Hot Yoga was made famous by Bikram Choudhury, as the original hot yoga that’s been featured in the press and on television, known for its miraculous healing ability. This series of Hatha Yoga was taken from the Bishnu Gosh Lineage of Hatha Yoga. We use a sustainable approach to traditional hot yoga. By integrating and utilizing the use of universally accepted alignment principles our teachers are able to create a safe and uplifting practice environment. Each pose is a challenge based on personal abilities; each pose addresses a certain area of the body, bestowing specific and powerful health benefits. The class is designed for beginners as well as for those students who have a regular practice. Every class is open to first time students.
The Hot 90 class is 90 minutes long (the classic hot class) and practiced in a safe and temperature controlled environment, heated to 105′ at 40% humidity to allow deep penetration helping relieve muscle resistance without risking injury. Each posture in the sequence of postures is done in specific order, preparing the body for the next posture. By the end of a Hot Yoga class, you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ, and gland while systematically moving fresh, oxygenated blood to 100% of the body. These postures work synergistically and cumulatively to put the body back on track and in balance. Hot Yoga builds strength, balance and flexibility by gently stretching and massaging the spine, muscles, tendons, joints, and all internal organs of the body. Lung capacity is expanded, leading to greater vitality. Bones are strengthened. Joints are opened and lubricated. Muscles are strengthened, toned, and made more flexible. Regular practice of this series of postures results in the healing and repair of injuries and illnesses, weight loss, and peace of mind.
Everything and then some what you get from the HOT 90 class! We perform 26 postures in 65 minutes eliminating savasanas still performing 24 postures twice and two postures once, flowing most of the postures and receiving an additional cardiovascular benefit. This class is a nice offset to the 90 minute class and we just can’t decide which one we like better. We are passionate about, and committed to the Bishnu Gosh lineage of Hatha yoga which is based on the 84 classic Asanas. Therefore, you can be absolutely certain that every hot yoga class, our yoga practice rooms, heat, air filtration systems, and all of our certified instructors meet the highest standards and all of the requirements necessary to make your yoga experience a good one. Regardless if you are a beginner or a national yoga champion, we will provide with a safe and enjoyable experience as possible. To learn more about the individual postures and their benefits see below.
Our gentle Hatha Yoga class has been designed with seniors in mind. It is a gentle yoga practice that will strengthen the entire body, improve balance, and increase joint range-of-motion. This class practices movements to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury.
This new class is divided into easy segments that will leave you energized and feeling more flexible:
• Gentle Warm-ups to loosen shoulders, neck and back, wrists and arms
• Warm-ups for the legs and feet
• Standing poses
• Seated poses
• Reclining poses
• Deep relaxation techniques
This gentle yoga routine is perfect for people of all ages and abilities. It uses safe, easy to follow movements allowing room for modifications for each pose: standing, seated or using a chair for support.
The goal is to help seniors live a fuller, more independent life. Special emphasis is placed on increasing strength and flexibility in the muscles and joints most needed in performing every day tasks. For example, we do many movements to strengthen the feet, ankles and legs to improve balance and help avoid falls; We strengthen the legs and hips, for greater mobility in getting up and down from chairs, and in and out of cars; and we work on increasing range of motion in the shoulders, arms and hands, for greater ease in performing everyday tasks such as getting dressed and doing housework. Full deep breathing and good posture are encouraged throughout.
This is a 60 minute class in a non-heated room. All levels are welcome.
The emphasis in Yin Yoga is on releasing muscles rather than contracting them. Each class is taught exclusively on the floor, holding passive poses for 3-5 minutes each. Yin Yoga poses target the tighter connective tissues in the hips, hamstrings, and lower spine. As a pure flexibility practice, this is an excellent class for aging baby-boomers, injured/active athletes, and those new to yoga.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—aiming to increase circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The postures are also believed to improve the flow of chi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved chi flow is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of one’s inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
We practice the Yin yoga as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, where the yoga is not intended as a complete practice in itself, but rather as a complement to our other forms of yoga and exercise.
This is a very relaxing class, men and women of all ages can practice yin yoga in a safe, slow pace. We use blankets, blocks and straps to bolster and support the limbs. Muscles need to be relaxed in this class to fully get the benefit of reaching the deep connective tissue. We highly recommend this class if you have joint pain, back pain or pain from repetitive movements.
Aly’s Acrobatic Conditioning & Strength
This class assists you in optimizing, strength, power and conditioning. Aly will coach you through efficient movements to optimal results for your body. We do not need to use special equipment, all you need is your body and the floor. Create structural balance within your body by using pressing and pushing exercises using your own body weight. Avoid risk of injury by moving the natural way your body was designed with your level of ability and range of motion.
Aly, a retired Cirque du Soleil Acrobat knows how to build and condition a body from scratch. That means you do not have to be strong or conditioned to come to this class, you come to this class to become strong & conditioned.
Body strength & conditioning benefits
The body becomes revitalized and its ability to heal is enhanced by pushing, stretching and breathing techniques. Increased body heat and energy will loosen muscles as well as instigate stronger blood flow carrying oxygen to vital organs. Increased heat in the body leads to sweating which helps rid the body of harmful toxins.
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