Hot Yoga, also known as hot yoga yoga or heat. Is 38 ℃ -40 ℃ high temperature environment to do yoga. It consists of 26 kinds of stretching movements, belonging to flexibility exercise, can improve spinal flexibility, suitable for office owners. Meanwhile, extending it by a number of reverse bending static action, directly stimulate the nerve and muscle systems, you can lose weight.
23 Absolutely Wellness Hot Renowned for its Hot Yoga classes, ABSOLUTE YOGA offers a wide variety of classes to refresh your body and renew your mind. Text by Priya Sundrakas W ith numerous Yoga studios sprouting around the island and many raving about the benefits of this ancient practice, I qualified international instructors. There is even a hot yoga class taught in Japanese. was curious to discover more about it. So, I Throughout the studio, the colours of orange, made my way down to ABSOLUTE YOGA red and brown pervade the entire deco, giving at Valley Point Shopping Centre to talk to Karen Foo, Sales and Marketing Manager. Founded in 2002 by Jeanne Chung and Benjaporn Karoonkornsakul (both certified Bikram Yoga instructors), ABSOLUTE YOGA was the first yoga studio to bring Hot Yoga to Thailand and the first to establish Hot Yoga classes in Reception Area Singapore in 2004. Subsequently, ABSOLUTE YOGA SINGAPORE is part of it a rustic look and yet metaphorically inducing the ABSOLUTE YOGA GROUP which an image of the sun, likening it to the operates 10 yoga centres around Asia. company’s brand and motto. As I met with Karen, she brought me on a As I look around, the River Valley studio small ‘tour’ of the whole boutique while features two specially-designed yoga rooms explaining more about the studio’s services. with custom-made heating systems, locker ABSOLUTE YOGA specialises in the classic rooms, and shower facilities for men and practice of Bikram Hot Yoga and all the women (16 showers and over 200 lockers in centre’s instructors are certified to teach Hot total). Moreover, at this centre, the larger yoga Yoga. In addition to Hot Yoga, there are a room can fit 50 students while the smaller variety of classes taught by their highly room can fit 25. Currently, there are more than 40 classes per week conducted here. Absolute Yoga 23 7/3/08, 4:15 PM 24 abdominal strengthening, to keep classes Yoga Room interesting. Wellness Hot C (The ABSOLUTE Calorie Burn Series) The studio’s latest class consists of a series of 40 postures in the same amount of time. As there is less rest, more calories can be burned during this workout. It also has more abdominal workout, some upper body Types of Yoga strengthening and more postures focused on ABSOLUTE YOGA focuses on hatha yoga hip flexibility. which is the yoga of effort. This effort takes the forms of postures or ‘asanas’ which is to Hot Flow Series help you understand your body so that you A fusion of Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, the could ultimately better understand your mind. Hot Flow series builds on the foundation of Hot Yoga postures to create a more dynamic There are many benefits to this form of yoga. flow throughout class. It is a great class to take It can help you lose weight, detoxify the body, your yoga practice to the next level. make you more flexible and even help reduce physical and mental stress levels. Also, with Vinyasa Yoga regular practice, you could start to heal injuries Vinyasa Yoga consists of more vigorous and such as low back pain, tight hips, knee dynamic flow of postures that link breath with problems as well as chronic conditions such movement. It is also is a more athletic style of as high blood pressure and poor digestion. yoga which is suitable for intermediate level students. Hot Yoga Hot B (The Bikram Series) Yin Yoga The most popular yoga class worldwide, the This is a yoga practice Bikram Hot Yoga consists of a series of 26 yoga based on the Yin/Yang postures with two breathing exercises done in principle. The Yin 38 °C heated room. As every posture is done style of Yoga is more twice, it works your entire body. As such, it passive as the is a great way to detoxify, de-stress, build postures are held for stamina and increase flexibility. Albeit longer periods designed for beginners, it still is a challenging without much class for students of all levels. physical effort. However, the Yin Hot A (The ABSOLUTE Basic Series) Yoga has longer holds to Absolute Yoga’s in-house style of Hot Yoga allow for much deeper comprises 29 postures and two breathing releasing in the connective exercises. Developed by the senior instructors, tissues of the body. It is also it gives the same challenges and benefits of Hot a great way to work your Yoga but with some variations, such as Jeanne Chung’s bow pose Absolute Yoga 24 7/3/08, 4:15 PM 25 Wellness Warrior pose Locker Room stiff muscles and joints after sitting at the office computer all day. ABSOLUTE YOGA FACTS Telok Ayer Studio · ABSOLUTE YOGA established the ABSOLUTE YOGA’s original Singapore first Hot Yoga studio in Bangkok in 2002 studio is situated at Chinatown/CBD area. A beautifully restored shophouse, it offers a full · ABSOLUTE YOGA brought the first range of amenities such as custom-designed Hot Yoga studio to Singapore in 2004 heating systems, locker rooms, and showers. This centre has one yoga room which can fit · ABSOLUTE YOGA specialises in Hot 35 students. Currently, there are 34 classes per Yoga but offers other styles as well in a week being conducted here. total of more than 70 classes a week Hot Yoga Teacher Training · ABSOLUTE YOGA currently owns and operates 7 centres in Thailand, a total ABSOLUTE YOGA also offers in-residence space of 45,000 sq ft and with over 30,000 yoga teacher training course in Koh Samui at members their new boutique resort ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY for students who have For information about ABSOLUTE YOGA’s interests in teaching Hot Yoga classes. It membership please refer to the website at consists of four weeks of intensive yoga www.absoluteyogasingapore.com H practice and learning. The course structure encompasses in-depth yoga techniques, Absolute Yoga learning of the basic human anatomy, learning 491 River Valley Road #02-01 Valley Point yoga philosophy and history, teaching Tel: +65 6732 6007 methodologies as well as information on life 157A Telok Ayer Street as a yoga teacher. Trainees would also have an Tel: +65 6223 8254 opportunity to teach a class prior to finishing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org their course. At the end of the course, trainees will receive a 200-Hour Hot Yoga Teaching Certificate. Absolute Yoga 25 7/3/08, 4:15 PM
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