This class is taught by:

Shannon Brendel

Hi, my name is Shannon. I added yoga to raising 3 kids, 2 dogs, running, biking and striving to keep fit 2 years ago. Its been a great addition to my life giving me focus and clarity but also strength and endurance. I seek to teach people in an authentic, approachable way. I would love to help guide you in classes at Heat Yoga! Shannon completed her 200 hour yoga certification through YogaWorks in June 2012.

Ellen Haines

I found yoga in 2011 during my last semester of college. After years of competitive soccer and track, running began to cause so much hip and knee pain, that exercising became a chore. So, I set a New Year’s Resolution to seek out an alternative form of exercising and stumbled upon a 21 day online yoga challenge. Over the course of those 21 days and beyond, I fell in love yoga and the benefits that followed with consistent practice. I continued learning and growing my home practice via youtube videos and a gaiam subscription for 2 ½ years before making the leap to travel to Rishikesh, India for a 200 hour Ashtanga/Hatha teacher training that blew my mind. It was there that yoga became more than just an outlet and form of exercise; it became a lifestyle for me that continues to teach me patience, help me slow down, and to appreciate the “little things”.
When I teach, I don’t show up with a specific sequence or plan, but rather an intention to let go and plug in to the energy of the students. My classes blend the alignment based foundation of Ashtanga, with creative sequencing and an emphasis on breath. My hope is that students will have fun on their mats, feel both challenged and supported to try new things, and will ultimately experience a deeper mind-body connection.

Monica Nepote

Studio Director/Teacher

Monica began practicing yoga as another workout option that was easier on the body than running or weights but continues to practice because of what it gives her mentally, physically and spiritually. Yoga challenges her in a way mentally and physically that no other workout had before, yet she leaves the mat each day feeling happy and balanced. Monica completed her 200 hour training certification through YogaWorks in June 2012.

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer took her first yoga class about 10 years ago. She liked the fact that she could actually slow down and still get a good workout. As a mother of 3, yoga was a really nice break and she did as much of it as she could. Jennifer’s hunger to learn more grew. So, she signed up for a yoga journal conference and took classes with Shiva Rea, Sean Corn, Cindy Lee, and other nationally known teachers. Shortly after she got back, Jennifer signed up for yoga teacher training through yogafit and started teaching in the year 2004 at Lifetime Fitness. Her desire to teach and learn has continued to grow. She has taken the 200 hour training at Corepower, completed trainings through Lifetime Fitness, and continues to take classes as much as possible.

HEAT C is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace. This class differs from our Heat A or Heat B by offering 4 different peak pose options. The set poses will change based on the peak pose chosen by your teacher. Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awareness of breath control. The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs. Emphasis on balance and strengthening core, twists, chest muscles.
Peak pose may include arm balancing, inversions, and deep back bends with detailed cuing to help the newest yogi as well as a yogi veteran wanting to know another way to enhance their practice. This is a great option to lead you into more advanced classes like Intermediate, Power Vinyasa Flow or Rocket.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Shannon Brendel
    at Maple Grove
  • Sun Jun 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Mon Jun 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Monica Nepote
    at Maple Grove
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove
  • Wed Jun 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Monica Nepote
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jun 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jun 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennifer Lee
    at Maple Grove
  • Fri Jun 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove
  • Sun Jul 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Shannon Brendel
    at Maple Grove
  • Sun Jul 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Mon Jul 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Monica Nepote
    at Maple Grove