Not hot enough? Try this Inferno Hot Pilates class

Gabi Walters, creator of Inferno Hot Pilates, leads a class. Pure Yoga Texas is now offering the class. Photo courtesy Pure Yoga Texas

 

In case yesterday’s record setting temperature of 110 degrees at Camp Mabry didn’t burn your britches, may we suggest the newest offering from Pure Yoga Texas – “Inferno Hot Pilates.”

Seriously.

Inferno Hot Pilates is practiced in 95 degree heat, so technically that still means someone has to crank up the air conditioning this week in Austin.

Staff members from Pure Yoga Texas pose at the studio. Photo courtesy Pure Yoga Texas

The low-impact, full body workout combines Pilates and high intensity interval training. Expect to sweat. (Please hydrate accordingly. And pay attention to your body. Heat exhaustion is no joke.)

Gabi Walters developed the class in 2012 and it has grown in popularity around the country.

“Inferno Hot Pilates is a great complement to our Hot 26 & 2 yoga class,” said Pure Yoga Texas studio manager Nora Rex. “Our students love the challenge of the cardio workout and muscle strengthening in Inferno Hot Pilates. It helps them in their yoga practice to find their edge and expand their body and mind.”

Pure Yoga Texas operates four locations: 507 Pressler Street No. 100 in downtown Austin; 4301 West William Cannon Drive in South Austin; 1335 East Whitestone Boulevard No. 185 in Cedar Park; and 2525 West Anderson Lane No. 320 in North Austin. The Inferno Hot Pilates class is available at the Pressler Street and Cedar Park locations.

All locations offer 60- and 90-minute hot yoga classes, heated vinyasa, yin yoga and HIIT Fusion.

Want to try an Inferno Hot Pilates class on the cheap? The studio will offer free Inferno Hot Yoga classes at 8:45 a.m. every Saturday during August at Athleta in the Domain, 11601 Century Oaks Terrace No. 121.

For more information, go here or call (888) 245-0726.

Head to Hyatt Regency for free yoga and beer

The Hyatt Regency Austin offers up free yoga and beer at Monday’s Pints & Poses event. Photo courtesy Hyatt Regency Austin

It’s free yoga time again at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

This month’s Pints & Poses class starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Zilker Ballroom near the hotel’s parking garage. Austin yogi Ferny Barcelo will lead the smooth vinyasa flow yoga class, assisted by Zuzu Perkal. DJ MadCoins will play meditative music to accompany the class.

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Hotel guests and local residents are invited to the free class. Afterward, they’ll get a coupon for a free beer at a pop-up bar on the hotel’s Zilker Terrace covered patio. Parking is also free. Bring your own yoga mat.

For more information go here.

On International Day of Yoga, do a downward dog with 3,000 people

The public is invited to attend a free community yoga session Saturday on the lawn of the Texas State Capitol.

Expect to see a lot of downward dogs in downtown Austin this Saturday.

More than 3,000 people will gather on the lawn of the Texas State Capitol at 5:45 p.m. for 90 minutes of yoga, meditation, music and dance on the fourth International Day of Yoga. This year’s theme is “Yoga for Warriors,” and military veterans are encouraged to attend.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. All ages and backgrounds are welcome.

The Art of Living Austin, a non-profit organization that offers workshops in breathing techniques, yoga and mediation, is organizing the event in collaboration with local yoga studios. FITT Finder, a mobile app that serves as a guide for fitness and wellness, is sponsoring it.

Dress for the heat, and bring your own yoga mat and water.

For more information email iyd@artoflivingaustin.org or go here.

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