Topaz means fire or heat in Sanskrit. In Greek, the name topaz is derived from the word topazos, which means to seek. In addition, the stone was recognized by the Greeks as the stone of strength. Another symbolic meaning of topaz is that it represents hope and the healing energies associated with expansiveness, rejuvenation, dispelling anger and balancing emotions. The cultural and mythical meanings associated with this gemstone provide the basis for naming the core Arrichion Hot Yoga class Topaz.
The 32 postures included in this series will help you stretch and warm muscles and ligaments, improve balance, and increase strength and flexibility.
The Ancient Greeks believed that Krystallos (crystal) was light frozen into an ice so hard that it could never be thawed. These gemstones have long been used for protection and healing. At Arrichion Hot Yoga, Krystallos will harden your core through a series of core strengthening postures. This series includes techniques that will help you build muscle through resistance to your body weight and through engagement of small muscle groups. This series is a great complement to Topaz for all students.
Bloodstone, or heliotrope, means “turning to the sun” in Greek. Ancient Greek gladiators wore bloodstone talismans for protection in battle. Equally important in Indian culture, the bloodstone is used for healing. The Arrichion Hot Yoga Bloodstone series is a challenging flow yoga workout practiced to music. Central to the Bloodstone series is the sun salutation, asana. Bloodstone is a great strengthening and endurance workout. It is especially effective for competitive athletes.
The word diamond stems from the Greek word adamos, which means invincible. Diamonds promote clarity of thought and align one to thoughts associated with a higher self. The diamond stimulates unity and the love of self and others. The Arrichion Hot Yoga Diamond series, practiced to music in a candlelit room with limited instruction, will help you increase flexibility, strength, balance, focus and especially relaxation. Poses are held longer in the heat to allow time and gravity to relax your muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
Tiger’s Eye is the stone of commitment, self-discipline, and personal empowerment. The ancient Greeks believed that it focused energy to help warriors meet challenges. The Tiger’s Eye series consists of a fighter’s circuit training regimen designed to improve functional strength and endurance followed by a hot yoga flow sequence. Participants wear athletic shoes during the circuit training portion of the workout.
Fighters are the best conditioned athletes in the world. The Arrichion Warrior circuit is a 45 minute fighter’s circuit training regimen designed to improve functional strength and endurance. Get the benefits of a cardio-interval workout plus improve strength using body weight and resistance exercises. Challenging workout.
The opal is a unique gemstone whose name is said to be taken from the Sanskrit word upala, which means precious stone. Historically, the black opal is considered to be an incredibly lucky stone believed to increase one’s confidence completely independent of external factors based on your own understanding of your core self. Arrichion’s Black Opal class is designed to help you achieve this confidence. The class is about having fun while going as deep as you can in your practice. Black Opal, a flow/vinyasa class, is practiced to fun music and challenges you to try it all, from headstands to side crow.
Advanced Mystery Stone is an advanced and challenging yoga class (non circuit class). Sequenced by one of our teachers adding their own touch to the class. Changes weekly. Details not revealed until the class begins.
The Arrichion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class is an intense cardio workout that integrates high intensity mat yoga using three (3) pound weights with techniques taken from martial arts training. Class is designed to build strength and flexibility.