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Yoga students will discover a hot yoga practice that leads to extraordinary results. At The Elements Hot Yoga in Charlottesville, our carefully trained teachers help guide you to health and wellness of mind, body and spirit. During our hot yoga classes, every muscle, organ, gland, joint and body system is addressed, and the mind stays focused and strong.

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we are earth and water


"Yoga does not remove us from the reality and responsibilities of everyday life. Instead, it places our feet (maybe hands :) firmly and resolutely on the practical ground of experience." 

-Donna Farhi



The Elements Hot Yoga in Charlottesville is founded on the teachings of Yax Yoga Concepts. Our studio aims to build structural balance, movement,  freedom, resilience, and clear body language.

How are we different?

The magic of our classes is in the sequencing, not the application of the individual postures or techniques.  The question is about intention, there is a definite purpose in the collection of movements in terms of myofascial balance and efficiency. Our system integrates many techniques applied in a specific order to maximize elasticity, strength, freedom, and control.

At The Elements Hot Yoga, our carefully trained teachers help guide you to health and wellness of mind, body and spirit.



Our state-of-the-art heating system is unique in Charlottesville! It offers odor and pathogen control through UV lights.

  • Advanced air purification

  • Precise Oxygen, Heat & Humidity control

  • Air Management System designed to sustain airflow and fresh air during practice (no more headaches after practice from reduced oxygen levels in the room)

  • ZEBRAtm floor with closed cell technology - no sweat absorption


The heat helps relax your muscles! It's a tool meant to help aid you with ease into movement, not bear hug you. 

  • Relaxes the sleeve of the body

  • Speeds up body detoxification

  • Improves cardiovascular health and enhances blood delivery to the muscles

  • Releases beneficial hormones for digestion, concentration and overall well-being


—  classes —

EARTH - stability

Heated Practice - Our traditional Hot Yoga, SET SEQUENCE class with more alignment, hip opening, upper body and core poses. This motivating class develops alignment while building strength, stamina and flexibility. A great full body workout suitable for all ages and levels from beginner to experienced. Rooted in the alignment of Mountain Pose, it's designed to strengthen and lengthen the lines of the body with a Therapeutic Vision and taught from simple to complex. Our 45 & 60 min classes are beginner friendly!

WATER - flow

Heated Practice - All Levels - Our user-friendly but challenging general level, FLOW class. Hip openers, twists, upper body strengtheners, bum and ab toners, this fully rounded practice works 100% of the body with a Therapeutic Vision and taught from simple to complex. Practiced with music, it's designed to develop a sense of enjoyment and freedom and to allow one's breath and energy to fuel the practice. It's a combination of Vinyasa, Interval and Core Training and offers peak fitness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. 60 & 75 min.

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Heated Practice - Our Intermediate/Advanced class, geared to learn the developments of the postures and TRANSITIONS you have learned in the WATER class. We will encourage you and help you learn the steps to master advanced transitions and guide you to lift off in flight.  Take your concentration and precision skills to the next level! 60 & 75 min. 

Yoga COnditioning

ROM & FLEXIBILITY - This class is designed to improve physical mobility and agility. All movements are performed with control to lift the body through precise movements. This class targets Maximum Fascia release for maximum flexibility and range of motion (ROM). The way that exercises are sequenced is more important than the individual application of each movement alone.  75 min.

STRENGTH & STAMINA - is geared to create muscular, vascular and respiratory strength to train complicated body positioning.  We will encourage you, and help you learn the steps to master some of the most glamorous poses in yoga and guide you to new heights. 75 min.  



Lightly Heated - A deep, slow class, based entirely on the floor. You will open your hips, spine, neck, shoulders, and wrists carefully, deeply, and softly. You will get flexible in slow holds, passively and actively open tight areas with the help of props. This class brings the benefits of Yoga Nidra and Yin combined through guided meditation. Creating the perfect environment to explore the bilateral relationship between your mind (psyche) and body (soma) Retreat INward to re-connect, relax and restore your power and truth.  Y-IN.


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