The Yoga Pioneers (TYP) welcome yogis at EVERY level...including absolute beginners!
Each TYP Hot Yoga class format described below is a structured sequence of yoga postures and breathing exercises, always practiced in the same order. Classes are held in our 1200 sq. ft. studio, which is heated to an average temperature of 105° F during class (hence the term, "Hot Yoga"). Should you have any injuries, medical conditions, or concerns about performing certain movements, be sure to let your teacher know before class begins; we are happy to help you modify postures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
- Pioneer Practice Hot Yoga. 60 minutes. One set of each posture. Your teacher provides step-by-step verbal instruction and detailed breathing cues for each posture. Individual (hands-on) adjustments offered upon request. Suitable for all levels of experience, ability, and flexibility! if you're a yoga newbie, we suggest you start with this class.
- 'Classic 26x2' Hot Yoga. 75 minutes. Two sets of each posture. Your teacher provides basic verbal instruction and breath cues. Suitable for all levels; beginners are welcome. If you usually attend TYP's 60-minute classes, we suggest gently acclimating yourself to the two-sets-of-each-pose format by watching the first set, then doing the second set. You'll learn a lot from watching your fellow yogis of different experience levels exploring the poses, too.
- Moving Meditation Hot Yoga. 60 minutes. One set of each posture. Moving Meditation is TYP's "quiet class," featuring low lighting and minimal verbal instruction. NO FIRST-TIMERS, PLEASE. If you're new to TYP, it's best to familiarize yourself with TYP's Hot Yoga class structure – by taking several Pioneer Practice and/or Classic 26x2 classes first – before participating in Moving Meditation.
- Candlelight Hot Yoga. 60 minutes. One set of each posture. TYP's Moving Meditation format is complimented by soft LED candlelight to further enhance the relaxed, meditative environment. Since verbal cues are minimal (see Moving Meditation description above), no first-timers in this class, please.