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ABOUT

Our mission is to create a nourishing and vibrant community of students and teachers empowering each other through kindness, acceptance, and the practice of yoga. 
 
Cultivating resilience and vigor, compassion and honesty, we unite with one common goal in mind: to sustain each individual on their journey to achieve their highest potential.

(#)WHY YOGA?

Scientifically, transformational power of yoga stems from exercising your nervous system. To foster healing and nurturing mind-body connection, we make sure all classes at Atha Yoga are rooted in mindfulness. Cultivating harmony of body, breath, and mind is our why. That is why, in addition to providing an excellent workout, our classes are a recipe for health, wellbeing, and wholeness in every area of life.

(#)WHY HOT?

Hot yoga has developed a cult following because it feels so good (especially after!) and delivers fantastic results. While physical yoga practice is a low impact exercise that promotes healthy joints and lean muscles, adding heat speeds up metabolism, ensures greater flexibility and cardiovascular benefits, and challenge unlike nothing else out there. Come try for yourself!

(#)WHY INFRARED?

Being the most hygienic way to heat a space, our infrared panels heat objects rather than air, making your hot yoga experience much more enjoyable. Because we do not use conventional blowing dry heat, your skin, eyes (especially if you wear contacts), and respiratory system will feel comfortable, even at 105°F!  In addition to being the most hygienic and comfortable, infrared heat is therapeutic. Research shows that infrared energy is: 1. Detoxifying and promoting weight loss by speeding up metabolism and slimming down fat cells.  2. Anti-aging due to activating skin fibroblasts to produce elastin and collagen, stimulating cell renewal and regeneration. 3. Anti-inflammatory, reducing aches and pains of muscles and fascia.  4. Protective against UV radiation due to activating defense mitochondrial mechanisms in the skin.  PS: did we mention infrared was shown to kill viruses, including COVID-19? Follow our nerdy blog if you’d like more details on this!

(#)HOW?

Our approach is ahimsa. While literal translation is “non-violence”, we like to translate this as “do no harm but take no crap.” Rooted in mindfulness, our classes are designed with beginner in mind. While encouraging a good “workout-y” challenge, mindful approach ensures you cultivate compassion and acceptance on your mat. Whether you’re seasoned athlete, injured warrior, or tight desk-dweller, yoga at Atha meets you exactly where you are, and allows to grow from there

(#)THE FOUNDER

Atha Yoga is a decade-long dream come true. Dr. Olga Dadalko, the owner, has practiced yoga for 12 years, and taught for 10 years. This brain scientist, boy mom, cat lover, and gardening enthusiast has fallen in love with hot yoga when this practice helped her restore thyroid function, tame anxiety, and let go of self-destructive addictions. Neuroscientist by training, Olga’s love for hot yoga merged with her fascination by the human brain. Years of studying how yoga practice changes our mere wiring torched the desire to open a space of her own to share the healing power of yoga. Standing on the shoulders of giants now, she is humbled and honored to bring her vision of the hot yoga studio to life.

(-)OUR CLASSES

Rooted in mindfulness, every class at Atha Yoga Studio is open to all levels: from beginner practitioner to advanced.

Popularized by Bikram, this is beginner series of therapeutic Ghosh’s yoga program. Taught in precise order, the postures are fundamental and foster proper alignment while cultivating breath control. The temperature of 105°F will ensure you challenge yourself to the max! Comfortingly consistent, the series comprises 26 body mending postures and 2 breathing exercises. This sequence is designed to systematically work the entire body from the outside in, revitalizing and optimizing the function of internal organs. While the series is challenging and requires discipline and commitment, it is a great foundational class to build strength, flexibility, endurance, mental fortitude, and breath awareness.

This class focuses on breath-guided movement. Mindfully moving the body through shapes (yoga poses) challenges practitioner to remain present through breath cultivating healing mind-body connection. The pace is slow enough to allow full breaths unfold without rush, yet fast enough to challenge even a seasoned practitioner. Such pace enables teachers to offer level-appropriate modifications, thereby enabling any student to dive safely into the depth of their own practice, independently of their experience or fitness level.

Power Vinyasa with an added twist: weighted dumbbells. Dynamic and ass-kicking, it’s still mindful and kind – like everything we do.

Atha Vinyasa flow is a combination of pranayama, meditation and postures taken from Hatha, Ashtanga yoga and from the art of kalari that revitalizes the body on all levels including the muscular, circulatory, skeletal structure, nervous system, and the basic energy system. The class begins with pranayama followed by the sun salutations, standing postures, seated, twists, backbends, and inversions, finally concludes with meditation. The class offers modifications for all levels.

Just like the name suggests, Yin perfectly complements dynamic, strength-building, yang yoga formats. Through long-held floor poses Yin Yoga bypasses powerful musculature to focus on deep connective tissues and fascia. The room is pleasantly warm, and all levels are encouraged. By increasing circulation around the joints, Yin Yoga improves joint flexibility and longevity, thereby fortifying hips, pelvis, back, neck, and shoulders for years to come. Meditation and breathing exercises are integrated into a Yin class, promoting better relaxation and stress relieve.

This class takes you from mindful movement into stillness – an invigorating flow followed by relaxing yin. In the first half of class, breath and movement lift your energy, connect you to your physical body, and bring focus to your mind.   Then, a yin sequence grounds you, drawing your energy and attention inward. This balancing practice will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed with vitality to move through the rest of your day. 

The intermediate hot yoga class builds upon the 26 & 2 (Bikram) practice. You will have all your traditional Hot 26 poses and the two breathing exercises with options to explore into intermediate asanas in the second set - if interested. No experience with the new poses is necessary and they are totally optional! The teacher will demo new poses and offer steps and layers to work towards asanas like lotus, foot behind the head, and deeper backbends. The intention is to learn new skills if the practitioner is interested. The class is challenging regardless and we will have a lot of fun!

Your weekly reset button: Friday night wellness happy hour. Relax and unwind in the soft glow of candlelight. Mindful movement will rejuvenate the body, while intentional atmosphere will allow the mind to let go of the busy week, and prepare the nervous sytem for much deserved R&R. 

Ashtanga system is exhilarating: its energetic movements synchronize with the breath, resulting in invigorating practice for both the body and the mind. Emphasizing mindfulness and proper alignment, the practice frees the spirit and rebalances brain function. The root cause of most modern day yoga formats, ashtanga system was developed and popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who expanded it from his guru, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, was the healer and the teacher who developed the system of asana. This system is the very one that gave birth to our favorite vinyasa, and power yoga, and flow. Practicing ashtanga is like returning back to the source, each time diving deeper, shedding a layer of illusion, and emerging into a lighter being. 

"Music is the language of the heart, it helps us to convey feelings through motion in inside flow," Young Ho Kim, Inside flow founder. Inside flow is a yoga practice where movement is inspired by the inner song of your body. Inside flow moves to the music outside from a place deep inside our hearts and bodies. Inside flow ignites our divine power by moving from within, connecting to the music of life and all around us.

Meet The Team

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Olga Dadalko

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Anna Giard

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Carly Bummel

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Beth Campbell

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Hilary Kossack

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Jenn Ragland

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Jackie Miller

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Kelly Madden

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Patty Eyes

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Shona Baldoni

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Lakshmi Kumar

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Debby Smith

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Mindi Thinnes

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Hope Levin

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Bre Norton

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Olga Shokurova

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