June 1, 2024

Discover your body from the inside out in this welcoming, accessible yoga fundamentals practice. Not flexible? Perfect! That just means you’ll experience the benefits that much more quickly! Learn how to explore your edge using your breath to increase strength, balance, focus, and recovery. Held in a gently heated 90-degree studio, this class focuses on powerful standing and balancing postures, then grounded, seated, and reclining postures that challenge you from head to toe and leave you feeling relaxed and empowered.  

Why Try Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION?  

Welcome to Crunch Hot Yoga! We all know self-care is crucial. Take the time to improve your strength, balance, resilience to stress, and mental focus in Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION. Unplug in a 90-degree studio and get connected to your body, whether beginning your yoga journey or perfecting your practice. 

What Is Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION Like?  

Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION is designed to welcome the gym-goer into the Crunch hot yoga studio. No chanting or Sanskrit necessary! After a warm-up of sun salutations, the well- rounded class begins with standing and balancing poses, then transitions to grounded, seated, and reclining postures, ending with cool-down and relaxation. Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION gives participants an open door for their yoga practice, building confidence by using options to challenge both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. 

Who Are Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION Classes Best For? 

Crunch Yoga seeks to engage ALL of its members, from the fledgling fitness newcomer to the badass gymgoer.\Visit our welcoming, judgment-free environment where instructors use language everyone can understand, and our hot yoga studio’s infrared radiant heat feels like sunshine for the soul. Options are always offered so experienced yogis as well as newbies will feel accomplished and empowered.  

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Is Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION a Good Workout? 

Crunch Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION improves your mind-body connection, focus, balance, flexibility and strength in a gently heated 90-degree studio where you are encouraged to be your best self.  

Don’t just take our word for it! The National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health, a division of the National Institute of Health has conducted research that supports the following benefits of regular yoga practice: 

  • Help improve general wellness by relieving stress, supporting good health habits, and improving mental/emotional health, sleep, and balance 
  • Relieve low-back pain and neck pain 
  • Relieve menopause symptoms 
  • Help people quit smoking  
  • Help people who are overweight or obese lose weight 
  • Help people with chronic diseases manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. ( 

How Difficult is Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION? 

3/10. Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION is one of the easiest yoga classes to follow. Easy-to-understand instructions are provided in familiar language, words we all know.  Longer-held postures are designed to lengthen and develop stress resilience and a strong foundation for your yoga practice. Build that bridge between your mind and body and feel aah-mazing.  

How Long Is Each Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION Class? 

Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION is a 60-minute hatha yoga class for ALL gym members to safely begin their journey or for experienced practitioners the opportunity to play to the edge and fortify their practice. We start with Sun Salutations, standing and balancing poses, then move to grounded, seated and reclining postures, ending with cooldown and relaxation.  

What Should I Wear? 

Cover Your Business.  Typically, people wear fitted clothing what will offer ample coverage and will stay put, even in Downward-Facing Dog postures.  

Leave Your Shoes Off. Not only does being barefoot help you with stability, but your overall balance and foot strength will improve as a result of working without shoes or socks on.  

What do I need to Bring? 

Plan to bring your own yoga mat. A yoga mat is a thin, sticky mat that will allow you to protect your joints without slipping around when you’re in an awkward position. You’ll be getting up-close and personal to the floor, so having your own yoga mat for Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION and other yoga classes will keep you feeling so fresh and so clean! 

Because the room is heated, having a mat towel and a hand towel at the ready will prevent you from slipping. Water in a leak-proof bottle will keep you hydrated and focused throughout the practice.   

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What Types of Yoga Classes Are Available?

Yoga Body Sculpt.

A strength-building Vinyasa flow class that focuses on sculpting your buns and thighs while flattening your belly and strengthening your core.  


Yin meets Yang in this yoga class serving a distinct mix of OM and HIIT. Flowing yoga sequences designed to promote strength, length and flexibility are interlaced with high intensity interval segments to deliver a singular mind-body experience. Become a powerhouse on the mat!  


Become unbreakable by utilizing the power of yoga, deep stretching techniques and myofascial release. Breathe, flow and find your way to an “unbreakable body” in this class that focuses on the power of restoration. This 60-minute class will start with traditional Vinyasa flow followed by specific releases using straps, lacrosse balls and blocks. Designed to relieve your body, calm your mind and light your soul, this class is the perfect addition to preserve and protect your most valuable asset, YOU.  

Ultimate R&R.

We all need more self-care, more recovery, more rest to continue to be our best. Ultimate R&R provides the break your mind and body need. Take the foot off the accelerator and pump the brakes, focusing on a slower, gentler yoga flow followed by longer-held restorative poses supported by blocks, for the ultimate in rest and recovery.  

Mana Flow.

Supercharge your spirit in this ultimate mind/body experience.  Mana Flow is an out-of-this world 30-minute yoga practice that focuses on the supernatural force found in everyone! Dedicated mandala flow segments alternated with superpower Mana segments utilizing Knux will leave you long, lean and lit!  

True North Mandala Flow.

Travel your mat and find your true north in this centering, creative 60-minute vinyasa flow. At each directional point, explore strength, balance, core, and breath for a fully rounded discovery of the self and a sense of balance for both mind and body.    

Loaded Yoga.

Take your yoga practice to the next level in this unique class that combines flexibility and strength. This unique class links the mind and body in a totally different way delivering a challenge to remember. Start by introducing a sequence of poses “UNLOADED” with no weights and then take it to the next level as you “LOAD” the same sequence for a challenge that demands control from both the mind and body.  

Hatha Flow.

Yoga that integrates posture, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to harmonize you on every level: body, mind and spirit. A delicious, mindful and moving class. All levels welcome.

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Hot Yoga: FLOW.

Designed to keep you moving through thoughtfully sequenced patterns, this heated Vinyasa flow class will take your yoga experience to the next level. Taught in blocks, Flow alternates a slow sequence of yoga postures with the same pattern at an increased pace to provide a unique mind-body experience. Beautiful movements along with music that enhances the class experience will leave your mind in flight as your body flows through this unique yoga practice.   

Hot Yoga: FIERCE.

Take your yoga practice to the next level in this unique class that combines athletic movement, power yoga and balance challenges. This unique class links the mind and body in a totally different way, delivering a challenge to remember. Start seated on the mat and then transition to a vigorous standing flow. Special “fire it up” challenges inserted throughout the workout are designed to challenge both your mind and body. This one-of-a-kind yoga class will leave you with a fierce attitude and a fit body.  

Find a Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION Class at a Crunch Near You  

If you’re excited about finding your Zen energy in Hot Yoga: FOUNDATION and other fiercely fun yoga classes only available at Crunch, make sure you sign up in the app to take a class today! Click here to find Loaded Yoga and other fun classes at a Crunch near you.

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