Hot Yoga, which is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, consists of a set number and sequence of poses that are practiced in a room maintained at a temperature of at least 105° Fahrenheit and 40 – 50 percent humidity. Postures are held for specific time periods and there are no sun salutations, which makes it an ideal alternative for those recovering from wrist or shoulder issues. This therapeutic and invigorating practice is a full body workout that not only aids in releasing toxins from the body while stretching and strengthening muscles, but which improves circulation and mobility of joints.
A slower and more subdued version of the Gentle Flow class, the main focus of Warm Align is proper alignment. This class is ideal for both beginners seeking to learn the fundamentals and intermediate students seeking a more low-tempo class for an easeful opening. Variations on the sun salutations may be practiced but some of the more intermediate and advanced poses will not be offered. A room temperature of 90° – 95° Fahrenheit is maintained to aid in loosening tight muscles and the use of props is encouraged to obtain optimal alignment.
Geared towards students seeking a gentle approach to Vinyasa yoga, Gentle Flow links poses to breath to reveal body awareness through a slower but fluid sequence. Beginners are encouraged to utilize modifications in poses while intermediate and advanced students are offered more challenging variations on poses. Practiced at a temperature of 95° – 100° Fahrenheit, individuals are open to practice at an intensity of their own specific ability and will find a sense of balance and revitalization through the process.
Vinyasa is a dynamic type of yoga that links breath with movement and follows a progressive flow of one posture to the next. Sequences may consist of sun salutations, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions and arm balances. Practiced in a room maintained at 95° – 100° Fahrenheit, this challenging sequence of poses helps to build strength, flexibility, endurance and body awareness. Prior yoga experience is highly recommended for this class, as it is led at a quicker pace and may include intermediate to advanced level poses.