Our yoga classes are derived from the Ghosh Hatha yoga lineage made famous by Bikram Choudhury.
Bishnu Charan Ghosh, brother of Yogananda, established Ghosh's College of Physical Education program in 1923 in Calcutta, India. During this time he developed a system for creating optimal health by combining strength training with yoga. Sweaty Buddha carries on the spirit of his legacy by creating dynamic therapeutic classes that merge the wisdom of Ghosh's lineage with the science of today.
Bikram is a 75 minute beginning level class that consists of 26 postures derived from the Ghosh lineage. Practiced in a room heated up to 105 degrees, the series was created for total body health. The heated room helps to warm up your muscles, prevent injury, allows for a deeper workout and cleanses the body of toxins. The body is worked from the inside out, addressing every bone, muscle, organ and ligament. Class is designed for beginners and is appropriate for people of all ages, body types, and levels of experience, including those with injuries who are looking to heal the body.
"You are never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from scratch once again"
Accompanied by music, our Silent Bikram is a 75 minute class done without the instruction of a teacher. Made up of the same sequence as our Bikram class, this practice allows the student to explore the postures on a different level.
Since no instruction is given, some experience with the practice is necessary before taking this class.
"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees."
Hot HIIT is a 60 minute class designed to strengthen muscles, improve stamina and increase flexibility by using alignment principles and high intensity interval training. This class is a challenging low-impact full body workout performed to music in a room heated to 95 degrees. All fitness levels welcome.
“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.”
Beginner Vinyasa is a 60 minute flow based class that introduces the principles of linking breath to movement. Time is spent breaking down Sun Salutations and other poses fundamental to a Vinyasa practice. Students explore proper alignment and technique while developing strength, flexibility and balance in a room heated to 100 degrees. All fitness levels welcome.
“Yoga is 99 percent practice and one percent theory.”