"Pursoma founder Shannon Vaughn is introducing her new After The Class bath soak created in collaboration with Taryn Toomey. 'It's important to rehydrate the body and ease the tension from a workout.'"
“At Taryn Toomey's downtown boutique fitness studio ... 40 women at a time sweat through a 75-minute exercise session called The Class. 'I wanted it to feel like a womb,' Toomey says, gesturing to walls painted a pale shell pink. We're two floors up from the financial district, one of the city's more chaotic and malodorous neighbourhoods, yet traffic seems a distant dream. A Florence and the Machine song, vaguely evocative of women's empowerment, wafts into the reception area from the workout room."
"To call it high-vibe would be an understatement: From the moment you step into the third floor space—greeted by a “terrarium” of crystals peeking out from a wall cutout—you feel instantly at ease.The attention to detail is impeccable, with gorgeous marble slabs, pendants framed like works of art, candles flickering from corner to corner, and crystals everywhere."
“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.”
“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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“Taryn Toomey The Retreatment : The healing powers of a Taryn Toomey scream are hard to put into words"
"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.''