Intermediate and Advanced
What Makes An Intermediate Or Advanced Yoga Class?
If you’ve been attending yoga sessions for a while, or have some prior experience with yoga poses and movements, then The Hot Yoga Spot’s intermediate level or advanced classes are perfect for you. Unlike courses designed for individuals who are just beginning yoga, intermediate classes can fall into the category of being any class that has moved beyond the basics but isn’t quite at the advanced level. After you have some experience in the basic poses of yoga, then comes the Intermediate level classes, which incorporate faster flows and more complex and intense movements.
On the other hand, advanced level yoga classes are on the higher end of the spectrum as far as difficulty and experience. This type of group fitness class focuses on more advanced or difficult-to-perform poses — such as forearm stand and arm balances — and focuses more intently on how the practice of yoga helps shape the body and the mind. Advanced level yoga classes incorporate more flexibility, strength conditioning, and high-energy movements.
What to Expect From These Yoga Sessions
At The Hot Yoga Spot locations across upstate NY, our intermediate and advanced level yoga classes focus on different styles and subsets of yoga. With this in mind, every class you attend can vary depending on what type of yoga our instructors are tapping into. For example, if you are thinking about trying out our Baptiste yoga sessions, then you can expect an intermediate hot yoga course (taught in a 95 degree room) that combines different elements from various practice styles and is more fast-paced. However, if you have some interest in our Iron Yoga course, then you can expect to see traditional elements of yoga mixed with weight lifting and traditional fitness movements.
Our iIntermediate and advanced level yoga sessions focus less on pose description and demonstration and more on moving forward and performing the actual movements with speed and intensity. While your instructor will lead the class through an entire flow, you can expect to see and hear less detail on the poses and positions and will instead move more quickly through them or be able to spend time tackling more difficult variations.
How You Can Tell If You Are Ready To Try A More Challenging Yoga Class
Our New York yoga studio’s intermediate hot yoga and advanced yoga classes are, in short, best suited for individuals who are not new to yoga or working out and those who are interested in furthering their knowledge, abilities and practice. If you have a solid understanding of the basic poses and concepts and if you have been practicing yoga for a while, or if you can feel yourself getting stronger, then it is most likely time to transition into an intermediate level class. If after a few intermediate level sessions you feel as though you need even more challenge, then advanced level yoga classes are definitely worth trying out!
Both types of yoga classes are also best suited for individuals who consider themselves to be at a higher fitness level, or individuals who have substantial prior experience with yoga. Thai type of class is also perfect for you if you are more curious about yoga in general, if you are ready to make a bigger commitment to practicing it regularly, and if you already feel confident and comfortable in a beginner yoga class. Browse all our classes by visiting the location page closest to you, and get started with us today!