Peak Power Yoga & Wellness
Peak Power Yoga & Wellness is nestled in Ojai, close to Rainbow Bridge and the Sunday morning Farmers Market. Owner Ellen Bain’s positive vibes will make your morning.
The inspiration for the studio came from Ellen’s love of both hot power yoga and of Foundation Training. Rather than leaving the Ojai Valley for these types of classes, she wanted to bring them to Ojai. Staying true to her vision, Ellen worked closely with the business styling team, OHI Home to create her ideal space featuring a radiant infrared heat system and officially opened her doors on April 24.
Classes at the studio include a heated, challenging, yet accessible 60-minute Power Flow, Foundation Training, as well as Foundation Training and Power Yoga fusion classes (called Fo-Flow). Ellen is a recently-certified Foundation Training instructor who brings nearly two decades of training in Power Yoga with her mentors Beryl Bender Birch and Baron Baptiste.
Ellen describes Foundation Training as a series of 19 corrective exercises designed by Dr. Eric Goodman to bring us back to our natural posture and movement patterns. Foundation Training uses a combination of powerful movements, intentional poses, and conscious breathing work to activate the muscles in your posterior chain.
Other instructors include Molly Supple, Susie Longwill, and Kirby Slavin. In addition to the studio classes, Peak Power Yoga & Wellness offers free weekly group hikes in the nearby Topa Topa Mountains. I recommend this fun and friendly heated studio for Ojai residents and visitors alike; when you go, bring water, towel, and a yoga mat.