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!

Lisa Duncan

Lisa first discovered hot yoga while training for an ironman in 2010. She added hot yoga to her ironman training program to help with recovery and mental focus, which was instrumental in ultimately finishing the ironman. In 2015, Lisa completed her 200 hour training program at SWEAT Yoga Studio. Lisa loves inspiring healthy lifestyles and sharing the beauty of yoga. Lisa truly believes anybody can do yoga and believes everybody can develop a deeper connection with their mind, body, and spirt. Lisa’s goal for every yoga class is for all students to leave feeling good about themselves with a sense of accomplishment and full of energy. Lisa is a physical therapist that specializes in neurological patients ranging from strokes, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Lisa is excited and grateful to be a part of the SWEAT family and thrilled to share her passion of yoga.

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!

Ravenna Fahey

Ravenna was first introduced to yoga by her parents when she was three, but she didn't fall in love with the practice until many years later, while studying acting at The Juilliard School. At first, Yoga was just a way for Ravenna get a good workout, and burn off some stress from living in the fast paced world of NYC. But after about 6 months, she began to notice that the benefits of the practice were so much more far reaching than just a way to 'get her sweat on'. Yoga is Ravenna's church, her chiropractor, her shrink ---when she steps on to the mat, no matter what kind of a day she has had, she is home. She felt inspired to help other people find and feel a similar sense of connection and belonging, through the power of Yoga. In 2013, she completed a 200-hour training from the Yandara Yoga Institute, and was lucky enough to continue to study with amazing teachers from around the world. Since graduating from Yandara, Ravenna has had the privilege of teaching classes at numerous studios throughout the US and Mexico. She offers her classes with the hope that Yoga will have a positive impact in your life, and help you to live in a balanced, healthy, and peaceful way---both on and off the mat.

Monica Coshenet

Monica has been a fitness junkie for her entire life, always finding new classes or sports to give her that wonderful endorphin high. And that’s exactly how she got hooked at SWEAT, falling in love with the hot room and the challenging classes! Although she first began her hot yoga practice in 2008, she only found consistency with it when she started attending SWEAT in 2013. Monica initially only sought out the physical aspect of hot yoga but has since realized the profound benefits it’s had on her mental and emotional health as well. Because of that, she was eager to join SWEAT’s yoga teacher training despite having just given birth to her first child, Opal! Although teaching at SWEAT has always been part of her goal, she also hopes to use her training in yoga and her background as an Occupational Therapist to make yoga accessible to all people despite any physical or cognitive challenges that they may have. Bottom line is, Monica is beyond excited to be a part of the SWEAT family and the yoga community!

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.

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.

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 Apr 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Nicole Hightower
  • Mon May 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Lisa Duncan
  • Mon May 01 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Meredith Gee
  • Mon May 01 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Ravenna Fahey
  • Tue May 02 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Monica Coshenet
  • Tue May 02 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Nathan Espinoza
  • Wed May 03 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Terri Othling
  • Wed May 03 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Alison Roberts
  • Wed May 03 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Nathan Espinoza
  • Thu May 04 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Delynn Davidson
  • Thu May 04 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Ravenna Fahey
  • Fri May 05 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Terri Othling
  • Fri May 05 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Delynn Davidson
  • Sat May 06 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Nicole Hightower
  • Mon May 08 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Terri Othling
  • Mon May 08 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Meredith Gee