CorePower Yoga studios keep popping up all around Boston, with one of the newer locations conveniently located right in the heart of Fenway. At CorePower Yoga’s Fenway location, the studio, classes, and instructors are consistent with what you would expect from the franchise. The Yoga Sculpt class followed the exact same format as every other CorePower in the city and instruction was comparable. All locations are sure to provide a good consistent sweat with quality experience.
Yoga Sculpt is generally the same at all CorePower locations, including Fenway. You begin class with a yoga-style warm-up and quickly progress through a series of yoga poses utilizing light weights. The combo of yoga poses and weights makes for a solid burn. With 3lb dumbbells over our heads, we flowed through Warrior, Warrior 2, and held chair pose for an excruciatingly long time. Then we put the DB’s down and upped the cardio with some body weight exercises – jumping jacks, air squats, push-ups. We rounded out class with a core series and a light yoga flow. Oh, and did we mention that we did all of this in a heated studio? To say we were drippin’ is an understatement!
Michael had a very chill vibe. He calmly led us through the challenging class, offering us modifications throughout the way. Michael did a good job of instructing the class, but he didn’t offer any hands-on modifications.
CorePower’s Fenway location brings you the same quality, cleanliness, and atmosphere as the other CorePower locations throughout the city. The location has two yoga studios, large bathrooms, changing rooms and lots of lockers. However, only one shower in the women’s room. Not ideal for a before work gym session. It would probably be a sh*t show getting ready.
1282 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215 Fenway Yoga $$$
CorePower Yoga Fenway
Fenway Yoga, HIIT $$$
1282 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
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Hands down Steph is our favorite Yoga Sculpt instructor. Her music is on point (seriously, where does she find all the best remixes?) Above all, her ability to perfectly time the movements in class to the beat of the music makes all the difference. When she tells you to speed up your squats at the same time the beat drops, no questions asked our booties are hitting the floor. Steph strikes a great balance between the intensity of a bootcamp style class with the flexibility you find in a yoga class. She pushes her students to work hard but also offers variations for those who need it. You can find Steph at both Ink Block and Packards Corner CorePower locations. Don’t be surprised to see a packed class, as she’s known for being one of the best in Boston.
Jennifer Seabolt recently relocated to Boston from Hawaii and is new to the CorePower Yoga scene but don’t let that dissuade you from taking her class. We love the practice she brought with her. We give this class an A+. Her music was perfectly timed with the flows, the sequencing was fluid and her cues were spot on. Highlights of Jenn’s class were when we switched from flowing to belly up core the beat turned up and pushed us through while our abs screamed. Now that is perfect timing. The sign of a great teacher is offered variations for yogi’s of all skill levels, Jenn did just that. Welcome to Boston Jenn!
If anyone can adapt to adversity, it’s Sophie. First the music cut out on her which was quickly followed by the heat. But she didn’t waver which is a great sign of a seasoned instructor. She acknowledged the issues and moved on with class. She made adjustments to her sequences in order to lessen the impact of a cold room, we thank her for that. Overall the poses flowed together from one to the next, but there were definitely a few sequences that just didn’t seem to work. We chalk that up to the aforementioned challenges.
We’re fan-girling hard over Majesta! She is one of the managers at the Ink Block location who helped open the new studio. Majesta brings a fun, high energy vibe to her class. Her C2 class is tough, like pouring sweat arms shaking kinda tough. Don’t’ get us wrong we love that but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Majesta class will also push you to new deeper levels with your yoga practice. Her sequences move quickly working up your heart rate and demanding focus. Her abs section is a total killer (keep it coming!). And the inversion is tricky but so much fun to play around with- crow to headstand back to crow- yeah we’re still working on perfecting that one.
Tim’s friendly and energetic personality makes his C2 class approachable. This is a class were all the students enthusiastically say hello when Tim walks into the studio. He starts out his class giving his yogis an overall focus for the class. Focus can be on broad topics such as Balance or more specifically on Chaturanga arms. In either case, this approach showcases the knowledge and thought he puts into every class. And it doesn’t stop there every sequence, music selection, and inversion tie back to the class focus, we appreciate this deeper level of understanding that Tim brings to his yoga classes.
If you struggle to get yourself to class first thing on a Monday morning then we recommend Melissa’s morning class. Her soothing voice eases you into poses a little slower, acknowledging the time of day and that your body needs time to adjust. Her class is a great intro for yogis who are new to C2, she focuses on poses that help to build your foundation and steers clear of the wacky inversions. Melissa opts for adding in unexpected difficulty to her yoga flows. An unassuming crescent lunge leads into a warrior 3 which then turns to eagle pose, all requiring core balance and concentration.
Ashley’s C1 class is the perfect spot for a CorePower newbie or perhaps a more experienced yogi that wants to get back to basics. She has a no fuss approach to yoga, you’re there to move and breath. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow. The sequences were simple yet intentional. She breaks down all the poses into mini steps giving new students the chance to experiment with their comfort level while the more experienced yogi is encourage to move right into the pose.
Emily’s class and teaching style is nothing crazy or out of the ordinary. She delivers a solid sweaty vinyasa flow. She worked in varying degrees of difficulty throughout the flow. Emily has that yoga glow, her radiant personality is infectious; you could tell she was genuinely happy to be teaching class.
Kristina’s class is kick ass! Her 75 minute C2 class flew by and that’s not an easy thing. Her style of teaching is motivational yet calming. You want to push yourself no one is pushing you. It’s clear Kristina knows what she is talking about, referring to poses both by their English and Sanskrit name. We love this level of education Crow sounds that much more beautiful when referred to as Bakasana. Her class had great rhythm, alternating between high intensity and restorative poses. With her adjustments and guidance, we found previously unattainable postures…hello hurdlers!
Jessie’s class brings it in a BIG way. As RuPaul says, “you better work.” The mix of hip-hop, rap, and EDM music she plays keeps the energy high throughout class and pushes you to hold that pose a few breaths longer. We have become regulars at Jessie’s class, who doesn’t love a yoga class that relaxes you mentally while burns serious calories? Jessie keeps it interesting, most weeks changing up both her Sun-A and Sun-B sequences. While you’ll do familiar poses she’ll usually add a twist to it, whether that be an arm variation or a cool transition. One of our favorite things about Jessie’s class is she often teaches brand new (to us) poses. We love the opportunity Jessie’s class gives us to deepen our yoga practice by introducing new poses. At the end of classes, she offers to chat and take pose requests, definitely take her up on that! Jessie has an awesome yoga Instagram account, check it out for some serious pose envy @theyogihuntress.