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SXSW MINDBODY events
Fitness
Published Sunday Feb 10, 2019 by Devin Dilday

10 MINDBODY Events You Can’t Miss at SXSW

Yoga
Pilates
Kickboxing
Meditation
Bootcamp
Barre

Calling all creative professionals! Are you ready to descend on Austin for the annual SXSW Conference? From film to music, comedy and more, we are packing our bags— and our yoga mats—for the *best* interactive experience Texas has to offer. 

If you’re headed to SXSW, here’s our hit list of can’t miss MINDBODY events that can elevate your wellness game at the ultimate educational + experiential extravaganza. See y’all soon! 

 

Win some pretty cool stuff!

MINDBODY Austin Checklist 
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH - MONDAY, MARCH 18TH
Plan with our checklist! 

Are you ready to win the ultimate MINDBODY SXSW giveaway while exploring #Austin? Follow @mindbody on Instagram and share a picture at one of our checklist spots to be entered to win a $200 gift card to any MINDBODY studio, $200 gift card to Outdoor Voices and two tickets to any Wanderlust event. Check out all the details
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @outdoorvoices | @wanderlust 

 

Meet us at the barre. 

barre3 Austin

MINDBODY SXSW - Private Class @ Barre3 Austin 
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
Start Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Barre3 Austin
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Inspired by barre, yoga, and Pilates, balance your body (and mind) at this private 60-minute class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @barre3austin

 

Reimagine your Sunday Funday.

wanderlust yoga event

MINDBODY + Wanderlust Sunday Moves
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH

Start Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Republic Square 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot or just come and get your flow on! 
Grab your crew because we’ve teamed up with Wanderlust and Dance House Fitness to bring you an exclusive one-of-a-kind outdoor mindful movement workout experience in the heart of downtown Austin. Start your day with off strong with a 30-minute vinyasa flow led by @salty.zozo, followed by a fierce 45-minute dance/fitness workout with @thefitista. First 100 attendees will receive a zen-worthy swag package! After your workout, enjoy local vendors, MINDBODY treats, photo ops and more. 
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @wanderlustyogaatx | @dancehousefitness

 

Score solid gold. 

Golden Hour meditation event

Pure Golden Hour - A Sunset Mass Meditation with the Big Quiet
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Long Center for the Performing Arts 
Price: FREE! (21+ event)
Join us for an ahh-mazing SXSW mindful meditation event with performances by Miguel, Bishop Briggs, and Cautious Clay. Say what?! After your practice, sip on Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, socialize and groove to sounds by DJ Captain Planet.  
INSTAGRAM: @michelobultra | @thebigquiet 

 

Attend our SXSW panel! 

wellness tech panel sxsw

Tech In Your Wellness Routine 
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Palmer Events Center Wellness Expo Stage 
Price: Included with Music, Platinum, Film, Interactive Badge | Free with SXSW Guest Pass
How will the constant innovation of technology truly influence and impact our wellness? Our very own Mariah McFarland will lead this compelling conversation with thought leaders from Strava, Garmin, and Google
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @strava | @garmin | @google


Get hooked on a feeling. 

align austin kickboxing

MINDBODY SXSW - Boxing 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time: 9:00 am
Location: ALIGN
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot
Be ready to learn some seriously impressive skills in the ring while getting a killer workout at this boutique fitness collective. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag.
INSTAGRAM: @align

 

Make new moves. 

dancer's shape

MINDBODY SXSW - Shape 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time:
10:45 am
Location: Dancer’s Shape 
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot 
Discover this go-to Austin studio for a low-impact workout that utilizes the ballet barre while working everything from your core to major muscle groups. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 

 

Power up your Pilates. 

pure pilates

MINDBODY SXSW - Sculpt Megaformer 
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Pure Pilates Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Get that feel good burn and tone your muscles during Pure Pilates Austin’s signature 45-minute full-body fitness class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @purepilatesaustin 

 

Show everyone you’re hardcore.

solidcore austin

SXSW x [solidcore] by MINDBODY
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: [solidcore] Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
A 50-minute full-body workout, learn to control your movements while getting leaner and longer at this intimate Austin studio. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @solidcore 

 

Hustle for that muscle!

outdoor voices austin

Outdoor Voices Hustle with MINDBODY + Dance House Fitness
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Outdoor Voices Flagship 
Price: FREE but space is limited!
Kick off your Saturday by sweating in style! Featuring a killer 60-minute dance/fitness workout led by Dance House Fitness on the lawn, make the most of your Austin morning at OV’s flagship shop. Don’t forget to BYOMat. 
INSTAGRAM: @ovaustin | @dancehousefitness


Want the *official* MINDBODY SXSW scoop? Check out @mindbody on Instagram or visit mindbody.io/engage/austin for all the details! 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

While you’re at it, check out some Intro Offers near you that can help you get back to your cadence of hot yoga classes.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!