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Yoga for Crossfit Workshop Series

Yoga and barre are both great ways to become more centered, to slim down, and to build your strength and endurance. This is especially true for our bootcamp style classes which we offer across our six studio locations. Read on to see how to prepare for these challenging classes, and what to expect when you get on your mat.

What To Expect

If you've attended a hot yoga class or one of our other heated class options before, you'll know that our heated yoga classes are, well, hot! However, we turn the heat down a bit for our bootcamp style classes. Barre Bootcamp...

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Recently I had the gift of a weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, with world renowned teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. The theme of the weekend’s workshop was The Full Scope of Yoga, exploring asana, pranayama and meditation.

The Hot Yoga Spot has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association for our annual summer solstice yoga fundraiser, “The Longest Day” for the past 3 years, and this year the Alzheimer’s Association had a fundraising contest for yoga studios. We were not aware of this when we registered for this year’s event, and were excited to learn we...

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With so many New Yorkers now interested in yoga, the demand for trainers is at an all-time high. If you have a passion for teaching others and are looking to take your yoga experience to the next level, now's the time to consider becoming a yoga instructor. Read on to learn more about the yoga teacher certification process.

Getting Started

The first step is to register in a yoga teacher training course. Although you must pay for the cost of tuition, it’s more affordable than you may think. Some studios like The Hot Yoga Spot even offer payment plans so you can...

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Yoga impacts your body, mind and spirit in a range of different ways. If you are trying to limit the signs of aging, this ancient practice can help. Through your yoga practice, you can limit the effects of aging on the body, relive common symptoms, and age more gracefully by improving common physical symptoms of getting older.

Alleviate Osteoporosis

Unfortunately, one out of three women and one out of five men will suffer from osteoporosis. This disease causes your bone...

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Yoga has been shown to have many positive benefits on people’s health and well-being. The consistent practice of yoga can help calm stress and anxiety, ease muscle pain and soreness, and yoga can even cure insomnia.

If you’re looking for a calming addition to your bedtime routine, yoga may be the solution for you. We’ll talk you through these four benefits to practicing yoga before bed, and by the time we’re done, you’ll be convinced that this is something you should try out.

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"Ask any world weary traveler and they’ll tell you: Jet lag is probably the worst part of taking a long haul flight.

And if you’re the type of traveler who loves to globetrot, you’ve probably taken several long-haul flights in your lifetime and had countless experiences feeling exhausted, sore, and cranky afterwards. Not only can jet lag be a big downer for your mood, it can also be a big time suck when you finally land in your destination.

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A hot yoga class is a strenuous activity that requires a fuel strategy. Whether you're taking one of our heated Barkan yoga classes, a Bikram class, or one of our high-intensity interval training classes, it's important to properly fuel up before stepping on your mat. Properly preparing for your class can give you the energy to do that last rep, or sustain that challenging pose. If you're heading to our hot yoga studio any time soon, it's important to consider how to eat and drink for fuel and recovery.

Before Your Yoga Class

Some people prefer not to eat...

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What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga is a slower moving yoga practice during which you will hold postures for a longer duration of time. Each pose may be held anywhere from 2-10 minutes. The style of Yin Yoga we offer at The Hot Yoga Spot comes from the teaching lineage of Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.

Why is it called Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga gets its name from the Chinese concept of yin and yang. Yin refers to things that are passive, negative, dark, earthy, watery, cloudy, cool, delicate and soft....

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The capital region's only free mass yoga event happens just ahead of the PearlPalooza music festival in downtown Albany on September 14, 2019. See owner of The Hot Yoga Spot and owner of The Hollow on WNYT talking about what makes this event so special.

Watch the video.

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Interested in taking a New York Power Yoga class?. Traditionally known as Vinyasa yoga, this form of yoga was created to promote a classical Indian style form. It typically involves a hot environment, controlled breathing, and other factors designed to build a person up. What's interesting about this form is that it has proven to be one of the most effective activities on both the physical and mental side of things. Not only does it have immediate beneficial effects, but it also promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle that will keep you coming back for more classes. In other words, there...

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