HEAT A


This class is taught by:

Anna Bakke

Anna began practicing Yoga in high school as a means of getting a little more movement into her day. What started out as a hobby turned into a passion for exercise and leading an active, healthy lifestyle. Her classes have an emphasis on finding correct alignment and engagement, cultivating strength and maintaining presence. Anna completed her RYT 200 hour through Yoga Works in 2014- she has been teaching ever since. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is currently a graduate student at the U of M, studying Exercise Science. Additionally, she holds certifications in mat Pilates and Barre.
 

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.

Sue Morem

Named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Sue is an author and speaker who has been empowering people to “go for the edge” for over two decades. Her longtime practice and interest in alternative healing and wellness led her to receive her 200 hour yoga certification from Core Power. Her youngest daughter introduced her to yoga over 8 years ago, but it wasn’t until Sue started attending classes regularly that her chronic back pain healed. She noticed a decrease in her stress level and an increase in her over all wellbeing. Having raised three daughters and building a career over the last 20 years, yoga has helped Sue learn to slow down, find gratitude for what is and live in the moment. She is thrilled to be a part of the Heat Yoga team. She is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and excited about sharing all that yoga has to offer!
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:

  • Sat Jun 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Anna Bakke
    at Maple Grove
  • Sun Jun 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ellen Haines
    at Maple Grove
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anna Bakke
    at Maple Grove
  • Tue Jun 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove
  • Wed Jun 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Sue Morem
    at Maple Grove
  • Thu Jun 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove
  • Fri Jun 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Anna Miller
    at Maple Grove