This class is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next with breath connecting movement. This type of class is taught in a heated studio (ours will not exceed 80 degrees) which makes it a vigorous and revitalizing form of physical fitness. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina all in one session. Baron Baptiste, founder of this form of yoga, describes this practice as "the perfect blend of sweat and serenity". This class will start with a proper body warm up followed by belly up core work. Interval and cross-training exercises will be incorporated to challenge both the aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body. Because the body adapts, each class will vary types, intensity, and duration of exercises. The teacher will provide variations to modify, intensify, or challenge the body by altering the pace or duration of poses, and the frequency that they are repeated. Prerequisites for this class includes consistent practice of 5 plus months, familiarity of basic and foundational poses, and most importantly, an open mind and an open heart. Anticipate torching your calories, toning your muscles, strengthening and rinsing your body, and clearing your mind, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. The dynamic mix of sweat and spirit that you cultivate in class will challenge you to step up to your edge and unlock your hidden potential for achieving authentic personal power and living an extraordinary life. Opportunity for inversions and balances and challenging transitions will occur often, but all practitioners are encouraged to modify as needed, following teacher suggestions. Music will be incorporated into each session. Class will close with a well-earned savasana. Be prepared to shine!