Student of the month

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7 12, 2018

December 2018 HYF Hotshot: Jen Hoar

2018-12-07T21:53:17+00:00

If I had to list my ten favorite moments from 2018, one of them was watching Jen Hoar record her video submission to the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships. Always a yogi with a determined practice, Jen took the plunge in September, agreeing to train with Team Chelmsford. Watching [...]

December 2018 HYF Hotshot: Jen Hoar2018-12-07T21:53:17+00:00
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 07, 2018

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil

2018-07-13T20:38:32+00:00

Leslie O'Neil is a lovely person and a beautiful, shining example of the benefits that come from a consistent, dedicated, brave, and open-minded yoga practice. In the two years that she's been coming to The Hot Yoga Factory, she's grown remarkably as a yogi, developing not only strength, balance, and [...]

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil2018-07-13T20:38:32+00:00
8 03, 2018

HYF March 2018 Hotshot: Lawrence MacDonald

2018-03-13T16:09:30+00:00

Have you met Lawrence MacDonald yet? He usually sets up right up front, and he practices with good-humored, intelligent focus. Lawrence is a reliable source of  thoughtful yet silly conversation before and after class, and he shares his thoughtfulness in his interview answers below. Enjoy, and be sure to introduce [...]

HYF March 2018 Hotshot: Lawrence MacDonald2018-03-13T16:09:30+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
1 11, 2017

HYF Hotshot November 2017: Sara Waggener

2018-01-21T09:40:25+00:00

She's strong. She's determined. She's a hard worker with a great sense of humor and a fantastic Rabbit Pose. She's the one and only Sara Waggener, and she's our November Hotshot! Read on to find out more about your fellow yogi! See her excellent Rabbit Pose here. And if you're [...]

HYF Hotshot November 2017: Sara Waggener2018-01-21T09:40:25+00:00
7 10, 2017

HYF October 2017 Hotshot: Neil Doran

2018-01-21T09:40:26+00:00

Lucky me, I got to chat on the phone with Neil Doran about his yoga practice! Before I even pitched my first question, Neil told me, "I'm always singing. If you see me in class, in my head, I'm singing. I used to do that when I was running. Five [...]

HYF October 2017 Hotshot: Neil Doran2018-01-21T09:40:26+00:00
2 09, 2017

HYF September 2017 Hotshots: Cindy Mailloux and Dan Melvin

2018-01-21T09:40:26+00:00

If Cindy Mailloux walks through the door of The Hot Yoga Factory, chances are, Dan Melvin is not far behind, and vice versa! Neighbors, friends, and yoga buddies, Cindy and Dan are inspiring, positive front-row regulars at our studio, and we're so glad you get to know these HYF Hotshots [...]

HYF September 2017 Hotshots: Cindy Mailloux and Dan Melvin2018-01-21T09:40:26+00:00