A whole new approach to Yoga Asana has come to the Toledo Area!

We specialize in YogAlign, which focuses on enhancing postural alignment. Nobody has to touch their toes or force their spine to perform extreme yoga poses that have nothing to do with the way our body is designed to move!

Our approach to yoga is one of self-healing -- of involving your whole mind and body. We don’t believe in using force! We practice Ahimsa, non-violence, bringing self-compassion and caring to mindfully and intelligently becoming more fully ourselves.

YogAlign utilizes very scientific-based efficient, functional movement exercises that mimic how the body naturally moves, offering the best antidote to the dysfunctional movement patterns that exist in our technological device based modern culture, while avoiding long-term use injuries associated with many traditional yoga poses.

It’s amazing to see the shifts that can happen in just one of our yoga classes!


We focus on deep rib cage ‘core’ breathing, PNF stretching, and maintaining our four spinal curves, which releases excess tension and increases mobility without stressing the joints. As muscle length and tone becomes more balanced in the front and back of the body, we are brought into more optimal postural alignment and our energy is significantly freed up to become more available for our busy lives!

Most of our yoga classes are practiced in a moderately heated room to promote detoxification through sweating. The heat and humidity create a spa-like atmosphere and make the body very warm, relaxed and therefore naturally more receptive to letting go of tensions.

At the end of a yoga session you will feel more energized, more aligned, stronger, centered, calmer ……with your body more integrated, and moving and breathing with less effort, less tension, and no PAIN!

Check out our offerings to start your sustainable yoga practice now!

Aloha & Namaste,

Joe Sparks

Owner

Testimonials

"You will never forget your 1st HOT Yoga class. It is the Best!" - Michael F.
"I look forward to sweating hard and feeling all relaxed and loosened up." - Tina B.
"HOT Yoga & HOT Kettlebells are fun!" - Jerry T.
"Joe makes Kettlebells challenging and FUN!" - Linda M.
"Hot yoga is helping me to regain muscle strength and overall sense of well being. Joe explains the correct method of doing the movements throughout the class. He encourages everyone. We learn something new about the same movement every day and that knowledge makes you believe in this exercise even more." - Mitzi
"Hot yoga has been a great experience for my stressed out life. As Joe says, 'It's your hot yoga and you don't have to think about or do anything else right now, but breathe.' It's a Godsend and is teaching me to slow down and take time for me, and I never ever thought I'd do yoga let alone hot yoga! Thanks Joe." - Barb S.
"After 5 months of hot yoga with Joe, I have more energy, stamina, muscle tone and a sense of well being. Hot yoga has put the mind-body connection together for me." - Deb

"Yoga isn't a cure for many things, but there's almost nothing it can't help."

Give To Those In Need: Participate In Our Thanksgiving Food Drive

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We invite you to participate in our Holiday Food Drive. From now until Thanksgiving, we will be holding a two-pronged approach to make a contribution to the Seagate Food Bank of NW Ohio.

Why?

Ohio is among eight states whose food insecurity rates remain significantly higher than the national average. More than 650,000 children live in households where food intake is reduced and "normal eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year due to limited resources." Some of us in our yoga community grew up in such households or are currently in such households. This is one small way we can help. Join us in making the upcoming holiday season one in which we turn our minds to benefiting others! 

How?

#1) Drop off non-perishable food items to the studio by Noon on Nov. 26.

Most needed are protein items such as peanut butter, tuna fish, beans, macaroni & cheese. Even if you're not coming for class, you could still drop off some food items and say hello!

#2) "Like" our Facebook page. For every new "Like" on our Facebook page between November 6 and 26, the studio will donate $1!

One click is all it takes! Click the "Like" button at the top of the right sidebar.

Go one step further, click the "Share" button at the top of the right sidebar and send a message to your friends asking them to participate by "Liking' our page.

Lose Weight, Tone Up, Feel & Look GREAT!

Hot Kettlebells

Fantastic 60 minute workout!

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Schedule: Mon/Thurs 7:30 pm; Sat 11:00 am

CLICK HERE for details and what to bring

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"I lost 20lbs in 10 weeks since I started Hot Kettlebells! You will love it! Fantastic workout! Get ready to sweat!  -- Diane P."