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13 06, 2018

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle

2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00

After the first Pranayama breathing exercise, we move into three postures that are sometimes called the "warm-up" series, in which we stretch, strengthen, and squeeze the body in preparation for the rest of class. In Half Moon and Hands to Feet we stretch the spine and along with it, the [...]

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle 2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00
5 06, 2018

Chin and Chest: Practice Tips for Yogis

2018-06-05T19:28:59+00:00

One basic way to describe each yoga posture we do in the 26/2 series is through the relationships between body parts. Body parts either move away from each other or toward each other. Simple, right? But when you are dealing with several different body parts at once and a range [...]

Chin and Chest: Practice Tips for Yogis 2018-06-05T19:28:59+00:00
19 05, 2018

Donation Yoga Class to Benefit Aids Walk/Run Boston: 5/20/18 at 4:30pm

2018-05-19T18:13:49+00:00

One of my very favorite things about The Hot Yoga Factory is how generous our students are. You are generous with time, with friendliness, and with encouragement. When we have a donation class to raise funds for worthy causes, you are also generous with money and enthusiasm. This Sunday's 4:30 [...]

Donation Yoga Class to Benefit Aids Walk/Run Boston: 5/20/18 at 4:30pm 2018-05-19T18:13:49+00:00
15 05, 2018

30-Day Challenge Update: Doubles, Anyone?

2018-05-15T11:50:14+00:00

Here we are, halfway the way through the May 30-day challenge, and it's wonderful to see stickers accumulating next to so many names. It's even better to see your happy, glowing faces in class more often. Good for you for setting goals and showing up for yourself. Thank you for [...]

30-Day Challenge Update: Doubles, Anyone? 2018-05-15T11:50:14+00:00
27 04, 2018

30 Reasons to Sign Up for the 30-Day Challenge

2018-04-27T20:46:50+00:00

Yoga classes AND Hot Pilates classes both count. Double the fun! You can sign up for class using our new studio app! This lets you sign into classes ahead of time and put them in your calendar. The Hot Yoga Factory is always looking for ways to help you keep [...]

30 Reasons to Sign Up for the 30-Day Challenge 2018-04-27T20:46:50+00:00
9 04, 2018

Try Something New and Support a Great Cause on April 14th

2018-04-09T20:15:47+00:00

Most of us who love the 26/2 yoga series appreciate the reliable consistency of each class. 90 minutes. The same 26 postures and breathing exercises with the same alignment cues. The consistency from class to class means that you can really begin to develop comfort with and expertise about each [...]

Try Something New and Support a Great Cause on April 14th 2018-04-09T20:15:47+00:00
2 04, 2018

HYF April 2018 Hotshot: Alicia McAllister

2018-04-16T14:20:47+00:00

I first got to know Alicia when she started coming to yoga classes at The Hot Yoga Factory. Whether I was teaching her or practicing nearby, it was clear that she was a determined and strong person with a fantastic attitude. She felt the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, [...]

HYF April 2018 Hotshot: Alicia McAllister 2018-04-16T14:20:47+00:00
2 04, 2018

April 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Fixed Firm/Frog Squat

2018-04-02T20:13:44+00:00

Every month, we choose a posture from the 26/2 yoga series and a related move from our Hot Pilates classes and highlight those with extra instruction during class. This gives students a chance to develop a deeper understanding of alignment and body mechanics, and ultimately get a better results from [...]

April 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Fixed Firm/Frog Squat 2018-04-02T20:13:44+00:00
24 03, 2018

Meet the Teacher: Cindy Reardon

2018-03-24T14:45:31+00:00

If you haven't had the chance to take one of Cindy Reardon's Friday morning yoga or Hot Pilates classes at The Hot Yoga Factory, we hope you'll find time for one soon. She always brings plenty of high-optimism, high-octane energy into the hot room, and she aims to connect with [...]

Meet the Teacher: Cindy Reardon 2018-03-24T14:45:31+00:00