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The Science of Hot Yoga

  • Thrive Hot Yoga Troy 2559 Livernois Road Troy, MI, 48084 United States (map)

This might very well be the best yoga education in 3 hours on the planet.

In this 3-hour workshop we perform one set of each of the 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises with tutorials that utilize the work of the world’s top Bikram Yoga researchers, including: Zoe L. Hewett, Dr. Brian Tracy, Dr. Stacy Hunter and others.

We focus on:

  • Proper respiration

  • Leg strength

  • Endothelial improvement from the Bikram heart study

  • Components of sweat

  • Cardiovascular effects of heat training

  • Caloric & metabolic expenditures

  • The effects of the series on the autonomic nervous system

  • The original Jibananda sequence

  • Proper cycling

  • Yoga’s effect on beneficial neurotransmitters

  • Nobel prize winning work on age reducing enzymes

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About Ida Ripley

Ida Ripley is a 5X Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Champion. She has practiced Bikram yoga for over 15 years and has presented at the professional level as the first Bikram sanctioned Canadian yogi to lead workshops and seminars worldwide. Since 2003 Ida has been teaching full time, in several countries around the globe, and has been teaching in-depth workshops and seminars since 2009. As the creator of the I.R.I.S. and Yin96, her knowledge of postures paired with her clear and concise teaching style creates a wonderful balance of hard work & and “a-ha” moments in all of her classes. Be Inspired and learn from the best. No matter your yogi level, flexibility, knowledge or experience Ida’s classes will leave you feeling excited about your practice.

Earlier Event: October 20
Ida Ripley Intermediate Workshop
Later Event: October 21
Ida Ripley Intermediate Workshop