Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Rachel Dobkin

Rachel formally began her yoga studies in 2008 and completed her 250-hour Teaching Training at Dhyana Yoga. She practices Ashtanga yoga and currently studies with David Garrigues at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. She's also studied Vinyasa yoga with Alex Holmes and John Vitarelli and alignment-based yoga with Gina Stickney-Weddle.

Rachel believes yoga can be beneficial for everyone, especially those who are suffering. She found relief from depression, anxiety and lower back pain, and is devoted to helping others heal. She takes a personalized approach to each student, and is enthusiastic about working with those who have physical limitations. Rachel’s alignment-based Vinyasa flow classes are challenging yet supportive, with options for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

 

Megan Provost

Megan began her journey with yoga like many for fitness,but quickly realized the deeper transformation at work in the practice. In the hope of sharing this transformation with others, Megan started her journey as an instructor, completing Yoga Tree's teacher training certification in San Francisco. 
 
Megan's core focus on and off the mat is mindfulness and meditation. Drawing from Hindu and Buddhist teachings, Megan aspires to create a space for her students to connect to their practice on a deeper level, offering the invitation to look inwards and find a new level of openness to fully receive the benefit a yoga practice offers.

Brittany Policastro

  Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking, change-agent who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst that lead to teaching yoga full time; Brittany challenges her students to be brave, wake up and live their purpose. She has been teaching soul-stirring yoga classes for the past 12 years and is the founder and director of Beyond Asana, an online platform for those looking to use their practice to transform their lives.         

Her technique is influenced by her 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, and Osho Dynamic Meditation, work with Off the Mat Into the World, study of the Chakra system, a year of intense self exploration with her shamanic healer, extensive travel, and deep study in India.

 

Brittany writes for the Huffington Post and her own blog- The Breakthrough Blog. Brittany loves dancing, food prepared with love, reading every night and is currently working on her first book.

Erika Lundy

 
Erika is a E-RYT 200 yoga teacher with over 350 hours in training. While living in Colorado in 2011, Erika developed her love for yoga, where she found it was the perfect balance to her active lifestyle. Erika looks to help others find the strength, flexibility and happiness that yoga gives to her. She also hopes students will use yoga as a vehicle to have fun, reduce stress and develop a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat. Erika's classes incorporate an eclectic playlist and creative vinyasa sequences that build heat, balance and strength. Erika completed her 200 hour training at Yoga Vida in New York City and studies under renowned yoga teacher, Kat Fowler.

Sarah Song

 
Sarah had her first experience with yoga at a Bikram studio in college, but did not fully embrace her practice until finding vinyasa studio in her hometown several years later. She started practicing yoga for a low-impact form of physical exercise after experiencing a concussion and minor injuries from a car accident, but stayed for the mental and spiritual benefits. After encouragement from the studio's owner, Sarah completed her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance. She currently volunteers at the Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center teaching yoga for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers. With a background in engineering and biomedical sciences, Sarah focuses on alignment and connecting movement with breath. She offers a fun playlist with mindful, but challenging flows, allowing her students to explore their practice and bodies.

Jillian Bussey

 
Jillian began practicing yoga in 2001 to heal her body from years of running. She began a consistent practice and was amazed by the remarkable transformations occurring in her body, and especially the shifts in her mind. In 2012, she completed an Anusara-inspired 200-hour training in Bryn Mawr, PA. The philosophy of uniting Attitude (heart), Alignment (mind) + Action (body) deeply resonates with Jillian to this day. She is continuing her studies towards a 500-hour certification in The Advanced Training at Three Queens Yoga. Jillian encourages a lighthearted yet thoughtful space and leads unique vinyasa sequences aimed to challenge + restore the body + mind.

Maggie Santella

When Maggie found Vinyasa yoga, she immediately fell in love with the practice. Believing she was already recovering from depression and anxiety, she thought yoga would be a healthy habit. Maggie quickly discovered that yoga healed her in ways other therapies never could, and so she traveled to Rishikesh, India for teacher training. There, Maggie became empowered to create a life which would allow her to use her practice on and off of her mat. She continues to find new ways to do this through continuing her studies whenever she can, and by staying inspired by her passion for "recovery from life". Maggie believes every soul can benefit from the practice, and her classes offer modifications and advancements so that every body at every class can reap benefits and experience "wellth". When she is not in the studio, she can be found with her personal guru, her emotional support animal Hudson.

Lisa O'Rear

 
Lisa first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2009, and by 2010 completed her first 200 hour teacher training. Lisa has been teaching at Philly Power Yoga since 2010. Her desire to continue to grow both on and off her mat led to her complete 200 hour teacher training at DIG Yoga and to date she has completed over 400 hours of training. Through alignment, she challenges students to realize both their inner and outer strength. Her classes are creatively sequenced, challenging and heartfelt. Originally from Miami, Lisa now resides in Philadelphia. When not on her mat, she can be found either running, spinning or getting together with her friends and family.
Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels) is a physically challenging, strength-building, heated Vinyasa Yoga class. Expert instructors will guide students through a unique sequence of yoga poses linked together by breath. Appropriate for those looking to cultivate cardio-vascular endurance and flexibility, clear the mind, and invigorate the body in a non-threatening environment. Be prepared to sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rachel Dobkin
  • Mon Sep 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Mon Sep 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Wed Sep 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erika Lundy
  • Thu Sep 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erika Lundy
  • Thu Sep 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sarah Song
  • Fri Sep 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bussey
  • Fri Sep 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Megan Provost
  • Sat Sep 29 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Maggie Santella
  • Sun Sep 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rachel Dobkin
  • Mon Oct 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Mon Oct 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Oct 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Wed Oct 03 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erika Lundy
  • Thu Oct 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lisa O'Rear
  • Thu Oct 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Fri Oct 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bussey