Hot Hatha - 90 min


This class is taught by:

Koreen Clements

Studio Director and yoga teacher 
 
In my previous life I was a neuroscientist. Whilst I enjoyed what I did, I was also highly stressed, anxious about keeping up, having difficulties sleeping and was wedging myself into my jeans. One morning when I was brushing my teeth, I looked in the mirror and saw a bingo wing (the soft flabby flesh of the upper arm) waving back at me. And I could see two future paths… the one that continued on if I did nothing, and the one I wanted. A couple days later I went to my first Bikram yoga class and never looked back. The excess weight melted off me within the first six weeks and even better I discovered that 90 minutes in a hot room was my panacea for the stress of academia.
 

In 2011, I moved to England, became a hot yoga teacher and started teaching in Sheffield. In 2012, I assisted at the Hot Yoga Doctor’s teacher training program and led the meditation component. My teaching centers around the values of alignment, acceptance and appreciation and I love to share theories and strategies for happy and healthy living from yoga, meditation, coaching and of course, science.

 

Over the years I’ve struggled – I’ve been angry, sad, frustrated, lonely, negative, and generally unhappy. And each time, I’ve found that yoga is the best tool to change my state and feel connected, tranquil and alive – now I’m here to help you find true peace and joy within yourself. I believe that yoga has the power to transform your life because it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – changing your body, your thoughts, your emotions and your actions so that you can create the life you want.

 

Certification & Education…
PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of Waterloo – 2006
Reconnective Healing Level 1 & 2 Training with Doug Devito – 2010
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz and Robert Scanlon – 2011 (200 hrs)
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz – 2012 (500 hrs)
Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 Training with Frances Goodall – 2013
Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy – 2013

Introductory Workshop in Rosen Method with Ingrid-Maria Nordgren and Annabelle Apsion - 2015

Anne Marie Gordon

Studio Director and Yoga Teacher
 
My interests in moving meditation practices began with Tai-Chi at 19. Since then, I’ve immersed myself in the study of self-realisation and yoga as a way to heal myself mentally and physically. These practices have made a remarkable difference in my life, and the experience continues to help me grow each day.

 

Growing up with a fast-paced, constant-driving, coffee-drinking, standard New York diet and lifestyle kept me frazzled and depressed. Finding the discipline of yoga was the perfect calling to bring energizing activity, compassionate thinking, and spiritual vitality back to my life.

 

In 2011, I completed my Hot Yoga training at Yoga Oasis, N.Y., moved to Sheffield with new goals and challenges, and began manifesting my ideal of studying with Sri Dharma Mittra.  
 
Now, I am grateful to have completed the 500hr Life of a Yogi training with him and the skilled teachers at the Dharma Yoga Center.  This training solidified my understanding of the practice, and continues to be the foundation on which I live my life.  
 
Every day, I continue to pursue my interests in yogic philosophy, nutritional vegan eating, being positively active, actively calm, and living according to the Yoga Sutras.

 

I’m excited to share the wisdom learned from various teachers and yoga styles to bring consciousness and gratitude everywhere.  

 

Certification & Education…
White Cloud Monastary Nei Gong – 2006
Study Abroad at University of Sheffield – 2006-2007
BA in English Literature from State University of New York – 2008
Yoga Oasis Teacher Training with Mary Grace – 2011 (200 hrs)
Adjustment Clinic with Abby Hoffman – 2013 (18 hrs)

Life of a Yogi Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra - 2015 (500 hrs)

Room Temp: Hot

Best for: regulars and beginners adapted to the heat and like a challenge


Strong and steady

This class has static poses with longer holds designed to build strength, flexibility and a still mind. The poses are accessible to most people and there is sufficient recovery between poses. The focus is on alignment and embodying the fundamental principles of a yoga practice. If you've done hot yoga before, this class is similar to other static styles such as Bikram, Moksha and Absolute.

The 90 min class requires a steady sustained effort that most people will find challenging.


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu 27 Jul 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Becky Close
    at HYS Commonside
  • Fri 28 Jul 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Sun 30 Jul 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Mon 31 Jul 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Tue 01 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Thu 03 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Anne Marie Gordon
    at HYS Commonside
  • Fri 04 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Sun 06 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Mon 07 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Tue 08 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Thu 10 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Anne Marie Gordon
    at HYS Commonside
  • Fri 11 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Sun 13 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Mon 14 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Tue 15 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Thu 17 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Anne Marie Gordon
    at HYS Commonside
  • Fri 18 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Sun 20 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Mon 21 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside
  • Tue 22 Aug 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Koreen Clements
    at HYS Commonside