Powerhouse Yoga Studio is a Hot Power Yoga Studio. Power yoga is a general term used in the west to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Though many consider it to be "gym yoga," this style of practice was originally closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. The term came into common usage in the mid 1990s, in an attempt to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students. Unlike Ashtanga, however, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses, so classes can vary widely. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out. Using the term power yoga differentiated the intense, flowing style of yoga they were teaching from the gentle stretching and meditation that many Americans associated with yoga. Baron Baptiste is a well-known yoga teacher who has successfully established his own style of power yoga.
Is Power Yoga for You?
Though power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher, they will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, enjoy exercising, and want a minimal amount of chanting and meditation with their yoga. Prepare to work hard and work up a sweat.
Power Basics (level 1) This 60 minute hot power flow class will focus on the foundations of power yoga. Basics is recommended for anyone whether seasoned or brand new to power yoga! Expect to experience balancing poses, hips, shoulders and strong grounding poses. Basics will challenge and inspire you!
Ashtanga Half Primary - is specifically designed to introduce the Ashtanga Primary Series with individual modifications suitable for everyone, even beginners! This class follows the traditional format of the Ashtanga Primary Series – sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and closing sequence poses. Ashtanga Vinyasa is accessible to students of all body types, ages, and experience levels. This class moves at a moderate to slow pace, leaving time to discuss the purpose of each pose and the intent behind the flow sequence. You’ll leave each class feeling mentally challenged, physically rejuvenated and relaxed.
Hot Core - (Level 1-2) - Looking for a class that will motivate you out of your comfort zone? This class will focus on building strength through your core muscles, which are essential to deepening your asana practice. Allowing breath with movement, as we flow through a challenging core flow. This class is a must if you are growing into your arm balance practice! (heat 90-95)
Deep Stretch Yin (level 1)Deep Stretch Yoga is a great practice for anyone who is looking to improve flexibility, stretch muscles or to simply break from a more vigorous practice. Come explore stillness! All levels welcome!
Warm Slow Flow - This class is a slow vinyasa class focusing on alignment, breath control, balance & opening the heart. Learn to explore the benefits of yoga combined with your weight lifting schedule. All levels are welcome!
Relax Class - Are you in need of mindful rest! Join us to unwind and clear the mind!
True Hot (Bikram Method) – Our studio will be heated to above body temperature to allow for a deeper release and to avoid injury. This class is not a flow class and does not incorporate any vinyasa it is recommended for everyone to learn and refine your yoga postures with long holds. This class is designed to help you relieve stress, burn calories and improve flexibility. Seasoned practitioners will advance, and beginners are always welcome!
What to bring: Come Hydrated! Bring a Full-Size Towel! Bring Water! Wear as little as possible!
Please note all classes are heated unless specified otherwise.