You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and do yoga.

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At Hot Yoga Markham (HYM) we offer several different forms of yoga from Astanga to Vinyasa to a Power Flow. Even a class with our own mix. The majority of our classes are designed to grow with you throughout the long lifetime of your practice; a challenging practice that links breath with movement through postures. You’ll have the ability to begin as an innocent starter yogi and grow to an adept yogi breaking out into handstands. Or you just might like to take the chill path and stick to ultra relaxing classes that help you calm and focus. Either way, we’ve got the class.

Types of Yoga that we offer

HOT YOGA

This class is ideal for everyone! You will be guided through a series of poses that will help you bring awareness to your breath and alignment. With the studio heated to approximately 38 degrees Celsius, the hot yoga class is perfect for detoxification of the body. The heat will help lubricate your joints and loosen your muscles, which helps you practice deeper into your postures. By doing this class, you will develop better focus, body/space awareness, alignment, strength and flexibility.

REDUCED HEAT YOGA

This class is open to everyone! Similar to our hot yoga classes, you will be able to experience the harmony of flexibility and strength. However, the class will be done in a lower heat at approximately 28 degrees Celsius.

ASHTANGA

Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a series of challenging postures. The practice produces intense internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxifies the muscles and organs. It is a vigorous moving meditation that helps improve focus and relieve anxiety in a day-to-day life.

VINYASA

Vinyasa is a vigorous, dynamic, and fluid yoga sequence that links your breath and movement to create internal heat and strength. The series is designed for physically active and motivated students with more emphasis on upper body and abdominal strength. Flow of postures includes standing, sitting, balancing, inversions, forward bending, and breathing exercises.

Calories Burn and Difficulty Level

Calories Burn ~450 - 750 cal

60%

Cardio Intensity

50%

Resistance Intensity

39%

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If you are new to the practice or at Hot Yoga Markham, check out our NEW TO YOGA GUIDE to help you get started!

It is very important to engage your practice with an open and focused mind. Trap any racing thoughts and let them float way!

EMBRACE YOUR CORE AND KEEP A GOOD POSTURE. Keep your core muscles tight to protect your lower back and improve balance. The emphasis is to work with a neutral spine, maintaining the natural curves of your back. This helps strengthen the supportive muscles around the spine.
UJJAYI BREATHING. INHALE & EXHALE THROUGH NOSE. Also know as “the ocean breath”. This diaphragmatic breathing is done in a controlled manner that helps to increase oxgen level and build up internal heat to warm up your body/muscles. Ujjayi breathing also helps to quiet and focus the mind, release stress and tension, and massage internal organs.

 

We highly recommend that you incorporate different types of yoga practices/fitness classes into your lifestyle. Cross-training is an important exercise regimen that incorporates different methods of training to develop a more functional and dynamic body.

 

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