Group and Private Yoga Classes
MYBO offers group and private classes for yogis at all levels seeking to learn the foundations and principles of the practice, while gaining strength, agility, and endurance of the body, mind, and spirit. Students are encouraged to move through poses at their own pace and level of comfort. Props are available, upon request, to assist students in achieving certain poses. You can expect a warm, welcoming environment where we all come together to honor the practice and our bodies.
Hot Yoga classes are our mainstay at MYBO. These yoga classes are intended to support your practice and your individual efforts to find balance, detoxify, and re-energize.
What to Expect
- Expect to get sweaty! Our classes range from warm to hot (80 to 110 degrees). The heat + humidity allow the body to detox and stretch more slowly, safely, and deeply.
- With sustained practice, you’ll start to notice more rapid improvement with healing, detoxification, weight loss, flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and concentration. Practice often (we recommend a minimum of three days per week)!
How to Prepare
We recommend that you drink at least 1-2 liters of room temperature water 30 to 60 minutes before attending class and avoid eating large meals for two hours prior to class. It is advised that you snack on something small to eat like fruit, protein bar, or smoothie to maintain your energy level throughout the class.
Styles of Hot Yoga
Hot Hatha specialty classes are MYBO’s signature creation. The foundation is a sequence that does not change practiced in 105-110 degrees with 40-60% humidity to allow the body to detox and stretch more safely and deeply. We begin with warm up then have an assigned water break, balancing series, spine series and floor series. We begin and end with breathing technique. Hot Hatha is centered on endurance, focus, precision and breath. You will find the following Hot Hath classes on our schedule…
- Hot Hatha Classic classes are similar to Bikram Yoga* classes based on the level of heat and precipitation utilised in the studio during the class; however, Hot Hatha Yoga is composed of a series of 5 sequences of 24-30 challenging, yet invigorating, static poses that differ from traditional Bikram Yoga. *These classes are not Bikram Yoga and our studio is not Bikram affiliated. Love Bikram or not, you will find these sequences a refreshing change.
- Hot Hatha Detox is grounded in twisting poses to detoxify, enliven, and uplift your spirit and body.
- Hot Hatha Energize focuses on backbending, shoulder opening and inversions.
- Hot Hatha Nourish emphasizes forward bending, hamstring opening, and core strength. Come heal your back, shoulders, knees and ankles, realign your joints, tissues, ligaments, tendons as well as purge out toxins with the generous sweat created in class which initiates weight loss and body composition evolution.
Hot Flow (also called “Power Yoga”) is a series of poses that link breath with movement. Pranayama or the “breathing technique” is emphasized in flow classes to encourage you to connect to and move with the breath. Hot Flow is taught in a room heated to 98 degrees and set to 30% humidity.
Gentle Warm Flow is intended to introduce movement and breath through the Flow practice in a gently heat room. This class is ideal for the yogi seeking to ease into a heated studio experience (80-90 degrees with 30% humidity) or those recovering from injury.
Hot Yinyasa draws on the concept of the harmonious balance between the yin and the yang. The first half of the class, we move through flow techniques to warm the body (Yang) in a heated studio. During the second half of the class, instruction slows to focus on the cooling restorative practice of Yin. During the Yin portion of the class, we hold poses longer (sometimes using props) to gently open up the body.
Styles of Non-Heated Yoga
Flow (also called “Power Yoga”) is a series of poses that link breath with movement. Pranayama or the “breathing technique” is emphasized in flow classes to encourage you to connect to and move with the breath.
Yin Yoga is a slow, deep and quiet practice.The poses draw focus on stretching the connective tissue such as the hips, thighs, and lower spine. This is achieved through longer, slower asanas to ease into the poses.
Restorative Yoga is similar in that we hold our poses longer; however, students enjoy more relaxing poses during the practice. In restorative yoga, it is encouraged to use as many props as necessary to passively soften the body and eliminate restraint and tension. This class is ideal for anyone in need of stillness, relaxation, and peace.
Diverse Hour is our signature class on Fridays 6:30-7:30 p.m. During this class, We offer a variety of thematic yoga exercises and blend them with scents, music, partnership, and open dialogue. Some of our Diverse Hour themes have been: Happy Hour, Partner Yoga, Belly Dance, Hula Hoop, Family Time, Chakra Balancing with Flute Playing, Salsa Class, etc. During and after class, we encourage you to provide feedback on new classes for the schedule. **This class will be canceled during Teacher Training
Couples Yoga is designed to create a deeper connection with your significant other through a sharing of the practice. A teacher guides the couple through partner asanas, traditional yoga poses, stretching postures, and non-verbal communication. Come with an open mind and willingness to try things outside your comfort zone, especially if you have not done yoga before. No experience necessary—you can learn!
We all know that any real program designed to make a serious change must go straight to the core! Mat Pilates classes strengthen and tone all of the body’s core muscles through targeted exercises which challenge the student to focus on specific muscle groups. With practice, students will soon build tremendous core strength. Strong core muscles support the spine, reduce back pain, add an amazing new depth to yoga practice, and are an integral component of athletic performance as well as everyday balance.
Pilates Mat Fusion steps up traditional Mat Pilates to provide a cardiovascular workout. It targets the bigger muscle groups in the lower body with standing balance exercises as well as ring work. Beginners and more experienced Pilates students can enjoy and benefit from this class! All levels welcome.