Buti Yoga in Portland Maine's West End
A Fun, Challenging, and Empowering Workout!
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Buti Yoga is a high-intensity workout that fuses yoga and dance with circuits of plyometrics and conditioning. Classes consist of deep stretching, Buti shaking and heart-pounding cardio. Buti dance moves are taken from various styles that focus on an intense shaking of the hips (and Buti) including Miami Booty Dance, Brazilain Baile Funk, Hip Hop, Crunk and West African Dance. Buti is sure to get your energy high and your abs tight!
Chauncey Harrison of Dispatch Magazine notes that Buti is about more than sculpting your butt:
"You do not have to be in top-notch shape to take a BUTI class. In fact, BUTI is less about following a strict choreography and more about finding the natural rhythm inside of both men and women’s bodies. Ms. BUTI Delaney, herself, encourages folks to come try a class: 'it’s just something that you have to experience physically and get out of your head, to really enjoy.'"
BUTI is a high-intensity workout that accomplishes everything you need in your workout routine: cardio, dance, strength building, toning and stretching while intertwining the mind body connection. Practicing Buti Yoga also builds self confidence through body awareness and helps women learn to embrace their bodies and helps men learn to move in ways that they normally don't, experiencing a more feminine way of moving, but in a challenging workout.
"We sculpt muscles while the body is in an optimal fat burning zone, using power yoga flow as an active recovery and muscle lengthening tool. BUTI teaches you to activate core muscles in both the Outer Unit, the large muscles responsible for moving the body, and the Inner Unit, the smaller muscles that stabilize the body."
–Bizzi Gold, Founder of Buti Yoga
In Buti we are releasing tension and blocked emotions in the first two Chakras. When the Root Chakra is balanced, we feel grounded, committed and independent. We find balance in this Chakra, in Buti, through an intense flow of Warrior, Forward Fold and Side Angle poses. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced, we feel confident, abundant, satisfied and connected to our intuition. We find balance in this Chakra, in Buti, through Hip Openers and Undulations.
Buti is not just a class, it is a community, a crew of like minded people who come together to sweat it all out, giving everything they've got, starting from where they are and building from each class.
No two classes are the same and neither are the playlists.
The music is loud and energetic!
You'll hear hip hop, electronica, drum and bass among the eclectic mixes of music. A Buti class is a place you can wear your wildest workout outfit, if you please. Booty shorts and fringed bathing suit tops are encouraged! You'll find yourself able to express your inner wild child, your power and your strength, you will find connection and community in a class that is serious about fitness and empowerment, but not so serious that you can't laugh and shake your hips the whole time!
You will come to learn the poses more each time, but the sequences will be mixed with each instructor's own flavor. The instructors want to help you review form and concepts after class, they are devoted to your success as a Butisattva.
Buti Yoga Testimonials
"The studio is an amazing space; Buti is an amazing workout!"
"I've been doing Buti for nearly 3 months and am amazed how much my mobility in my ribs has
"Buti is a lifesaver, I feel so lucky to have found it, especially in such a welcoming, nonjudgmental community-oriented place such as Hustle and Flow. Seriously, I love it here! It is making me feel sane when everything else is chaos. To put it simply, thanks for being awesome."