The newest CorePower location in the Seaport District does not disappoint. It fits in perfectly with the luxe, up-and-coming neighborhood. The studio is tucked away from Seaport Boulevard, located on the ground floor of a fancy office building. But location is the only novelty with CorePower Seaport. You can expect the same consistency among the studio, workout and instructor that you find with the other Boston locations.
Our Yoga Sculpt practice began with a solid flow for warm-up. It was one of those 1 degree mornings in Boston, so we happily welcomed a deep stretch in the heated studio. After getting warm, we worked through a plank series. This included knees to nose, toe taps, mountain climbers and push-ups. Next we grabbed our weights and wen right into lower-body. Our instructor, Jemma, guided us through chair pose and air squats. These look easy. But once you’re on set 15, your lower body is shaking. And Jemma didn’t go easy on us.
What we enjoy most about Yoga Sculpt is the weighted arm series. It seems like arms are constantly incorporated into the flow. We love that. Especially as a supplement to spinning or running, where you aren’t focused as much on your upper extremities. But don’t be fooled – Yoga Sculpt does incorporate a solid amount of cardio. By the end of class, our heart rate was through the roof and we were dripping sweat. Not bad for a freezing cold Sunday morning.
Jordan’s approach to teaching yoga is sweet and supportive with a touch of adventure. Class started out pretty standard light stretching, child’s pose, the norm. Sun A is where things got a little interesting (in a good way) we started bending and twisting, preparing us for what Jordan promised would push us outside of our comfort zone. Sun B brought even deeper twists and backbends this time in crescent lunges for added difficulty. Throughout Sun B Jordan guided us through our breaths really giving us a true breath in each pose before moving on. Then came core which was no joke, Jordan kept us honest and our abs burned as a result. Our peak pose was not something we have ever tried before but with Jordan’s encouragement we went for (standing leg overhead to arm pose). Laughing is encourage in Jordan’s class so when the pose didn’t go quite as we hoped we laughed it off and enjoyed a few extra breaths in child’s pose.
The CorePower Seaport studio has the same exact amenities as the Fenway and Ink Block locations. The layout is just a little bit different. But you can expect two large studios, tons of lockers, cubbies, spacious bathrooms and one shower.
20 Bond Drive, Boston, MA 02210 Seaport District Yoga $$$
CorePower Yoga Seaport
Seaport District Yoga, $$$
20 Bond Drive, Boston, MA 02210
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It’s like Christmas morning when you find a new amazing yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga. Sarah’s class was everything we were looking for from a C2 yoga class. Her playlist was top notch, and went with the flow of class. Starting off easy in child’s pose then warming us up with a few Sun A salutations. Sarah seriously kicked up the intensity during the Sun B salutations, completing the third round by layering on added difficulty- crescent lunge, side twist, exalted warrior. Our core has been engaged and burning all class but the core section took it to the next level. In plank pose Sarah had has pull one knee into the same side arm raising the knee from bicep to wrist. The class energy stayed high as we work into our peak pose, moving into hurdler. Just when you think class is easing down we did one more modified round of Sun B. Then after a sweaty 55 minutes Sarah had us slow things down, lingering in half pigeon and finally reaching Savasana.
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!
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.
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.
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!