I love giving someone the opportunity to completely let go in their practice. At first, the heat can be a distraction for the mind but when you practice enough it becomes your friend. I can see students really start to understand their body and breath a little bit better each time. It becomes such a tool and a reminder to truly listen to your body and I absolutely love that.Read More
When I first came to practice hot yoga, I can remember the challenge of getting through one hour of heat while moving. However, as I started to practice regularly, the heated space became a dear friend to my body, mind, and spirit. Just like my yoga philosophy of "dare to struggle, do not be afraid," I invite newer students to welcome the potential challenge of the heat. Teaching hot yoga is an opportunity to guide and encourage students through poses or thoughts that come up during practice that might be difficult. I also love teaching heated vinyasa so people feel like they are flowing and dancing through the heat.Read More
The practice of yoga asana is about breath and diving deeper into our physical and energetic bodies. When we come together for practice, our communal experience energizes each of us in ways we cannot always access alone. Our practice is about showing up for ourselves and for each other. In our sweet, toasty hot practice room we can find new and different paths to access the practice - big magic can happen.Read More
I love teaching hot Yoga because I can feel the shift in my energy and my muscles as soon as I enter the room; it's transformative. The heat is a grounding reminder throughout class to stay present, and there is nothing like savasna at the end of sweating it out in a hot class.Read More
I love how the exterior heat in the hot studio mirrors and cultivates the internal heat of the body; more than any other space, when I enter the hot room I feel like I'm stepping into my body. I also go in with the distinct understanding that when I leave the room I'll be a little bit changed - a little bit clearer, a little bit softer, a little bit stronger. It's such a treat to get to share this with the YoYo students!Read More
When I am in that room filled to the brim with sweat and heat and dripping self-doubt, I remember how special it is to offer humans a space that nourishes their own strength, giving them opportunity to emerge with a new sense of self-empowerment.
It is a unique moment in time, and I feel forever grateful to be in the presence of those who will push past the false limitations of the mind. To be blunt, my hotties keep me going when shit gets real in life.Read More
I love teaching hot yoga because it's so bonding. We're all moving, breathing, and sweating our faces off together—challenging ourselves to stay present even when it's not comfortable and building mental strength and resilience as we go. There's so much strength in the community. We're all there showing up for ourselves and showing up for each other.
Heat takes the entire experience of yoga up a notch. To me, yoga asana is all about purposely and purposefully choosing to challenge the body and mind. With the added element of heat, the challenge increases as does the opportunity to grow and expand both body and mind.Read More
The intensity of the heat, humidity and movement forces you to be present and honest with yourself in a way that the unheated studio doesn't necessarily; because hotties like to play and are up for anything! Whenever I give variations in the hot studio, students tend to go and play with it! I especially love teaching HOT on dreary days. I can't wait to flow with a group of yogis and defrost my bones!
When students step into the hot room, they intentionally step outside their comfort zone. It's a beautiful challenge. The practice immediately becomes more about feeling the breath and the movement rather than shaping the "picture perfect" yoga pose. The heat combined with the power of the breath adds to the student's ability to get out of their head and truly feel their body. I can physically feel the energy cultivated by my students. It's an out-of-body experience to feel their vibes and energy through this shared yet deeply personal practice. It's like this hum, this vibration all through class, ending with a calming release in final savasana. It feels freaking amazing and I love being a part of that.Read More
Hot yoga is an immersive, rich experience. It draw everyone into the present moment and turns off the busy, overworked mind to indulge in mindful self-care. In order to follow, students must keep a laser focus and breath deep, calibrated breaths. I love to watch the transformation that happens in the hot room. No matter what frame of mind an individual shows up with, the combination of heat and the yoga experience brings everyone to an elevated place of introspection. Student leave feeling lighter, clearer, and refreshed, inside and out.Read More