hot yoga classes at YoYoYogi!
YoYoYogi's on FIRE!
WE'RE HEATING UP THE PEARL
That’s right. On February 25th, 2017 YoYoYogi opened up a brand new HOT studio in our beloved Gadsby building. YoYos, we introduce you to URBAN HOT, a bigger, hipper space on the 2nd floor of our beloved Gadsby Building. Urban HOT features a full schedule of hot classes morn’, noon, and night in addition to our already rockin’ offerings. So whether you’re a cool cat or a total hottie, YoYoYogi has it all. It’s the best of both worlds all under one roof. Click here to find YoYo's full schedule or scroll down to discover what Urban Hot is all about.
Full schedule of hot morn', noon & night
YOYOS: MEET OUR STUNNING URBAN HOT CREW & FIND OUT WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT THE FIRE!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In the hot room, yogis will often hear me call out this mantra: “The mind gives up long before the body will!” I love teaching hot yoga because it provides an environment for an extraordinary yoga experience. It adds demands to the physical body which facilitates the monkey mind to calm more readily. In the end, the result is a sense of inner peace, sustained detoxification, and immense triumph.
For me the hot studio creates such a different experience as student and as a teacher. The added intensity of the heat is a catalyst for pushing ourselves further than we previously thought possible. We discover the depth of our inner strength. I also feel like there’s this shared sense of accomplishment with fellow yogis in the hot studio. Like we all pushed through something together and came out on the other side a little bit different.
My love for teaching hot yoga has been one giant surprise... . and I love surprises. And that’s the thing about hot yoga, we get this opportunity to literally astound ourselves. Hot classes encourage students to get comfortable with being uncomfortable (for lack of better words) which is crucial for growth not only on the mat but off of it as well.
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.