The word “KUUMA” is Finnish for “HOT.” We use electric FAR INFRARED panels to heat our classes to 32-36 degrees. It is a very sweaty and relaxing experience. *All of our classes are heated (unless it says otherwise).
We are now offering 3 free meditation classes every week. They are only 10 minutes in length, and are meant to be paired with the 12:05pm classes every week. If you have an extra 10 minutes, we suggest that you stay for the meditation portion and really adventure into the land of stillness and breath. There is no pressure to stay, and you can leave at the end of class. We allow 10 minutes of rest between the class.
12:50-1:00 is time for you to settle on your mat
1:00-1:10 is time for meditation
*You CAN come just for the meditation. Please show up at 12:50 and ring the doorbell.
We find that so much physical movement can dilute the mental benefits of the yoga practice. This class reminds you that this practice is more than just physical. If you like these classes, tell us - and we will add more!
Vinyasa can mean a lot of things, but it’s literal Sanskrit translation is “to arrange something in a special way.”
Flow is a contemporary term for the style of yoga that never seems to stop. At Kuuma, we go pretty hard on setting you up for success. We do this in a multitude of ways:
1. the vibe (lights, heat, music, etc)
2. comfort & safety (break & hydrate when needed)
3. the practice (movement & breath)
4. the rest (stillness and meditation) *this part comes with a cold towel for your forehead*
This mix of breath and movement together bring you to the present moment. We believe that stillness is where the magic happens, and that’s what we’re all about at Kuuma.
The word “KUUMA” is Finnish for “HOT.” We use electric FAR INFRARED panels to heat our classes to 32-36 degrees. It is a very sweaty and relaxing experience.
KUUMA YIN & FLOW
Yin & Flow is a blend of both KUUMA FLOW and KUUMA YIN. In this perfectly balanced practice, you will get the benefits from both the movement of Flow, and the stillness of Yin.
Yin Yoga directs the stimulation and stretch to the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, bones & joints). Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. The postures are held from anywhere from 1-10 minutes. Our ligaments, joints and bones respond differently than our muscles. We suggest a balance of both yin/yang energy in your yoga practice.
*It is important to note that practicing Yin Yoga in the heat does not enhance the practice in any way. We choose to practice in the heat because of the comfort and relaxation purposes. Keeping this in mind, we challenge you not to push yourself to your edge immediately. Remaining aware of how the heat assists your body in opening and relaxing, it actually makes Yin Yoga easier overall. We don’t do this to cheat, we just really believe in the power and healing properties of our heating system, so we choose to practice this way.