The Class

 

Harmony Hot Yoga, Pilates & Aerial Center Hot Yoga classes are led by a certified instructor that will guide you through 26 perfectly sequenced hatha yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises over the course of 90 minutes. The selection and sequence of the postures is key to maximizing the full health benefits of the class. The classes are optimized for beginners yet designed to consistently challenge the seasoned practitioner. Harmony Hot Yoga, Pilates & Aerial Center classes are inviting, accepting, and encouraging. The class room setting is one of focus and tranquility. The teacher guides you every step of the way and helps you safely get into and out of each posture. The teacher gives specific verbal instructions but typically does not demonstrate the postures. Each student concentrates on themselves in the mirror and follows along as best they can with the body they bring into the classroom that day.

Our Hot Yoga classes are taught in a room that is safely and therapeutically conditioned to 105 degrees F at 40% humidity. Fresh UV sanitized and filtered air is circulated to provide maximum oxygen intake throughout the 90 minutes. Heat from therapeutic FAR infrared heating panels warms and penetrates the body for maximum benefit. Infrared technology is widely used by physical therapist and allows the air to stay fresh and cooler compared to forced hot air studios. Learn More >>

Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga classes are taught in a low heat environment.  Inferno Hot Pilates and Vinyasa Yoga classes are taught in a warm environment.Students practice on a clean, ergonomically designed, solid yoga flooring which virtually eliminates odors that carpets can retain.

Our goal is to provide a safe, sanitary, and odor-neutral environment for all practitioners.

What to expect from class

It is best to come to class with no expectations because each time you practice, your experience will be different. Each class gives you an opportunity to reach a new milestone or learn something else about your body. Everyone’s yoga is unique so there is never judgment or comparison. The only thing required is that you do your best and try the right way!

Why the heat?

The yoga room is intentionally heated for your safety and well-being. The heat warms your muscles, accelerates your heart rate and makes your body more flexible. This allows practitioners to build and maintain fluid movement without the risk of injury. You receive all the benefits of a cardiovascular work out as high speed oxygen rich blood nourishes every cell in your body. The body strengthens and rehabilitates more quickly when muscles are warm and circulation is increased.

The heat elevates your metabolism which allows your body to burn fat more easily. It also improves the function of your central nervous system, allowing a more rapid transfer of information from your brain to your spinal cord.

The heat also helps you sweat which is one of the most integral mechanisms for natural rehabilitation. Sweating enables the body to release toxins, metabolic debris, and excess fluid. Your skin is the largest elimination organ in your body, so the more you sweat, the more toxins you release. This effectively reduces the workload of the liver and kidneys.

Hot Yoga conditions the whole body. It provides natural irrigation of the circulatory system with the help of the respiratory system. This is the secret to great health and why people that do Hot Yoga rarely get sick and quickly recover from illness or injury.