The owner of a business that recently opened a yoga studio in downtown Camas said there are several benefits to participating in hot yoga.
According to Jackie Adams, they include detoxification, relaxation, pain relief, weight loss, improved circulation and skin purification.
“After practicing hot yoga for many years, I have seen it truly heal peoples’ bodies and also work to calm their minds,” she said.
The temperature of the room during the Flow Hot Yoga sessions is just above body temperature, around 100 degrees.
“This helps to heat you up and make you sweat, but not turn into a puddle on the floor,” Adams said. “You should always be able to do the practice and still enjoy your day after.”
She has a 200-hour teacher training certificate in Hot Hatha from Sattva Yoga, in Redmond, Washington, which is accredited and recognized through Yoga Alliance. Adams has almost 1,000 hours of yoga training, which also includes YogaFit, in various locations, and Hot Spot Yoga School, of Selah, Washington.
She is certified as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor by the American Council on Exercise.
She began teaching yoga 10 years ago when she was a student at Central Washington University, in Ellensburg.
“I wanted to expand my teaching capabilities, so I tried hot yoga,” Adams said. “Seven years later, I have never looked back.”
She has bachelor’s degrees in exercise science and nutrition. Her minor was in athletic training.
Adams and Stephanie Howard, owner of Hot Spot Yoga School, opened Flow Hot Yoga, in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver, three years ago.
One year later, Adams became the sole owner of the studio.
Adams said Camas has provided an opportunity to expand her business.
“It is such a beautiful community, and I knew the studio would fit in perfectly there,” she said.
In addition to power, Hatha, fusion and sculpt classes, Flow Hot Yoga, 321 N.E. Fourth Ave., has handmade bracelets, as well as yoga apparel, scarves and mats available to purchase.