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  • Pre-Christmas FRIDAY is perfect! 6 am Hot Yoga (Mallory) - 8:45 am Hot Yoga Journey (Peggy) - 4:30 pm Hot Yoga (Dawn) - 6:30 pm Restorative Yoga (Mama) - Gift giving is rolling now, right here!  Check out Mama's Christmas SALE...40% off of original retail price on ALL clothing! 25% off of ALL yoga accessories!  15% off of Class Packages (does not include walk-in, 1-week unlimited) GIFT CERTIFICATES available for any amount!

    Sale through December 23rd... purchase now, call Yoga Daddy's hotline at (270) 646-7814 to purchase/leave message - Click the 'Read More' link below & see "Frosty" displaying the Hot Yoga Gift Pack (great for anyone who loves yoga)... Friday's cool pic. - If you have been thinking about trying Hot Yoga but are a little nervous, just know our focus is to be all the good things about yoga: The most colorful, freshest, brightest & fun studio anywhere... that's our goal & our passion! - Simply choose to add your new Hot Yoga practice to your schedule! You can do it! - Remember to practice your December "Pause for a Pose" -- Open the Gate (advancing side angle/leg stretching)  < ---- ( at left on our homepage link

    Thanks beyond measure, WKU friends for voting us 'Best Yoga' in the 2014 Best of the Hill competition!  Come see why --- to get the best health and burn the most calories, you have to really work a sweat: Strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, focus, body-sculpting, detoxing, lengthening, weight controlling & life changing!  Only at Hot Yoga...  

    So blessed & thankful for all our incomparable teachers... including our newest group of Teacher Trainees.  We're so excited for all of you --- one of the best classes of teachers ever at Hot Yoga.  Thank you for everything - Come see why our instructors really are the best - What else is Hot at Hot Yoga? -- click our Facebook link & go-->      - Thanks to Kids on the Block of South Central Kentucky for allowing us to partner with you and your incredible program.  You are such blessings everywhere you go! Click our Facebook Plug-in to the right, 'Like' us and check us out ---> - The Quick-Start Package special is still rolling on. Save $35. We'll leave the heat on for ya! Bring it, enjoy it, leave it and come back for more!  Nothing better anywhere else. Our yogis & yoginis say nothing comes close!  ;)

    What an awesome week at HOT YOGA! So many new friends now enjoying this perfect practice.  GREAT NEWS:  Due to popular demand, we are extending our Kids' Yoga Camp through March.  Join us every Saturday from 2 pm to 3 pm for the most fun and educational Kids' Yoga in the region -- Isn't it time to experience Hot Yoga for yourself? It's fun, calorie scorching, muscle building, balancing, therapeutic, healing, flexing, de-stressing, detoxifying, the absolute BEST for your health, and has awesome music, too! -  Many new yoga pioneers in every class!  We care about you, and we'll help you stay focused and strong! The first step is yours. WORLD YOGA DAY in Bowling Green, USA was a great success thanks to your generosity!  Thank you, thank you for supporting South Central KY Kids on the Block in raising nearly $800 while enjoying some spectacular Hot Yoga!  God is good, and His people are kind. The Family Food Drive was a great success thanks to your generosity... more than 800 food items to date.

    Thank You, friends for voting Hot Yoga BEST of Bowling Green 2013 via Daily News/Amplifier - Voted by many of you as Best Health Club/Place to Work out, Best Personal Trainer (Tony B... Yoga Daddy), Best Place for Sports Training (Now Featured in Buy Local Thanks to you, an A PLUS rating BBB, Talk of the Town award, and Best of the Hill WKU "Best Yoga"!

    With our APlus Rating through BBB, and perfect weather for Hot Yoga, come see why we are the best, cleanest, most fun, progressive, friendliest Yoga Studio you've ever visited. Quality:Lasting results, CRAZY calorie burning! - Consistency:Teaching more than exercise - Reliability: Always here- no guessing & no cancelled classes! So proud of our Yoga Family- unstoppable! Check out Sara Glover's "Body Bug" Hot Yoga calorie burn readout in her "Testimonials" photo... 2,054 calories in 1 hour!

    In-stock  highest quality Yoga mats, Yoga towels, Yogitoes™ SKIDLESS, ONZIE™ Yoga Apparel (our clients say better than Lululemon!), and accessories are here... New shipments of Onzie and Yogitoes just arrived!

    This week: Work out, tone, sweat, lose weight, balance, get flexible, breathe, de-stress, build muscle, get ripped, have fun, relax, renew, heal, smile, live, love and laugh... and let go.  Hot Yoga --- your "All-in-One for Everyone™" ---

    Welcome back, WKU! Thank You to the hundreds of Western Kentucky University students and staff who visited with us Wednesday at the BG Chamber "Welcome Back" event.  Many of you have now tried & enjoyed Hot Yoga, and we look forward to seeing more new yoga practitioners at Hot Yoga BG in the weeks ahead!

    School House Rockin' Yoga™ is now in full swing and available to you as an individual who works with children. School House Rockin' Yoga™ is a Community Connection & educational program from Hot Yoga Bowling Green which features training for school teachers, daycare specialists, homeschool Moms & Dads, as well as organized demonstrations and introductions to yoga for classrooms, PTAs, churches, special ed groups, kids' camps, and more!  Contact us for more information, at (270) 793-0011 or email

    Thanks for making Hot Yoga Bowling Green #1...  with your support, voted Best of Bowling Green 14 categories total in Daily News 4 years running -- voted Best of the Hill 2013 WKU Herald by students, faculty & staff WKU "Best Yoga Spot", recipient of the Talk of the Town award 3 years running.  Come check us out & see why! Perfect for virtually all ages.

    YOGA in Bowling Green Kentucky? It's right here at HOT YOGA Bowling Green for power yoga, therpeutic yoga, restorative yoga, Tibetan yoga, Skinny Jeans yoga and much more! And the "cool" thing is... hot weather is the very BEST time to practice Hot Yoga.  Healing, strengthening and clean heat will acclimate you to the weather outside while our brand of yoga keeps you healthier than ever ---

    Congratulations to Mallory Treece, Kayla Carter, Sandi Carter, Lilybeth Parrent, Melanie Hatfield, Ashley Buttram, David Jones, DeAnn Stanley, and Steve Cline upon completing your 6-week HOT YOGA "Keep Your Resolution" Challenge! WOW, You guys rock! This week is the perfect time to enjoy this unique experience... "Come on down to Hot Yoga Town™..."

    Did you know hot weather is the best time to practice Hot Yoga? It acclimates your body and mind to heat, while achieving and maintaining your best health ever! - More variety, more awesome teachers, and more fun than ever before! It's all here at Hot Yoga Bowling Green, KY! Striving to set the standards of Hot Yoga higher while achieving God's Great Plan...

    You have the support of the region's strongest & most diverse Yoga Family at Hot Yoga Bowling Green, Kentucky! Thanks to everyone for bringing our Facebook 'Likes' to more than 2,000..! Is YOGA in Bowling Green, KY the best anywhere? World famous Master Trainer Tony Horton says Yoga is the "glue" that holds everything together! Thanks for making Yoga Day USA such a big success Saturday, Jan. 26! We are blessed with more than 20 talented, awesome teachers at Hot Yoga, and add to that our thousands of incredible yogis and yoginis - then you have found your place to be - Big THANKS to The Medical Center and WBKO Television for a tremendous Health & Wellness Expo Saturday January 12 at Sloan Convention Center. Thanks to all of our dedicated yogis & yoginis who helped make this an awesome weekend, at the Expo and at the studio! God bless and lead us as we work together on our resolution solution! Get in shape and stay in shape for life with Hot Yoga. Thanks to your generosity, Our Christmas Family Food Drive has helped many folks have a nicer season of giving. We have delivered hundreds of food items to Hope House from our loving friends. Pray without ceasing for everyone who needs the love of Christ throughout the world!  :)

    Therapeutic Yoga in Bowling Green, KY... Yes! The very BEST is right here, now celebrating 6 years of life-changing experiences. Many healthcare professionals recommend our brand of Hot Yoga for every walk of life. We've received numerous doctors' prescriptions for HOT YOGA to their patients. Check us out and see for yourself!

    Another outstanding PARTNERS' YOGA class was super fun and exciting Friday, September 28. Thank you to all the adventurous yogis & yoginis who came to spread your wings and explore the many aspects of yoga practice, and thanks to Sean Marshall Studios for capturing some beautiful images for us. Watch for more of these Partners' Series coming soon!  Always a unique, joyful and educational time.

    Thanks to Jordan Wade and all the staff at Parker-Bennett-Curry School for having us to assist in leading 40 awesome kids in a basic yoga class Thursday, July 19. As one of our newest teachers at Hot Yoga, Jordan did a superb job leading this fun group, with Yoga Mama & Daddy assisting!  Thank you, also to the great folks at the Bowling Green Ballpark & the Hot Rods for having us lead a yoga demonstration Thursday, July 19 for Fitness & Wellness night!

    What a month in Hot Yoga Town! Many Hot Yoga 'Olympic Challenge' folks are going for the gold, and are doing amazing things here.

    WOW! Unbelievable PARTNERS' YOGA class Friday evening July 13, friends! Thanks to everyone for making this event one of the biggest and best in history. Then all of you outstanding hot yogis & yoginis followed that with an incredible Super Saturday! :D

    Congratulations to our awesome yoga daughter Ashley White Buchanon and her new husband Chris Buchanon as they married Saturday, July 7 at the 1869 Homestead.  Perfect ceremony, and wonderful reception.  We love you all!  ;)

    Bowling Green Kentucky Yoga > Yes! The Best in the U.S.- Come by this week and meet 'Yoga Mama & Yoga Daddy'. Click our Facebook plugin to the right and LIKE our Fanpage -- Blessed times in Hot Yoga Town - Thanks to Tony Rose and all the generous people @ Relay for Life Friday night, June 1. Yoga Daddy had so much fun leading yogis of all ages at B.G.H.S. football field for a group yoga "flash mob" class! 

    Yoga Mama & Daddy attended two beautiful weddings on Saturday, May 19 and saw our yoga kids Sarah & David Doggette, and Casey (Francis) & Brad Harrell exchage vows. We wish the very best life has to offer you!

    Thanks to Jennifer Taylor & everyone at Bellewood Children's Home for having us share stress management Yoga techniques with you Tuesday, May 8th! -- Partners' Yoga Class was incredible Friday, April 27 -- WOW! -- Thank you to everyone who participated. GREAT attendance!

    Community Connections are rolling at Hot Yoga Bowling Green. Congratulations to the Southern Kentucky Realtors(R) Association for a humbling, successful event -- "Hope for Homeless" -- Hats off to Steve Cline, Bobby Hunton, and all the wonderful folks who made this charity event possible. We are proud to know you folks, and to be a part of your community. A busy spring, as we have also taught Dr. Wren Mills' outstanding group of yoga students at WKU April 17, and enjoyed a refreshing day at General Motors Corvette Assembly's Health Fair April 19 --- with Joy Barton and all the incredible pros at GM.  Bowling Green, you rock!

    Yoga Teacher Training was incredible Saturday, March 17 at the Barren County YMCA! Thank you to the Y for hosting our 10-hour intensive day. Some of our most exciting and talented new teachers have shown their abilities & dedication. Congratulations to this awesome group... you are all going to be exemplary yoga instructors! God bless and namaste' :)


    Yoga Day USA ---  was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Hot Yoga Bowling Green! Benefit for Childrens' Tumor Foundation & the fight against childhood cancer and was an OVERWHELMING  SUCCESS.  Thank you to everyone who had a part in this exciting event, giving of your time and showing by your very actions, your kind hearts! This was Donation Day at Hot Yoga BG. So many, many dedicated people turned out to give, and enjoyed some of the best yoga practice ever!  All proceeds for classes donated now going directly to Childrens' Tumor Foundation, in support of this great program and celebrating Yoga Day USA. We all enjoyed some wonderful sharing of our blessings while sharing yoga and being warriors in the fight against childrens' cancer.  For more details on the Children's Tumor Foundation, go to their website at  and see how they are improving lives worldwide. Watch the video of Yoga Daddy and instructor/fund-raiser extraordinaire Ashley Reynolds from MidDay LIVE Channel 13, Friday January 20th edition... sharing some thoughts about Yoga Day USA! Click the "Like" on our Facebook fanpage on the plug-in to your right, and see the video link or click our "Press" link at the top of this page and scroll to the bottom video link.

    Stay connected at Hot Yoga Bowling Green to learn how to participate in our Community Connection Programs.  Watch for more announcements coming soon as we spread the joy of yoga through school activities, senior centers, churches, civic and charity groups, local & regional companies, health & wellness events, and much more! 

    Saturday, February 11 was a Blessed day at HYBG! Special Thank You to the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana - Bowling Green & Jenni Johnson and Carol Crowe & all the great girls themselves for sharing such a wonderful class with us!  Incredible turnout for the super fun Partner Yoga Event Friday evening, February 10.  Everyone had an awesome time of fellowship and sharing.  Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks once again to Justin, Lydia, & all the great staff at Spencer's Coffeehouse!


    Medical Center-WBKO TV Health & Wellness Expo 2012 was an awesome event and a tremendous success.  What a crowd... wow! Hot Yoga would like to thank every person who stopped by our display area to chat, learn more about our programs, and sign up for some cool prizes.  Come see us at HYBG to see what all of us are so passionate about!  A special thank you to Connie Smith, Doris Thomas, Andrea Norris, Beth Sawyer, and all the other super people at the Medical Center... and of course to Hayley Harmon, Lauren Hanson, and the outstanding WBKO-TV pros for their hospitality and for making this one of the best Expos ever!


    MY Yoga Kids' Classes have been a blast!  Thank you for supporting this series of Saturday classes for kids and parents.  Watch for new series of youth classes coming in 2012... announcements coming at a later date!  We could also be coming soon to a school near you.  Yoga Mama and Yoga Daddy love sharing the excitement of yoga with all the youth in our area!  :)


    Hot Yoga Community Connection programs are always exciting and fun!  Yoga Mama, Anice has enjoyed some great yoga and great sharing with the always-young residents of  Village Manor in November and December 2011. We are looking forward to visiting your beautiful facility again in 2012 and sharing the wonders of yoga!

    Yoga Mama Anice enjoyed leading the Intro to Yoga class at WKU Tuesday evening, February 14.  Our thanks to Dr. Wren Mills for inviting us to share our unique brand of yoga with your beautiful group of students.  Great job, new yogis and yoginis!  We look forward to practicing with you again very soon. 


    A big Thank You to Mrs. McMurtrey and her second grade class at North Jackson Elementary in Barren County, KY on Tuesday, November 22.  Yoga Mama and Yoga Daddy enjoyed Grandparents' Day with our three granddaughters, and Yoga Mama led a Yoga class with granddaughter Lauren and her classmates before their lunch break.  A wonderful day, and a fun and learning time for all of us.

    Yoga Mom also had the opportunity to lead some rewarding yoga sessions at McNeill Elementary School & Potter-Gray Elementary School and loved the awesome students and their wonderful & positive energy!  Thank you to the teachers, coaches and staff at McNeill and Potter-Gray for giving us the gift of time spent with you.  We are truly blessed, and hoping God continues to bless you as well.

    And a huge Thank You to all of our dedicated yogis & yoginis who donated so generously during our Thanksgiving Food Drive 2011.  Yoga Daddy delivered hundreds of food items to Hope House of Bowling Green, as you have made many families' Thanksgiving Holiday just a little bit better and a whole lot happier and healthier!  Hot Yoga people are the best!  We love you all.   :)

    Stay in touch with Hot Yoga BG, and be a part of our Community Connection Programs!


    Teachers' Choice Yoga. Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. feature the new Teachers' Choice class. Enjoy the diversity of a wide variety of our instructors and their many talents and tastes in yoga! Check our 'MindBody' Online class scheduler each week for the designated teacher, and follow us on Facebook for detailed and fun tidbits each week with regard to what you can expect for the evening!  Do you just love updates daily on your Hot Yoga class lineup? "Like" us on Facebook and follow us as we take a yoga journey together --- we update every evening for the following day.


    Read SOKY Happenings magazine every month!  FREE copies are available right here in the Hot Yoga lobby.  Yoga Daddy's article is waiting inside!  Watch for some eloquent guest writers, also, as some of our ultra-talented certified yoga teachers share their unique perspectives in Hot Yoga. Learn how to add yoga to your life every day.


    HOT YOGA t-shirts and hoodies are HERE --- including the new "Love it, hate it, tolerate it" version from the always awesome folks at BlueCotton!  Wear the brand new, 21st century Hot Yoga logo proudly as you tell everyone where you get your 'yoga' on!  Come check out the selection of exciting colors and the many size choices.  And in the meantime, check out the endless items available from BlueCotton at



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  • Jack Snodgrass, San Francisco Giants

    As an athlete, most of my workouts are regimented by strength coordinators.   Weight rooms and treadmills have been a staple in my workouts, and as effective as they may be, they become monotonous.  Through Hot Yoga, my body gets tested in ways that can't be found in your everyday gym.  I leave every class feeling rejuvenated and I feel as if I have done something great for my body.  The staff at Hot Yoga Bowling Green are great and have a wonderful ability to challenge both a Hot Yoga novice, or someone who is more advanced.  Do yourself a favor and give Hot Yoga Bowling Green a try!

    ---  Jack Snodgrass, professional baseball pitcher  (San Francisco Giants)   -- 2012


  • Angela, Registered Pharmacist

    Yoga Therapy just got real!---"I have been coming to Hot Yoga Bowling Green since they opened the doors 8 years ago. I came in with a laundry list of old physical injuries that I thought I had healed to their fullest extent thru physical therapy, etc... The latest was a shattered foot. I was told that it would heal, but due to nerve damage I would never be able to balance on it again. I had to use the wall for balance for a long time!! But Tony helped me understand how to use the rest of my foot to gain my balance. Although my poses are far from perfect, the sheer joy I feel just being able to do them is overwhelming !! Whatever you think your limitations are (mind, body or spirit), put them aside and just get here. This place can heal anything... They are simply amazing!!"  ---
    As a health & medical professional, Angela has experienced positive growth at Hot Yoga.


  • Billie G., M.D.

    It is sheer joy to be in y'all's presence! Thank you, Tony and Anice Bishop!!!! I love you and look forward to seeing you bright and early Friday morning! I just have to say, even though I can barely hold standing bow, Hot Yoga Bowling Green has helped change my life physically, mentally and spiritually! I no longer take Prilosec, no longer have a high diastolic blood pressure, no longer have "cricks" in my neck--I can even look both ways without any neck stiffness! Plus, when I'm in the room, I feel the Lord's big hug and love. I absolutely love the joy of the participants no matter how 'beginner', how expert, big, small, short, tall, all ages all joining in the journey together. It was definitely a divine appointment when I stumbled into HYBG fifteen months ago!!! Hallelujah!

  • Timothy, Professional Opera Singer

    My name is Timothy Simpson and I just wanted to send Anice and Tony a brief testimonial about my experience at Hot Yoga of Bowling Green, KY. It was truly one of the great things I have done.

    As an opera singer I am aware of how the techniques of breath and body support affect the voice and how important core strength is when performing long operas and rehearsing. Nothing could be better for that than yoga. I admire anyone who walks into that studio and does Hot Yoga. The breathing excercises Tony gave me are unbelievable and the fact that everyone is in growth mode makes the classes non-judgemental. I am obviously not a yoga master but it is something good to go for.

    Tony and Anice Bishop greet everyone with a ''you’re special'' attitude that lifts you up when you walk in the door and leave the building after a serious session of Hot Yoga! Every person is treated with respect, kindness but most of all as a person of value to them.

    Their genuine enthusiam is shared by the other trainers at the studio which makes every class a wonderful, yet very serious, workout.  I'm really sorry that I had to leave town, but when I return you will find me in there with the other enlightened warriors, balancing their minds and bodies into a unity of spirit which carries you into the ''world'' like nothing else!

    I can't wait to get back in Bowling Green...

  • Pam W. Shaw, fitness & wellness enthusiast

    --- It's physical, it's challenging, it's HOT, it's fat-burning, it's sexy, it's a WORK-OUT, it's spiritual, it's HARD, it's rewarding, it's FUN --- and whew!.. it's over for today!  We love it, we hate it, we TOLERATE it!  Tony B. and Yoga Mama, Hot Yoga Bowling Green... Thank you!

  • Sara Glover, workout Mom extraordinaire

    Sara G. has taken her years of exercise experience and brought her results to a higher as well as deeper level at Hot Yoga Bowling Green. Sara had never practiced any form of yoga before beginning classes at Hot Yoga BG. She regularly wears the "Body Bug" monitoring system during her Hot Yoga classes, and has achieved impressive results!  She regularly burns 2,000 calories and more... with no injuries and no impact on her joints.  Exemplary, Sara!  :)

  • Emma - - - Registered Respiratory Therapist ... experiencing therapeutic benefits of Hot Yoga ...

    Emma discovered the therapeutic yoga available at Hot Yoga Bowling Green: ---"I started going to yoga after being diagnosed with a pelvic floor dysfunction. It caused a whole lot of pain and depression for me. Physical therapy was helping but I knew I needed a supplement and a way to help myself long term. Hot yoga was the best decision I ever made. After the first session I could tell a difference and since starting I have improved immensely. I am so thankful for Tony and Anice being so encouraging to me through my healing process. They remind me to go at my own pace, and to relax! I honestly think I'd still be suffering if it weren't for them. You both are absolute angels for giving me my life back."

  • Margaret - - - Educational Admin. Assistant

    Yoga Therapy for fibromyalgia? Margaret practices hers at HOT YOGA..." I've had a hard time with my fibromyalgia the last month or so, and I called to make an appointment to get a script for Lyrica today. I had gone to Hot Yoga Restorative last night, and when I got home today it hit me....I felt better. My knee wasn't hurting and neither was my hip. My legs are not aching. I am going to cancel my appointment and continue the yoga. Thanks Tony and Anice Bishop for your hard work and encouragement!"

  • Lauren, "Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior"

    With therapeutic yoga at Hot Yoga Bowling Green, "I have gone from using a cane to walking unassisted."

    Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2007, I had all but lost hope of regaining mobility of my ankles and wrists. The combination of the specialized, healing heat and gentle stretches has slowly and steadily increased not only my flexibility, but also my hope. When I began, I could put no weight on my hands. The ever-supportive instructors provided me with modifications that motivated me to keep going. In six months, I have gone from using a cane to walking unassisted. My wrists can now support me and I am able to use my hands again. My strength waxes and wanes as a result of this terrible disease. The instructors at Hot Yoga Bowling Green are willing and able to work with my unique situation. I cannot thank them enough or overstate my gratitude. My knees work. My hands work. And that makes it where I want to continue to work. Thank you, Hot Yoga Bowling Green.   --- Lauren Dowell, Rheumatoid Arthritis warrior

  • Cara -- Quality Lab Director (30 something)

    Therapeutic Yoga in Bowling Green, KY is the BEST right here: For Fibromyalgia patients, Hot Yoga is GREAT! --- I can't even tell you how grateful I am that you've brought Hot Yoga to Bowling Green! A few years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and after a year of spending a small fortune on prescriptions and not feeling any relief, I started to research other treatment alternatives. Yoga kept coming up as an option, but since I barely had the energy to get through my normal daily routine, I thought I'd never make it through a 90-minute class and be able to function the next day. I was very active growing up and well into my 20's but as my symptoms progressed I became increasingly frustrated with myself and this condition. I couldn't remember the last good night of sleep I'd had, or the last time I could just go enjoy being active without wondering how much pain I'd be in later. When my doctor offered antidepressants as a next step of treatment I decided a trip to Hot Yoga sounded like a better plan. It's been worth it in so many ways. With continued practice I'm finding that I sleep better at night and have more energy during the day. My flexibility is increasing as is my self-confidence and general sense of well-being. I no longer feel like my life is being controlled by fibromyalgia. You both deserve so much credit for creating an atmosphere where people of any ability level can feel comfortable and successful in their yoga practice. Not only your depth of knowledge, but your compassion for each and every individual that comes through your door is such a blessing. Thank you so much for helping so many improve their quality of life!

  • Sandy, Cross-Trainer, business owner & BeautiControl consultant

    For Scoliosis treatment, Hot Yoga is the way! --- I just wanted to share my thoughts with anyone who has scoliosis, and is considering doing Hot Yoga. I have scoliosis, and have been coming to Hot Yoga Bowling Green classes for several months now. I truly LOVE it, and I'm sure it has strengthened my back. I don't consider myself to be flexible, but I can tell a major difference in my body ever since the first class. I am a chiropractic patient, and my doctor encourages me to come to Hot Yoga, but at the same time to listen to my body, and if I feel that there is a certain posture or exercise that causes me pain, then I should eliminate that or only go to the level that feels comfortable --- which is also Tony's way of instructing. Everyone's body is different whether you have scoliosis or are in great physical shape. What may be good for one person may not be good for another. I just know that the heat and humidity allow me to move and bend much more freely, without pain, and in doing so I feel I'm much more in tune with my body by practicing Hot Yoga. After my first class, the thing that really "hooked" me was how my body felt so relaxed and "at ease" afterward. And after many years of always feeling some sort of tension in my back, I had NONE! It was amazing. So, there you have my feedback... I highly recommend Hot Yoga to everyone, to at least try a class. If I can be of any further help, or can provide any advice as far as issues of the back and spine, I'd be happy to talk with anyone who wants to contact Tony or Anice at Hot Yoga Bowling Green and let them know!

  • Bobbi Jo, new yogini

    I have participated in three different classes in the past week at the Hot Yoga Studio here in Bowling Green, KY. I was never interested in the discipline of yoga for several reasons.... not energetic enough for me, had a 'new age" feel, and I'm not that fond of pretzels nor the idea of my body being shaped like one. At the insistence of a friend (who will remain nameless and has yet to attend a class), I put my Private Investigating skills to use and checked out the
    website. After reading Tony and Anice Bishops' comments, I knew before even meeting them that I would love them and like them....really like them. I had asked for a yoga mat for Christmas, so...I picked up my mat and walked myself into the studio (well, after four weeks of lazy excuses, waiting for the holiday food hangover to wear off, being sick, and trying to coordinate schedules with my friend (yeah, the one who still hasn't gone). Up and out-half the battle won!!

    Back to my review...First step in the door, I felt at home- God's peace and love were evident. Then I walked in the "hot" room (over 100 degrees). I like heat and sweating, that was the big draw for me (purifying my system). Thankfully, my first class was "Restorative" with Anice. Though it wasn't as hot as the fiery furnace the three Hebrew guys survived (thanks be to God), I had forgotten what 100 degrees felt like, especially after coming in from a 37 degree day. I didn't melt and oddly enough didn't sweat that much (more concerned about the muscles I now am keenly aware of and hadn't noticed prior). Two days later I was back for a "real" yoga class (here's the pretzel part) with Tony!! No pressure to injure oneself, but encouraged to challenge oneself. It would help if I could balance on one foot, but that's where practice and patience comes in. I enjoyed it- a lot- and sweated- a lot! Back to Anice's Body Sculpt class 4 days later. Anice is "a-nice", gentle, kind and is everyone's "momma" hence the title of "yoga momma".....until leg lift and stomach crunch time-no softy there! I got my sweat on or out and had more energy leaving the studio than I did upon entering. Was going to go running with the friend who has yet to make it to yoga class, but she bailed on me....again!

    I feel calmer, purified, and though my muscles may be a tad sore, they feel longer and more agile. You know the old saying, "move it, or lose it", or something like that. Go with a friend, go alone...just GO! Call about their "buy one class, get one class free". Contact me, I'll meet you there and we can "pretzel" together. That's not a yoga term- that I know of, but I am still new at this!

    God's blessings abound- look up!!
    Bobbi Cooper

  • Samantha, Professional Photographer, 2010

    "Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a little about my experiences with Hot Yoga Bowling Green. I started taking Hot Yoga right after they opened their studio in BG. I was a WKU student and very new to "Yoga" in general, and I was your typical gym junkie and dancer who was getting bored with workouts. I was so excited to try something new and to give yoga a chance. Once I realized with Hot Yoga, I got a much better workout than with any other type of activity (plus it was FUN and gentle to my body) , I became addicted. Now I'm a "Hot Yogi" of nearly 5 years, and going every day – never planning to stop!

    Tony and Anice are amazing people and their classes are just AWESOME! The first week and the week after that are the hardest, I'm not going to lie to you. But this practice will change your life forever. If it is not only the body changes you experience then it will be the warm family which you get welcomed into. You will fall in love with all the amazing people who teach as well as the people taking classes with you, just like I did!

    The routines are always new and fun and the MUSIC is also amazing. I wish everyone would at least try it for 10 days, and if you're not hooked... then I don't know what else to say! :-)

  • Teri, former gym addict ("30 something")

    Hot Yoga has really stretched out my body and I have become much stronger and leaner than I ever was when attending the gym regularly and running. My concentration and focus in the classes has increased. Hot Yoga is very addictive. I tell my friends that I used to get massages when my body was achy and tight, but now I do Hot Yoga. I get a great workout, plus afterwards my body feels as though I just had a full body massage. The benefits last longer than any massage, so there is really no comparison.

  • Ashley, Legal Assistant and Marathon Runner, 2008

    I knew I had found my niche when I walked into one of my very first Hot Yoga classes and heard some of the best music on earth playing. It was so amazing to me that this place promoted relaxing to rock and roll!! So many misnomers about yoga exist and my favorite one is that some people think it's boring and mundane, the same each day. Nothing is further from the truth! A place where great friends and great music come to meet to improve their mind, body, and spirit... how can that be anything but exciting?

    I initially came to Hot Yoga so that it could serve as one area of cross-training for my running. It did serve as an excellent way to improve my breathing and stamina. The results of my dedication were evident when I completed my first marathon. I experienced almost no shortness of breath and while those around me complained about the heat, I laughed as I mentally compared it to the 100 degree room back in Bowling Green! An article in Runners World magazine even encouraged runners to do yoga: "Yoga is the ultimate complement to running. You contract all those muscles, and yoga restores them." I will warn runners about one thing: You may very possibly become more addicted to Hot Yoga than running. A year ago I told my friends and family, "I just go to Hot Yoga because it helps me to stay injury-free while running." Now I say, "I run to improve my Hot Yoga practice." :) When I am planning out my day, I don't ask myself IF I will go to Hot Yoga, but instead WHEN. I have come to the conclusion that although it takes time, my day is much more productive as a whole when I spare a fraction of the 24 for a little over 1 hour of Hot Yoga.

    Though I love the way that Hot Yoga has improved my mind and body, I am most thankful for the way that it blesses my spiritual life. Yoga helps me to take time to "be still and know that He is God." (Psalm 46) Hot Yoga is truly all about the journey; there is no ultimate destination. Never will Tony and Anice have a ceremony for certain students, congratulating them for reaching the "top of their game." Instead, as each student walks in, they are each treated equally and lifted up with encouragement for that particular day. Each day is a new beginning... and there is something to be said about being able to start over again each day. I think this is why it's become the place where I have my daily quiet time with God... just as Jesus Christ forgives me for my imperfections, giving me the grace to be renewed each day, Hot Yoga Bowling Green's studio is a place that encourages that, also.

  • Tyler, former WKU baseball pitcher, 2008

    "Hey Guys, I just wanted to give you a compliment. I know you are working hard every day and remembering faces, growing the business and trying to satisfy all of your customers' needs. It is tough when you are asking people to actually work hard and be open to a "new" way of growing an extremely difficult area in which to grow. Your teamwork is what makes all of us want to "give it our everything" while we are in the yoga room together... I think a lot of people are really starting to get the basic principles which are almost as hard to learn as some of the postures. Anyway, keep up the hard work, as I know there will be days when you think you are "just a studio" or a "gym", but I promise there is so much more to Hot Yoga Bowling Green than any of those stigmas. Hot Yoga has YOU, and that is something that no other place in the WORLD has. Your knowledge, leadership, and your way of life will be the catalyst. I am so glad you are here. I continue to be amazed with my progress and your patience. I want to thank you for all the help you give me and all the attention that you give us in class. I continue to market you by word of mouth to whomever I see. Thanks for your constant awareness and vision!"

  • Jan, Family Counselor, 2009

    Two years ago, just after birthday number 51, I made a very smart move. I went to Hot Yoga Bowling Green. At that point in my life, my knees were buckling from the pain of arthritis, I had overall body stiffness, back pain from 4 herniated discs, hip numbness and pain from a pinched nerve, and heart palpitations.

    Because of these symptoms, I had to give up running and step aerobics and wasn't really sure what I would do to remain active. Hot Yoga was a perfect match for me. Although I cannot execute every posture full out, I still reap unbelievable benefits from trying. Hot Yoga is a total body workout (cardio, strength, flexibility and balance).

    During the past 2 years of practicing Hot Yoga I have experienced numerous benefits. Some were immediate and some occurred over time as I realized my potential and applied modifications. The most immediate benefit occurred after only 1 WEEK of Hot Yoga – my heart palpitations completely stopped! I thank the "eagle" posture for that!

    During the months that followed, I experienced other improvements as well – improved flexibility (which also improved my muscular strength), much greater balance (I was "hopping" all over my mat those first few weeks!) , decreased back and knee pain (due to improved posture, stronger abs and supporting muscles in back and legs) , great stamina (I noticed this in my swimming, biking and hiking), and much improved ability to achieve a relaxed state :) Practicing Hot Yoga has conditioned me to take that deep cleansing breath when I am irritated or anxious and my body relaxes quickly, automatically. It is a learned response from practicing Hot Yoga.

    We are very fortunate to have the Hot Yoga studio in Bowling Green, and even more fortunate to have such awesome instructors as Tony and Anice. Tony and Anice are true teachers in that they do not prescribe a "one size fits all" mentality to achieving the postures. Rather, they show you how to modify if that's what is needed or how to amp it up to the next level... if that's what is appropriate for you. They allow their students to practice at their own level. Hot Yoga will always be a part of my life!

  • Lisa, Federal Corrections Officer (and Hot Yoga enthusiast supreme)

    "I was introduced to Hot Yoga by pure accident. My first class was way harder than I anticipated and much more of a workout than I could have ever imagined. Once I got home and really began fo feel the effects of my workout, I became hooked. Well, honestly, the more apt description is addicted.

    First, I think it is evident that Tony and Anice truly care about their customers. They have created a welcoming and non-competitive environment. They also offer postitive encouragement and it is evident they want their customers to enjoy yoga. Tony and Anice also strive to make sure everyone feels completely comfortable working at their own pace. Sure, there are people there that are more advanced, but Tony and Anice, and the other instructors, encourage you to do what you can. All the instructors are affirming to all students, no matter their level.

    Secondly, the workout itself is so challenging. It is sometimes hard to get everything tucked and sucked in, but even if you aren't always perfect with your postures, you will see results. I am definitely living proof of that. To date I have lost over 70 pounds. I have changed my eating some, but my only exercise has been Hot Yoga. I can't believe the changes I have seen in my body shape, nor can I believe the strength I have gained. I also want to add that you don't have to be flexible to come to Hot Yoga. When I first started, I could not even bend over and touch my toes. However, I did come and did what my body would allow. I have improved faster in some poses than others, but the point is that I continue to improve and grow in my yoga practice.

    Thirdly, I must add how much Hot Yoga has made me feel less stressed. Coming to class really does help me let go of the stressors that work, home, life, etc. piles on me. Now, I get stressed when I can't come to class! Plus, when I sleep now, I get a wonderful night of rest and feel much more refreshed in the morning.

    Lastly, to correct a misnomer, yoga is much, much more than just stretching. I could go on and on about Hot Yoga, but no one wants to read a book here. Seriously, anyone who wants to try Hot Yoga should do so. My best advice is not to judge Hot Yoga based on a single class experience. My initial thoughts after my first class literally changed during the time it took me to drive home. This is absolutely the best workout I have ever done. I should also add that I played basketball in high school and taught aerobics all through college and grad school. I led a fairly active life except for the past few years when I got fat and terribly out of shape. Hot Yoga is as challenging as any other exercise I have done in my life and the results have been amazing!

    Thank you, Tony and Anice for bringing Hot Yoga to Bowling Green and into my life!!

  • Trinity, WKU staff and Hot Yoga Success Story! 2009

    I am happier and in better shape than I have ever been in my life, and I owe much of this success to Tony, Anice, and HOT YOGA Bowling Green!

    When I first started practicing about a year and a half ago, I was 25 pounds heavier and definitely physically and mentally weaker. I thought when I first entered the studio: "Seriously!.. it's HOT!" --- and I never thought I would make it. Now I am absolutely addicted and LOVE to sweat it out whenever I get the chance!

    The feelings of calm, substance, success and thankfulness at the end of each class keep me coming back religiously. I also love the opportunity to quiet my mind and focus on the many blessings in my life.

    For those of you thinking about giving it a try, I say, "What are you waiting for?!" It's so much more than just a workout, but on the other hand it is the best workout you will ever experience ( p.s. --- you will begin to sleep like a baby with regular practice, too ).

    Also, for those who are seriously trying to shed pounds, I suggest the fat-melting combo of Hot Yoga and Weight Watchers. Yes, I said Weight Watchers --- because the program teaches how to eat healthy and in proper portions. Then, leave it to Hot Yoga to sculpt that sexy body that was under all those extra pounds!

    I love seeing new faces and successes in the studio, and I would love to share my testimonial with anyone ... even the worst skeptics! My best advice for would-be Hot Yoga practitioners is to remain focused on your body and concentrate on your breathing. Pretend no one else is in the room and you're on your way!

  • Chelsea, Professional Illustrator, 2011

    It’s been seven months since I started practicing yoga at Hot Yoga Bowling Green. I had done a bit on my own before and attended a few classes elsewhere, but couldn’t seem to stick with it and sometimes had lower back pain for days after. I’ve had a “bad back” since I was a teenager and it’s often kept me from doing all the things I like to do. I’m almost 30 now, and in the short time I’ve been attending classes at HYBG my back pain has all but disappeared! I’ve lost 15 lbs. and have gained more muscle than I ever thought possible. The strength, flexibility, and endurance I’ve developed in hot yoga have allowed me to run farther than ever before, and I now shrug off hot Southern weather without a problem.

    The instructors at HYBG are absolutely fantastic. They always motivate me to learn more about yoga and to push myself just a little further. Thank you Hot Yoga Bowling Green!

  • Molly, U.S. Navy Seaman (20 something)

    "I have been a member of Hot Yoga Bowling Green for almost 2 years. I graduated Navy bootcamp this past February, and Hot Yoga helped me get into the best possible shape before I left. I stepped up my game about 2 months before leaving by going to Hot Yoga two, sometimes three times a day. Trust me, you become addicted! No matter what class or teacher you go to, you will get a total body workout. Tony keeps the room a little more hot than the other instructors, but overall the workout's much the same.

    Planks/pushups are my favorite (ask yoga mama) because they got my upper body really cut, which was a blessing when I had to do pushups at 4 a.m. in bootcamp! Tony kicked by butt, literally, with his sun gods and chairs.

    What's really cool is usually if there's a target area you'd like to get more work on, the instructors have no problem incorporating or focusing poses on a certain area. The whole staff are amazing people who I am blessed to have met. They'll always hold very special places in my heart. If you have any hesitations about class, give them a call and they will be happy to explain any questions you may have."

  • PJ, longtime Hot Yoga Teacher Extraordinaire, 2007

    "I have been teaching and taking Hot Yoga for quite some time. I've recently gotten the opportunity to take several classes from Tony Bishop. He is fantastic! As a teacher, for me it has been a joy to be a "student" for a change. And, being his student I have obtained a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the Hot Yoga that I love. He has a presence that makes you work hard, but treat yourself gently all at the same time. He has a presence that just uplifts you and makes you appreciate the ability you have within – he draws it out! I want to take his class whenever I can. Tony – thank you so much for your sincere approach to a beautiful and challenging class."

  • Rob, Healthcare Professional -- and Arthritis patient

    I'm 55 years old with arthritis and frequent skeletal aches and pain. Flexibility is the key to my future, and Hot Yoga is the BEST way I can achieve a flexible body.

    The classes are structured, well organized and the instructors encourage participation and assist in proper positioning. There are many bonuses to Hot Yoga. I have experienced balance, strength, cardiac fitness, flexibility, weight loss and better hydration by attending Hot Yoga classes. Finally, Hot Yoga offers the opportunity to meet some great people! Take time to give it a try. I'll see you THERE!

  • David, Touring Professional Golfer (40 something)

    Two months ago, I succumbed to my curiosity and joined a friend to experience Hot Yoga. I have been a cross-trainer for some time and in preparation for going back on tour felt my various workouts were lacking something. Hot Yoga truly is all encompassing! Mind, body and soul are the focus areas for successful golf, and you are able to give them all a workout at the same time in Hot Yoga. The classes provide the ability to work your mind and body as hard or as easy as you like. The soul benefits from the challenge and incremental improvement that is certain to follow. The instructors are fantastic and able to add value to every client regardless of skill level. Everyone was welcoming and extremely helpful to this beginner.

    I have experienced many nagging injuries over the years, and recently spent two months in conventional rehabilitation for a neck injury that provided minimal improvement. This last month of regular sessions at Hot Yoga Bowling Green has allowed me to build strength and be pain free! If there are any golfers that fight problems with the back, shoulders and neck and are tired of dosing the ibuprofen before they tee it up, save your stomach and try it! Your body will thank you and it will add distance to your drives. It has for me! Tony and Anice, thank you ... I look forward to your classes --- a true pleasure.

  • Andrea, U.S. Postmaster (and avid Athlete)

    Thanks, guys! Hot Yoga is GREAT for me, especially this week after being sick for a week before. This is just what I needed!!!

    I came to Hot Yoga looking for stress relief and more flexibility, which I didn't expect to ever accomplish due to my job (stress!) and my knee injury and car wreck (flexibility issues) but I have gained BOTH and see improvements each day that I attend class. I have also received something that I wasn't expecting. Prior to coming to Hot Yoga, I had to see a chiropractor at least every three weeks, as the result of being hit by a drunk driver 2 years ago. Since beginning Hot Yoga, I have not made one appointment with my chiropractor --- something I never thought I would be able to do!

    I LOVE coming to all the classes, as each brings something different --- a new experience. I love that it pushes me each day. Unlike the gym, it is never redundant, always something NEW, a new breakthrough for me personally or seeing someone else in class make a breakthrough and get excited because they have.

    Thanks guys, for bringing Hot Yoga to Bowling Green. You all do a wonderful job teaching and making everyone feel welcome. I don't think I have ever been to a gym where each of the people who work there know me on a first-name basis and take time to say hi like you guys do --- with everyone! That is AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Steve, Attorney (and dedicated "Hot Yogi")

    Tony and Anice, I want to thank you for bringing Hot Yoga to Bowling Green. As you know, I started with your program in late March. In less than four months I have lost 13 pounds, added muscle and definition and lost over an inch from my waistline. More importantly, my cholesterol score went from a ratio of 5.1 down to 3.8!

    In addition to these great physical benefits, I have also received great mental and emotional benefits. I am much more productive at work, have great clarity of thought and am able to approach my work with a calmness that is unprecedented in my career. I have also made some good friends, as well as many good acquaintances.

    While Hot Yoga is a demanding workout, it provides tremendous dividends. I also appreciate the fact that you have allowed me to progress at my own pace, completely deemphasizing the competition. Instead, you have focused on your students' well-being, stressing that each student should progress slowly on their journey toward fitness, doing only what they are capable of doing on a particular day. It is also amazing how non-competitive the environment is, even though people are working very hard. Even though there are many students that are much better at Hot Yoga than I am, I have never felt a sense of self-consciousness.

    I have always tried to maintain some level of fitness (sometimes I have done better at it than others). This is clearly the BEST exercise regimen that I have ever done. I wish you continued success, both for you and the members of this community that can benefit greatly from Hot Yoga!

    ----- Namaste

  • Lorie Ann, recipient of "Hot Yoga" PRESCRIPTION from doctor!

    Hot Yoga! I love it! It has brought my body from a mysterious illness to a healthy, vibrant body. This time last year I could barely walk. I had received my second steroid shot per hip, was restricted to my bed and in 24/7 pain from my waist down. I was a medical mystery to physicians locally, as well as Vanderbilt and Jewish Hospitals. But today, I am HEALTHY once again thanks to Hot Yoga. Months ago, I viewed a commercial for Hot Yoga and could feel God pushing me to check it out. But in the past, simply walking at the mall caused harm and pain to my body so, I had my reservations. On April 12, I received my final and huge push from God to just go, inquire and then take action.

    So I did. I arrived 30 minutes early to thoroughly seek counsel, advisement and comfort. Next thing I know, I'm in the class and my limited body is actually capable of moving (gently) and holding poses. After the first class, I felt good from the inside out. I was calm, relaxed, refreshed and ALIVE.

    I had the opportunity to attend three Hot Yoga classes prior to my weekly medical appointment. Instantly, my physician could see a difference in my eyes. He said, "Something has changed about you --- I can see it in your eyes". I said with complete joy, "Yes, for the first time in over 12 months, I feel GOOD!"

    This appointment was one of the shortest ever, since there was not much my doctor needed to do for me. He "prescribed" at least 3 Hot Yoga classes per week for me! From this weekly appointment, I returned in two weeks, and now I am scheduled for a monthly check up! My body needs Hot Yoga and I am so thankful and grateful that we have this available here in Bowling Green. I look forward to a long, relaxing membership at Hot Yoga Bowling Green!

  • Ashley, wife and mother (30 something)

    First I have to say, thank you so much for bringing Hot Yoga to Bowling Green! I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing you have been at a much needed time. My family has been through such an emotional time over the past several months due to a very unexpected health issue that almost took my husband's life. I saw your studio one day and stopped in to talk to you, and it seemed right then that this was something that I needed to try out. For the last three months you have welcomed me with open arms and such a positive spirit. You have such a wonderful outlook on life that is so encouraging to see. I honestly do not know what shape I would be in right now physically or mentally without the amazing classes you are providing. With the help of Hot Yoga and my faith in God you have allowed me to continue to push forward to get through this trial in my family's life. Thanks so much for taking such great care of me every single time I walk through the door!

  • Angie, recent WKU Graduate (20 something)

    Tony, I just wanted to thank you for welcoming me to Hot Yoga and for your continual support. I truly have found a type of workout that I will practice throughout my life. I have enjoyed getting to know you, and will continue my journey in yoga. Thanks again! Namaste... Angie

  • Monica, Family Therapist with husband, Josh, 2010

    Each bride strives to control the details of her wedding in order to make it unique and special to her down to the most minute details of flowers, colors, candles, music and so on. Despite all of the aspects that must be considered when planning a wedding, every bride past, present and future has always and will always place the utmost importance on one detail that universally unites us all: how good we look in our wedding dress. Women have tried fad diets, being shoehorned into a bustle, hypnotization and everything in between to produce the desired result of looking their absolute best on the most important day of their life. I had been active as far as running and exercising when it came time to start getting ready for my big day but I felt something was missing. I needed something to really push me into the best shape of my life. Luckily, I discovered Hot Yoga. Curiosity got me going in the studio door and I've haven't stopped going since. The regular sessions were more than I could have ever hoped for. I got the physical workout that I had initially sought but I also got the peace of mind that comes with regularly practicing the discipline. Calmness, tranquility, peace of mind, and enhanced breathing are all positive side effects that are beneficial for any woman navigating the rigors of daily life and especially so for the woman with a wedding dress to get into. I was able to stay focused and not feel so overwhelmed throughout the demanding, and sometimes stressful, process of planning my wedding. Regular hot yoga practice helped me to feel confident as I stood in front of the mirror on my special day. The look on my husband's face when he first saw me in my dress walking towards him on the beach justified every session I made it through and then some. I am thankful for discovering hot yoga for not only getting me ready for my wedding day but for also for the mental and physical benefits I continue to get as my devotion to the practice continues to this day. I never pass on the opportunity to recommend it to my girlfriends either whether they are getting ready for their own wedding day or simply looking for something gratifying that they can stick with. If they don't believe me, I have them ask my husband...who has his own yoga mat.

  • Barrett - Photographer, 2011

    I'm in the Thar Desert in India. I am outlasting everyone in the heat and am able to hydrate a lot more than everyone else, too, thanks to Hot Yoga! Thought you may like to know. =D

  • Felicia - Court Reporter, 2010

    So here goes...I don't like to brag, but since I started Hot Yoga two months ago, I don't have back, neck or shoulder issues; tension headaches are gone; cholesterol is down; I don't crave processed sugars like I used to; don't go to the chiropractor anymore , and I'm getting in shape for the first time in... my life.....ahhhhhh, life can be sweet!

  • Melissa, Cardio Addict (29)

    Being a serious runner and cardio buff prior to enrolling at Hot Yoga, I now can easily rely on my hot yoga classes for a full body workout that continues to challenge my body with each session. Hot Yoga has truly transformed me both physically and mentally. Not only have the classes and private lessons helped me lengthen and strengthen my body and core --- it's helped me breathe through life and the crazy things that happen in it. Now I find my time spent at Hot Yoga to be not only physically challenging and invigorating, but also so intensely RELAXING, as I learn to become more in touch with my inner mind, body, and soul. I started for purely physical benefits, but now I have that, PLUS a greater sense of peace and well-being that I never knew I was missing!

  • Carolyn, Nurse (49)

    I wanted to express how grateful I am that you have brought Hot Yoga to this area. I admit that when my daughter told me she had gone to a yoga class that was done in a room that was heated to over 100 degrees, I told her that it did not sound like fun to me. She said that it was one of the hardest things she had ever done, that she felt great after it was over and she couldn't wait until the next class. Well, now I understand. I also feel great after each class and I look forward to the next class.

    I chose to attempt the challenge of a class EVERY day because I knew that I wanted to be at Hot Yoga daily, or as much as I could possibly be there. It was a challenge, but not because of the yoga --- that was the easy part. The challenge was in rearranging my daily schedule to include about 2 hours (plus drive time of an hour each way) that was devoted to MYSELF. The rewards have been worth the effort. To say that I feel healthier is such an understatement. Each class has and continues to infuse me with a renewed sense of strength and purpose.

    Now, I know that feeling good is important, but let's look at the rewards that are more concrete: In my case, high blood pressure seems to be a genetic concern. I've had 3 close family members to suffer massive strokes before the age of 60 --- my father died at the age of 56. For the last four years my blood pressure has been rising each year, despite anything I tried. Since beginning Hot Yoga, my blood pressure has dropped from 152/92 to 110/74 within six weeks. I have waited a couple of weeks and rechecked it, and it is STILL down. There are other lab values that have improved also. My glucose level is down, and my triglycerides are down by 30 points.

    As a nurse, I am still digesting this news, and am overwhelmed with the power of Hot Yoga. It has exceeded any expectations I had. I believe that Hot Yoga is a very valuable tool for maintaining one's health --- emotionally, physically and spiritually. I, or course, tell everyone I know about Hot Yoga. I continually tell everyone that if I can do this at age 49, overweight and , yes, "out of shape", anyone can do it and reap great benefits. And to think I began Hot Yoga with the intention of not feeling so stiff and aching in all my joints on a daily basis, which by the way is much improved. Again, thank you Hot Yoga!

  • Tabitha, "20 something"

    I feel that every aspect of Hot Yoga is beneficial to anyone who does it. Sure, my clothes fit better now. Yes, I'm more flexible. But what I reap the most from every class I take is the overall sense of calm and the fact that I am so much healthier now than I ever was, even when I was working out at a gym four times a week. Each class is a new experience and it's something everyone needs to try!

  • David K., "typical guy" (33)

    The studio is clean, beautiful and calm. There is a vibe that is very pleasant without being in-your-face. The asana practice leaves you feeling mentally calm and positive and physically challenged and energized.

    It was the first time I had understood why my friends converted to yoga from working out at a gym. I had previously thought it was too "crunchy granola" and the people who practiced yoga with dedication (at least the people I encountered) were jumping on the bandwagon of the latest fitness "trend". I also thought if you were going to work out, if you were motivated to finally move and do something active, that yoga didn't count as real exercise. The holding of the poses and such --- whenever I did it I felt like a phony. With Hot Yoga, my long-held opinions were radically REVERSED. It was certainly energetic... I most certainly felt I had done a lot of aerobic work while at the same time I felt very stretched out and limber. I felt GREAT. I felt I had accomplished something, and I exercised and had FUN. Those two words never used to go together.<

  • Sarah, athlete ("20 something")

    I really enjoy Hot Yoga and come almost daily. I have had a lot of problems with my IT band due to running and cycling. While I try to make sure I always stretch out, I don't think I was doing enough. Ever since I have started Hot Yoga, I have not had one single problem with my IT band. Plus, I am totally addicted! People who haven't done this yoga have no comprehension of what a huge workout it is --- this is a REAL workout and that I never believed before coming to class --- it is a challenge for me daily and I can feel every muscle being touched in my body. It just makes you feel so amazing afterwards.

  • Kara, M.D. (29)

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the Hot Yoga studio. I've been practicing yoga for almost 10 years now, and I see myself going through stages. One moment, I am adamant about learning everything there is to learn about yoga, and the next moment I'll be more relaxed in my quest --- appreciating the subtle joys that yoga brings just with casual practice. Still, throughout my "yoga journey", I've tried a myriad of teachers and yoga styles, and I find that no style fits me as beautifully, or speaks to me as joyously as that which you instill at Hot Yoga. You are true to the goodness of yoga, toward making people feel good about themselves and their bodies, and about providing challenges and goals in a setting that allows students to follow their own pace and needs. I consider this remarkable, as much as yoga studios try to diversify and claim to be "the best" within a particular niche, you set a tone of acceptance and a willingness to listen to the needs of an array of students.

  • DecemberAnd now, here it is… Your December, 2014 ‘Pause for a Pose’: Open the Gate… or Revolved Side Leg Stretching This posture is not only a great leg stretch, it is a tremendous hip-opening, toning, focusing, lengthening and strengthening pose! Flexibility improvements are amazing with regular practice. Consistency and safety are always the key elements. Begin in seated position with the left heel at the left groin and right leg out to the right as far as comfortable. The extended leg can be angled diagonally, or as far as parallel to the back of your mat or back wall depending upon your flexibility today. Inhale both arms up from the sides, facing forward, and then exhale while pivoting the torso toward the leg and softly floating the arms down the extended leg toward the foot. Grasp the foot with both hands, taking the forehead to the knee or as close as possible. Inhale up, raising the torso, with the right hand still gripping the right foot and left arm lifting highly toward the sky. Rotate the chest forward, gaze upward at the left hand and then exhale as you lower the right elbow toward the right knee, straighten the back in line with left arm. Continue the long exhale while pulling inward on the right foot and stretching the left hand and left side toward the right leg. With time and practice, you may eventually grab the right foot and right hand with the left hand! Wow. Repeat other side. Now, enjoy practicing this pose all month, and we will see you this week at Hot Yoga. Read "Yoga Daddy's" article in SOKY Happenings magazine this month, 'The Gifts of Yoga'... stop by our studio & pick up a FREE copy! While you're visiting, purchase a Yoga for health & happiness gift card for your favorite person. God bless, namaste’, and Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year to you and yours!
  • DecemberAnd now, here it is… Your December, 2014 ‘Pause for a Pose’: Open the Gate… or Revolved Side Leg Stretching This posture is not only a great leg stretch, it is a tremendous hip-opening, toning, focusing, lengthening and strengthening pose! Flexibility improvements are amazing with regular practice. Consistency and safety are always the key elements. Begin in seated position with the left heel at the left groin and right leg out to the right as far as comfortable. The extended leg can be angled diagonally, or as far as parallel to the back of your mat or back wall depending upon your flexibility today. Inhale both arms up from the sides, facing forward, and then exhale while pivoting the torso toward the leg and softly floating the arms down the extended leg toward the foot. Grasp the foot with both hands, taking the forehead to the knee or as close as possible. Inhale up, raising the torso, with the right hand still gripping the right foot and left arm lifting highly toward the sky. Rotate the chest forward, gaze upward at the left hand and then exhale as you lower the right elbow toward the right knee, straighten the back in line with left arm. Continue the long exhale while pulling inward on the right foot and stretching the left hand and left side toward the right leg. With time and practice, you may eventually grab the right foot and right hand with the left hand! Wow. Repeat other side. Now, enjoy practicing this pose all month, and we will see you this week at Hot Yoga. Read "Yoga Daddy's" article in SOKY Happenings magazine this month, 'The Gifts of Yoga'... stop by our studio & pick up a FREE copy! While you're visiting, purchase a Yoga for health & happiness gift card for your favorite person. God bless, namaste’, and Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year to you and yours!