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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.

Click this link to find out if you were 'seen?'

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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...

yoga teacher training

Choosing a yoga teacher training program can often be a difficult decision. Five years ago there were limited options and you often had to travel to complete a 200-hour program. Now that yoga has become increasingly more popular, there are many local options. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before signing up.

Do you resonate with the instructor?

It’s important to get a feel for the instructor's personality and teaching style. Make sure that what they have to offer is what you are looking for. We suggest taking at least a few of their classes...

Workshop Weekend

Bikram yoga classes provide opportunities to take part in a challenging and rewarding type of yoga. The experiences result in a number of mental benefits.

Increased Ability to Focus

When people initially enter a Bikram yoga class they can have a non-stop stream of thoughts that may not always be positive. However, they quickly realize that continuing to engage in non-stop thinking can prove near-impossible in that type of environment. This is because the heat and humidity in the room forces the focus to be turned toward the act of breathing and existing in the...

Styles Yoga Teacher Training

The Hot Yoga Spot offers the Styles Yoga 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training at our Latham and Albany locations. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the tools, knowledge and confidence to teach others. It is also a perfect opportunity for those who love yoga and just want to participate in a training to learn more about it and enhance their lives. Learn more about what our students and teachers feel about their experience doing the Styles Yoga teacher training.


The Baptiste #Unstoppable program took place in Guilderland, NY this week and taught 60 educators the tools to incorporate yoga and meditation into their classrooms. This program was created by Baptiste certified instructor, Melissa Leach, at The Hot Yoga Spot in Stuyvesant Plaza.

Click here to watch the story and learn more about this amazing program.