Get In Touch With Your Breath To Re-Invigorate Your Life!

Having trouble completing tasks? Are you tired of interruptions in your day making you less productive? Breathing & Meditation on their own or during your yoga practice could be just the answer.During yoga pranayama exercises people practice controlling the breath, or prana, to induce a state of calm and focus. Paying attention to breathing and slowing down respiration is a core component of many mindfulness practices. Recent studies suggest the practice has multiple benefits—it induces an overall sense of well-being while reducing anxiety and improved sleep. Read More

What's Missing From Your Practice? Learn How To Take It To The Next Level

Initially strength training and yoga seem as different as day and night. Yoga is flow, spirit, relaxation, and flexibility. Strength training is power, force, effort, and pure fitness. Never the two should meet. Until you realize exactly what these differing disciplines have in common and how we combine them in Yoga Sculpt. This high-intensity, vinyasa-style flow class incorporates small hand weights and cardio to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. This power-up session builds strength, stamina, and flexibility. Free weights serve as your own personal adjuster as you move through Sun Salutations in a vinyasa-style class, enabling extra length and depth in each pose. Read More

Got The Sniffles? Detox Your Mind To Heal Your Body

Subtle Body: Posture, Anatomy, & Energy (Foundations 3 + 4) At any level of experience during your yogic journey, it’s always nice to get back to the basics. It’s important to understand how your body, your breath, your alignment and your energy are incorporated into the practice. You always have a choice in yoga, you can simply go through the motions, or you can really focus the attention inward and go deep. Once you truly understand your foundation, you can build a strong base to reach new heights in your practice. Read More

Looking To Add Time To Your Day? Try Meditation!

Meditation doesn’t take time, it gives time. Do you often feel like time is just flying by and there is never enough of it get everything you want to accomplish done? Are you constantly behind on deadlines and feeling overwhelmed or distracted? Does the thought of taking personal time seem impossible because you have so much going on? If your honest answer to those questions was yes, it’s time to change your relationship with time, and start your daily meditation practice. Why? Meditation doesn’t take time, it gives time. When we meditate we attain a different state of consciousness that is totally different from our waking state. Read More

Ever Wonder Why You Om?

Om Is The Word. The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind and spirit. Let’s demystify one area of Yoga that many people practice, but may not even know why. This is covered in Hot 8 Yoga’s Foundation 1 & 2 classes. The meaning, significance and philosophy of “Om.” Read More

Join In On The Fun! How To Get Fit Just In Time For Summer

Habits are powerful, unconscious patterns of behavior that once formed, play a large role in influencing the direction of one’s life. To a certain degree, our lives go where our habits take us. Our bodies, the vehicle; our habits, the chauffeur. If you’re anything like me, then you may have noticed that the intensity of your yoga practice surges at times and then peters out at times. You practice regularly for a week or two, and then that drops down to whenever you can actually find the time. It’s a strong likelihood that this pattern of inconsistency affects not only your yoga practice, but other aspects in your life. It’s human nature. Read More

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FOUNDATIONS

As you start to dig deeper into your yoga practice, it’s natural for questions to surface that might not get answered in a group class setting. What is yoga? Where did these poses come from? Why do we use their Sanskrit names? Is it really yoga if there’s a techno playlist on? At the Foundations Workshop every weekend at Hot 8 Yoga, we gather as a community to explore this practice in a little more depth ­– learning about its history, its philosophic underpinnings, and diving into the esoteric realm of the subtle body and the chakra system. Read More

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What is Yin Yoga?

This common question is usually answered with statements such as: “It is the balancing practice for your yang style of yoga” or “It is yoga for the joints and fascia, not the muscles”. And those answers are correct, but they also come up short. That’s because Yin yoga is multi layered. To understand it fully, you need to get to know it’s background and experience the practice for yourself. Read More

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Is a 300 Hour Teacher Training Right for You?

By the time you’re curious about doing an advanced training, chances are you’ve either already experienced a Yoga Teacher Training of some kind or you’ve been practicing for long enough that, organically, you’ve arrived at a place in which you want to “go deeper”. In other words, you’ve already seen the effects that your yoga practice has on your life and you recognize the benefit of not only sustaining it, but nurturing it. Read More

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Power 1: The Perfect Class to Kick-Start Your Yoga Practice

Don’t know where to start? Scared of trying something new? Our Power 1 Class is right for you! This Vinyasa-style flow class designed for beginners is a set sequence. Pairing breath with movement, Power 1 is meant to integrate the mind/body connection. It is a whole body strengthening practice that includes Sun Salutations, standing postures, simple arm balances, core strengthening, backbends, hip-openers, and restorative postures. Read More

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