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The Heated Hatha classes are designed as the perfect compliment to our foundational Hot Classes, working more deeply into the hips and upper body, as well as introducing basic inversions. Utilizing a sequence of standing, balancing and seated postures, including basic inversions and hip openers, Heated Hatha is designed to encourage proper alignment and bring balance, strength, and a calm mind. Classes are based on classic yoga postures with attention to alignment and deeper layers of yoga, including mindfulness and attention to breath. The sequence will not change much week to week, so you can start to learn the series and gauge your progress. This is not a “flow” class: expect longer holds, “just enough” Vinyasas, and some use of props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. Modifications offered to meet student’s needs; beginners welcome.
What’s the difference between the Hot class and Heated Hatha? Our Hot class, which is also technically a “Hatha” practice (combining the use of physical postures and control of the breath to strengthen and balance mind and body), is taught according to the traditional Bikram method, great as a daily practice to strengthen the spine, heal and stabilize the joints, and systematically work and strengthen every system in the body. The repetitive focus on the “nuts and bolts” of a Bikram class is also very effective in cultivating mental strength and discipline, sharpening concentration and leaving you feeling empowered both physically and mentally. In designing our Heated Hatha class, we took the same principle of a set sequence of postures (to gauge progress and gain confidence in the practice), while creating a series that will work more deeply into the hips and upper body. Stylistically, the Heated Hatha classes are still physically challenging but have a bit gentler feel, allowing you to “feel your way” into both strengthening and restorative postures by way of a slower pace and long, deep holds.
What’s the difference between Heated Hatha and Flow? Flow is characterized by flowing poses and varying sequences that are linked to the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of the postures. Expect to move and breathe smoothly from one pose to another, building strength, energy and grace and releasing stress in the body. If you like to focus on the power of breathing and flowing movement through poses, you will enjoy this style. Try Hot Flow for a dynamic and energizing class for strong beginners and intermediate levels that emphasizes mindful movement, breath, and grace within transitions. Hot Power Flow is a challenging but fun, intermediate class with varying sequences set to captivating playlists and will encourage strength and steadiness. Or, take it down a notch for Slow Flow, a slow-moving and supportive class that combines flowing movement and breath to encourage mindful movement and relaxation.
Our goal as a studio is to create classes that compliment each other and build different strengths and capabilities. We encourage you to try all of our classes and mix up your practice for optimal results!
- Bring a mat, towel & water.
- New students: please arrive 15-20 minutes early to register and get settled.
- Ask questions! Your teachers are there to support you and help you grow.
- Leave your cell phones behind! Give yourself the opportunity to truly unplug and tune in.
- Eat light a few hours prior to class.
- Hydrate! Drink water before and after class.
- Enjoy yourself and remember to breathe! If ever you need to take a rest in class, honor your body and join back in when you feel ready.
- Be patient with yourself! Everyone starts out as a beginner – try at least five classes before you determine whether a class is right for you.