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One of the best things about Mindbody, is it allows you to find some super cool and unique wellness experiences you otherwise might not have known about. In fact, it’s through Mindbody, that our San Diego employees found out about VibeFlow Yoga.
Just a few miles up the road from the Mindbody SD office, this unique Del Mar studio is centrally located and easy to access (literally right off the 5 and close enough to the ocean you can smell it). And when we heard about their vibrating yoga plates, we just had to ask.
So, what the heck is VibeFlow yoga? We synced up with VibeFlow’s Operations Manager, Lori Cavallo, to get some answers.
VibeFlow Yoga is a revolutionary yoga studio located in Del Mar, CA. It incorporates whole-body vibration technology and an audio immersion experience into the traditional yoga practice.
VibeFlow Yoga offers 3 different classes: VibeFlow Foundations, VibeFlow Vinyasa, and VibeFlow Power. All of the classes are 55 minutes in length. The vibration plate is turned on for 20-25 minutes of the class. No matter what your level of yoga experience is, we have a class that is suitable for you. Someone should consider taking a VibeFlow yoga class because not only will they experience the many benefits of practicing yoga, but they will also have the luxury of reaping the benefits of whole-body vibration technology. Some of these benefits include increasing strength & balance, improving flexibility and circulation, improving bone mineral density, aids against osteoporosis, improving joint & back pain, reducing the stress hormone cortisol, and improving mental focus & clarity.
We opened back up on June 17th, and our website’s FAQ page details all the new policies and procedures we’ve implemented. We’ve gone above and beyond with our in-studio cleaning protocols, including having the Microshield 360 process done.
We are starting outdoor classes this coming Saturday 7/11 and our livestream classes will be back on the schedule starting 7/13. The students that have come back to the studio have been amazing—we all missed the benefits that the vibration plates provide. We have been very flexible with our members and understand that some are not yet ready to exercise indoors. We are looking forward to the outdoor and virtual options for them but can’t wait for the day when we can have full classes again in the studio.
Wellness is not just the absence of illness. Wellness includes being whole and in your right mind. Being mentally alert and aware, physically active and able to perform daily tasks, and spiritually grounded. Wellness could also include having healthy, meaningful and impactful relationships.
Our wellness philosophy is to meet people where they’re at and help them on their own personal journey towards health and wellness, through the practice of VibeFlow Yoga.
We would first find out why they are nervous…is it the yoga or the vibration technology that has them feeling uncomfortable? We would let them know in either case, that there is no need to be nervous about coming to VibeFlow Yoga. We take great care in getting to know our students and understanding what their individual goals and needs are. We spend time with them before their first class introducing them to the vibration plate, getting them set up with their headset, and also introducing them to their instructor. Our instructors pay attention to any injuries or limitations they may have and offer options to provide the best experience possible. We have an extremely welcoming and friendly staff who strive to make every guest comfortable and at ease.
• Get ready for an amazing experience!
• Wear comfortable yoga clothing
• Pre-register and arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class
• Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and small towel
• Bring a friend!
The main thing that we tell our students is to drink a lot of water or a hydration drink with electrolytes throughout the day/night after class. The vibration has a detoxifying effect as it helps to drain the lymphatic system, so it is important to hydrate after. An interesting side note is that the vibration technology also aids in recovery, so VibeFlow Yoga is a great place to come when you are doing other fitness activities that cause a lot of soreness. A VibeFlow Yoga class will assist in your recovery and alleviate that pain quicker.
I begin every day by spending between 20-30 minutes doing a devotional and praying. I workout at Orangetheory Fitness or the gym four to five days a week, and I do VibeFlow Yoga four to five days a week, typically after my workouts. I like to surf and train martial arts (schedule permitting). I belong to a business peer group, journal, and read.
I professionally practice wellness by living what I do. I take time to pour into my employees, especially my leadership teams. We’ll do group outings, and I spend one-on-one time with each member of our leadership team. Each year my team and I will go through a book together, and we will discuss takeaways from each chapter, and how to apply them to our lives/career.
We always recommend that students start with VibeFlow Foundations. No matter what their level of yoga experience is, this will be their first time incorporating it with whole-body vibration. Because a majority of our members are new to yoga, and because we have been open just 6 months, the VibeFlow Foundations classes have been our most attended so far.
People have questions about all of our classes mainly because we are introducing something to them that they have never seen so there is always that curiosity and possible doubt. The minute we turn the vibe plate on during the onboarding process, these questions turn into excitement and they can’t wait to experience it in class. The feeling that the vibration gives to you is difficult to describe with words only, so we just encourage people to give it a try and the overwhelming majority love it!
Arrive – feeling welcomed, at ease, greeted with a smile, and impressed with the cleanliness and beauty of the studio
During – leaving all distractions behind, immersed in the music and the beautiful space that the studio provides, feeling the vibrations go through their body and recognizing the differences in how they feel at that moment compared to when they came in, and how present they are during class.
Leaving – knowing that they just had a great experience and that they want to implement VibeFlowYoga into their weekly routine. We want them to be excited to sign up for their next class.
At VibeFlow Yoga we know to be successful we must do three things very well:
1. Provide the best customer service
2. Provide the best member experience
3. Create a culture community that makes them want to come back
What’s next for VibeFlow Yoga is to bring it to the LA and OC markets, and open our second studio in San Diego.
Wellness – requires action, and intentionality, that’s driven by a purpose to live out the rest of your life so that it can be the best of your life.
Myself – I’m committed to having a positive impact on the lives of as many people as I can, who are willing to try something new and innovative in pursuit of feeling, looking, and performing their best.
VibeFlow Yoga – To open as many studios as I can to make VibeFlow Yoga available to as many people as possible to receive all of the life-changing benefits that VibeFlow Yoga has to offer. To become part of our amazing community, the VibeTribe!
So, if you read all that and you’re still not ready to sign up for a class quite yet, don’t worry. We tried it first, and we’re here to tell you how it went. Already sold? Great. Book a class on Mindbody now!
It’s safe to say, the way we conquer our daily routines has changed drastically over the last few months. The way we perform our jobs, how we socialize—even the way we workout—have flipped from in-person, group settings to virtual platforms to keep us safe and healthy. There's no denying that navigating this new normal has certainly come with its ups and downs, to say the least. In fact, a recent survey revealed one-third of Americans said this pandemic has caused more stress and anxiety in their lives, which isn’t surprising given the circumstances.
With anxiety levels at a high, people need relaxation, self-care, and movement more than ever. Enter yoga.
Yoga has long been touted for its amazing ability to calm the mind and help folks stay in-tune with their body—which is probably why more and more people are embracing an at-home practice.
Whether you’re looking for a powerful Vinyasa class to help kickstart your morning or yearning for a gentle, evening flow to wind down after a busy workday, taking a yoga class is now more accessible than ever. With 91% of group fitness studios offering or planning to offer live stream and/or on-demand classes, those who are ready to get their asana on have plenty of yoga classes to try all over the country.
While there’s no place like om, most of us could go for a little virtual vacation right now. I know I could! Ready to get a taste of what yoga classes are like all over the country? Here are the U.S. cities with the most virtual yoga classes available.
It seems poetic that Chicago hits our number one spot on this list because it was the first city in America that was introduced to yoga back in 1893. Swami Vivekananda presented yoga at the World Parliament of Religions and made a speech on the concept of body, spirit, and mind. It seems the presentation made a lasting impression on the city.
Try getting your Zen on with one of these studios:
• The Lab Yoga
• Bottom Line Yoga
• Bare Feet Power Yoga
Everyone knows that Washington DC is where you can visit some of the world’s most famous monuments, memorials, and museums. But you may be surprised to learn that it also offers one of the most robust libraries of virtual classes to help yogis sample some classes at the nation’s capital.
Houston is one of the most culturally diverse cities in America—in fact, you can folks speaking 145 different languages and thousands of restaurants serving up food from more than 70 countries. If those facts have you working up quite an appetite, feel free to indulge. They also have plenty of virtual yoga classes available to help you torch some calories.
Did you know one of the first businesses to open in the City of Brotherly Love was a brewery in 1683? If you’re familiar with the ever-evolving trends of yoga, then you have most likely heard of or participated in beer yoga sesh. Get ready to try yoga the Philly way by cracking a cold one and doing some downward dogs in the comfort of your own home at the end of the day.
New York City is home to 8.4 million people, making it the most densely populated city in the entire nation. With that many people, you know there must be a ton of yogis looking to relax from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Start spreading the news and flowing with some of the most dedicated yogis in the U.S.—there are a ton of virtual yoga classes to choose from in the Big Apple.
Get ready to make some virtual yoga neighbors. Did you know that Columbus, Ohio is considered the heart of the country? The reason for that is because nearly half of the America’s residents live within a 600-mile radius of the city. Ready to put your heart and soul into your at-home yoga practice? Then check out what this city has to offer virtually.
San Diego is known as one of the happiest cities in America—mainly because of the beautiful weather, picturesque beaches, and the abundance of yoga classes available. While a vacation to this area may not be in the books for this year, you can certainly flow with the best of them by booking a virtual class at a San Diego studio.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the yoga studios offering virtual classes to help you stay fit, healthy, and calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these offerings inspire you to either start a new at-home practice or are helping you seasoned yogis continue your path to wellness. Interested in seeing what other cities are hosting a bevy of online yoga classes? The options on Mindbody are endless—literally!