Hot 26*


This class is taught by:

Hollie Kovach

I took my first yoga class with Rick Resnick on August 1, 2009. I had no idea what I was getting into. I made it through class and was hooked. My idea of yoga did not hold up to what I had just done. I was exhausted but my body felt great and my back felt better than it had for a long time. Today, I am stronger, have better balance and am more flexible than ever before. I have learned that I “can”. I hope to be practicing hot yoga until a very old age. Each day brings you the opportunity to learn something new about yourself and work towards finding balance between your mind, body, and soul.

Nicole Staker

For years, I dabbled in various types of yoga, taking classes here and there but never consistently. After moving to Alaska from California, I grew to enjoy hiking and running but soon realized that I needed to challenge myself with something totally new and different. I took my first Bikram class at Anchorage Yoga and immediately fell in love.
I completed Yoga Teacher Training through Anchorage Yoga in Spring 2017 and continue to seek learning opportunities and experiences. I truly believe that it is through the beginner’s mind that we find the most opportunity for growth.

Yoga has taught me that vulnerability opens our bodies, hearts and minds in a way that is unparalleled and learning this has changed me from the inside out. I hope to share my love of life and yoga with fellow yogis and students both in and out of the studio.

Patrick McGownd

When I walked into the Anchorage Yoga hot room on May 1, 2012, I had no idea what to expect. When I walked out a little over 90 minutes later I was unsure about what I had just experienced, but I loved it. What a wonderful and challenging introduction to Melanie and Bikram yoga. Soon, I knew I wanted to teach. I am grateful for the guidance and support I have received from Melanie, Rick and Hollie for my ever developing personal Bikram yoga practice as well as my desire to become a teacher. As a personal reward for my retirement after 37 years, during September and October of 2014 I trained with Sterling Hot Yoga Works in Puerto Morelos, Mexico and completed my 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification. At this point in my life I am particularly aware of the physical limits of my body in general and my balance and lumbar spine specifically. This yoga has helped to mitigate issues I face with my lumbar spine and to also bring a new and welcome stillness to my life. As a teacher I can appreciate the practitioner struggling within their own limitations. I hope to impart the satisfaction of progress found in one’s own personal practice and the patience to continue to work hard. Anchorage Yoga is a happy place to be and I am happy to be a member of the team.

Melanie Duchin

My first exposure to yoga was a Bikram class in 1996. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and the class didn’t match any of my preconceived notions of what yoga was about. I’d never been physically and mentally challenged like that, and I had to go back for more. Since then my practice has grown to include Ashtanga, vinyasa and other styles of yoga, but my home base has always been Bikram yoga. More than anything else, it’s helped me to manage stress, anxiety, and debilitating lumbar and cervical spine issues. I have more flexibility, endurance and strength now, in my 50s, than at any other time in my life. I believe in Bikram yoga because of what I’ve experienced firsthand, and what I’ve seen and heard from others over the years. I encourage students to practice with intensity and precision, but always with a smile and a healthy dose of humor.
All levels. A challenging series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercise practiced in a heated room. The heat allows your body to stretch more deeply and safely, increase circulation to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal, and helps detoxify the body. This series is designed so that each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments and joints needed for the next posture. It systematically stimulates the organs, glands and nervous system and moves freshly oxygenated blood to 100% of the body. (105°)

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 02 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 09 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 16 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Nicole Staker
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 13 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Patrick McGownd
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Mar 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Melanie Duchin
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Mar 13 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Mar 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Mar 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Apr 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Apr 10 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Apr 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Hollie Kovach
    at Anchorage Yoga