Classes are included at no additional cost for Gold and Platinum level members.
Gentle yoga moves slowly and mindfully—allowing every student to move safely into each pose, with sufficient time to employ props and make adjustments. There will be a variety of standing, seated, and supine postures.
Hot Flow will get us moving one breath per pose in vinyasa flows to really turn up the heat. We will push to our edge in core and strength poses. Our deep stretch will restore flexibility to the edges we pushed into, and our final surrender will calm mind and body. All set to modern music, hot studio and powerful messaging.
Combination of the best of two practices. This is a strength-focused yoga practice using yoga flows to warm up, traditional strength training moves with weights, yoga poses for core stabilization and strength training and finally melting into a deep stretch and relaxation. Temperature: Starts at 85 degrees for the Yoga Sculpt segment and heats up to 95 for the final flow, strength and surrender portion.
Introduction to Hot Flow! Find inspiration, grace and strength as you explore the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga flows. Accompanied by modern music and powerful messaging set in a heated studio. An excellent practice for those new to Hot Flow, or those looking to refine their practice.
Allow your entire being to release as you journey through this fusion of deep connective tissue work, as found in traditional Yin Yoga. Poses will be held 3 to 5 breaths so you can deepen into the movement. The later portion of the practice will include the use of supportive props typically found in restorative yoga practices.
Our teachers are passionate about creating meaningful yoga practices calling upon their diverse training backgrounds and vast practical experience. We will meet you on the mat, whether it’s the first time you’ve rolled it out or the 500th time and whether you’re looking for a gentle flow or sweat drenching challenge.
Our teacher specialties include Hot Flow, Hot Yoga, Hot 26, Yoga Sculpt, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative, Gentle Flow, Prenatal, Yoga for Stress and PTSD, Yoga for Cancer patients and survivors, yoga for back pain, yoga for runners, Partner Yoga, Acro Yoga, youth yoga, meditation, and more.
Angela is a Registered Dietitian for the past 18 years and a group fitness instructor for 12 years, with a focus in dance fitness/zumba. The combination of these two professions brought her to yoga. She completed her RYT-200 training in 2019. Angela is passionate about a mindfulness-based approach to life. She believes yoga is an instrumental part of improving not only mindfulness but overall health. She believes each person can find their path to their optimal health by surrounding themselves with quality, quantity, and diversity in both thought, food, and movement. She is honored to be part of other’s journeys toward better health.
David Westlake is an Anchorage-based yoga and meditation teacher. His style combines a light-hearted manner with body awareness and a heavy dose of mindfulness. He is passionate about wanting every person he teaches to feel that yoga is for them and that it is a practice open to all. Besides offering classes at local studios, he is the co-founder and lead teacher of Turiya of Alaska which brings yoga into several of Alaska’s correctional, mental health, and recovery facilities.
Kayli began practicing yoga 12 years ago as a pain-relieving complement to a rigorous dance regimen. After living out of a suitcase for 6 years, her yoga mat has become a tool for grounding, and one of her most precious possessions. Her passion for holistic wellness was influenced by her father’s chiropractic care as she grew up, and deepened by her undergraduate studies in Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. She has her 200- Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Hari Om Yoga School in Costa Rica and has been teaching for 4 years. She sees each yoga class as an opportunity to bring ourselves to the present, and celebrate, and not take ourselves too seriously, allowing us to offer our best selves to one another off the mat.
She hopes to see you in class!
A lifelong Oregonian, Mary moved to Anchorage with her husband and 3 children in 2018. After a career as a registered nurse, Mary began teaching fitness classes to encourage others on their fitness journey shortly after her twins were born in 2008. Finding strength and grace amid the busy pace of life led Mary to a love of teaching Barre. Practicing at the Studio in a warm room is a perfect place to take a barre class where we heat the body from the inside out and radiate that warmth to others throughout our day!
Find answers to frequently asked questions here:
What are some of the benefits of hot yoga?
There are all kinds of benefits associated with hot yoga. Improved flexibility, strength, breath, toning, you name it, yoga is probably good for it. Working in a heated room also elevates the heart rate, which makes the body work harder. It’s really great for people who want a more intense workout, those who want to develop strength and flexibility, and those who want to tone along with a cardiovascular workout.
I’m not flexible: Can I still do yoga?
Saying you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is like saying you are too hungry to eat. The first thing to remember is that flexibility is a product of yoga, not a prerequisite. Second, yoga is not solely about flexibility: it is also about strength and stability. Just as the tighter, more stable yoga student must learn to become more flexible, the already-flexible student must work to increase strength and stability.
What should I bring to Class?
Though you may see many yogis running around town with all the lavish yoga accouterments, you don’t necessarily need that for your first yoga class. Here is a simple list of the 3 things you should be bringing to Studio:
Are beginners welcome at Studio?
Of course! Studio welcomes everyone from the devoted to the aspiring student. The great thing about yoga is that it can be as mild or intense as you make it, so go at your OM pace and enjoy! Everyone has to start somewhere, and what better place to start than Studio.
What are the heat levels like in Studio classes?
Classes range from ~70 degrees to 95 degrees plus. Check class descriptions for details.
Is yoga a workout?
While it may seem mellow compared to heavy lifting or HIIT workouts, hot yoga can be challenging for any fitness level. Each posture combines flexibility, strength, and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience, and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.
What and when should I eat?
We wouldn’t recommend eating a large meal right before you come to Studio, as you will be bending and twisting which usually doesn’t bode well on a full stomach. Fruits and vegetables are recommended as they are low in calories and have little to no fat, making them a light snack that won’t weigh you down or leave you feeling heavy. They contain carbohydrates and provide a natural source of sugar to give you the energy needed to perform and concentrate during class. Eat fruits and vegetables 1-2 hours before class starts.
How often should i practice yoga?
When it comes to yoga consistency is key. Regular yoga sessions improve balance, posture, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular health, digestion, mental focus and concentration, and lower blood pressure and stress levels. But as a beginner it is important to listen to your body and not push too hard, to avoid injury. Studio classes provide the structure and support that a new student needs to learn proper alignment and pose sequences.