Regardless of the class choose, you will see life-changing results when you do yoga, Pilates, cycling and fitness classes on a regular basis. Strengthen, tone and sculpt muscles to improve injured backs, flexibility, core strength and balance. Yoga practice was designed for both men and women; anchored in a calm focus and steady breath and does wonders for the mind and body. Please don’t hesitate to ask for a recommendation on which class fits your needs. Please click to view our current schedule.
Venus (60 min)
A style of hatha yoga, in a room therapeutically heated to 100-103 degrees and 30-40% humidity. A good introduction to hot yoga, as well as a class that can be practiced on a daily basis to strengthen and deepen your postures. You will practice a regular sequence of postures, coordinating breath and movement, with a focus on strengthening the cardio-vascular system. Build heat from the inside out; develop core strength, stamina and flexibility in this class by working every bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon and internal organ of the body. This is truly a transformational yoga class! We will teach you how to do every posture in this class – no experience needed! Students are encouraged to practice at their own level. Modifications given for different levels of students.
Earth (60 min)
This is a slower vinyasa flow working to connect breath and movement. Sun salutations are worked into the series to warm your muscles and strengthen the upper body. A great class for anyone interested in optimum health and fitness. This class is taught at 95-98 degrees and 30% humidity. Appropriate for beginners who are mindful of their effort and abilities - it is helpful to know basic postures. Also good for intermediate students who are looking to continue to strengthen their practice.
Earth with Weights (60 min)
A flowing vinyasa class with weights is a mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of bodybuilding. Yoga has the power to transform people’s lives and empower individuals in ways that working out alone simply cannot. Combining the two is empowering & challenging; breath-based yoga postures held in accurate alignment, while simultaneously using light weights.
Power Vinyasa (75 min)
Great class for those who enjoy a power yoga class. This is an intermediate-advanced class that provides a challenging series. This class demands more physical effort than the Earth or Venus class and is taught at 92-95 degrees and 30% humidity. An intensive class that has elements of Baptiste yoga, designed to work and stimulate every nerve, muscle, joint and tissue of the body. A flowing form of yoga that heals, detoxifies and electrifies body and mind at their deepest levels. This is a whole body workout, which focuses on upper body strength, controlled breathing, continuous flow and inversions. Carefully sequenced physical poses, challenging for all levels.
Yin Yoga (60 min)
This is a slow, passive stretching class perfect for beginners, those recovering from injury, or those just needing a gentle practice after a stressful day. Seasoned yoga students find Yin yoga to be a perfect compliment and balance to their more active practices. Yoga postures are taught in an environment geared toward restoration, healing and relaxation at 90-92 degrees. Emphasis on gentle strength building, flexibility, and the use of the breath. Yin yoga allows you to safely stretch and lengthen muscles, work joints and strengthen the deeper tissues. Poses are held as you slowly control your breathing to keep muscles passive, and work deeper into the joints and tissues. A much needed tool for anyone who needs to unwind a tight body, mind and heart.
Zen – 2” Ball Therapy (60 min)
Feel the power of self-massage. Release the stress stored in your muscles, joints and connective tissues. This class helps to loosen up overworked or underused areas that have become tension “hot spots”. Reduce chronic stress patterns that can restrict blood flow, lymph and nerve impulses. Using 2” dia. ball placed at specific landmarks and trigger points under the body, while slowly moving through healing postures.
Hot! Pilates (60 min)
Once practiced only by dancers, actors and sports figures, Pilates is now a mainstream fitness process that provides a great workout. Clarkston Hot Yoga is excited to be teaching hot Pilates in a 92 degree heated room. This allows for muscles to soften, lengthen and tone much faster, as well as protecting your muscles and joints. This 60 minute mat class is for all ages, shapes and sizes whether you are experienced or not. We offer a non-competitive environment to practice specific exercises, coupled with focused breathing, which will tone muscles, build core strength, increase flexibility and improve your posture. This assures that the whole body is engaged and being utilized throughout the workout. We recommend all students take at least one hot Pilates class per week to create a balance of core, hip and upper body strength.
Boot Camp! Hot Pilates (60 min)
Great class for those who really want an intense Pilates workout! You will be challenged at every level, but keep in mind that you can go at your own pace in this action packed class. Athletic shoes are optional.
Cardio Blast (30 min)
(WEAR SHOES!) 30 minute high cardio class. Run, jump rope, sit-ups, push-ups, crunches, lunges, squats, etc. Completing a circuit and competing against your own time. Great high cardio class, fun, bring shoes and lots of energy!
Body Sculpt w/Weights (60 min)
(WEAR SHOES!) A strength training workout that focuses equal time on upper body, lower body and abdominal work using free weights, resistance bands, etc., to achieve total body conditioning. Designed to improve muscular strength and endurance; fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric workout guaranteed to whip you into shape and define those hard to tone tough spots, using a format that’s both fun and challenging. Get ready…..strong is the new skinny!!
Core & More! (60 min)
(WEAR SHOES!) Large stability ball and hand weights are used to work and tone all your muscle groups. This creative class focuses on strengthening the stability muscles of your core; sculpting and strength training from head to toe (for all fitness levels). You will be challenged by performing traditional exercises to improve core strength, flexibility and balance.
Zumba® (60 min)
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a calorie burning dance-fitness party. The class features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and International beats. Begin with a warm up to limber your body, move on to toning work that focuses on the arms, abs, and legs, then move to a series of slow to fast paced dances (interval training), and finally end with a cool down and stretch. No need to worry about feeling uncoordinated, or that you can’t dance! Just feel the music, move your body, and have fun! Safety is very important, so if you have back, knee, or hip problems, keep your moves basic and let the instructor know so that proper modifications can be given. Proper footwear is also important. Please wear Zumba shoes or wear Slip-Ons (elastic bands) over running shoes to allow for easy pivoting and twisting of the foot. We sell these at the studio for your convenience. Bring some water, bring a friend, and get ready to burn some calories the fun way!
Yoga for Athletes
All of our classes are great for athletes. We encourage athletes to maintain a healthy balance of strength training, flexibility, and mental focus through careful sequencing of traditional yoga postures. We emphasize core strength, hip and hamstring flexibility, and safe body alignment to reduce the risk of injuries in your activities outside the studio. Our classes are perfect for sports and dance participants - football, lacrosse, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, tennis, soccer, baseball, etc. Whether you are a cyclist with lower back pain, a hiker with sore hip flexors, or a runner with a tight IT band; no matter if you are at your fittest or are accommodating an injured knee; our instructors will work with your needs to support your active lifestyle. Athletes can be instructed on a private basis or incorporated into the regular classroom. Group classes can be scheduled at a reduced rate (contact studio for details).