Yoga can be intimidating to new students. Many people never set foot inside a yoga studio because of the preconceived notion that everyone there will be freakishly fit and flexible. Those who pass that initial hurdle and venture inside often find the Sanskrit and the Hindu deities a little overwhelming, or even at odds with their own culture and beliefs. Annmarie Rung, owner of Remix Yoga in Fountain Valley, recognized this obstacle. She wanted to provide a space that is accessible to those who have never done yoga but who could deeply benefit from its healing capacities.
Remix Yoga in Fountain Valley
The studio is simple and minimalistic. It features white walls and black floors in the front lobby and one long rectangular space for classes. Owner Annmarie Rung hopes that this space will allow students to feel safe and welcome in order to access their practice. She says, “Connecting to the breath is the most important part.”
The name “Remix” refers to the hybrid nature of the yoga classes taught here. The studio offers a traditional practice that is updated for the modern yogi. So far Remix offers 26 weekly classes, including Vinyasa Flow, Basic Flow (designed for beginners and those who want to focus on the basics), Pump N Pose (yoga with weights), and Stretch N Restore.
Annmarie has practiced vinyasa for many years. She recently hit a turning point in her practice when she discovered Kundalini Yoga. Annmarie says the healing that she’s garnered from Kundalini in the past year has been far greater than anything in her practice up to that point. When Annmarie experienced Kundalini Yoga firsthand, she wanted to share the practice. This is largely what drove her to open a studio.
On the schedule at Remix, you’ll find a Saturday morning Kundalini class as well as several “Ultimate Remix” classes throughout the week. This signature format combines Kundalini kriyas with Vinyasa and breath work. It is all set to contemporary music for a truly “old meets new” experience.
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Alisha Maxine is a yoga teacher, climber, world traveler, and handstand enthusiast.