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Yoga classes for people who hate yoga

Because you want to sweat, not snore.


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The New Year is upon us and there's a good chance that you’re one of the many who have pledged to improve their well-being, inside and out. Unfortunately, the weather this time of year can leave you gym-bound, and if you're already experiencing treadmill fatigue, we've got some yoga studio options that are bound to shake things up in your routine.

Yin & Yang Yoga: South End loft community Ink Block brings instructors Liza Wetzel and Kyle Carbone for a collaborative vinyasa flow workshop on a regular basis. The two-teacher classes allow for double the hands-on instruction for perfectionists looking for a little extra guided attention when achieving the ideal Om.
300 Harrison Ave., moveit.com

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Glow Yoga: Allston’s new multi-tier community center Pop Allston has a 60-minute asana practice with YogaHub that encourages you to give the right side of your brain a work out as well. Utilize the complimentary neon body paints and glow sticks before stepping in the blacklight room for a trippy but tranquilizing experience for the mind and body.
89 Brighton Ave., Allston, 617-254-7564, popallston.com

Hip Hop Yoga: Back Bay’s ever-popular warm room hip-hop classes are less about pose and breath perfection, and more about finding flow. The classes are offered several times each week, and are occasionally pegged as a battle between artists — think Beyonce versus Jay-Z — leaving you to figure out an entirely different brand of balance.
364 Boylston St., 617-375-9642,yogaworks.com/location/back-bay


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Yoga for Athletes:If Child’s Pose is like child’s play for you, there’s a specific yoga class for athletes who are on-hold during the winter months. At the East Side Yoga in South Boston, the Vinyasa session focuses on the hips, hamstrings core for endurance-enhancing strength and mobility next time you hit the track.
584 E Broadway, South Boston,617-269-1800,east-sideyogaandfitness.com