ENERGY FOR LIFE
THE HOT YOGA CENTER
The HotYoga Center
1820 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310 540 2023
Novo Sculpt : Starting January 2015, we will be offering this brand new practice in our schedule.
Novo Sculpt is a 60 minutes beginner class that includes a great combination of static and dynamic postures performed with light weights. The practice is designed to build strength and tone the muscles using both, isometric work found in traditional Yoga and isotonic contractions offered in modern workouts with weights. Although the main purpose of the class is to activate and bring some definition to the muscles, the practice includes several opportunities for stretching, particularly during the standing series.
For safety reasons we decided to use neoprene coated weights of 1, 2 and 3 lbs. We designed the postures and the sequence so that those weights would be more than enough to challenge the muscles. In fact, we recommend to start with the 1 or 2 lbs. until the body suggests otherwise.
Weights will be provided (students are not allowed to bring their own).
Gym gloves are not necessary but you can bring it and wear it during the class if preferred.
Yin Yoga : Known as gentle Yoga or the quiet practice, Yin Yoga is the quintessential relaxing class. Yin Yoga derives its name from the Chinese Taoist concept of Yin and Yang where Yin is associated with calming, soothing, introspection, and an attitude of quiet acceptance. Practicing Yin Yoga is an attempt to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue that forms our joints. Connective tissue accounts for 50% of the resistance against our body's flexibility compared to 40% provided by muscles. Connective tissue doesn't respond to brief, rhythmical stretches as muscles do. For this reason, one of the fundamental characteristics of Yin Yoga is to hold the postures longer than other practices and with most of the muscles relaxed. This is a 60 minute class, all on the floor, that will be taught with low, soothing lights. The heat will be a little less than other practices offered at our studio but still felt. Come in to try this unique and effective class that will give you an opportunity to slow down a frenetic life schedule, a way to counter a stressful situation or just a chance to spend an hour doing quiet, introspective yoga.
Hot90 : A classical, 90 minute, Hatha Yoga practice designed to develop strength, balance, poise, and flexibility. The heat of about 105 degrees, is useful and effective in stretching the muscles and promotes a natural cleansing through profuse sweating. This is a comprehensive class where internal organs will be gently massaged and detoxified, the glandular system will be stimulated and the cardiovascular system will be challenged. Take this class to detoxify, lose unnecessary weight and limit the effects of aging.
Novo Core : Discover this beautiful practice of 40 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room of approximately 105 degrees, designed to work your core muscles with an emphasis on the abdominals. Learn new, interesting and challenging sequences in this beginner, quick paced, energizing practice that will tone your body and will provide stretching, strengthening and cardio in about 70 minutes.
Hot60 : A complete and engaging practice of 60 minutes that will provide the same benefits of our Hot90 while saving 1/2 hour of your time. This Hatha Yoga class has more than 20 postures with some of them repeated twice for cardio and exertion purposes. The room will be at about 105 degrees.
Flow : Build significant strength and concentration as well as flexibility with this 60 minute, Ashtanga inspired, practice performed in a heated room of approximately 105 degrees where postures flow from one to another connected by the breath. Learn sun salutation and follow the teachers' intuition and creativity as they guide you through a yoga class that might be different every time you take it.