Barre has become one of today's hottest forms of cross-training, and for good reason. It can take your fitness to the next level by enhancing strength and improving flexibility, all during a fun, music-driven class. If you're a runner, you should definitely consider taking barre classes. Let's take a look at the key benefits.

Low-Impact Exercises

Running is an excellent way to maintain your cardiovascular fitness. However, the constant pounding against the ground can put extra wear and tear on your joints. This means you're at a far greater risk of sustaining...


The holiday season supposed to be a time of celebration. Unfortunately, it often becomes a source of anxiety for many people. Whether you’re preparing a Thanksgiving feast or shopping for last-minute Christmas gifts, the extra load can make the holidays seem more like a job opposed to a vacation. Yoga is among the best activities to put your mind at ease. Here’s how yoga classes can help with holiday stress.

Gives You Some Extra “Me” Time

During the holidays, family and friends may demand a lot of your attention. While there’s nothing wrong with catering to...

Holiday Bazaar in Saratoga

Join us Saturday, December 8, from 2:00-5:00 pm at The Hot Yoga Spot in Saratoga Springs for our third annual holiday bazaar. This event is a perfect opportunity to support local artists and Saratoga businesses while receiving great discounts on all of your holiday shopping needs. Purchase unique gifts for loved ones (or yourself) while enjoying complimentary refreshments and mingling with the members of our Saratoga community.

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High Peaks Yoga Teacher Training

Whether you want to open your own studio or are simply looking to go deeper into your personal practice, a yoga teacher training program can provide the foundation you need to live a life that's all about yoga. Choosing the right training program for your needs is an essential first step on this new journey. Of course, picking a program can be tough. Here are four key factors that you should weigh when you evaluate a teacher training program.

A Comprehensive Curriculum

If you're looking for your first yoga teacher training class, it's important to look for one...


The Hot Yoga Spot is excited to host Africa Yoga Project's Handstand, Hugs and Happiness tour for its second annual trip to the Capital Region! This year we will be hosting AYP instructors, Millie and Lizie, as they make their way around the country sharing their energy, love of yoga and mission of empowering change.

I first learned about Africa Yoga Project (AYP) in 2014 after attending Baptiste Level Two, led by AYP founder Paige Elenson. This was also when I met Millie and heard her story - how she discovered AYP, what its has meant to her and how committed she is to sharing it...

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On September 15, 2018, more than 400 people lined the streets of downtown Albany with yoga mats for the second annual YogaPalooza ("YP"). This massive yoga event joins people of all ages and backgrounds and encourages connection and community. It was a beautiful, sunny day and you could feel the energy on the streets in anticipation of a one-hour all levels yoga class led by Jess P.

This was my second year on the YP team, which includes endless hours of planning and preparation, meetings, and event promotion behind the scenes. My role on the team also means that on the day of the...

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Fit to Lead is a year long training program through the Baptiste Institute. Participants meet quarterly in person and stay connected via monthly video calls. The purpose of the program is to become a natural leader and educator of the Baptiste methodology and have it become a natural expression of who you are. We will have the ability to powerfully and naturally alter what is possible in our classes and in all areas of our lives.

Last week was the second gathering in Park City UT where we spent the week amongst a community of Baptiste leaders from around the world. There are...

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The Times Union was at our event this past Saturday to photograph everyone enjoying themselves at YogaPalooza and PearlPalooza.

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Join us at The Hot Yoga Spot in Binghamton, NY for our fall open house. This weekend includes free yoga classes, specials on packages and discounts on our yoga teacher training and apparel. Enjoy free juice, meet our new instructors and mingle with our community. This event is the perfect opportunity to see why The Hot Yoga Spot is the coolest way to get hot.

Yoga for Crossfit Workshop Series

Our talented instructor, Kayla, was recently featured in a Girlnetic post about how she inspires people in the Capital Region to live healthiest and most active life. Click the link to read the article and learn more about how she became part of The Hot Yoga Spot community as well as owner and head coach at...