Classic Hot Yoga
At Bend Beyond we offer two Classic Hot Yoga classes consisting of postures from the Bishnu Ghosh lineage. The Beginning 26/2 class is for everyone! As Bishnu Ghosh said, “It’s never too late, you’re never too old, you’re never too sick, to start again from scratch.” The Core 40 class is an opportunity to further explore the Self through a deeper asana practice. Anyone with 2 or more beginning classes under their belt is welcome at Core 40. Come in and bend and sweat with us for 90 minutes, and we promise you will leave feeling better than you ever imagined!
Beginning 26/2 Class (90 minutes)
Classic 26/2 Hot Yoga (Bikram Method) is a beginning yoga class suitable for students of all levels ages 12 and up. Nothing about the class is haphazard. The series includes twenty-six asanas (postures) and two pranayamas (breathing exercises) and is designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the order in which they should be stretched. To hop into Cobra Pose, for instance, without having prepared the necessary muscles, could have the same unhappy results as doing an over-hasty back flip. Following the prescribed order keeps you safe as you systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as Nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being will automatically follow. Beyond physical well-being, the series cultivates self-control, determination, concentration, and patience, enhancing mental health and relieving stress. To receive all these benefits, simply show up, try the postures the right way, and give it your best effort. For more information on each of the twenty-six poses and the two breathing exercises click here.
Core 40 Class (90 minutes)
Core 40 is a challenging and fun class that provides space for you to go deeper into your yoga practice. The series includes all twenty-six asanas from the beginning series plus about fourteen more asanas from the Ghosh lineage, including more hip openers and arm balances, an abdominal strengthening series, and more pranayamas. Core 40 is a wonderful complement to the beginning series, and will help you bring more awareness to your alignment, weight distribution, breath control, and stillness. Join us to build a strong body and quiet mind.