Yoga and Total Body Wellness at Dantian Studio
Tuesday May 6, 2014see more by christy
Have you ever walked in somewhere…and immediately felt at peace? This rarely happens to me (probably because I always have two kiddos in tow)…but it did this week, and I have to share. When I stepped into Dantian Studio, subtle candles were lit, soft instrumental music was playing, it was bright and airy, and I was looking at lovely little inspirational sayings and artwork on the wall.
The craziness of my morning started to fade. My blood pressure started to lower.
Dantian Studio is a beautiful wellness studio in Costa Mesa that specializes in small group fitness classes, as well as traditional and newly emerging natural therapies, which focus on a client’s complete well-being. And, here’s the great news – Dantian Studio is offering a FREE fitness class to anyone who mentions this Tiny Oranges blog!
Fitness at Dantian Studio
Jaime Hynes, Dantian Studio’s owner, has created a very tranquil, very intimate studio space. She wants to make sure that every client receives personal attention. This means small fitness classes, hand-picked instructors and attention to detail…down to working with you on your correct alignment in class.
I had the opportunity to chat with Jaime about her philosophy on total health and well-being, and it was refreshing to hear how passionate she is about health – for people of all ages. She’s a mama too, so she’s all too familiar with the typical craziness we moms take on each day.
I found out that “dantian” actually means “energy center.” And, that’s the focus of this studio: “The positive energy center. Relax your mind. Strengthen your body. Heal your soul.”
Next up, I took a Yoga Pilates class with Michelle, and let me tell you – every knot and kink in my body was released, my breathing was regulated, and I felt centered (which was good…because after class I had carpools, homework time with my daughter, a scheduled playdate, and a volunteer commitment.)
To begin, Michelle asked me about my fitness background and if I had any questions or concerns before we started class – I found this really helpful, because I do have some past injuries that I baby.
Then, the instruction itself was relaxed and tailored to my needs. Because they keep the classes so small (no more than 8-10 people per class at a time…and sometimes smaller), you really get that personal attention. The morning I took class, I had the awesome chance to have a one-on-one with Michelle, so I really enjoyed a class that was tailored to my needs.
The fitness room is light, airy, clean, and comfy. The floor is cushiony, soft music is playing, and water is available in the room. I was a little nervous at first…it had been quite awhile since I had done anything that resembled Yoga…but Michelle helped me relax and go at my body’s pace. At this studio, they cater to all levels.
My little man even got in on the Yoga fun toward the end!
Dantian Studio also has a Pilates Reformer room…with just four reformer machines. This is on purpose – those small classes and personal attention is a priority at this studio.
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Yes, they have childcare
There is childcare available if you need to bring your child with you. It’s a cute little room with comfy beanbag chairs, a playmat, stuffed animals, coloring book and crayons, and bags of toys. Great for smaller-aged kids. When you register online for class, make sure to register for babysitting, too. They are happy to provide childcare when needed for class.
And, there’s more…
Not only do they offer small fitness classes, but they also provide holistic, healing therapies, body treatments, aesthetic services, massage therapy, and waxing and eyelash extensions. Pamper yourself, and check out all of their services!
Dantian Studio’s Promo – Try a FREE Class!
Just mention this blog, and enjoy a free fitness class or Pilates Reformer class…PLUS babysitting! Visit their class schedule page and look for the class you want. Register online (for BOTH the fitness class and babysitting request), and when you walk into the studio, just let the front desk know you are a Tiny Oranges reader to get the complimentary class.