Real Hot Yoga's Most Popular Classes
Hot Power Yoga / Power Yoga
Call it what you like: flow, vinyasa, or power yoga. Many names for the same style of yoga, which consists of classic yoga postures performed with fluid movement linked with breath. Each instructor brings their own brand of creative sequencing and fun to offer you an excellent way to tone & strengthen the entire body. Adding the 95˚ heat to our “hot” classes ramps up your workout, adds a cardiovascular element, and offers a great detox with serious calorie burn! Classes are offered in level 1 and level 2 versions.
Most modern yoga is derived from Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga is a vinyasa-style practice that follows a set series of poses, established by Indian guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is a powerful style of yoga that weaves breath and movement through a sequential order of asanas that is meticulously followed. Each posture is a preparation for the next, developing the strength and balance required to move further. This class is easy for beginners to follow along with and learn and the repetition from class to class aids in gauging one’s progress. Modifications will be offered to students based upon their level - if you wish to be challenged, you will! The internal heat created through breath and movement will help you break a sweat in this “warm” (85-90˚) class.
Real Hot 25 / Real Hot 21 / Real Hot 17
Despite the “real hot” 105˚ temperature, these classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience! Only the class length and number of poses varies from class to class (25 poses in the 90-minute class / 21 in the 75-minute / 17 in the 60-minute). The set sequence* of classic hatha yoga poses is designed to work the body from from the inside out. Systematically compressing and opening the body massages and stimulates organs to rid the body of toxins, aid in digestion, and rev the metabolism. The "side effect" is up to 600 calories per hour burned plus a complete toning of all major muscle groups! The 105˚ room temp will help to further your detox with a good sweat! So dress or undress accordingly to our controlled heat – no long sleeves or long pants please! Remember to bring a BIG towel! * While this is a set sequence it is not scripted so each instructor brings their own experience and expertise to your practice.
The repetition of poses (25 poses in the 90-minute class / 21 in the 75-minute / 17 in the 60-minute) combined with slower more deliberate movement, makes it easy for beginners to learn and follow along. Because you work with your individual edge, you determine the depth and challenge level of your own workout. This class works all of the major muscle groups while also giving a deep stretch and lubricating joints. Systematically compressing and opening the body massages and stimulates organs to rid the body of toxins, aid in digestion, and rev the metablolism to burn up to 600 calories per hour! This class is great for weight loss or weight management. It’s also highly therapeutic and ideal for injury rehabilitation. The level of the class (level 1 vs. level 2) is determined by the length of the class (60 minutes vs. 90 minutes).
Hot Yoga Bootcamp
When time is of the essence this 60 minute, “hot” (95˚) class will give you a complete body workout! Warm up with 15-20 minutes of a power flow; peak with several sets of 45-second “bootcamp” style intervals (with or without weights); end with some deep, cooling, well-deserved stretches. 3 workouts in 1! Great for “cardio junkies” and “gym rats” that think yoga isn’t a real workout!
Tone and Sculpt Yoga
Strengthen, lengthen AND tone at Real Hot Yoga. We’re bringing Yoga Fitness to a whole new level of muscle engagement in our Hot Tone and Sculpt yoga classes. Get your heart rate up in this FUN class, incorporating resistance bands and/or free weights. Increase your overall strength and engage muscles you didn’t even know you had! Add some core work to the mix and get ready to feel the burn! With a strong core you’ll stand taller & be able to safely support yourself better throughout your yoga practice. This class will sculpt and tone you, while stretching you back out with hot power yoga sequences sprinkled throughout the class. This class is all about the creativity of the instructor and will vary slightly from studio to studio. For a more detailed description you can click on the class name from the schedule page for your studio's location.
Hot/Real Hot Yin Yoga
Not only is this class suitable for anyone, it’s highly recommended for EVERYONE as the perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular styles of yoga (and other forms of exercise) that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues (such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints) of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine that are normally neglected in a more active style of asana practice. Most postures are down on the floor, supported, and held for 3-5 minutes. The long hold time allows muscles time to fully relax so light pressure and stretching can be applied to lengthen connective tissue (our real source of much tightness) over time. Our heated rooms allow muscles to relax faster. Very therapeutic! Plan to attend at least a couple times per month in addition to your regular practice, your body will thank you!