Hot Power


This class is taught by:

Crystal Tyler

Crystal has been a student for over 8 years and practices Vinyasa Flow with a little bit of Astranga. She loves being upside down!  Being uncomfortable helps her to find her comfort.

  • My teaching style:  Don't mistake my quite nature ... I deliver an intense Hot Power class!

  • My favorite yoga pose is:  Handstand.

  • Yoga has helped me overcome:  Attachment to things that no longer serve a purpose in my life.

  • My favorite diety/god is:  Jesus. Because I believe that all things are possible through him. 

  • You must try this healthy snack:  Jerk Salmon

  • My favorite Sankrit phrase is:  Chataranga Dandasana because their is immense power power in those words.

  • My advice for beginning yogis: Relax, be open and doubt your doubt. 

  • I’m most grateful for: Being able to share myself and the gifts I have to offer with the world. 

  • The most exotic place I’ve practice yoga is:  Punta Cana

  • If I could practice with anyone it  would be: Baron Baptiste because I love his spiritual focus.

  • I’m excited to take to take my yoga practice to the next level because: It’s time for me to teach what I’ve been taught.

  • My heroes are: My kids

  • My wish for the world is: Learn to love more.  

Sophia Stevenson

Sophie started practicing yoga in October of 2015. She fell in love at her first class at Release Yoga, and has been doing it non-stop ever since. She has been working at Release Yoga since March 2016, as a Lovely Desk Yogi. She recently graduated teacher training from Release Yoga in August of 2017. She also recently graduated high school from Green High School. She is currently attending Kent State University, where she is majoring in Marketing with a minor in entrepreneurship .

  • My favorite yoga pose is: child's pose, because you are it's so comfortable, and you are shut off from other distractions. 

 

  • Yoga has helped me overcome: My weight struggle. When I first started yoga, I only tried it for the workout aspect, but I soon realized that it was only the beginning of what yoga was doing for me.

 

  • I love my hair because: it is long, and natural, also I can do just about anything with it.

 

  • My favorite god/goddess is Jesus because: my faith in Jesus is one of the things that keeps me grounded.

 

  • You must try this healthy snack: Apples and almond butter, or anything with almond butter really.

 

  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is namaste because: it appreciates the love and life in everyone.

 

  • My advice for beginning yogis is: to try it! You never know whether you will like it or not. Also don’t give up after your first time, it takes work and dedication.

 

  • I’m most grateful for my musical talent, it is an outlet for me, similar to yoga.

  • If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be: Adele, because I am obsessed with their music, and she's a freaking QUEEN.
 
  • I’m eager to take my yoga to the next level because: yoga has had such a huge impact on my life already, and I cannot wait to see what else it’s gonna do for me.

 

  • My heroes are: Anyone who has served in the military, pushed for social change, and my Mom and Dad.

 

  • My one wish for the world is: For everyone to stop caring what others think, and for everyone to stop judging others. That everyone is happy.

 

Pattie Wagner (E-RYT 200)

Pattie Wagner, E-RYT 200 and YACEP®, took yoga when she was four years old with her flower child mom. Yoga found her again when she had her second son and needed a release from a demanding career in a foreign city. Over 16 years, she has practiced a broad variety of yoga styles including Power, Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, Iyengar and "crappy work yoga" and infused them all into her teaching style (minus the crappy parts, of course). She is E-RYT 200, Thai Massage Yoga and Reiki Level II certified and is the process of completing her RYT 500.  



  • My teaching style is: Very hands on, fun, upbeat and spiritual. I love assisting my students, so be prepared for adjustments, neck rubs and guidance.

  • My favorite yoga pose is: Padahastasana! I love the release that Gorilla pose provides.  It’s a simple forward fold that is accessible to all levels of yogis. It also calms the mind, helps with digestion and improves circulation in your hands and wrists. It’s great for people who work on computers all day long.
 
  • Yoga has helped me overcome: Wow, so much. I began practicing when my 2nd son was born to help with post-partum depression. From there, I fell in love! Anything is possible on a yoga mat.
 
  • My favorite music to practice to is: I love heavier music such as Florence & the Machine and the Black Keys for a power class. I get a lot of help from my sons who help keep my music cutting edge ... I love offering a brand new sound or unknown artist to my students, especially local CLE bands such as The Modern Electric. 
 
  • I love my: Eyes and hair. My eyes are hazel and can turn to a beautiful complex green/gold. My hair? I rarely blow it dry and (WHEN) I bother to style it, looks AMAZING.
 
  • My favorite goddess is: Akhilandeshvari. She is the “The Always Broken Goddess”.  Basically, she celebrates that we are always just a little broken, a little on the edge. This allows us to try something new and unfathomable in our lives and break away from our toxic routines or attachments. And she rides on a crocodile … how cool is that?!  There is a great article about her on Elephant Journal by JC Peters. Check it out!
 
  • You must try this healthy snack: Sprouted pumpkin seeds. I love their mealy texture.
 
  • My favorite Sanskrit phrase is: "Om Namah Shivaya". Chanting this mantra is incredibly powerful … be careful what you wish for!
 
  • My advice for beginning yogis: Focus on building the very basics of your practice. Your breath is everything and will guide you both physically and spiritually. Don’t worry about how flexible or strong you are … and don’t worry about the heat, Release has plenty of options! 
 
  • I’m most grateful for: My wonderful family who supported me when I took on the major life change of starting my own yoga studio. I may be crazy, but I’m loved!
 
  • The most exotic place that I’ve practiced yoga is: Tahiti in my personal hut by the water. Wait, that hasn’t happened yet!
 
  • If I could practice yoga with anyone, it would be: Adam Levine and Bradley Cooper. Brad (he lets me call him Brad) and I would practice at the back of the room and giggle at Adam showing off.  But when Brad wasn't looking I would be completely gawking at Adam :-)
 
  • I want to take my yoga to the next level by: Assisting all of the fabulous Release teachers and students in reaching their full potential.  
 
  • My heroes are: Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop), Maxine Clark (founder of Build a Bear) and Oprah (founder of everything). They each built profitable businesses from the core of their passions, took immense risks, and focused on giving back to their employees and communities. And they did it with kindness, compassion, fun and profitability. That’s the way business should be!
 
  • My one wish for the world is: Be kind. Be grateful. Be forgiving.
Bring on the heat! Aimed at testing the strength and endurance of both mind and body, our Hot Power yoga classes contain powerful sequencing, more advanced poses (modifications offered), and always the invitation to come find your edge. You will leave this class empowered and alive (and not to mention, a little sweaty)!
Temperature: 90°

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Crystal Tyler
  • Sat Oct 20 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Sophia Stevenson
  • Sun Oct 21 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Crystal Tyler
  • Wed Oct 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Pattie Wagner (E-RYT 200)
  • Sat Oct 27 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Sophia Stevenson
  • Sun Oct 28 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Crystal Tyler
  • Wed Oct 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Pattie Wagner (E-RYT 200)