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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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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...


1-Harrison, my adorable two-and-a-half-year-old son, wears prescription glasses.

2- I’m an only child and both of my parents moved here from Long Island when I decided to officially relocate after college.

3- I opened my first The Hot Yoga Spot on the corner of Western Ave. and Fuller Road in 2010 when I was 23 years old. Thanks to so many amazing, supportive yogis, we relocated just a few months later to Stuyvesant Plaza to create more space for more mats.


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July 2019, Edible Capital District Magazine; In 2010, she opened the Hot Yoga Spot in Albany and was the only instructor; now there are five studios in the Capital District, with 45 teachers. In 2018, she opened BARE, a vegetarian eatery offering bowls, smoothies and juices in Guilderland.

She’s onto something: According to a National Health Interview Survey released in November of 2018, three times more...

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Most of us are used to seeing yoga practiced on a mat, but at The Hot Yoga Spot in Albany, they’re taking yoga off the ground and into the air. It’s not just an excuse to look and feel like a superhero, though that’s definitely a perk. Aerial yoga has specific benefits for your body and brain.

Instructors at The Hot Yoga Spot in Albany tell News10 that practicing on the silks releases tension in the spine. And from a sensory perspective, linear swinging is calming and organizing for the brain.


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"Some people come to The Hot Yoga Spot every day and don’t go to any other studios, and they feel great and it works well for them. Others come as a supplement for other workouts. If you are doing other programs, you still need the yoga to counteract what you're doing in those workouts. Our business complements other fitness brands instead of competing with them—we’ll team up with other places and do events. It gets new clients in our doors and shows them the benefits of hot yoga that their current workouts don’t cover."


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Are you looking for help committing to health and wellness all summer long? We've got your back! The Hot Yoga Spot is hosting its fourth annual Downward Dog Days of Summer Challenge. The rules are simple and the rewards are sweet:

  • Take 55 classes at The Hot Yoga Spot in July & August.
  • Upon completion, receive 10 free sessions to be enjoyed in September and a special, limited edition tank top.
  • You can attend class and participate at all five locations.
  • There is no need to register in advance or fill out any forms.
  • Simply...
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Jessica Fuller, Founder & C.E.O. of The Hot Yoga Spot was featured on for her advice on how to practice hot yoga at home.

"Jessica Fuller, instructor, and founder of The Hot Yoga Spot suggests painting the walls a soothing color, add a few paintings, a little waterfall, a plant, meditation pillows, candles or a statue to enhance the space. She also recommends...

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The Hot Yoga Spot founder, Jessica Fuller, was recently featured in Mindful Studio Magazine. "Yoga teaches us to push aside ego, learn from others, accept help and embrace guidance. The dream of opening a yoga studio is sometimes foolishly dismissed as unrealistic, but of course it is possible. With yoga, anything is. And it is possible to open a successful studio and for you to shape your future by exploring the franchise options available to you."

Learn more about her thoughts on how to open a yoga studio and how becoming part of a franchise can help


June 21 - Yoga Fundraiser

Looking for outdoor yoga classes outside of NYC? Look no further than The Hot Yoga Spot! We have a variety of outdoor events scheduled for this summer and can't wait to meet you on the mat. Read on to learn more about our next three outdoor yoga events:

Annual Yoga Fundraiser - June 21st

Celebrate international yoga day AND the first official day of summer at our annual yoga fundraiser! This event is free and open to the public, and all donations will be given to the...