This class is taught by:

Connie Garritsen

My yoga journey started about 5 1/2 years ago at Heat Yoga during a difficult time in my life. My husband was in the late stages of cancer at the time, and I found peace in yoga. Actually, I think that yoga found me when I really needed it. As I continued my yoga journey and experienced changes in body, mind and spirit, I became totally hooked!
In 2016 I took the 200 hour teacher training and started teaching at work and in the community. I received a lot of encouragement when I started doing yoga, and it is important to me to offer that to all students. I love yoga, I love teaching it, and I love the yoga community! I am excited and grateful to be part of the Heat Yoga community and look forward to seeing you on the mat. Namaste

Tasha Pitra

Tasha found yoga with our community, here at Heat Yoga Studio, in 2013. Since then, her practice & love for yoga has grown. In January of 2018, she set off on a trip to Hawaii, for intensive yoga training. There, she received her 200 Hour RYT Certification, Buti + Hot Buti Certifications. She is excited to bring Buti Yoga and share her love & knowledge of yoga, to the yoga community!

When she is not in the studio or practicing on the mat, Tasha can be seen in Maple Grove shopping with her daughter, having date nights with her husband & spending time outside with her 2 adorable dogs, Coco & Bandit. She, also, enjoys attending concerts, cheering her daughter on at sports events and spending time with friends & family.

"My hope is to help you grow your yoga practice & awaken a fire within you, when practicing on your mat."

Practiced at 105 degrees with 30% humididy, HEAT A is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace.  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 tight hamstrings, glutes and strengths back muscles.
A student at ALL levels can create their own physical intensity by choosing offered modifications and variations every practice you attend. 
Teachers add different themes and philosophy concepts throughout the class so you have a unique experience every practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Connie Garritsen
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Tasha Pitra