Kids Yoga Class

Kids YOGA 


Hot Box Yoga is proud to introduce a dynamic, fun and educational kids yoga class. This program has been designed to enhance critical thinking capabilities to build life skills for both in and out of school.  This Yoga program also provides educational equity and fosters multicultural leadership. Concepts from every subject such as English, Math, Science, History, P.E., and Art have been integrated with Yoga to allow a fun, authentic learning experience fusing the academic with the athletic.

Students are encouraged to bring their own mats, water bottle, and journal.

Our hope is that your child will have a blast!!! while you can take a yoga class upstairs.  Parents are welcome to pop in anytime to check on the children. We hope to see u here!!!!

Teacher Emmit has a 500 hr Registered Yoga Teaching certificate from the Yoga Tree, a B.A. and M.A. in the Humanities from the New College in San Francisco, and an elementary teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.  Emmit has finished 7 iron distance triathlons and 3 fifty mile ultra marathons while practicing Bikram, Restorative, Pre-natal, B.K.S. Iyengar, Hatha, Power Vinyasa, Kid’s, and Family styles of yoga.  He is a stay-at-home Dad of three children.  Emmit loves yoga for the adventure in language, culture, dance, leadership, and identity.

Ages 5-10

Hot Box Yoga, Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm

Teacher Emmit (downstairs)

Donation-based ($10-20 suggested)


New Meditation Class

Phil selfiMeditation Class

Teacher: Phil Engelhardt

When: 8:00-8:45am Monday, Tuesday, Wenesdays, and Saturday mornings

Donation based: ($5-$10 suggested)

Dhyana Meditation, and Contemplation as in the yoga sutras of Patanjali. In this class we will use various techniques including, breath work, visualization, japa (meditative repetition of a mantra),and maitri (loving kindness) meditation, We will start class with a few preparation techniques then a guided or silent meditation for about 30 to 40 min.  The goal is to prepare one for their  own practice. The benefits are calmness, mental clarity and sense of well being.  Coming home to ones own stillness.

6 Reasons You Should Stop Obsessing Over Alignment in Yoga Class


Settle down and unbunch your panties!

Yes, yoga poses must be taught and performed in a way that eliminates the risk for injury. And, yes, the poses should be visually recognizable. (If your Virabadrasana II  (Warrior 2) looks more like a bucket of shit, chances are you’re doing it wrong!)

Asana (the physical exercises most folks simply call yoga these days) is not the goal of yoga, it is simply a tool. According to Patanjali, as described in the Yoga Sutras, the only alignment necessary is to be comfortable, steady, and relaxed in asana.

But many teachers today focus exclusively on the asanas and the physical body. As a long time yoga and asana teacher, I understand the necessity of studying anatomy and physiology. After all, asana is a physical practice. Understanding the human body—its capabilities and its limitations—can help teachers understand how to safely instruct students. It is useful in creating balanced sequences and modifying postures depending on a student’s abilities. It also makes you sound really smart! Read more »

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