“'The Class is one of those things you won’t understand until you’ve tried it. Not quite fitness but physically challenging, not quite meditation but deeply cathartic. Taryn Toomey’s signature ‘workout’ is as unique and uplifting as Taryn herself ... We asked Taryn to tell us about the lessons she’s learned along her unique life path, from business relationships to building a mini-empire based on introspection …"
"By intensely pushing the body, Toomey says, she hopes to spur self-discovery well beyond the studio. 'We like to call The Class practice ground for life.'"
“Taryn Toomey's The Class has a reputation as the hardest workout from coast to coast. The new Restore version soothes the nervous system by incorporating yoga and meditation into Toomey's tough and tested moves.”
“Hate to miss a workout? The space hosts elevated movement classes throughout the week, including buzzy workouts like The Class by Taryn Toomey.”
“Taryn Toomey’s Retreatments—two-hour sessions of her cult hit workout The Class, followed up by restorative yoga, all set up at the Celerie Kemble–designed Playa Grande Beach Club on the lush Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic—sound frankly dreamy to me."
“In reality, there are countless ways to meditate that don't require complete stillness—many of which have been in practice for thousands of years, and others still that are backed by science. But the ultimate lesson here is that 'meditation' can mean whatever you'd like it to ... Society tells us to keep our emotions under wraps most of the time, but sometimes you just need to let it all out. (Taryn Toomey hasn't built a cult following around her addictively cathartic The Class for nothing.)"
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"Dream team alert: Cult-fave Pursoma just launched a post-workout bath product with Taryn Toomey, fitness influencer and founder of The Class—and it’s just as dreamy as you’d imagine.The soak, aptly called 'After the Class,' is rich in magnesium, detoxifying French grey sea salt, and breath-opening essential oils like lavender and hemlock spruce, which all work symbiotically to soothe your bod after a long sweat sesh."
“Escape to the Dominican Republic for a week with wellness, fitness, and mental health guru Taryn Toomey. Daily activities, morning meditations, 2-hour sessions of The Class by Taryn Toomey, horseback riding, hiking, restorative yoga, and healthy Caribbean cuisine"
“Toomey, a dewy-skinned, lithe-limbed, crystal-wearing, 38-year-old beauty, has created the hottest-ever mind-body class ... It's a spiritual and fitness revolution: using movement to release the emotional body.”
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“'It's so much more than just a workout, says Aniston of The Class by Taryn Toomey, a mind-body practice that combines yoga and strength exercises with cathartic affirmations. Or, as Aniston puts it, 'It's a moving meditation.'”
“When Shannon Vaughn, founder of Pursoma, and Taryn Toomey, founder of the addictive studio workout The Class, announced a collaboration on a bath treatment called After The Class - an updated recipe with anti-inflammatory, hydrating magnesium chloride added to the original - I was already sold. But when I discovered the inclusion of an 'intention stone,' I was smitten."
“The fitness founder specifically named her course so generically so because she simply didn’t find the language to pin down its essence–not to mention what people take away from it ... 'It’s called ‘The Class’ because there are so many things in the bucket of what we do [in a session],' Toomey says. 'It’s whatever you want it to be.'"
“If you live in L.A. or NYC, you probably already know who Taryn Toomey is. Chances are, you’ve either tried The Class by TT or heard about it from a friend or co-worker—or seen the gorgeous images of what looks like a cross between a group therapy session and cardio-yoga class on Instagram. And, if you don’t live in one of those cities, Toomey’s coming for you soon, with plans to expand her cult-followed wellness empire well beyond the coasts in the upcoming months and years ... But in the midst of all of that, she stays focused on a few easy ways to tend to her own magic, practice self-care, and find inspiration. Digest it all in Toomey’s 'Shortlisted' rundown, ahead."
“The Class reignited my desire to work out. It fired me up to start sweating regularly again. What The Class and Toomey reminded me, more than anything, is that nothing is better for banishing all the bad stuff than a workout ... The whole experience was intoxicating, I thought—and judging by her many adoring fans, I'm not alone."
“The Class cuts across various genres to claim its own territory within the fitness movement, making it the first of its kind. There’s really nothing to compare it to. The Class’s niche is hard to define, and yet its fans swear by it. Stop any one of the New Yorkers in the session I attended and ask them to describe The Class, and you’ll hear it called 'total body relaxation,' 'a brain-body release,' and 'a spiritually orgasmic exercise.''
“The Class’s airy, third-floor space is dotted with crystal accents, including a not-visible layer of crystals (rose quartz, amethyst, pyrite and clear quartz, to name a few) strategically placed below the floorboards in the studio. 'Within the center of the space a deliberate pattern of stones was created to support the emotional experience that people have while taking The Class,' says Rashia Bell, cofounder of The Cristalline.
"Visually stunning and untraditional, The Class’s space is filled with marble slabs, crystals, burning candles everywhere, and pink-gray finishes, which is meant to focus on energy balancing and something described by Toomey as 'prana,' which roughly describes the Hindu philosophy of cosmic energy."
"According to Taryn Toomey, founder of the cult-status mindful workout The Class, fitness retreats are more about carving time for self-love. 'From my experience with The Retreatment, people are looking for the type of vacation that will leave them feeling happier, healthier, and more fulfilled,' she says. 'We spend a lot of time ‘doing’ for others, and when it comes to time off, it’s nice to leave the kids, the job, and the responsibilities behind, and do the work of filling yourself back up.'"
“To suit the one-of-a-kind workout, Lululemon collaborated with Toomey, a long-time ambassador, to create an 11-piece collection, including bras, tights and tanks ... To celebrate the collection’s launch, [Toomey] flew to Vancouver for the weekend to teach a couple classes, and we dropped into one at Turf in Kitsilano. So how was it? A sweaty non-religious church service or therapy session might be the best analogy."