What is Hot Yoga?
Yoga is NOT just stretching but uses stretching as a key element to balance the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.
The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the yoga tradition in which the teacher has trained.
Yoga Teachers will often refer to “your practice,” which means your individual experience with yoga as it develops over time. The amazing thing about yoga is that your practice is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring. Although the poses themselves do not change, your relationship with them will. Anyone can start a yoga practice, even if you don’t feel like you are very flexible or very strong. These things will improve the longer you practice. Another great thing about thinking about “your practice” is that it encourages the non-competitive spirit of yoga. One of the most difficult, but ultimately most liberating things about yoga is letting go of the ego and accepting that no one is better than anyone else. Everyone is just doing their best on any given day.
Hot Yoga Classes
Yoga has been around for many centuries, and is practiced today by millions. Its popularity and longevity are testament to the host of physical and mental benefits it offers, and hot yoga can help with:
- Weight loss
- Body toning
- Body Detox
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Healing and preventing sports injury
- Decrease of anxiety, stress
- Increasing mental focus
- Increasing fitness and stamina
- Poor Digestion
- Asthma, arthritis and a wide range of chronic conditions
Hot Yoga is a slow paced practice with emphasis on alignment. Most of the class is focused on standing poses and there is a good balance between strengthening, balancing, stretching and calming the mind. Ideal for beginners and more experienced yogis wanting to get back to basics.
Iyengar yoga is an in-depth study of asana (postures, body positions) and pranayama (control and breathing elongation).
B.S.S. Iyengar systemized over 200 classical asana and 14 different types of pranayama, with variations in many cases, from the simplest to the extremely difficult.
Emphasis is placed on alignment, allowing the body to properly develop harmoniously within the sequence. An integral part of this method is the long periods of time held in each asana, in order for the benefits of the practice to sink in.
Designed by worldwide famous teacher Sianna Sherman, is now taught in Greece exclusively by Niko Geo in Hot Yoga. A sensual motion journey, combining Myth, Mantra, Mudra, Movement, Meditation, Music, Medicine, Mandala, Magic and Manifesto. The target is the awakening of magic in the body, mind and heart.
Hot Yoga Sequence is a class specially designed by Niko Geo and his team of handpicked teachers and is only being taught in Hot Yoga studio.
A set sequence of postures, intelligently designed to strengthen and lengthen through the muscles of the whole body. Inspired by the Bikram yoga sequence. You will hold postures to build endurance and stamina, which will help to relieve stress and allowing you to feel reenergized and restored.
Hot Flow Yoga is a flowing sequence of postures designed for conditioning and toning the body and focusing the mind. Be prepared to sweat, tone your entire body and cleanse your soul. This class will transform you on all levels: physically, mentally and spiritually. Suitable for experienced practitioners and brave beginners.
Escape from your day and enjoy the tranquility of Candlelit Yoga. With an emphasis on joining together both breath and movement, you’ll be challenged with a practice that introduces familiar postures with creative sequencing. This full-body workout will challenge your mind and body – and make you sweat.
Precision to alignment for strength-flexibility balance. Long held poses to refine and attain perfection.
A fun fitness yoga practice for the male and female athlete. It is a strong, intense and challenging practice, with a focus on lengthening tight muscles. The poses will challenge your body in new ways to develop strength, power and flexibility. You will sweat, you will you be challenged but you will want to come back for more.
Hot Vinyasa Flow is practiced in a hot room, suitable for mixed level students wanting to increase flexibility, strength and control of breath whilst moving smoothly through postures to music. It will be filled with playful and creative sequencing, finding a balance between a dynamic and soothing practice which will leave you feeling energized and relaxed.
Yin Yang Yoga exercises the deepest anatomy of the body, focusing on ligaments such as bones and joints while stimulating the body’s energy flow. With gentle asanas, emphasises hips, pelvis and the lower part of the spine, which are supported by the earth using aids and orthostatic variations. The challenge is to maintain the postures for long time, triggering breathe and the mind, which cultivates both internal power and flexibility. Open to all levels of students aiming at detox, stretching and relaxation.
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete novice, this Hot Yoga Basics class is the perfect fundamental yoga practice. Let our lovely teachers guide you through those need-to-know postures, exploring breath and alignment. Develop strength and flexibility, and build your confidence in the yoga room. This class is for all levels.
Our Hot Yoga Basics classes are a really great class for beginners to Hot Yoga, as well as experienced yogis. Muscles are stretched and strengthened through a sequence of static asana (postures) designed to leave you feeling renewed, stronger and more flexible. The heat enables your joints and muscles to feel more open, allowing you to move more freely whilst also cleansing your body from the inside out. This class is open to all.
With a mindful flow you will learn how to bring your mind inside your body through thoughtful Pranayama, meditation, gentle yoga flow sequences as well as static asanas (postures). It will help you to ease stiff muscles and joints and use gentle awareness to move into your own practice effectively.
The focus will be on working with the spine, breath and gravity. The emphasis will be on grounding, lengthening and creating a strong core whilst moving into postures with mindful kindness.
The class will be completed with a deep relaxation. It is a technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained allowing the mind to relax. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.