Hot Vinyasa - 75 Minutes

This class is taught by:

Leah Layman

Leah recently relocated from Florida to the lovely PNW and is excited to share an empowering style of power yoga with the community. When she's not hiking in the mountains, exploring with her dog, Ranger, or brewing up a wild flavor of kombucha, Leah works as a Nurse Practitioner in a Dermatology clinic.

Samantha Thomas

Samantha began her yoga journey over 10 years ago on a frigid Minnesota winter day to cultivate heat and quiet the mind. Yoga continuously teaches awareness. Samantha is trained in Vinyasa yoga and yoga sculpt (integration of weights). Since moving to Port Townsend in 2012, Samantha has been teaching around town, sharing her love for a strong Vinyasa flow. She is excited to share in the practice -- together, smiling with every Navasana. When not enjoying yoga, Samantha works with cities and towns to become more walkable or is hiking in our sublime backyard-- the Olympics.

Jason Calsyn

RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Jason began his yoga journey in 2003, when he started attending Bikram classes at a local studio in San Francisco. He enjoyed the physical challenge of the classes, and soon found that all aspects of his life were improving: he looked and felt healthier, his emotional life improved, and the spiritual aspect of his being started to thrive. Jason received his RYT-200 certificate at Maui Hot Yoga in 2012, and his RYT-500 at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India in 2016. His classes are dynamic and creative, and he works to ensure that all students can thrive, whether they are beginners or long-time practitioners. Every class is unique, and Jason incorporates elements of yoga philosophy, pranayama, and meditation techniques into his classes as well.
Jason is the owner and head instructor of Mystic Monkey Yoga.

Cameron Jones

I approach the practice of Yoga with sincerity rather than seriousness. I find this approach helps create an atmosphere in which practitioners of all levels feel comfortable and at ease in exploring the link between body and mind as you move through and sit with yourself in the asanas. As a healing art, Yoga is an invaluable tool for not only realigning and readjusting our physical bodies to their naturally healthy state, but is also as a medium for the cultivation of self-love necessary to returning balance to our emotional and mental bodies that are, in today’s society, often stuck in hyper-anxious states of being.
When i’m not in the yoga studio, I work with the developmentally disabled in our local community or am in my family garden. I also am a permaculture designer and spend as much time in nature as possible learning from her and returning to the natural rhythms of our local environment.

Christopher Brown

Christopher lives life passionately with an endless curiosity for the natural world and the human mind/body. He infuses his yoga practice with this enthusiasm and his many interests. He sees yoga as a tool for centering the body and mind. In keeping the breath and mind steady through a spectrum of sometimes challenging postures, yoga helps us sit with greater ease in the present moment. In the process yoga leads us to feel healthier, stronger, more flexible, more resilient, and best of all, more peaceful.

Christopher is originally from northern Utah and moved to the Olympic Peninsula a few years ago to work on organic farms. He enjoys running, gardening, reading and finding new adventures. Christopher taught yoga at Utah State and a local community center between 2008-2012 and is very excited to be teaching again. He just completed his RYT-200 training at the Lakshmi Rising school in Costa Rica and will incorporate some of the themes of this vinyasa training into his classes.

Ashley Hagen

Ashley Hagen (E-RYT 200), started practicing yoga in 2010 to help improve her performance as a college athlete. In 2013, after experiencing the benefits of a daily yoga practice, she received her 200-hr yoga teacher certification and began teaching vinyasa yoga, the most accessible style of power yoga. Ashley is also a Budokon® Yoga Sensei trained through the Budokon Mixed Movement Academy with Cameron Shayne. She is inspired by all movement styles including martial arts, calisthenics, running, weight lifting and dance. Her classes and private lessons are fun, yet challenging with focus on finding the yogi warrior within.
Vinyasa classes are a bit faster-paced, and place great emphasis on pranayama (breath control). These classes may be more aerobically challenging, but will rapidly build strength and flexibility. It is recommended that you have at least a few classes’ worth of experience in other classes before taking this class. The temperature for this class will be set to 95 degrees, but you will sweat just as much as in our hotter classes!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 13 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Leah Layman
  • Wed Nov 14 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Samantha Thomas
  • Thu Nov 15 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Jason Calsyn
  • Fri Nov 16 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Cameron Jones
  • Sat Nov 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Christopher Brown
  • Sun Nov 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Ashley Hagen
  • Mon Nov 19 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Samantha Thomas
  • Tue Nov 20 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Leah Layman
  • Wed Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Samantha Thomas
  • Fri Nov 23 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Ashley Hagen