Yoga: Hot Classes

Ready to regain your flexibility and feel and be stronger? A great class is built around listening to your body, and honoring the messages that is sends.  No expectations, just surrender!

Hot Yoga it's is part of our namesake - and we love practicing yoga in the heat!  The practice of yoga in a hot room (we use state-of-the-art infrared heat) goes above and beyond when it comes to stress relief and increasing confidence.  Hot yoga is truly epitomizes the practice of “mind over matter.” The endorphin rush you receive after completing 60- to 90-minute sweat session will leave you feeling like there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.

Our variety of hot yoga classes may consist of classic yoga postures performed with fluid movement linked with breath. Our instructors bring their own wave of incredible creative sequencing, and provide an excellent way to tone and strengthen the entire body.  With the addition of the 90-95˚ (or higher, depending on the class) infrared heat to our classes you will ramp up your workout, and add that cardiovascular element.  Hot yoga also offers a great detox with serious calorie burn!  Like other types of yoga, it will build muscle tone and will also improve the  lymphatic system while flushing out toxins

By practicing yoga in a infrared heated room, your pulse rate and metabolism will increase, thus allowing your blood vessels to become more flexible and allowing your body to burn some major calories!  This in turn makes circulation easier and increases blood flow to the limbs.

Infrared Heat

For your health and enjoyment, we use state-of-the-art infrared heat in all warm and hot classes.  Check out the benefits of our heating system by clicking here: INFRARED HEAT.

Safety Precautions

Because of its intensity and high temperature, hot yoga is not for everyone. Be sure you check with your doctor before trying hot yoga if you have any health concerns.

If you have heart disease, problems with dehydration or heat intolerance, or have had heat-related illness (such as heatstroke) in the past, it is probably best to skip hot yoga. Pregnant women should not practice this type of yoga.

If you have no health concerns and you want to try a hot yoga class, be sure to drink plenty of water, stop if you feel dizzy, lightheaded or sick in any way - please always feel free to leave the room for a breath of cool air.  Always listen to your body.  

We believe that every practitioner has his or her own valid reason to step on the mat, and we respect each person's individual experience.  We encourage you to adjust or modify your practice as you see fit.

Please review the sampling of class descriptions so you know what/what not to expect in class. 


CANDLELIGHT FLOW  (HOT & WARM): 

Come unwind with this sweet Vinyasa Flow class which provides both a challenging workout and the ultimate in relaxation.  This vinyasa is appropriate for all levels and the poses during this class are all tied together with flowing breath. This transformative yoga experience includes flowing movement combined with longer held, restorative asanas that will leave you feeling incredible and elated.  Combined with personal assists and candlelight for the ultimate in relaxation.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)        TEMPERATURE:  Hot & Warm         TIME:  60-minutes


CANDLELIGHT YOGA (HOT): 

By gentle candlelight, restore and passively open the body by use of bolsters, blocks, straps and other props to help bring ease and rest. Restorative postures will be supported and held for longer periods of time allowing you to ease into an idyllic state. Allow your physical body a break as you open your mind, joints, and ligaments.  Offered in the WARM and NO-HEAT temperature varieties.  Check the schedule to find the right selection for you.  All levels of practitioners will enjoy and benefit from this bliss-eliciting class.

LEVEL:  All levels             TEMPERATURE:  Hot, Warm, & No-Heat     TIME: 60-minutes


GENTLE YOGA (WARM-HOT & NO-HEAT): 

This class focuses on deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. Promoting physical and mental fitness through poses, breathing exercises, guided imagery, and often meditation. Suitable for most fitness levels and ages - GENTLE YOGA is a soothing practice held in our infrared-heated room (WARM-HOT variety): allowing for deep stretching of muscles and relaxation. This class is suitable for beginners and those who are looking for a slower paced, more expressive experience. This class will help you develop body awareness, learn basic asanas and their various modifications.  An emphasis on proper alignment will help you slowly and safely build strength. Within this class a full explanation of yogic breathing is offered, along with instruction on how to link your breath with movement.  

For your convenience, GENTLE YOGA classes are offered in the WARM/HOT and NO-HEAT variety.  Check with our schedule to find the right class for you.  

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Warm to Hot & No-Heat         TIME:  60 minutes


HATHA (HOT, WARM, & NO-HEAT): 

Hatha is also translated as "ha" meaning “sun” and "tha" meaning “moon.”  This defines the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon - within all of us. 

Hatha yoga can help us toward the path of creating balance and uniting opposites.  Our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility - while we also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. 

Arrangements of postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - especially the spine (the main channel).   Allowing for freely- flowing energy.  This is a vigorous and powerful 75-minute class is held in a comfortably-lit, and non-heated room.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot, Warm, & No-Heat         TIME:  60 & 75 minutes    


HOT 26:

HOT 26 is a set 26 yoga postures taught with two specific breathing exercises and practiced in a HOT room up to 105 degrees.  This class - based on the foundations of the Bikram style, is the same sequence with each class so you can develop awareness and appreciation for how you are developing and growing, both physically and mentally, throughout your practice.  The sequence was designed to systematically work every body part, including internal organs, ligaments, veins and muscles so they can maintain optimal health.  Each posture of the sequence accomplishes something different in the body and they all work synergistically to help the body perform at its best.

Please note that although the poses and pace of this class are perfect for a beginner, the high temperature makes this class extremely challenging.  Nobody will be allowed to enter the class without a full bottle of water.  Additionally, you should drink extra water the day before, of, and after class to make sure you are properly hydrated.  Please pay very close attention to yourself and the way that you are feeling during your session.  This class is designed to be very extreme and the heat can be very exhausting.  If, at any point, you do not feel okay, please notify your instructor.

LEVEL:  Beginner to Intermediate    TEMPERATURE:  Hot      TIME:  75-minutes


HOT CORE VINYASA: 

A detoxifying yoga practice focused on keeping your center engaged and on point! This class is heated and your core is fused into everything we do on the mat, toning, building bone density and core strength.     

A class that flows into various core-strengthening asanas that will keep you centered and coming back for more!  Set in our infrared-warmed room, your muscles will enjoy building upon continued agility and accelerated strength within in that progressive flow.   Access your innermost power!     

LEVEL:  All levels (please modify and move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot             TIME:  60- & 75-minutes (check schedule)


HOT YOGA: 

Often defined as “willful or forceful” - Hatha yoga denotes a set of physical exercises (asanas or postures).  Arrangements of asanas, are designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. These postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - particularly the main channel, the spine.  This promotes free-flowing energy.  

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.  This powerful 75-minute class is held in our infrared-heated room.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot             TIME:  60- & 75-minutes 


HOT YOGA & MEDITATION  (HOT): 

The same powerfully-hot class as HOT YOGA, with a relaxing, 10-minute meditation at the end to continue and hold in that built-up bliss you created in class.  You’ll learn to balance effort and surrender in each pose.  Arrangements of postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body - especially the spine (the main channel).   Allowing for freely- flowing energy.  This powerful 75-minute class is held in our infrared-heated room.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot        TIME:  60- & 75-minutes    


JUKEBOX MIXED-LEVEL  (HOT, WARM, & NO-HEAT): 

Get ready for some movement, music, and fun!  Elevate your heart rate with well-balanced flow and a wide variety of fundamental poses. Experiment with a challenge-pose here and there, and lengthen your muscles as you wind down. The range of options offered and modifications makes this class largely accessible. Enjoy a rollicking selection of music!  

This spirited, and fun-filled class will be offered in WARM and NO-HEAT - check schedule for the class that's just right for you.  If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES is taken first.  

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  Hot, Warm & No-Heat          TIME:  60-minutes 


OPEN/MIXED LEVEL  (HOT, WARM, & NO-HEAT):

A wide-range of fundamental poses, slow flow, and the occasional challenge-pose.  Ranges of alternative options and modifications are given to make this class appropriate for students with varying experience.  These classes are offered in all three temperature varieties:  HOT, WARM, and NO-HEAT.

The HOT variation of this class is held in our infrared-heated room (90 degrees and above) - great for those that enjoy breaking a significant sweat!  Our WARM offering is a great introduction, if you are new to yoga in a heated room (80 degrees).  As for the NO-HEAT version, even though the room will not be heated - you may still expect to break a light sweat.

If new to yoga, we recommend that INTRO SERIES is taken first.  

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)    TEMPERATURE:  Hot, Warm, & No-Heat (check the schedule)   TIME:  60-minutes  


POWERFUL FLOW  (WARM/HOT): 

Begin with a warm up to introduce flexibility to your muscles and joints.  You will then be led through a sequence of various sun salutations/cardio yoga flows. This sequence is intense and involves many vinyasas – those with shoulder issues be advised, and modify. You will sweat!

The cardio practice will be followed by a series of grounding and restorative yoga postures - to help to soothe, cool, and restore the body. The class concludes with a variation of yoga nidra or a guided mediation.  To give you that ease of mind to return to the hustle and bustle of the outside world.  You will leave feeling strong, rejuvenated, and completely at ease.

If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES or YOGA ESSENTIALS is taken first.  

LEVEL:  Experience Recommended (move at your pace)        TEMPERATURE:  Warm to Hot     TIME:  60- & 75-minutes


ROCK THE FLOW  (HOT): 

An intermediate/advanced vinyasa class with self-expression through your personal practice.

The instructor joins you in flow through balance, core integration and strength! Come rock your flow! Intermediate/advanced

LEVEL:  Intermediate/Advanced (move at your pace)        TEMPERATURE:  Hot       TIME:  60-minutes


SUNDAY FUNDAY  (HOT):

This fun class with power and some flow - is focused on sweating out the week’s stress and empowering yourself for a powerful week ahead!  This strong and steady class offers softer flow and longer postural holds that will stretch and strengthen your entire body.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)         TEMPERATURE:  No-Heat    TIME:  60-minutes


"STEELY" YOGA - YOGA USING WEIGHTS (WARM/HOT): 

Steely Yoga is a unique class that combines the stretching and lengthening benefits of yoga with the strengthening and toning benefits of using hand weights.  This is a class that infuses yoga and lightweight dumbbells to provide a revitalizing practice that is sure to achieve focus and agility. This total body workout is taught in an 85-degree room and is perfect for most fitness levels – from new to experienced yogis: or anyone who just wants to take their current practice to the next level. Enjoy one easy workout that combines strengthening and lengthening to rev up your metabolism, re-shape your body and calm your mind!

If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES and/or YOGA ESSENTIALS is taken first.  

LEVEL:  Experience Required          TEMPERATURE:  Warm/Hot        TIME: 60-minutes


THAT'S MY JAM! (WARM & HOT):

Jam out and enjoy yoga, strengthening, centering, and fun accompanied by an eclectic and mood-enhancing soundtrack! 

Strengthen your body and elevate your heart rate with a Hatha-based, well-balanced sequence and variety of fundamental poses.   This class is conducted in a heated room of about 90-95 degrees and is guaranteed to get you moving and sweating very quickly.   We'll mix things up in this class by sometimes integrating yoga, weights, core work and perhaps a dance move here and there.  You will receive a serious workout that is also fun and energizing.  The playful nature of this class combined with the postures, and fun music - will make the the hour fly by!

The range of options offered and modifications makes this class largely accessible.  Enjoy a rollicking selection of music – leave your requests! 

If new to yoga, it is recommended that INTRO SERIES or YOGA ESSENTIALS is taken first. 

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)        TEMPERATURE:  Warm and Hot (check schedule)        TIME:  60-minutes


WHO NEEDS COFFEE? FLOW  (HOT, WARM & NO-HEAT): 

Like your morning pick-me-up hot?  This energizing class for all levels builds, strength and increased flexibility the more you practice.  Move through a creative sequence that is intended connect to your breath and find the appropriate body alignment.  An invigorating series of asanas - that still allows you to control the pace you deem comfortable (yet challenging).  You won't need caffeine after this class!    

This soon-to-be classic series is offered in all three temperature varieties - HOT, WARM, and NO-HEAT.   Please refer to the schedule for the class that's right for you.

LEVEL:  All levels (move at your pace)        TEMPERATURE:  Hot, Warm, & No-Heat     TIME:  60-minutes


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