I have really enjoyed practicing at CorePower Yoga in Mockingbird Station (CPY) this month! I tend to go on the days that both of my kids are in school. I have also attended class on the weekend. There are at least 4 classes to choose from that are in that “school day” time slot. Perfect for busy moms…or anyone for that matter, who would like to fit yoga into their active lifestyle. The first class of the day at CPY typically starts at 6am, and the last class starts at 8:30pm, so there are several options that work for just about any schedule. With the company’s expansion into Dallas, I am hoping that there will be a CorePower Yoga studio in my neighborhood very soon (hint, hint)!
This week I am focusing on Hot Power Fusion.
Here is the description of this class from the CPY site: “This class blends powerful elements of CorePower Yoga’s Hot Yoga and Power Yoga classes. It encompasses the meditative and detoxifying qualities of Hot Yoga with the intensity of Power Yoga. Practiced in a heated, climate-controlled environment, this class focuses on opening the shoulders, hips and spine as well as strengthening core and upper body. Set to music, this class is energizing and fun and appeals to anyone who appreciates a healthy sweat. Class is heated (about 100 degrees) with around 40% humidity.”
Prior to this, I had not experienced a very “hot yoga” or Bikram class, so I knew that I would be in for something different. The heated yoga classes I have taken have been about 90-98 degrees, so this was a bit hotter and higher in humidity. The assistant manager of CPY Mockingbird Station, Abby, taught the class. I spoke to her before the class as I signed in, and admitted that this was the one class on the schedule that sounded intimidating to me. She assured me that I would be fine…sometimes you just need a little pep talk! Abby is very engaging and encouraging, and her teaching style reflects this. Loved her class!
Abby and I doing some poses from Hot Power Fusion (HPF)
What I liked about Hot Power Fusion:
- As the descriptions states, it is a combo of Power Yoga and Hot Yoga. So, you have the movements linked to breath, but at times you hold the poses a bit longer that you would in a traditional power/vinyasa class.
- The poses were offered in “layers.” There were modifications offered to make it more or less difficult depending on where you are in your practice.
- HPF actually is beginner (and shoulder-injury) friendly as you do not do any chaturangas. Don’t get me wrong, I love chaturangas, but it was nice shift the focus to other poses/postures in this class.
- I felt really relaxed afterwards, but also energized! Because we held some of the poses longer, I noticed that I was able to focus more on what I was doing in the moment, taking time before moving on. I felt like I got a workout in, but received more of the mind-clearing benefits of yoga as well.
- The heat! At first it seemed very hot and humid when I walked into the studio, but once we started moving, it felt great. A good sweat session does a body good!
Everytime I have visited CPY, the retail has caught my eye (surprise, surprise!)
This time, I spotted CPY teacher, Emily, wearing this gorgeous outfit from Onzie. I loved it so much, I asked her if I could take a pic to share with you all! She looks beautiful! You can find these pieces at CPY studios (they are going quickly!), or through my links below online. The bronze/gold coins collection is so perfect for fall!
SHOP THE LOOK: BRONZE + GOLD COINS by ONZIE
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What I wore: Cool Racerback Tank + In the Flow Crops + Free to Be Wild Bra (all from lululemon)