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Exhale. We offer over 20 yoga classes per week that fit your schedule, level, and mood. Private lessons, occasional yoga retreats, and teacher training round out our yoga program.

Yoga Classes

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Hot Yoga 105°

Held in a heated room with a temperature of 105 degrees with 40% humidity, certified instructors will expertly guide you through 26 traditional poses that work every muscle, bone, joint, ligament, tendon, gland, and organ in your body. In 90 minutes, you will improve strength, balance, and flexibility as you re-shape your body and relieve stress and tension. Students of all levels are welcome.

Express 105°

Short and sweet but just as good! Express 105° is a 60-minute format of the longer Hot Yoga 105° class. It places the traditional hot yoga postures in a different sequence to create a fast-paced and challenging class.

Hot Yoga Plus

This class builds on the sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises of Hot Yoga by adding new poses and modifications the traditional postures. Instructors trained in hands-on adjustments and use of props will help students find the correct alignment in each pose to enhance the yoga practice. This class is recommended for students of all levels, especially those who want to expand their Hot Yoga practice, heal from injury, have special considerations, or would like a little extra help from the instructor during class.

Yin Yoga

Explore various forms of restorative yoga with the added benefits of meditation and breath work. Yin Yoga helps you relax your muscles, release tension, and increase flexibility to find stillness in your body and mind.

Vinyasa

True to its definition, Vinyasa offers a dynamic class with flowing series as a foundation. Move smoothly from asana to asana on the breath, with time for more challenging postures toward the end of class. Practitioners finish with a period of relaxation.

Warm Vinyasa

This class is held in a room slightly heated between 80-85 degrees to help warm the muscles and facilitate the natural flexibility of the body. Expect to move smoothly from asana to asana on the breath, with time for more challenging yoga postures toward the end of class. Practitioners finish with a period of relaxation.

Yoga 101

Yoga 101 moves at a slower pace, with modifications to ensure you can move into postures appropriate for your current state. Your instructor will help you understand how the postures work together so that you can progress in your practice. This class is perfect for beginners and moms-to-be. Individuals that practice regularly and/or want to brush up on their foundations are also welcome.

Yoga, Levels 1-2

This ancient form of movement promotes balance, flexibility, strength, and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques. A strong focus on alignment helps you learn the fundamentals of each pose while your breath serves as your guide. Props may be used.

Yoga 2

This class is for individuals who have a foundation of basic asana practice, pranayama, and fundamental strength, balance, and self-awareness. Class includes intermediate to advanced poses and is designed to cultivate and direct one's prana, or life force energy, in the body, mind, and heart. Focus lies on breath, musculature, balance postures, inversions, and deep twists.

Hot Yoga

Held in a heated room, certified instructors will expertly guide you through the traditional 26 poses and two breathing exercises designed to work every muscle, bone, joint, ligament, tendon, gland, and organ in the body. You will improve strength, balance and flexibility as you re-shape your body and relieve stress and tension. Students of all levels are welcome.

It is strongly recommended that you bring your own mat, towel, and a large bottle of cold water (no glass containers).

Find Hot Yoga classes on the group fitness schedule.

What to Expect

• A heated room: 105 degrees (it's hot yoga for a reason) with 40% humidity.
• A 90-minute class composed of 26 poses (asana) and two breathing exercises.
• Students of all levels in the same class.

 

Tips and Cautions

• How hot is hot yoga? It's hot. The room is heated to 105 degrees with 40% humidity.
• You'll want to bring your own mat and a large towel. You're going to sweat a lot, so it's best you sweat on your own mat. The large towel can be placed over your mat to absorb sweat and improve traction.
• While you may be tempted to wear your shortest shorts, we don't recommend it, as you'll be sweating and your legs will become slick. Longer, loose-fitting shorts or capris offer better sweat absorption and wicking to keep you comfortable.
• Drink plenty of water before and after class to avoid dehydration. You should not eat during the two hours before class.
• Hot yoga is not advised for pregnant women, as it can raise core body temperature.

 

10 Benefits of Hot Yoga

1. Loosen Up

Chances are you won’t win the next season of America’s Got Talent for being an extraordinary contortionist after a few — or even after a few hundred — hot yoga sessions. However, hot yoga can improve your flexibility and prevent injuries. It’s especially beneficial for guys, as men tend to be tighter than women.

 

2. Picture-Perfect Backbone

Back pain, begone! Hot yoga is designed to work the spine in every direction to create a healthy spine and nervous system. The resulting flexibility helps reduce all sorts of pain, ranging from nagging back pain to herniated disks and headaches.

 

3. Alleviate Arthritis

Arthritis is definitely not fun, definitely painful, and definitely scared of hot yoga. The combination of heat, moving, twisting, and extending and compressing of every joint can help alleviate arthritis after only a few classes. There’s a good chance you’ll experience continued relief if you stick with the program.

 

4. Shed Those Unwanted Pounds

It's never too early or late to start workings toward your beach body. Due to the extreme heat, a typical hot yoga session can help you burn anywhere from 500-1000 calories. Additionally, hot yoga can rev up your metabolism and help you get rid of those unhealthy cravings.

 

5. Consistency Is Key

Hot yoga is composed of 26 pre-set postures inside a 105-degree room for 90 minutes, so you can visit any studio in any city and every hot yoga class will be exactly the same. So if you’re frequently on the go — or if you’re just a big fan of pre-set routines — hot yoga is perfect for you.

 

6. Tone, Tone, and Tone Some More!

The great thing about hot yoga: It’s a double whammy. You have to hold every pose for an extended period of time as you push yourself for an hour-and-a-half in intense heat, thus toning your body as you lose the weight.

 

7. Strong Body …

Don’t get too excited — chances are you won’t get muscles like the Man of Steel's. However, hot yoga has been proven to increase strength. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, young adults who practiced hot yoga three times a week for eight weeks showed greater strength while performing deadlifts. The group also improved flexibility in their shoulders, hamstrings, and lower back.

 

8. … And Strong Mind

Say goodbye to stress, be happier, and get more sleep. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? The soothing effect of hot yoga’s meditative-like quality allows you to focus on your own movements, providing you with a feeling of calm that can help you cope with stress, depression, and insomnia.

 

9. Get Rid of the Bad Stuff

The math is easy: The more you sweat, the more toxins your body gets rid of. This is great for your internal organs and your skin. Just remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate before and after those intense hot yoga sessions.

 

10. Give the Energizer Bunny a Run for Its Money

With no pain to complain about, a few pounds off the midsection and a mind as sharp as a tack, you’ll have a lot more energy to do more activities and stay on track toward a healthy lifestyle. And you’ll just keep going, and going, and going …

Pilates

Build a lean, strong body with Pilates. Our certified Pilates instructors will guide you through this system of exercises designed to develop core strength, build flexibility, improve body awareness, and decrease the risk of injury. Choose from free Pilates mat classes or sign up for fee-based small group Pilates reformer classes. Small group sessions are held in studios and offer classical as well as advanced training on the equipment. Private lessons are also available.

See the group fitness schedule for free Pilates mat classes, or the Pilates schedule for Pilates reformer class times and fees. Sign up for fee-based classes and private lessons at the Activities Desk or online through Member Self-Service.

Pilates Classes

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Pilates Mat

Based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates, this mat class focuses on developing core strength, body alignment, and muscular balance by using your own body weight as resistance. This class is great for students of all levels and especially for beginners learning to control their muscles during Pilates exercises.

Hot Pilates Hiits

Torch fat and tone your entire body with Hot Pilates Hiits. Held in a heated room (90-95°F) to loosen the muscles, this upbeat class combines the principles of Pilates and high intensity interval training for a challenging full body workout that will elevate your heart rate, boost metabolism, improve your cardio, and strengthen your core. Students of all levels are welcome. Note: This is a fee-based class.

Pilates Sculpt

A slightly more challenging version of Pilates, Pilates Sculpt relies on small arm weights and props to enhance or change elements within each exercise. Note: Bring your own mat.

Pilates Release

Based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates, this mat workout will help you learn to engage the essential muscle groups that support your body. Exercises will focus on developing core strength, body alignment, and muscular balance. Myofascial release is added to support total well-being. Weight balls, light dumbbells, stability balls, resistance bands, and your own body weight may be used.

Your Body on Namaste

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