Natural light pours in through the studio's floor-to-ceiling picture windows as students perform the unified breathing and poses of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar yoga. Classes are held seven days a week, supplemented by private sessions and special events such as kirtans and meditations. Past-event guests have included Gaura Vani, Bhagavan Das, Shyamdas, Dave Stringer, and David Newman. In addition to imparting students with the principles of yoga practice, Yoga Mandali is a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance offering 200- and 500-hour certifications.
The certified instructors at Hot Yoga Saratoga believe that heated exercise has more benefits than just boosting the body’s flexibility. For nearly 20 types of classes, they warm up their studios to help bodies heal injuries, release toxins, and thin the blood so it can flow more easily to tissues and organs. From silent Bikram sessions in 105-degree heat to yoga sculpt classes set to 90 degrees and upbeat music, the studio aims to have something for yogis of all ages and experience levels.
Saratoga Springs Yoga banishes physical and mental stress with an extensive schedule that combines therapeutic as well as traditional yoga styles. The studio emphasizes its Anusara classes, a revitalizing form of Hatha yoga that works to keep the body in balance and calm minds conflicted about checkers’ validity as an Olympic event.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and tall white columns stretch up and across The Yoga Spa’s storefront. Peeking inside, you can see mini chandeliers, artwork hanging on exposed brick walls, and people posing in unison on the wooden floor. A lot of the time, they’re practicing owner Jennilee Toner’s personal creation Hot Warrior yoga, which is an 81-minute journey through more than 50 different Hatha and Vinyasa yoga poses with a thermostat set to 90 degrees. In addition to this signature class and other more traditional classes, Toner and her staff tweak the practice of yoga whenever they can. For instance, the Warm Candlelight flow class is lit by candles, the Studio 54 class features 54 different sun salutations set to disco music, and the Spa yoga class has guests perform slow Vinyasa-flow movements while they are massaged. The studio also offers fitness boot camps and belly-dancing classes.
Agility gurus with ample reserves of qi guide students down the path of cosmic clarity in a wide assortment of yoga styles designed to promote firm physiques and spiritual-centeredness in students of all skill levels. Packed to the brim with all manners of yogic modalities, the spring schedule offers physically demanding, sustained-breathing courses such as Ashtanga and warm-room Vinyasa alongside Gentle Yoga and muscle-relaxing Yin Yoga courses. Level I classes act as furry slipper-socks along the pathway of enlightenment, and Sunrise and Sunday Morning Yoga wash away the impurities of late-night refrigerator purges and spiritual mud-wrestling matches.