“Family and friends have since asked me what the Immersion was like, and I still find it almost impossible to describe. I’ve joked that it was like a drug. And 10 years of therapy. And it was. But more than anything, it has allowed me a new perspective on how I want to live my life—and who I want to be.”
“You empower people to notice that you have the power of choice and then it's action. It's a thought. It's a feeling. And then you actually have a choice to act on that thought… it's a through line through class. I could do one more. And one more. You breathe. And then it's over. None of this permanent. Now I'm stronger. Stillness. Close your eyes. Notice your mind.”
“A conversation with Natalie Kuhn, VP of Programming and Founding Teacher of The Class on investigating your soul’s purpose, being in a place of choice + the healing power of The Class by Taryn Toomey”
“The change that we’re looking to create in the world is going to come from a place of people feeling more empathy, compassion, and getting more in-tune with their emotions.”
“[The Class] is more than just a typical exercise class — it encourages people to ultimately free their mind through movement. It’s all about catharsis and self-empowerment. Toomey trains instructors not just on the physical aspects of The Class, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual components.”
I've had my eye on this cleanse for three consecutive years for a few reasons. For one, it's refreshingly not a juice cleanse and doesn't even come close. The end goal isn't about weight loss or fitting into a pair of skinny jeans. No ma'am. This one is for the seeker who wants to feel his or her best, be radiant, and learn about the self.
Manhattan’s hottest workout, now available in Miami, is one of those fitness movements that’s hard to categorize: [The Class] melds yoga, boot-camp-style cardio and a killer soundtrack into a cathartic experience. “My favorite part is when the whole room is dropped in. The music is pumping, the sweat is pouring, the goosebumps are alive.”
“We’re intentionally making it a basic movement, so you can actually notice what the mind is doing around the feeling, engage in discomfort and notice what the mind does around the feeling of discomfort.”
“I find myself in a state of fear when I am creating a story about the way something will or will not play out, what ‘they’ might say or how they will react. When I am in that place I ask myself ‘what part of this is fiction’ and ‘what is in my control?’”
“You can see why The Class has become so popular. It's a real head-clearer. By the time you leave, you're both spent and energized, dripping in sweat and feeling like you've had s life-coaching session.”
“Taryn Toomey, the fitness guru behind the sweat-drenching, yoga-cardio hybrid the Class, is at the epicenter of the health-and-wellness world, and known for sculpting the body, mind, and spirits of Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts.”
“What I did feel ... was mostly just empowered. As it turns out, this is just what Toomey wanted. Rather than losing five pounds, the goal of The Layer as she sees it is this: 'To find out that the choices you make are entirely up to you, and that doesn’t only pertain to food. Clear, empowered, and light in many ways.'"
“The Class by Taryn Toomey offers a workout that goes beyond the physical. Participants scream, stomp their feet, and shake their fists, all to thumping music and motivational messages. 'The Class is a feeling - we're opening up a room for people to feel,' says Toomey.”
“The Class by Taryn Toomey has students screaming—literally—from coast-to-coast. Now, try her 'Restore' version: a 90-minute experience full of calisthenics, plyometrics, yoga, and meditation. The combination is meant to sooth the nervous system and prepare students to step back into the world of go-go-go. Drop in on a Sunday night, when all the anxieties of the week tend to creep up. 'It’s a really good reset from the weekend and a great way to cleanse the palate,' Toomey says. 'You can step into Monday morning like you slept well and are refreshed and ready to go!'”
“Invest time to get yourself ready in the morning. Not from an appearance standpoint but as a form of self-care. Rub beautiful-smelling oils and creams on your skin. Curl your eyelashes so people can see your eyes sparkle. Look in the mirror and say kind things to yourself. Brush your hair. File your nails. Pick out your clothes. Wear things that make you feel beautiful. Accessorize. Adorn yourself with things that feel good for your spirit—maybe the quartz crystal that's been sitting in your jewelry box. No need to wait for a special occasion. Take time to make yourself FEEL your best.” - Taryn Toomey
“'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."