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27 04, 2018

30 Reasons to Sign Up for the 30-Day Challenge

2018-04-27T20:46:50-05:00

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 Challenge2018-04-27T20:46:50-05:00
13 03, 2018

Can I Practice at Home?

2018-03-13T17:30:06-05:00

Yes, I can still practice! Well. Here we are. Another Nor'easter. It's incredibly rare that the studio closes, but these late winter snowstorms have really been packing a punch, and we want everyone to stay safe, so sometimes class must be canceled. There's really nothing like practicing in [...]

Can I Practice at Home?2018-03-13T17:30:06-05:00
8 03, 2018

March 2018 Posture of the Month: Balancing Stick

2018-03-13T16:19:01-05:00

Balancing Stick Pose is short, sweet, and simple. Okay, okay, maybe not so sweet. But definitely short and simple. Let's break it down. Balancing Stick is short: We only hold this posture for about ten seconds. Get into your deepest expression as soon as you can, so you don't miss [...]

March 2018 Posture of the Month: Balancing Stick2018-03-13T16:19:01-05:00
13 02, 2018

B.A.D. is so GOOD!

2018-02-13T13:14:46-05:00

Remember the "order of operations" from algebra class? Parentheses, then Exponents, then Multiplication and Division and finally Addition and Subtraction. Maybe a high school math teacher had you memorize the phrase, "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" so that you could attack intimidating equations in a way that would lead to [...]

B.A.D. is so GOOD!2018-02-13T13:14:46-05:00
2 02, 2018

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose

2018-02-02T10:45:38-05:00

Full Locust is the third posture in the spine strengthening series. In Cobra, you kept your lower body rooted to the floor while lifting your chest and upper body into the air. In Locust, you kept your upper body on the floor while lifting your contracted legs into the air. [...]

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose2018-02-02T10:45:38-05:00
4 01, 2018

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:23-05:00

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 Pose2018-01-21T09:40:23-05:00
30 12, 2017

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

2018-01-21T09:40:23-05:00

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?2018-01-21T09:40:23-05:00
30 11, 2017

December 2017 Posture of the Month: Tree Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:24-05:00

Tree Pose comes at the end of the standing series, when you have been working hard, moving swiftly from posture to posture with focus and determination. The finish line is in sight, but don't take your foot off the gas. Tree is a quietly powerful pose, and you want to [...]

December 2017 Posture of the Month: Tree Pose2018-01-21T09:40:24-05:00
30 11, 2017

HYF December 2017 Hotshot: Adam Dowling

2018-01-21T09:40:24-05:00

"Adam sent me." We've heard this from more than one yogi walking into The Hot Yoga Factory for the first time. Adam's steady, focused dedication to his practice is evident whether I am teaching from the podium or practicing near him in class. We love it that he has benefitted [...]

HYF December 2017 Hotshot: Adam Dowling2018-01-21T09:40:24-05:00