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."

Join us for a free talk and introduction on how to slow down and connect with others through the practice of taking turns listening to each other:

The Art of Listening

with Joe Sparks

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Tuesday, December 27th  7:30-8:30pm

As human beings, when we're able to connect with family and friends in this way, we strengthen and share our inherent human qualities of love and cooperation.

This evening's talk will explore how a lack of this kind of connection sets the stage for many of the problems we face, including sexism, racism, global warming and many other irrational actions that keep us separate, confused, feeling bad and powerless. By listening to each other we begin to care in a profound and respectful way. We each have the ability to make the world a better place, when we decide to be present!


Free, but advanced registration requested. Bring a friend!

REGISTER HERE

A Learn to Meditate Workshop with Lesa Ricci:

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Turn the Mind Into An Ally:

Meditation For Everyday Life

Sunday, Jan. 8th from 2-5pm

What exactly is Meditation? How does it work? Why can it be so hard to do? While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent practice can be challenging for new and experienced meditators alike. This 3 hour workshop will introduce and clarify instructions on basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and provide the fundamental tools and teachings for incorporating meditation into our daily life.

Ideal for both beginners and those wanting to clarify or strengthen their meditation practice. Appropriate for people of all faiths.

$35 -- Space Limited. Find Out More & Register Here by Jan. 1

Questions: Contact Lesa at 503-869-6152 or lesa@hotyogawithjoe.com