Gear Up

By Hannah Wallace November 4, 2011

I’m not sure when it happened but it is in fact November. With the holidays dangerously close it might be time to start planning for a little Zen, even get a jump on that New Year’s resolution you know you’re gonna make.

Let’s face it, often times the best motivator is to gear up and expand the athletic wear drawer. Hey, my theory (or justification) is whatever it takes to get to Yoga class.  Consider the words of Academy Award winning costume designer Edith Head:  “Life is competitive; clothes gird us for the competition.”

So, go forth and get some Yoga Zen…then, be sure to scroll down and find yourself an online or local class.  Or, check out the DVD by Jennifer Aniston’s Yogi, Mandy Ingber for $14.95….



DANCE! Headband

A chic little way to keep your hair in check while holding down dog or Uttanasana. It’s on sale for $9 + comes in other colors


It’s slightly dangerous for me to go to the Sarasota Magazine offices with the Lululemon shop beckoning as I step off the second floor elevators in the US Garage building.  I always seem to part with a bit of cash.


Priiti Crop Pant

These are a favorite Yoga pant of mine.  Not only are they comfy and breathable – they have a convenient little waist pocket to store a key and some coffee cash.



Manduka eQua Towel

For those Bikram diehards – a lightweight + quick drying mat towel



If you haven’t heard of this Yoga mat, yet, it’s a dream on the knees.  The Black Mat Pro is ¼” thick, 71” long and 26” wide – it’s your own Yoga island.

By the way, Lululemon regularly offers frees classes. Check their site, or sign up for their weekly emails here.



Go ahead; laugh at the Florida girl if you must for showing this puffy jacket. But, I love the idea of staying toasty after a class and the color is FAB!

Stella McCartney for adidas - Winter Sports Quilted Jacket @



Go all in; get the pants to go with the puffy jacket!

Stella McCartney for adidas - Studio Performance Seven-Eighth Tights

Spanx's Top-Notch Cami

If you want to err on the slender side (some times that pumpkin bread and those mashed potatoes can take a toll…) I'm so happy to share that Spanx has added activewear to their line. Yes. They. Did.   And, to make it even better - they offer free shipping both ways at

This is a nice, form-fitting crop--Shaping Compression Knee Pant.


Now that you have the gear – a few options for the classes

Rosemary Court ::

Prana Yoga ::

Bikram Yoga Sarasota ::

Apple Jelly Studios ::

Yoga from the Heart ::

Garden of the Heart Yoga Center ::

Yoga SRQ ::

Lululemon ::

Soul – A Yoga Sanctuary ::

Body Heat ::

Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala ::

Iyengar Yoga Sarasota ::

ReFLEX Dance and Yoga Arts ::

Venessa Yoga ::

Sarasota YMCA ::


No time to leave the house?  No prob.  Believe it or not, online Yoga classes are readily available:

Want a Jennifer Aniston Yoga body?  Her longtime instructor Mandy Ingber has a DVD series.


I’m always up for a new class  -- What’s your favorite Yoga Studio in town? 


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