Static 60


This class is taught by:

Nicole Hightower

Nicole was first introduced to hot yoga in May 2009 by a friend who invited her to a class. It was not only her first hot yoga class but her first yoga class in general. Immediately, yoga became a big part of her life and her livelihood. Prior to practicing yoga, Nicole was a pilates student for years and an avid runner. However, she had not yet found her true passion until she found yoga. After attending a workshop by Jimmy Barkan in January 2010, Nicole was inspired to pursue her passion even further by signing up for the Barkan Method Hot Yoga Teacher Training. She completed her level one 200 hour teacher training in July 2010 and her level 2 training in April 2011. Nicole has a background in education and enjoys the teaching aspect just as much as the practice of yoga. She is excited to join the SWEAT family!

Nathan Espinoza

Nathan is a small town boy who made his way to the "big city" in August 2011. He moved to Albuquerque to further his experience as an elementary school teacher and to find what he didn't know he was looking for at the time. Shortly after moving to Albuquerque, he started experiencing back pain. It was during this time that a co-worker invited him to a hot yoga class. He went and fell in love with his first class. He knew since that day that he wanted to teach yoga one day. It took five years and two yoga schools to make his dream a reality. In August 2016, Nathan completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Sweat Yoga Studio. He hopes to help bring light into the lives of his elementary students, his family, and his yoga community.

Meredith Gee

Meredith found hot yoga in 2010 with some work out friends and was immediately hooked! The initial rush simmered and the calming effects kicked in and in 2011 Meredith completed her 200 hour RYT training with Sacred Hot Yoga. Since then, Meredith has found her creative side to keep each class different yet accessible to new and experienced yogis. She has been known to say, "I don't want anyone to feel intimidated by a pose or class. Everything can be modified!" The flexibility that comes with teaching yoga is the time that I have to participate in my daughter's life, both school and sports, and the time I have to just run with my dogs. Meredith is excited to join team SWEAT!

Caitlin VonLoh

Caitlin found yoga in the Spring of 2015 while eating lunch. She happened to notice the yoga studio through the window and thought to herself, “Huh, that place is called SWEAT, I should go there.” She has always been interested in fitness, participating in activities such as Pilates, pole vaulting, and running everything from 5k’s to marathons. She even dabbled in triathlons by completing her first (and hopefully last) Ironman in 2013. While she had practiced reformer Pilates for several years prior to moving to Albuquerque, she had always disliked the local yoga culture. The emphasis was placed on branding and exclusivity over wellness and growth. She even went as far as telling her husband that if she ever got into yoga he should question her sanity. Fortunately, she gave SWEAT a chance and after 2 years of regularly attending classes she completed 200-hours of yoga instructor training at SWEAT in the Spring of 2017. She is excited to be joining the SWEAT family and hopes to help others realize that yoga isn't just for those with the most Instagram-worthy asanas, it's for everyone.

Jessica Dyer

Jessica was introduced to yoga at a young age, practicing in her grandparents’ living room to Rodney Yee on VHS when she was 8 years old. For the next 15 years, yoga remained a key part of her life. Jessica appreciates all styles of yoga and truly believes there is no “wrong” way or reason to practice. She thinks of yoga as a way to immerse yourself fully into whatever life has to offer, on and off the mat. Jessica completed her 200 hour teacher training here at SWEAT, which confirmed her desire to teach and take her practice to the next level. She feels so grateful to be able to be a part of SWEAT’s amazing team to share her passion with students and the yoga community at large. She is excited to contribute to the future of yoga and believes it will only grow from here.

Jenny Thomas

Jenny has always had a passion for health and wellness. She first started practicing yoga in 2006 while working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, and was amazed by not only the physical, but the mental and emotional benefits of the practice. To share her love of yoga, she began teaching classes to the employees at Sandia National Laboratories in 2009. In early 2011, Jenny discovered her love for practicing in the heat when she tried Bikram yoga, which she practiced consistently for two years. Later, she also grew to love other forms of hot yoga. After completing her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2013, Jenny completed her 200-hour Ayuryoga Teacher Training from the Ayurvedic Institute in early 2014. She continues to work full time at Sandia National Laboratories as a Health Educator and Fitness Professional to teach and promote healthy lifestyles.

Terri Othling

Terri began practicing yoga at the age of 50 in 2010. It wasn’t until her first Bikram class in early 2011 that she became totally captivated with hot yoga, practicing consistently for 3 years. In March 2014 Terri took her first flow class at SWEAT Yoga studio and realized the beneficial, yet challenging beauty of practicing both “static” and “flow” hot yoga. She credits hot yoga with helping to heal knee and shoulder injuries and facilitating the ability to “age with grace.” Enrolling in the first SWEAT Yoga School to deepen her practice and yoga knowledge, Terri graduated in July 2015 with a RYT 200 and a passion to help people realize the countless benefits and joy of yoga, regardless of age. She is a mom, grandmother, and artist, and is so grateful to be a part of the SWEAT community (along with her daughter, Jenny Thomas).

Alison Roberts

Alison has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 10 years, finding hot yoga in 2009. She instantly fell in love with the heat and made it part of a regular routine. Due to a full time job, the calling to teach had to be put on hold until 2012 when an opportunity presented itself and she completed her 200 hour training through the Sacred Hot Yoga Method. Two years later, Alison took the plunge and left the security of her job to travel to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 500 hour training through Zuna Yoga. Alison's knowledge is thorough and spans from restorative to powerful vinyasa flows with a strong focus on intention, breath, and the energetic systems of the body. She is incredibly grateful and honored to be part of the SWEAT community.

Vikki Everett

Vikki has been practicing yoga sporadically since 2008. She was introduced to hot yoga through a friend of a friend in 2014 and was immediately hooked. After going through a less than graceful pregnancy, she quickly realized it was time to get back on the mat. When the opportunity to participate in SWEAT Yoga School presented itself, Vikki dove in head first and hasn’t looked back. She initially pursued yoga school to deepen her personal understanding and advance her practice. Through the course of her training she quickly began to uncover a passion for teaching. She is thrilled to share this passion and join the SWEAT family!

Shannon Lucero

Shannon discovered yoga in August of 2013. She felt a sense of peace, safety, internal and external healing and a deep challenge both mentally and physically with every class she took. She immediately looked forward to making it a part of her daily routine. After losing her job of 19 years and enjoying the many benefits of my practice and the inspiration of those around me, she wanted to learn more so she enrolled in Inspire Yoga training in August of 2014 and received her 200 RYT, not knowing she would begin teaching immediately thereafter. Shannon loves teaching as it affords her the opportunity to watch poses connect with the mind, body, and spirit of students. She wants people to leave their mat with a smile and look forward to rolling it out again. Outside of yoga, Shannon received my certification as MOM 20 years ago and has the privilege of raising three boys. She is honored to be a part of the SWEAT family, and is excited to guide and practice alongside this community of fellow yogis.

Delynn Davidson

Delynn was introduced to yoga by a college friend in 2007. Before her first class, she expected it to be “just stretching,” but was willing to give it a shot because her friend, also a college athlete, vouched for it. After the first class, she was hooked. She practiced regularly (averaging five classes per week) from that point forward. Delynn utilized yoga throughout two pregnancies, and credits it for helping with two smooth and uncomplicated natural births as well as a quick return to pre-pregnancy weight. Delynn received a 200 hour Registered Yoga Certification (RYT) from Sunstone Yoga Academy in March 2012, shortly before the birth of her second son in April 2012. She also completed a 100 hour training with Janet Stone in July 2013. Prior to teaching yoga, Delynn spent five years as a public high school teacher in Albuquerque, NM and Frisco, TX.
In a static class, you will experience a series of postures performed individually with a short pause in between each pose. This class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, but is also very appropriate for beginners. It will provide both the new and advanced practitioners with a solid foundation that is useful in other classes offered at SWEAT. Expect a lot of feedback on proper form and alignment. Approximately 2/3 of each class will consist of standing poses, with the remaining 1/3 of class being spent on the floor. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Nicole Hightower
  • Mon Nov 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Nathan Espinoza
  • Mon Nov 20 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Meredith Gee
  • Mon Nov 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Caitlin VonLoh
  • Tue Nov 21 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Jessica Dyer
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jenny Thomas
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Terri Othling
  • Wed Nov 22 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Alison Roberts
  • Wed Nov 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Vikki Everett
  • Thu Nov 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Shannon Lucero
  • Fri Nov 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Alison Roberts
  • Sat Nov 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Delynn Davidson