Class Descriptions

Bend Hot Yoga is proud to provide you the opportunity to practice a wide variety of yoga styles in our studio.

Please see our guide and key below for the class descriptions.


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45 minute class

45 Minute Class

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60 Minute Class

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75 Minute Class

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90 Minute Class


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26 & 2 Hot Yoga

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26 precisely-sequenced postures and 2 breathing exercises. This therapeutic system of yoga has no prerequisites and improves overall physical and mental health. The sequence of postures addresses each part of the body to harmonize and balance all the systems of the body. Benefits include improvement in coordination, balance and circulation, reduced stress, nourishment to the joints, and removal of toxins from the body. The same sequence each time allows you to find a new layer of wisdom as you refine the postures through repetition. All levels are welcome.


This system of yoga was developed in Calcutta by Bishnu Ghosh, India’s most-renowned physical culturist of his time. Ghosh was the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the most popular yoga book “Autobiography of a Yogi” and founder of the Self Realization Center in California. In 1923, Ghosh founded the College of Physical Education in Calcutta, India. His writings influenced the development of modern yoga as exercise. Bishnu was among India’s vanguard in bringing classical Hatha yoga out of the ashrams and hermitages, and into India’s crowded twentieth century cities with the goal of providing a “yoga cure” for ailments and diseases. Bishnu laid the groundwork for the emergence of the gymnasium and bodybuilding practice which integrated strength-building with yoga in the 1940’s. He developed the technique of alternating effort with rest – asana and savasana – which informs Bikram Yoga, the yoga you know today. Ghosh mentored Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga, who brought this precise system to the West in the 1970’s. Bikram established his first school in San Francisco, then settled in Los Angeles near the headquarters of Yogananda. Bikram Yoga is now referred to as The Original Hot Yoga (OHY).

26 & Tunes

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Enjoy your familiar Original Hot Yoga postures while listening to music! There are no posture instructions given during class. The teacher will practice with you and lead you through the timing of each pose, but the rest is up to you! It is helpful to have a general idea of the postures to take this class, but everyone is welcome.

Hot Fusion

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A mix of our Original Hot Yoga (Bikram) and Vinyasa classes. You can expect to flow through the 26 postures of OHY with added vinyasas (chaturangas), core strength, and a strong focus on breath with movement. All levels are welcome.

Explore the 84

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A Hatha Yoga set sequence that creates a space to explore what lies beyond the Original Hot Yoga poses and where they came from. The sequence will explore the “Traditional 84 Asanas” – this includes the 26 postures you know from Original Hot Yoga (Bikram) as they were pulled from this sequence of 84. This class can be classified as the “next step” from the Original Hot Yoga. We use the word “next step” loosely, as there are no prerequisites to practice. The teacher will provide verbal instructions as well as practicing with the class to help show the postures. Each class begins with Pranayama, Salutations and then will provide slight variety in the standing and floor series as we explore deep backbends, hip openers, arm balances and inversions. Within the heart of these challenging postures is a simple, clear intention and instruction with many steps along the way as you work to open, and prepare the body and mind for more depth. Anybody can give it a try, but you may find the class more enjoyable with a base knowledge of the Original Hot Yoga series. This sequence improves your spine, hips, strength, flexibility, mental capacity, and endurance.

Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice that focuses on holding each individual pose for long periods of time. This gives you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and body. In the longer holds the body will respond to a slow steady load allowing a subtle release that takes you deeper into the pose. The depth is a response of the tissues lengthening, hydrating, and becoming more pliable. Lengthening and strengthening of the connective tissue around the joints, improving flexibility, and range of motion – mainly in the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine. By practicing these deep poses you will be opening any blockages and releasing energy flow.


Long-held postures have been used both in India’s Hatha yoga and in China’s Taoist yoga. For example, Iyengar recommended holding Supta Virasana (reclining hero pose) for 10–15 minutes. Long-held stretches are similarly recommended in Western physical disciplines, such as gymnastics and ballet, to increase flexibility. Tao yin also included poses in the system of Neidan (internal alchemy), intended to improve health and longevity. Taoist priests taught long-held poses, along with breathing techniques, to Kung Fu practitioners beginning 2000 years ago, to help them fully develop their martial arts skills.

The practice of a series of long-held floor poses was introduced in North America in the late 1970s by the martial arts champion Paulie Zink. Zink began to teach a synthesis of hatha yoga with Taoist yoga, as well as postures, movements and insights that he had developed. He later called this synthesis “Yin and Yang yoga,” or “Yin Yoga” for short.

Sound Yoga and Gong Bath Meditation

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The class begins with a brief explanation of the healing attributes of the gong and other sound therapy instruments. We open the space with a new mantra every week and then use light movement and breathwork to prepare the body for the flow of energy to create a receptive experience for deep relaxation. Participants will then get comfortable by lying down (preferred) or in another comfortable position for 30-45 minutes to receive the multiple sounds, vibrations, and other resonant tones and frequencies. As we build the sound and intensity of the Gongs, we allow the sounds to naturally decay, creating build and release cycles which are deeply therapeutic. This is called a bath as every cell in the body is “bathed” in vibration, allowing us to “release,” very much like a physical massage, stored physical and emotional tension. The participant only needs to relax into letting go and the gongs do the rest of the work. While the experience requires very little effort, the results are profound. A Gong bath is a very personal and unique experience. Gongs speak to each of us differently, on many different levels of our physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. It is a time of deep relaxation and expansion, where transformation and healing can occur. All body types, belief systems, and experience levels are welcome. Please bring a Yoga mat/Pillow/Blanket to maximize your comfort during the class.


The history of sound healing goes back thousands of years. Greek physicians used musical instruments to heal patients, tapping into the power of vibration to aid in digestion, treat mental disturbance, and insomnia. The ancient Egyptians described musical incantations to help heal the sick. Native Americans used singing, chanting, and drums as part of the sound healing process. Sound healing has also led to the creation of various ancient instruments, from Tibetan singing bowls to Aboriginal didgeridoos. These instruments, along with chants and mantras, have been used to balance the chakras by awakening consciousness.

It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that researchers began to study the application of music in medicine and healing, finding that it could lower blood pressure and assist the work of the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body calm down and recover from stress.

According to quantum physics, every cell is made up of small pieces of vibrating matter joined together by magnetic forces. It is believed that during illness or disease the vibration in the cells is less effective or there is a reduction in the frequency of the vibration. Alternative health practitioners theorize that when your body is exposed to healing sounds, the sound vibration helps to raise the frequency of your body which brings health and spiritual enhancement.


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Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. The technology of Kundalini Yoga precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds – it has the effect of uplifting our emotions and energy. No experience is necessary, everyone is welcome!


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An intentional blend of active vinyasa and receptive yin igniting both yang and yin energies. We will move through dynamic poses to build strength and heat in the body, through sun salutations and wind down by moving more passively through poses to stretch into the connective tissue within our bodies. Vinyasa moves breath to movement while in yin we typically hold poses lower to the ground for 3-5 minutes.  Together these practices offer a sense of balance allowing you to move through your day from a more grounded place.

Restorative Yoga

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Accessible for all bodies and minds, Restorative Yoga is a restful practice composed of slowing down and relaxing passively into poses. With the support of props, Restorative Yoga allows you to work with your body to tap into how it is feeling in the present moment using slow and intentional movement. Bring awareness and breath into your muscles and notice the subtle changes in your body as you relax into each pose. You’ll leave feeling in tune and rejuvenated! This class encourages physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. We provide blocks, blankets, and bolsters but feel free to bring any additional props you might need to make yourself comfortable. 

Ayurveda Yoga

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Ayurveda translates as “life wisdom.” In this class, we explore yoga through the five elements — earth, fire, water, ether and air. The class consists of traditional chanting, pranayama (breath), asana (body) and meditation (mind).” The first purpose of yoga is to establish a healthy relationship between the teacher and student, having a mutual willingness, commitment and respect for the teachings.” (Patanjali, sutra 1.1) Each class is customized to the students’ needs in the class. This yoga class emphasizes a state of focus and peacefulness which promotes a healthy body and strong mind at any level. All are welcome!

Inferno Hot Pilates

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High intensity, low impact, interval training class using pilates principles. A fun Tabata style (HIIT, 8 rounds of 20 seconds each with 10 seconds of rest) workout building body awareness, core strength, and overall conditioning. The outline of the class is similar each time, but the exercises and sequence will vary from class to class. The class is performed with fast-paced music making it fun, exciting and energizing. A beautiful complement to your yoga practice. All levels are welcome.


Far more than a recent fitness craze, pilates has been developed and practiced since the 1920’s when Joseph and Clara Pilates opened their studio in NYC. Born in Germany, Joseph developed his ideas on fitness and gained experience as a teacher leading daily exercise routines in his internment camp in the UK during the first world war. He believed that our modern lifestyle, bad posture and inefficient breathing were the roots of ill health. He designed a unique series of vigorous physical exercises that help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as to increase breathing capacity and organ function.
A track and field athlete, Gabi Walters came to yoga and pilates while dealing with a knee injury, and learned the benefits of low impact training. In 2009, she designed a class which became the basis for Inferno Hot Pilates and opened her Las Vegas studio in 2012. Since then, Gabi has personally trained hundreds of teachers across the country. Along with physical movement, a key aspect of all classes is the use of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) messages to challenge old limiting beliefs and install new motivational messages.


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Get a quick boost to your body, mind, metabolism, and energy levels with this 45 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class. This form of interval training is a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. With the use of resistance bands, kettlebells, and weights you will gain strength and tone the muscles. All levels are welcome.


Made popular in the 2010’s, this style of workout was originally used to train runners, cyclists and speed skaters. Gosta Holmer (Fartlek training), Izumi Tabata (Tabata Training), and Aurther Jones (Nautilus) have all influenced the HIIT strategy that we use today.


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Our vinyasa classes are wide-ranging, incorporating the many layers of yoga through different styles of movement. Each teacher brings a vastly different experience to the class. We encourage you to try each teacher’s class. Vinyasa translates as “flowing with breath” or “to place in a special way.” This class offers an opportunity to consciously link the movement of the body with the movement of the breath creating a steady internal rhythm. These classes offer a variety of poses and balanced sequencing each time as you link dynamic moves together to build strength, flexibility, and an inner calm.


Vinyasa Yoga is a modern style of yoga, born out of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition. The origins can be traced back to 200 B.C. when Patanjali began constructing his ashta-ang, or eight limbed discipline. Followers like Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, India have committed themselves to refining the techniques of Patanjali. Ashtanga, and now modern vinyasa has since been popularized in the West by his students.
While each teacher brings a unique background and personality to their classes, you can expect to find similarities in classes with each of them.

Hot Vinyasa

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Our vinyasa classes are wide-ranging, incorporating the many layers of yoga through different styles of movement. Each teacher brings a vastly different experience to the class. We encourage you to try each teacher’s class. Vinyasa translates as “flowing with breath” or “to place in a special way.” This class offers an opportunity to consciously link the movement of the body with the movement of the breath creating a steady internal rhythm. These classes offer a variety of poses and balanced sequencing each time as you link dynamic moves together to build strength, flexibility, and an inner calm.

Vinyasa Slow Flow

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This all levels Vinyasa Slow Flow integrates slow, intentional movements in harmony with breath and alignment. A notch slower than traditional Vinyasa classes. More space to breathe, connect and flow meditatively. 

In this gentle approach you will find simple flowing sequences allowing the body to ease into postures.  This slower paced practice allows for greater focus on alignment, balance and deep tissue stretch as well as providing more time in-between for grounding meditative breath work. Soften the mindset, relieve tension and stress along with increased overall body/mind awareness with this gentler practice.

Yoga Nidra

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Yoga nidra is often referred to as “yoga sleep” – you will enter a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness. Learn to relax consciously! A state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from our outer experiences and distractions. If the consciousness can be separated from external awareness and from sleep, it becomes very powerful and can be applied in many ways – like developing memory, increasing knowledge and creativity, even transforming one’s nature. It is said that a single hour of yoga nidra is as restful as four hours of conventional sleep. You can expect to take class laying down on your mat with the help of props to keep you comfortable, ideally remaining still for the duration of the meditation. You get to lie down and follow instructions mentally – this practice has the capacity of penetrating into the depths of the human mind.

Crystal Bowl Meditation

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Sound baths use repetitive notes at different frequencies to help bring your focus to the inner senses. The resonance of the bowl synchronizes brain waves to induce a deep meditative and peaceful state. By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to an alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur). The bowls often feel like they are playing you. A hypnotic sound invoking the harmony and beauty that you are.


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The Nia Technique is a powerful fusion of dance, martial arts, and mindfulness practices that elevates the heart rate and playfully expands your movement potential. It is a holistic practice addressing body, mind, and soul. Nia is designed for everyBODY, regardless of age, health or fitness level. By using the system of 52 simple moves, Nia delivers full-body conditioning leaving you energized, clear, and balanced. We practice barefoot, to inspire and guide people to listen to the wisdom of the body, choose movement that feels good, and find connection. Join us as we discover, explore, UNLEASH, and enhance our potential to truly live in our bodies!

Peaceful Flow

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A moving meditation to cultivate alignment with the highest version of ourselves. The class includes breathwork, gentle opening and awakening of the body with some heat building through a vinyasa flow, and opportunities for reflection and stillness. Ease into your Monday morning with intention and leave feeling energized.

Level 2/3 Hot Vinyasa

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Explore and expand your vinyasa yoga practice on the mat with dynamic and more advanced transitions that build to a peak posture or explore an asana family more deeply in this 75-minute practice. Some knowledge and experience with vinyasa yoga is helpful, but all are welcome to come and explore!

Rest & Digest

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Rest and Digest Yoga is a slow and intentional Hatha practice designed to support nervous system regulation and digestive health. This stress relieving class integrates asana, breathwork, sounding and embodiment techniques to assist you to downshift out of the fast pace of life into the subtle workings of your mind-body connection. You can expect more floor time than most classes, gentle twists and core work, energy clearing breathwork, toning and mantra, inward focused prompts and longer meditations. This practice will lead to a more profound connection with your body’s processes, sense of gratitude and heart field and give you tools to relax, regulate and digest with more ease in your daily life.

This is just a guide and all comparisons are to our own offerings, not to other studios. Your individual experience may be different. If you haven’t been practicing for a while or if you are trying a new class for the first time, it may feel more intense. Conversely, if you are a regular practitioner, it may feel less intense. While the OHY classes follow the same sequence of postures each time, the Vinyasa classes will vary depending on the sequence the teacher designs for that particular class. We encourage you to try all styles and take classes with all teachers.

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