Think Edgewood Ave. is for nightlife only? Think again. Find your center in the center of Atlanta’s most vibrant community. Hotlanta isn’t just a place to get your om on whilst touching your toes. This zen haven focuses on building strength through athleticism, and brings us into focus in the process.
We could go on and on about the benefits of regular yoga practice in our lives; yoga limbers us up, gives us a break, and brings us an overall sense of peace (not to mention a good workout). And this isn’t just a theory anymore – it’s science! And probably no one is more of a testament to the strength yoga can give us than Hotlanta Yoga’s Damian Viera. Damian has been a lifelong athlete and advocate for health & wellness since the ripe age of 15, and turned to yoga in his early 20’s. In fact, the practice was crucial to his recovery following motorcycle accident that broke both of his arms two years ago. “Yoga was how I worked my way back to health,” he tells us, “it’s an incredible way to build back muscle and agility after an injury.”
Thusly, Hotlanta Yoga came into being. And just as yoga offers us some peace and quiet from our frenzied lives, Hotlanta Yoga brings some serenity to the neighborhood it calls home. Nestled in the heart of Edgewood Avenue, an area known more for its vibrant nightlife than its tranquility, Hotlanta stands as a bit of a zen oasis above the bustling street below. We can’t get enough of the loft space’s high, exposed ceilings and rustic brick walls – complete with a sweeping view of the Atlanta skyline. (A class here at sunset? It’s magic.) It’s there that Damian, along with a handful of other teachers, conduct their practices with a wide variety of classes. Consider yourself too athletic to get your om
on? Their Kettlebell Yoga, Athletic Power Yoga, and Power flow classes may change your tune. And for newbies to the practice, their Yoga Basics, Liquid Flow, and Ashtanga workshops will give you just the foundation (and balance) you’re looking out for. No matter the form of practice, the folks at Hotlanta are putting all of their positive energy towards empowering, strengthening, and enriching the lives of the folks who grace their studio. Namaste, indeed.