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. Power 1 is an excellent class for both new and veteran students looking to retrain the basics to find proper yoga alignment and accessible modifications.

Think you missed the boat on yoga? It’s not too late to begin. At Hot 8 Yoga, we love beginners! We will be your community that helps you connect to your breath and get into a flow that is comfortable for you. Power 1 focuses on each individual posture and having proper alignment. You don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga. The flexibility of body and mind will come the more you practice. Saying you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath. It’s for everyone!
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Have an injury? We will teach you easy modifications so you can develop (or continue) your practice and be the strongest you possible. There will be restorative postures in every class you take with us. Within these shapes you can deeply stretch the muscles you have worked during practice in order to have longer, leaner muscles, less tension in your body and a freer mind.

Power 1 can be an amazing confidence and self-esteem boosting class. Standing postures, heart openers, arm balances and basic inversions all build confidence and openness within yourself and your yoga practice. The more you practice, the more you are able to conquer. Does yoga feel like it’s out of your comfort zone? We are here to make you feel welcome! The more you are able to step out of your comfort zone, the more you will learn and grow. You don’t have to be afraid of how long you can hold a posture or if you can reach the full expression. This is teaching your body new strength. Yoga is called practice for a reason. You come to your mat in a new place every day. Every body is different and every day you have battled different things.

Questions about the heat? Yoga was developed in India, a country that sustains relatively high temperatures year-round. In order to mimic that intended environment, adequate external heat can be viewed as essential. The heated room initially serves to prevent injury until the practitioners learn to generate their own internal heat and gradually come to welcome the warm environment as a tool for enhancing flexibility and deepening an awareness of breath. Environmental heat acts as a powerful and tangible psychological force that compels students of all levels to overcome attachment to external distractions. Which in turn enhances the practice of meditation to connect the body and mind.

You look like yoga to us! We welcome you to Power 1. Hope to see you on the mat.