courses are now available online, including the vision board workshop and intro to meditation class. To reset for the new year, founders Jenn Moulaison and Chelsey Charbeneau recommend clearing out the stress and negative energy of 2020 with a healing session, either crystal bed therapy or reiki. And, as always, the two gurus emphasize the importance of establishing and maintaining a meditation routine. 4131 Lomo Alto Drive, 972.850.9894, breathemeditationandwellness.com
Founded by former Dallas Mavericks dancer Cristin Caulfield, this cardio dance studio is open to all ages and skill levels. With a focus on toning and sculpting, the East Dallas fitness center uses fast-paced music and personalized instruction to keep every workout challenging yet fun. “Our newest class is cardio hip-hop,” says the owner. “We dance to a continuous mix of music and learn a combo in a nonstop, add-on-style format—it’s a killer workout for the body and the brain.” In addition to offering private and semiprivate lessons, the studio recently launched a streaming platform for those who aren’t comfortable coming to in-person classes just yet. Pro tip: For anyone who’s curious about dance-based fitness but never had the courage to try a class, this new virtual option is a great starting point. 9440 Garland Road, Ste. 186, 469.674.5096, caulfieldsdancefitness.com
At Breathe, clients are encouraged to try various crystals while meditating.
Get your sweat on at this new Knox District concept, which blends yoga-based fitness with infrared heat and upbeat tunes. The studio boasts four 60-minute class options: power vinyasa yoga, Inferno set flow yoga, yoga sculpt and Inferno HIIT. The infrared heating system helps to increase blood flow, raise heart rate, boost metabolism, burn calories and reduce pain and inflammation, while the music-driven environment is designed to encourage students to push through. With pandemic-era protocols in mind, the studio was built with an air-purification ionization system that kills bacteria, viruses and mold, as well as antimicrobial floors that are also shock-absorbent. For yogis wanting to kick it up a notch, this is your place. 4514 Travis St., Ste. 201, 469.687.0088, ritualoneyoga.com
Photography by: photos by Stephen Karlisch