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.
Caitlin VonLoh instructs the following:
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
In a flow class, postures are strung together in multiple series. As the name suggests, a practitioner can expect to “flow” from one posture to the next in this style of class, synchronizing the breath with the movement. The pace of this class is generally quicker than a static sequence, leaving less time for focus on form and alignment, but providing a vigorous cardiovascular workout. Expect up-tempo music and a more playful atmosphere. Generally, this wouldn’t be the best choice for your first yoga class, but new practitioners are always welcome. This is a great complement to a static practice because it offers variety in addition to greater focus on upper-body and core work. In the 60-minute version, expect to be on your feet almost the entire time. The 90-minute version will include a floor series. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity