Hot yoga is a 90 minute class where students of every experience level build strength, balance and flexibility. This challenging workout takes place in a heated room to encourage an increased range of motion in muscles, joints and ligaments. The set series of compressions and extensions help:
Like Hot Yoga, Power Yoga classes are held in a heated room. This vinyasa, or flowing style yoga, builds strength and flexibility through continuous movement. The changing series of standing, balancing and floor work is designed to invigorate the body and focus the mind. Power Yoga classes provide a dynamic and exciting workout that:
T’ai chi is an internal, introspective Chinese martial art practiced for its many health benefits. At Lakeview Yoga, our T’ai chi class offers movements designed as warm-up exercises to provide moderate aerobic activity. This helps prepare the musculoskeletal system for further exercise and encourages deep breathing and relaxation. These warm-up movements are followed by postures that exercise different parts of the body: the chest, torso, hips, legs, and feet. The names of these postures are meant to inform students how to move their bodies, such as "raising the power", "withdraw and push", "wave hands like clouds", and "grasp the sparrow's tail”.
I have had neck and back issues for my whole adult life and have spent a good amount of time and money on chiropractic care. I started attending classes at Lakeview Yoga 6 weeks ago. Since then I have had no back or neck pain, and have range of motion in my neck that I haven't had since I was a kid. My balance, strength, flexibility, and energy level have all noticeably improved.
Schedule of Classes
2016 Year-end Holidays
Sat. 12/24: hot @ 9AM
Sun. 12/25: studio closed - no classes
Sat. 12/31: hot @ 9AM
Sun. 1/1: power @ 8AM and hot @ 10AM
All classes are 90 minutes, unless otherwise indicated 1 which are 60 minutes
My comfort zone typically entails a gym with plenty of iron since I’ve competed in the IFBB as a pro bodybuilder since winning the 2004 USA...Vidal quickly welcomed me to class and really made the learning experience enjoyable and challenging. I’ve found performing hot yoga (particularly the stretching, balancing and mental aspects) three days a week compliments my weight training program. I leave feeling renewed and energized.
Yoga is for health, for wellness, for Life. Join us in healing our bodies through yoga, meditation, and holistic practices...we are more than a yoga studio, we are a wellness center where people gather to share ideas and practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
what should I wear?
What you are comfortable in. Everything will get at least a little damp. Snug fitting clothes work best. Above-the-knee bottoms are recommended. Basically, men wear shorts (lined above the knee), and usually go without a top. Women wear either a bra-top, full length sleeveless athletic top, or tank top, with either lined shorts, bicycle length tights, or yoga shorts.
what should I bring?
Bring a large bath towel and a bottle of water. Should you ever forget these items, we sell water for $1 and rent towels for $2. Also bring a basic sticky yoga mat if you have one. Alternatively, you may rent one for $2.
do I have to pre-register?
No. Just come 20 - 30 minutes early.
what if I cannot tolerate the heat?
Frankly, few people can in the beginning. You are encouraged to lay down as much as you need to. For your own benefit, as well as the benefit of the teacher and all other students, you are not allowed to go in and out of the room.
what if I have an injury?
It is strongly advised that you let us know of any injuries or concerns. Yoga does help many people with chronic pain by helping the body to regain its balance between strength and flexibility, movement and awareness, as well as from the many healing and detoxifying abilities from the heated room. As always, if you are under a doctor’s care for an acute condition, please consult your doctor prior to starting any exercise regime.
Leave your mind at the door and check into Lakeview yoga. A beautiful new studio, and a rich atmosphere bring a variety of people from all walks of life together for 60-90 minutes of mindfulness and heat. Vidal has a warm approach and his genuine love for this practice continues to inspire and motivate, giving students a challenge whether it's the first time or the 200th.
A gifted teacher and mentor, Vidal Bitton inspires his students with his wisdom, energy, passion, and humor. Vidal’s 35-plus years of martial arts training, combined with extensive study of yoga and meditation, enable him to create a warm yet focused environment where students of every level feel accepted, encouraged, supported and challenged.
Vidal holds fifth degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Tai Chi. His interest in yoga and meditation date back to 1994, when he used yoga and Tai Chi to heal an injury. Vidal has also studied Kriya yoga (yogic breathing) with John MacAfee.
A man of many passions, Vidal is also an accomplished chef who won the “Best Chef on the Eastside” award in 1996. He enjoys incorporating many types of music into his classes, and his love of music inspired Vidal to produce his own CD: Yochido. The music, like his teaching, flows from his heart. Vidal balances the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga to help his students grow, both in practice and in life.
A gifted teacher and mentor, Vidal Bitton inspires his students with his wisdom, energy, passion, and humor.
No matter what this yoga is invaluable to me. It helps me find determination and strength. I know I will do it the rest of my life.
Joyce went to her first yoga class in Kirkland over ten years ago. Since then, she has experienced the healing powers of yoga first hand. Becoming a teacher has allowed Joyce to share the gift of healing yoga with others.
I resisted trying yoga for years thinking it would be boring and not challenging enough for me; boy was I wrong!
From my very first class, I knew that I would become a teacher. All I could think of when it came to yoga was "MORE"! And I still feel that same way. Since 2008 I have immersed myself in my practice, and various teacher trainings. Rather than solely following only one lineage of yoga, I incorporate the influence of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram and Baptiste into my classes. I focus on proper alignment, breathing and fun. Yoga is truly an opportunity for personal transformation.
See you on the mat!
Shyrah began her yoga journey 12 years ago in Seattle, when her husband (then boyfriend) took her to her first Bikram class. She instantly fell in love with the practice. It was cleansing, purifying, and rewarding. For her, it helped her spiritually, mentally, and physically. Soon after she took her first class she was a regular at the Kirkland Hot Yoga studio. She knew yoga was her calling, and that becoming a teacher would fulfill her need to help others the way it helped her. She was finally able to fulfill her dream to teach when she completed her teaching training program in January of 2012.
My very first Yoga instructor said, ”If all you do is focus on your breath, everything else will come.” Good, because I was stiff and toxic. Something else was at that class, an invitation for me to begin to show up for myself. I love to share what brings freedom.
Rachel started loving yoga in 2007 and pursued teacher training with Les Leventhal. Six years as a Fitness Director in a private retirement community led her to realize the importance of health and wellness. Rachel enjoys different styles of Yoga and brings these practices into her teaching. Her yoga philosophy: To be physically fit without equanimity does not lead to a balanced life. The world is a better place when we feel free and can laugh out loud without the worry of other’s judgements.
HEALTHY HOMES & LIFESTYLES
Healthy Homes & Lifestyles offers healthy products and services including meditation & music cd’s & books, healthy plant based supplements, hypoallergenic facial products, yoga mats and more.
Christine Suzuki, ASID is a nationally acclaimed Interior Designer who specializes in healthy home remodels, custom kitchens, and bathrooms. Her services range from Interior Design consultation, custom furniture, construction drawings and services.
dr. wayne carr
PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR GROWTH AND HEALING
Dr. Wayne Carr, licensed psychologist, is an excellent & experienced, non-traditional, holistic psychotherapist (35 years). He focuses on you fully being your authentic self, finding your own version of enlightenment, healing your emotional wounds, and going after & getting what you truly want in life. He emphasizes fully reinstating the natural healing and growth processes that we were born with. This is primarily done through learning to fully feel through your feelings and fully be aware in the here and now. Also focusing on core long-term healing and the establishment of lifetime self-healing practices.
Contact Dr. Carr for a free consultation, Individuals, couples and families.
mari riksheim, lmp
Mari brings over 20 years of outstanding professional experience offering Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal Massage, Foot Reflexology, Spa Foot Treatments and Body Wraps. Former day spa owner in downtown Kirkland, Mari joined the Lakeview Yoga & Wellness team a few years ago with a passion for providing customized care to her clients.
jenny farnam, lmp/esthetician
SKIN & DEEPER MASSAGE AND SKIN THERAPY
Wellness from the Inside Out
Day spa meets wellness center at Lakeview Yoga! You will feel attended to from the inside out in this beautiful, warm and relaxing studio. Jenny’s signature massages and skin services will be designed to meet your specific needs. Create your own perfectly-customized combination of services, and feel like a whole new person ~ emphasis on the “whole”.
You will not get more customized, personalized or caring service anywhere else!
Jenny has been serving clients with knowledge and passion since 1997. She firmly believes that massage is not a luxury but an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
She is also continually amazed at how much taking good care of the skin can contribute to overall wellness and allow one to look and feel glowing with good health.
We live in a busy world. Don’t forget to take care of yourself along the way.
I have been practicing massage therapy since graduating in 1998 from Brian Utting School in Seattle. I release deep muscle tension and painful trigger points using an eclectic mix of postural assessment and massage techniques, always working with each person's depth tolerance. My passion is helping people see beyond ideas of “I’m just getting old and going downhill”, and empowering them to take control of their health. Much of what we think of as aging or disease are unhealthy lifestyle and thinking habits which can be changed! Our bodies are capable of radical self-healing, and I'm excited to be working in a field that allows me to be of service.
anna herby, ms, rdn
Anna's true passion is the healing power of a whole-food, plant-based diet. She helps set her patients on a path toward empowered and sustainable change that sets the stage for a lifetime of health. Anna works with patients to lose weight, manage diabetes, heart disease and much more!
Self Defense workshop
Self Defense workshop was a huge success! Thanks to Officer Raphael Park and his wife Officer Kelly Park for teaming up with Vidal to teach this class. Look for the next workshop as we are getting more requests for a repeat!
Healthy Homes & Lifestyles has new yoga mats from Kulae in SEAHAWKS colors blue/green with a new textured surface. Kulae mats are extra long (72”) and are made of healthy, bio degradable materials. Contact Christine for more info email@example.com
Wellness Center News
Room for rent in Wellness Center
contact Vidal Bitton 206.571.5896 to join our team of professionals!
New Ionized Water filter at Lakeview Yoga and Wellness Center.
Healthy Homes & Lifestyles has purchased an ionized water filter (remember the demonstrations and free drinking water last June?) This system not only filters the chemicals out of the tap water, but it also ionizes the water which alters it into a powerful antioxidant, measured as ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential.) In short, through electrolysis, regular water is turned into a powerful antioxidant and a source of healing. It also increases the PH levels of the water to 9.5 which turns the water into healthy alkaline ionized water. The benefits of alkaline water are similar to eating alkaline foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. We have obtained this ionization system to help and are offering this healing water to our students for one year combined with a Lakeview Yoga & Wellness water bottle for $85.00. Please contact Christine for your new water bottle or if you wish to sign up.