A whole new approach to Yoga Asana has come to the Toledo Area!

We specialize in YogAlign, which focuses on enhancing postural alignment. Nobody has to touch their toes or force their spine to perform extreme yoga poses that have nothing to do with the way our body is designed to move!

Our approach to yoga is one of self-healing -- of involving your whole mind and body. We don’t believe in using force! We practice Ahimsa, non-violence, bringing self-compassion and caring to mindfully and intelligently becoming more fully ourselves.

YogAlign utilizes very scientific-based efficient, functional movement exercises that mimic how the body naturally moves, offering the best antidote to the dysfunctional movement patterns that exist in our technological device based modern culture, while avoiding long-term use injuries associated with many traditional yoga poses.

It’s amazing to see the shifts that can happen in just one of our yoga classes!

We focus on deep rib cage ‘core’ breathing, PNF stretching, and maintaining our four spinal curves, which releases excess tension and increases mobility without stressing the joints. As muscle length and tone becomes more balanced in the front and back of the body, we are brought into more optimal postural alignment and our energy is significantly freed up to become more available for our busy lives!

Most of our yoga classes are practiced in a moderately heated room to promote detoxification through sweating. The heat and humidity create a spa-like atmosphere and make the body very warm, relaxed and therefore naturally more receptive to letting go of tensions.

At the end of a yoga session you will feel more energized, more aligned, stronger, centered, calmer ……with your body more integrated, and moving and breathing with less effort, less tension, and no PAIN!

Check out our offerings to start your sustainable yoga practice now!

Aloha & Namaste,

Joe Sparks



"You will never forget your 1st HOT Yoga class. It is the Best!" - Michael F.
"I look forward to sweating hard and feeling all relaxed and loosened up." - Tina B.
"HOT Yoga & HOT Kettlebells are fun!" - Jerry T.
"Joe makes Kettlebells challenging and FUN!" - Linda M.
"Hot yoga is helping me to regain muscle strength and overall sense of well being. Joe explains the correct method of doing the movements throughout the class. He encourages everyone. We learn something new about the same movement every day and that knowledge makes you believe in this exercise even more." - Mitzi
"Hot yoga has been a great experience for my stressed out life. As Joe says, 'It's your hot yoga and you don't have to think about or do anything else right now, but breathe.' It's a Godsend and is teaching me to slow down and take time for me, and I never ever thought I'd do yoga let alone hot yoga! Thanks Joe." - Barb S.
"After 5 months of hot yoga with Joe, I have more energy, stamina, muscle tone and a sense of well being. Hot yoga has put the mind-body connection together for me." - Deb

"Yoga isn't a cure for many things, but there's almost nothing it can't help."

Run While the Weather's Still Good!

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Run with Joe - POSE Method Running Clinic

                Surpass all your running goals by               learning the best running method on the planet - The POSE Method of Running!

           Appropriate for the serious competitor as well as              those who just run for fitness.

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

$85 -- Limited to 8 students!

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A Learn to Meditate Workshop with Lesa Ricci:

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Turn the Mind Into An Ally:

Meditation For Everyday Life

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2-5pm

What exactly is Meditation? How does it work? Why can it be so hard to do? While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent practice can be challenging for new and experienced meditators alike. This 3 hour workshop will introduce and clarify instructions on basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and provide the fundamental tools and teachings for incorporating meditation into our daily life.

Ideal for both beginners and those wanting to clarify or strengthen their meditation practice. Appropriate for people of all faiths. Chairs will be available for those with physical limitations.

The workshop includes:

  • Practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice: Good sitting posture; how to relate with the breath as the object of meditation;what to do when thoughts come up; and starting a regular home meditation practice.
  • Guided meditation
  • Discussion

$35 -- Space Limited. Register Here

Lesa Ricci began meditating 29 years ago as a Naropa University student. She is now a certified Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala lineage, a tradition whose view is that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence that can be cultivated through meditation and further developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. Lesa, a native Toledoan, returned three years ago to care for her mother after 28 years of service and leadership in a diversity of mission driven non-profits -- most recently as the Executive Director for the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center for 4 years and its Practice & Education Director for 8 years.

Questions: Contact Lesa at 503-869-6152 or lesa@hotyogawithjoe.com