Classic Hot 26
The Ghosh Lineage is centered on using a series of 84 Therapeutic Hatha Yoga Postures to achieve optimum physical and mental health. The Hot 26 takes 26 of these 84 postures and arranges them in a way to systematically work through the entire body. This is sometimes called the”bikram method” and is a 90 minute sequence of 26 safe and accessible postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a room heated over 100° F. Designed for all levels of ability and body types, this class will strengthen and elongate all muscles, cleanse and detoxify cells, irrigate and revitalize joints, and increase cardiovascular stamina. The repeated sequence provides a frame of reference to witness the changes within yourself that result from a consistent practice. Most of our classes on the schedule are this class. It is safe and effective for all body types. Our “Postures” Page has photographs of each of the postures in this series.
Semi – Silent Classic Hot 26
On Wednesdays , at 3:30 PM we offer this variation on or foundation class. Basic instruction is provided to set up each posture. The posture is held in silence, until the teacher, who is also practicing with the class, says “release.” The intention is to help students experience the class from a more internal and meditative perspective. This fosters a deeper connection to inner strength and intuition, promoting greater self trust and self realization.
This is similar to the 90 minute Classic Hot 26, but only 60 minutes. We offer this class at the Noon time slot Monday, Wednesday and Friday so you can squeeze in a practice on a busy day. We have reorganized the sequence slightly and dropped a second set off of a couple of postures. we removed much of the “in-between” time and will keep the verbal instructions safe, effective, but less.
Yin yoga targets the deep, dense connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine primarily. Most postures are floor based with longer hold times of 1 to 5 minutes. Create more space and mobility in the joints, open up the energetic pathways for free flowing chi, and go beyond limits the mind places on the body. This practice wonderfully complements other athletic activities including yoga, running, cycling, and winter sports. Expect a relaxed atmosphere and a meditative practice in a warm studio, around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
This class is a blend of hatha and vinyasa styles of yoga, with some core strengthening repetitions, and the room is kept at about 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recovery Scholarship Fund Raising Class: On Sundays at 6:00 PM we offer a sliding scale payment class with the intention of supporting those that are on the path of addiction recovery. The class is our 90 minute Classic Hot 26 class. The suggested contribution is $10 and everyone that attends must pay regardless of other existing memberships you may have with us. All donations are to a dedicated fund that we use to offer our yoga to those on the path of recovery. We provided this class at the request of one of our students that is active in supporting the recovery community. It is really an invitation to a safe place of healing and self-empowerment. When we feel overwhelmed and troubled we often isolate ourselves which just makes us feel worse. This class will help break that cycle of negative emotions and encourage a healthy approach to coping with stress, trauma and the daily grind. We invite you to experience the transformative benefits of this yoga practice as you work to overcome obstacles and create integrity. The class is open to anyone as we all struggle with attachments in some way or another.