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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
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 Orr 2018-02-10T12:54:59+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 World 2018-01-22T14:29:09+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 Pose 2018-01-21T09:40:23+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 Doucette 2018-01-21T09:40:23+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
14 12, 2017

Get Well. Stay Well. Live Well.

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

Have you ever woken up in the morning with an idea in your head completely formed and crafted to just what you wanted? I mean, POW, it’s there! Like magic. And you know deep in your gut that it’s right? That it’s something strong, powerful with endless possibilities? It happened [...]

Get Well. Stay Well. Live Well. 2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00
5 12, 2017

Meet the Teacher: Ellen Olson-Brown

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

I’ve tried to recall when I first met Ellen Olson-Brown. That meeting is lost in the misty depths of time, hundreds of yoga classes, and thousands of students taught. What I do remember is seeing her showing up day after day, week after week for class and feeling her presence. [...]

Meet the Teacher: Ellen Olson-Brown 2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00