Hot Flow*


This class is taught by:

Jillian Bender

My yoga story began about 10 years ago in Bellingham, Washington. After experiencing a variety of hardships throughout my life, I was not sure how to deal with my emotions, how to love my body, or how to heal. I received a free class pass from a friend for a local studio and after my first class I felt light was finally able to break through into my heart and I was hooked. I spent 4 years cleaning the space and mopping the floors in that same studio everyday in exchange for free yoga classes. Since then, my yoga practice has taught me how to piece together the parts of myself and find peace I did not know existed! Yoga has taught me to love myself, others, and this beautiful messy thing we call life! In 2014, my journey led me to Anchorage Yoga’s Teacher Training. I will be forever grateful for the teachers here at Anchorage Yoga and my fellow students that made the experience such a powerful and transformational one! I like to teach classes that challenge the body and the mind while incorporating the occasional laughter and silliness. My wish is that students leave my class feeling light, joyful, and strong!

David Westlake

An ancient sage once wrote that the deeper purpose of yoga was to still the chattering distractions of the mind. I agree absolutely and dare to suggest that the intentional practice of any physical medium whether it be yoga, cycle, running or whatever it may be has the same outcome. At first, the practitioner seeks physical health with all it's benefits but after a while there comes a profound mental clarity that goes beyond the everyday thoughts and identifications of the ego. There is something that happens when our bodies become our ally through effort and self love that allows us to live more fully. I hold this conviction near to my heart, taking it into whatever I teach whether it be the physical poses of yoga, the stories behind the practice or an epic ride. My own journey has certainly proven this truth again and again. All the activities I explored on the journey towards yoga such as wrestling, T'ai Chi, sports fencing and hiking pointed in this direction. Looking back it makes absolute sense that I teach yoga and indoor cycle, but I still smile when thinking about it. Life has a way of doing that for us.  
 
Come check out one of my classes, surround yourself with epic music, breath, discover the edge and move beyond it. Without a doubt, this process of expanding our physical health is a metaphor for all levels of our lives, we step past our habits and self-imposed limitations to discover infinite possibilities. Love and Gratitude!
All levels. 60 min version of our Signature Class! Hot Flow is a dynamic vinyasa style practice that combines elements of Bikram, Anusara, Kundalini and Ashtanga Yoga. This "perfect" combination of balancing, strengthening, energizing and deep stretching poses set to music and practiced in a room heated to 95°. This class is appropriate for newcomers as well as the more experienced yogi. From head to toe your body will feel invigorated and detoxified while you sharpen your mental focus and renew your spirit. Be prepared to SWEAT!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jun 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 10 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 14 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jul 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Aug 04 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Aug 11 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 14 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Aug 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bender
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Fri Sep 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga