Photo: Meghan Mehan

Photo: Meghan Mehan

11 Fantasy Wellness Gifts for Happier, Healthier Year Ahead

“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."                                                              

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Photo : Jaimie Baird

Photo : Jaimie Baird

I Hate Sitting Still, So Active Meditation Has Changed My Life

“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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The Health Nut Gift Guide

“Taryn Toomey The Retreatment : The healing powers of a Taryn Toomey scream are hard to put into words

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TARYN TOOMEY AND PURSOMA JUST DROPPED A CRYSTAL-INFUSED, MAGNESIUM-RICH BATH SOAK

"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."

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So What Do You Do, Jennifer Aniston?

“'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.'”

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THE CURE

“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."

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Celebs Seek Her Out For Wellness With A Dash Of Magic—Here’s How Taryn Toomey Cares For Herself

“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." 

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'The Class' by Taryn Toomey Will Make You Feel All the Feels

“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."

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Is This Workout For Your Feelings What American Women Need Right Now?

“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.'' 

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Good Energy: 7 Ways to Decorate With Crystals

“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.      

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Tips on Calming Colors Schemes From a Workout Guru

"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."

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Why Is Everyone Going On Vacation To Workout?

"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.'"

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Celeb Trainer Taryn Toomey Teaches The Class in Vancouver to Launch Lululemon Collab

“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."

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The Pretty Lululemon Leggings Everyone Bought Immediately

“Lululemon doesn't do many collaborations, so you know that it's going to feel strongly about the ones it does. Its latest is with the NYC-based Taryn Toomey, creator of ultra-popular cult workout The Class ... It's not surprising in the least that almost every color in both styles are nearly sold out after just being released yesterday."

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