Taught in a room heated to 90 degrees, this dynamic Yoga asana flow practice helps with detoxification via sweating.  Classes will have an emphasis on core work, standing postures, balancing postures, twists, and deep stretching.  Hot Vinyasa classes help Yoga practitioners learn patience and perseverance.  Many practitioners have reported improve musculature, weight loss, and healthier eating habits as a result of Hot Vinyasa classes.  Backbone Yoga offers Hot Vinyasa Basics class Tuesday night at 8:15pm.  This class is perfect for those looking to start a yoga practice.  For more experienced practitioners attending Hot Vinyasa Basics classes, more advanced variations will be given.


Backbone Yoga uses infrared heat as opposed to heated circulating air for the following reasons:

Pain Relief

The all time champion of benefits. If you have an infrared heating you have a natural, safe and effective pain relief. As the deep blood vessels expand, oxygen rich blood floods in and healing components rush to heal inflammation and all effected areas, while relaxing your muscles and joints. This will work for any type of pain with absolutely no side effects: Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Joint Pain, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Joint Stiffness, Leg Pain, Hamstring Tears, & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Detoxification, Anti-Aging and Skin Rejuvenation

The increased blood circulation brings more oxygen rich blood – And faster – While carrying off metabolic waste products away.  After a few minutes you start sweating, which rids your body of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.  The skin releases toxins by sweating and dead skin cells fall off, leaving it glowing and immaculately clean.


Weight Loss

According to a Journal of the American Medical Association report, in a single Infrared ray sauna session, you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.  Infrared accelerates the breakdown of fat and cellulite. Molecules of water and organic substances absorb infrared easily, since it is their resonant frequency. 


Improved Immune System and Disease Prevention

Infrared Rays’ deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial “fever” and your body’s immune system is strengthened.


Restful Sleep and Stress Reduction

The combination of the gentle warmth, relaxed muscles, and breath work makes Hot Vinyasa Yoga a great stress relief aid. 


An Alternative to Cardiovascular Exercise

In the August 7, 1981 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) reported “regular use of a infrared sauna may impart a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.” This means it’s possible for people in wheelchairs, those who are otherwise unable to exert themselves, and those who won’t follow an exercise/conditioning program, to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. Infrared heat increases blood flow, similar to that seen during exercise.

***Please do not eat 2-3 hours before class.  Come to class hydrated. Water should be sipped throughout class***