Hot yoga (Bikram-style) is an all level class incorporating a series of 26
postures performed in a heated room with temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Each posture is done twice and held for a certain period of time. The class flows from
pranayama (life-force breathing), to standing postures, backbends, forward bends, and
twists, always ending with Kapalabhati breathing and then Savasana
• Why practice Yoga in a heated room? Heat is used for Hot Yoga in order to allow
you to go deeper and safer into a yoga pose. Your body becomes more flexible
in the heat and since most poses are physically challenging, heat allows you to
get into a pose that you never imagined you can do. It also eliminates the risk of
injuries, promotes sweating, and helps you release the toxins in your body. The
Hot Yoga poses not only work on your muscles, but also on your internal organs.
Each pose stretches and strengthens your muscles, joints, and ligaments while
simultaneously releasing toxins and working on your internal organs, glands and
Vinyasa is an all level power yoga flowing class taught in a heated room (around 80-85 degrees). The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.
This all level class is the unifying essence of yoga and the powerful, therapeutic value of Pilates fused into one system. Focus is on strengthening and lengthening the muscles at the same time. It's perfect for participants looking to improve overall health and well-being.
Qigong might be just what you are looking for – it’s is amazingly transforming
without the heat used in the yoga classes. Qigong translates as Energy Work. It
originated in China 5000 years ago and is one aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Medical Qigong works specifically with the Chinese Five Elements (Earth, Metal, Water,
Wood and Fire) in the body to restore physical health and quiet the mind. It can improve
immune function, the nervous system, your internal organs, and your emotional state.
What to Wear: Since this yoga is hot, women often wear athletic tops with yoga capris or shorts. Men usually wear just shorts, or shorts and an athletic top.
What to Eat or Drink before Class: Come to class well-hydrated, with your last meal at least two hours before class.
What to Bring to Class: A yoga mat, a yoga towel or large bath towel to place over your yoga mat, and water. We have all of this available for rental or purchase. Also, bring an open mind!
When to Arrive: Arrive at least 20 minutes early for your new student orientation.
Studio Facility: We have restrooms, separate women’s and men’s changing room areas with showers, hair dryers, and cubbies for your belongings. We do not have lockers. There is plenty of parking in our large parking lot.
The Class Itself: Classes are 60 minutes or 90 minutes long in a heated room. Our certified instructor directs you through each of the postures for the duration of the class. If you ever need a break, just sit down on your mat, connect with your breath, and rest until you’re ready for more.
Sweat: Sweat is the body’s natural cooling system, so let the sweat pour. Sweat is also the body’s way of detoxifying. With every drop of sweat you are detoxifying and purifying.
After Class: Hydrate after class, and savor your renewed energy, clarity and peace of mind.