Core Energy Yoga Review
Not to be confused with CorePower Yoga! While CPY is a major chain with hundreds of locations, Core Energy has 1 location in Overland Park, KS. However, the vibes at Core Energy are different than CPY as it feels much more homey and less corporate. Another difference is that Core Energy offers power vinyasa yoga, yin-restore yoga, and no yoga sculpt. Core Energy's vinyasa class is heated and more challenging, while yin is slow, relaxed, and chill focusing on long holds and stretching.
On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best, based on the energy of the class, the intensity level, and overall vibe.
Energy of class: 4. I think Core Energy has a stronger spiritual vibe and feels more old-school than some yoga studios. The instructors usually play "yoga" music, meaning chill, relaxing tunes. I appreciate how there are no mirrors, so instead of staring at yourself the whole time, the idea is to turn inward (sense the spiritual vibes yet?) But like any hot yoga class, you will be sweating the whole time as you move through sequences and flows. Also, the instructor leads the class in 3 "om's" at the beginning & end of class. At first, I thought this was kind of strange, but I realized that it was really cool after all and it creates a sense of community. Not to mention, "om" is said to be the sound of the universe, talk about spiritual!
Intensity Level: 2. Obviously, the chiller of the two classes (yin) is not intense at all. However, the vinyasa class isn't super challenging, but definitely hard work.
Overall Vibe: 5. I really love the vibes at this studio. When you walk in and to the left you will see a whole wall lined with yoga mats. The studio sells a few products of merchandise, but not an overwhelming amount like other studios. If you want to talk about cult-level, this studio is welcoming with a deep sense of community and not "culty" at all like Soul Cycle is.
Has Parking? Yes
Need Sneakers or Props? No sneakers, but class-takers are encouraged to bring their own mat, blocks, and straps (due to pandemic) if they want.
Mat/Equipment? Bring mat, towel, and water- rentals no longer available due to COVID-19.
Has Shower/Locker Room? Usually yes, but no longer offered due to COVID-19.
Core Energy is a great yoga studio. It is very different than CorePower, but that isn't a negative thing at all. I highly recommend trying this studio out.
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Buddha image is mine, Om image from Kenzie Burke.