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 100-105 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. *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.
You will find the following Hot Hatha classes on our schedule…
- Hot Hatha Classic classes are similar to Bikram Yoga* classes based on the level of heat and precipitation utilized 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.
- 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 Hatha Quiet & Mindful allows you yo dive deeper into your practice. This class is for students who have taken at least 10 Hot Hatha classes at MYBO or who have practiced Bikram. The instructor will cue the posture name along with when to begin and end a pose. With minimal instruction, this class is geared towards the seasoned Yogi, as it makes you stay present and aware of your practice more so than with verbal instruction. Much can be learned from watching someone do a practice they have been working on for years.
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.
Restorative/Yin 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. Yin 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. This class is ideal for anyone in need of stillness, relaxation, and peace.
Yoga for Inflexible Humans is our signature class for beginners who have tight bodies, maybe are athletes/weightlifters or who have just not done yoga before. You’ll learn how to be physically, emotionally and mentally more flexible through this practice.
Gentle Therapeutics Yoga is a restorative class and is the practice of entering Yoga postures (Warm is done in 80-90 degree heat) using an assortment of props: blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, walls, chairs, eye pillows etc. Supported and passive Yoga postures allow the body to naturally release, letting go of held tension and stress. With great precision you will be guided into position with a deep understanding of anatomy to restore healthy alignment. This support and stability invoke a restful state of healing,renewal and equanimity. Gentle Therapeutics Yoga is a life enhancing practice and is appropriate for anyone at any age or stage of life and in any physical condition,especially those with specific ailments, issues and conditions, from pregnancy to scoliosis. Even those with an active, dynamic practice will benefit greatly from the inner peace, rejuvenation and deep release created through this style of yoga.
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.
Yogalates is a fusion of Pilates and Yoga with elements of core conditioning and strength training. The unique thing about Yogalates is your body can use its muscles in different ways. Flow Yoga and Mat Pilates fuse to focus on the core while building strength, flexibility and balance training all in once class.
Yoga walls (also called rope walls) are beneficial for all levels of practitioners, from beginners to advanced, and can also provide amazing support for people who are working with injuries. First, the wall helps you lengthen your spine and decompress your joints. Second, it allows you to increase strength by working with gravity and your body weight in new ways. And for the more intermediate/advanced practitioner, a yoga wall can really help you with your inversions. By allowing you to be inverted with full support, the wall will help you get more comfortable going and being upside down which can help practitioners move more confidently into unsupported inversions).
Two One-Hour Sessions: $29
Barre classes are simply ballet-inspired,and mixed elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training,. Barre’s tiny motions, many reps, intentional squeezes and pulses (otherwise known as isometric moves) are designed to fatigue muscles to failure. Embrace the shaking as it’s totally natural for your muscles to quiver uncontrollably. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Modification are available for every age and level and no experience required.
Here are 5 reasons to try a barre workout!
- Hard on muscles, kind on joints.
- Be worked from head to toe
- Work muscles to failure.
- Increased flexibility, greater range of motion.
- Lose weight and inches.