Class Descriptions

What is Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga is simply yoga performed in a heated room. Performing yoga in the heat is a practice that is becoming ever more celebrated, popularized by a variety of styles of hatha yoga.


Why do Hot Yoga?

The heat allows you to move deeper into postures, decreasing resistance to movement
Increased blood flow to all parts of the body
Sweating creates detoxification


 

 

Types of Hot Yoga


Series Classes

Traditional Hot and Mukti are our signature series classes.  A repetition of carefully sequenced held classic poses brings understanding, strength and flexibility in a full body experience. This all –levels class initiates the beginner while still challenging the practiced yogi in the room. The room is heated to 40 degrees, so don’t forget your water.


Flow Yoga

Flow classes incorporate Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles that link one pose to the next with your breath.  You will experience Sun Salutations and other flows to loosen the boundaries of your practice.  Each class combines unique sequences and is an excellent way to bring strength, flexibility and balance to your yoga practice. The temperatures in this class is 35 degrees.


Hot Classic Hatha

Hot Hatha classes are a great way to understand the principles of yoga.  Classes are based on themes and bring deeper understanding of your body and your practice. Hatha instructors hold poses to allow exploration and knowledge to initiate discovery of your personal edge. These crafted classes appeal to all levels and is held in a 40 degree room.


Yoga X

whether you are a runner, cyclist, or soccer player, this class will explore various yoga poses that will build strength, flexibilty and endurance in all areas of the body. By improving alignment, balancing strength and increasing range of motion, the body can move and perform with greater ease, reducing your risk of injury.

Class Types Practiced at Room Temperature

Yoga Boot Camp
The Yoga Boot Camp is a fun, high energy class that will enhance your strength and stamina. It can be a stand alone energizing experience or a building block for all the other fun seasonal activities in your life – running, cycling, golfing, paddling, soccer and so on.

Yoga Sculpt
Yoga Sculpt is a combination of flow yoga and strength training that incorporates weights within the poses and the practice. This fun energetic practice is a comprehensive blending of aerobic exercise, flexibility training, strength training core and balance training.  Weights are provided in the studio for this class.


Types of Yoga Practiced at Room Temperature


Yin Yoga

Yin is a slower practice which targets joints, tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace. This class is great for all levels including athletes looking for a focused stretch experience.


Hatha to Yin

This class combines two of our popular offering to bring you the best of both worlds.  This 75 minute class starts with working the muscles in a Hatha class and melts down into the deep opening of a Yin class for a blissful ending to your experience. This is a perfect class for those looking for a well rounded yoga class without the added heat. 


Yin to Nidra

This marriage is made in heaven. Yin poses to start the class to bring deep opening into the joints and flexibility into the muscles followed by Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep). Nidra is a guided systematic relaxation of the mind and body to bring deep stress relief and subconscious balancing. Your mind and body will both feel lighter with this experience.


Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props.  The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.  While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the heart or lungs.  Attend this class and you will watch your stress float away.

Abundant Bodies
Learn to befriend your body and make yoga work for you, regardless of shape or size! Enjoy a compassionate and non-judgmental space for folks to explore the physical postures of yoga, with a focus on using larger bodies to increase flexibility, strength and peace of mind. This one hour room temperature class is suitable for the beginner to the advanced. All bodies are good bodies! Health at every size.

Core Yoga

Core classes combine classic core exercises with core focused yoga postures to strengthen and tone your body. Strengthening the center of the body will not only bring your yoga practice to the next level, but will help you develop habits for lower back health. Whether you have a regular core routine or just realized there is some work to be done, this class is for you.


Ajaya (Warrior)

sessions are specialized class sessions where you can bring your yoga practice to the next level in a variety of areas.  Inversions and Forearm Balances and Yoga for Back Pain are just a couple of examples of the types of offerings we have had in past sessions.  Look at our Workshops and Events page for the current offering. Pre-registration is required for these sessions.


 

What are the Health Benefits?

 

  • Increases flexibility.
  • Strengthens muscles.
  • Improves balance.
  • Improves immune function.
  • Improves posture.
  • Improves lung function.
  • Leads to slower and deeper breathing.
  • Discourages mouth breathing.
  • Increases oxygenation of tissues.
  • Improves joint health.
  • Nourishes intervertebral disks.
  • Improves return of venous blood.
  • Increases circulation of lymph.
  • Improves function of the feet.
  • Improves proprioception.


  • Conditions the cardiovascular system.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Relaxes the nervous system.
  • Improves the function of the nervous system.
  • Improves brain function.
  • Changes neurotransmitter levels.
  • Lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Improves levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Thins the blood
  • Increases control of bodily functions.

  • Improves bowel function.
  • Releases unconscious muscular gripping.
  • Uses imagery to effect change in the body.
  • Relieves pain.
  • Lowers need for medication.
  • Foster healing relationships.
  • Improves psychological health.
  • Strengthens bones
  • Activates the left prefrontal cortex.
  • Leads to healthier habits.
  • Fosters spiritual growth.
  • Elicits the placebo effect.
  • Encourages involvement in your own healing.
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