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5 10, 2018

October 2018 HYF Hotshot: Debbie Butts

2018-10-05T12:19:01+00:00

Not long ago, I had just pulled into a parking space at The Hot Yoga Factory with my teenage sons, when a fellow yogi drove up and parked next to us. Both boys said, in the fondest way, "Hey, it's Debbie!" That's a common reaction to finding yourself in the [...]

October 2018 HYF Hotshot: Debbie Butts2018-10-05T12:19:01+00:00
9 08, 2018

August 2018 HYF Hotshot: Doug Oliveira

2018-08-09T18:37:48+00:00

Every beginner has their own way of plunging into a hot yoga practice. Some people wade in, a class or two a week; others are at the studio every day of their 30 day introductory month. A new student might quietly watch, listen, and learn; another might ask lots of [...]

August 2018 HYF Hotshot: Doug Oliveira2018-08-09T18:37:48+00:00
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: Eagle2018-06-13T20:09:25+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
1 02, 2018

HYF February 2018 Hotshot Couple: Bill Loehfelm and Karin Orr

2018-02-10T12:54:59+00:00

Bill Loehfelm has been a beloved and consistent attendee of the 9:30 am class for years. Warm, friendly, supportive, and a hard worker, it's wonderful to set up near him, have a nice chat before class, and then absorb his positive energy for the next 90 minutes. A few months [...]

HYF February 2018 Hotshot Couple: Bill Loehfelm and Karin Orr2018-02-10T12:54:59+00:00
31 01, 2018

Save the Date: March 10, 2018!

2018-01-31T22:42:42+00:00

We are so excited! All 13 yogis who trained at The Hot Yoga Factory this past fall/winter and submitted videotapes of their three-minute routine have received invitations to move on to the next phase of competition at the Northeast Regional Yoga Asana Championship on March 10, 2018, in Burlington Vermont. [...]

Save the Date: March 10, 2018!2018-01-31T22:42:42+00:00
19 01, 2018

The Nicest Neighbors in the World

2018-01-22T14:29:09+00:00

I experienced two of my favorite teaching moments last weekend. On Friday night, Bob F. was set up next to Polly S. right smack in front of the podium. Prime real estate. Class began as usual, and we worked our way through the standing series. It was a strong class, [...]

The Nicest Neighbors in the World2018-01-22T14:29:09+00:00
4 01, 2018

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

In some yoga traditions, the teacher practices alongside the students, physically demonstrating postures. The way that our 26/2 hot yoga series is taught,  the teacher primarily leads class with precise verbal instruction, closely observing the entire room in order to offer corrections and encouragement that guide each student into the [...]

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00
4 01, 2018

HYF January 2018 Hotshot: Robin Doucette

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

There are two things that I think of immediately when I think of this month's HYF hotshot, Robin Doucette. The first is the contrast between her warm and friendly smile at the front desk and the "I'm coming after you, punk!" look of determination in her eyes when she lowers [...]

HYF January 2018 Hotshot: Robin Doucette2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00
30 12, 2017

365 Shiny New Days! How Will Your Practice Grow in 2018?

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I'm a firm believer in small, incremental goals, achieved over a realistic period of time. Steps, drops in a bucket, pennies. It all adds up. A small goal is initially less dramatic, but almost always more sustainable over time. And over time - [...]

365 Shiny New Days! How Will Your Practice Grow in 2018?2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00