At Maui Hot Yoga we offer several types of Yoga
Our Hot Yoga is a series of postures scientifically designed to give a comprehensive workout to the entire body. In each workout, muscles, ligaments and tendons are warmed and stretched in a specific sequence. New practitioners are often surprised at how fast their core strength is built and the amazing vibrant health that is rapidly achieved through a regular practice. Internal organs and glands are gently massaged and the heated room ensures that participants will sweat helping them to flush toxins out of their system. In this intense cardiovascular workout, fresh, oxygenated blood is brought into to every part of the body cleansing and rejuvenating the entire system.
The result is a workout like none other. One that has been embraced by thousands of people ranging from sports enthusiasts to people suffering ailments to those who just want to stay fit. Proper weight, good muscle tone and vibrant health are some of the many rewards experienced by regular participants.
Hot Vinyasa & Ashtanga–
Ashtanga, more commonly known as vinyasa yoga, both are an in-depth study of the union between body, mind, and spirit. This tends to be more appropriate for the more physically fit individual.
We teach Ashtanga Yoga in the Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, with a bit of influence from our local blessed Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra.
Yoga is a philosophy of life which also has the potential to create a vibrantly healthy body and mind. Ashtanga Yoga, practiced in its correct sequential order, gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness – physical, psychological, and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing ( ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (dristi), we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.
“Ashtanga” literally means eight limbs. They are described by Patanjali as Yama (abstinences), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath control, Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (absorption). These branches support each other. Asana practice must be established for proper practice of Pranayama and is a key to the development of the yamas and niyamas. Once these four externally oriented limbs are firmly rooted, the last four internally oriented limbs will spontaneously evolve over time.
“Vinyasa” means breath syncronized movement. The breath is the heart of this discipline, and links asana to asana in a precise order. By synchronizing movement with breathing and practicing Mulabandha and Uddiyabandha (internal locks), an intense internal heat is produced. This heat purifies muscles and organs, expelling unwanted toxins as well as releasing beneficial hormones and minerals, which can nourish the body when the sweat is massaged back into the skin. The breath regulates the vinyasa and ensures efficient circulation of blood. The result is a light, strong body. There are three groups of sequencing in the Ashtanga system. The primary series (yoga chikitsa) detoxifies and aligns the body. The intermediate system (nadi sodhana) purifies the nervous system by opening and clearing the energy channels. The advanced series A.B.C.D. (stirtha gah sampata) integrate the strength and grace of the practice, requiring higher levels of flexibility and humility.
Each level is to be fully developed before proceding to the next, and the sequential order of asanas is to meticulously followed. Each pose is a preparation for the next, developing the strength and balance required to move further.
This is an all level Hot Yoga System combining the best parts of Hot Yoga & Hot Vinyasa. This class will have more focus on the core muscle groups utilizing poses like planks, pushups, and abdominal strengthening poses. HotCore yoga is an hour or an hour & 15 minute class with a warm up, a build up, and a cool down. We use traditional yoga poses from the Ashtanga Yoga system and modify it for all levels and all body types. The room will be heated to 105-110 degrees.
Thai Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga is a type of yoga where someone stretches you into the yoga positions. It can be related to a massage, although the clothing is on, no oils are used, and skin contact is not required. The practitioner utilizes hands, feet, elbows, forearms and various tools to create deep stretching and working along meridian lines. The system is closely related to acupuncture in how you work with the energy systems in the body. For instance, you can massage points in ones feet to access the stomach.
Mary Grace & James Onnikian both travelled to Thailand and became certified in Thai Massage at Wat Po, the Worlds Oldest Thai Massage school.
Acro & partner yoga
Acro yoga and partner yoga are types of yoga in which you use a partner for the strengthening, stretching, and balancing. Maui Hot Yoga offers classes & workshops in these forms of partner yoga.