HOT YOGA MANCHESTER
IN HISTORIC MILL WEST
WELCOME TO HOT YOGA MANCHESTER
On behalf of my entire staff, welcome!
HYM has been serving Manchester and its surrounding communities since January 9, 2005. Located in one of Manchester's historically significant mill buildings, Mill West, this facility outgrew its original location and relocated only a few doors down in 2013.
The longevity of this facility is a testament to the power of authentic Bikram Yoga, defined as a precise routine of 26 specific beginner postures and 2 breathing exercises conducted over 90 minutes in a room heated to 105 degrees. When done consistently, Bikram Yoga changes lives - something I do not say casually - through introducing discipline, strength, and flexibility to its practitioners.
I take immense pride in providing my clients a safe, clean, welcoming, and lighthearted environment in which to embark on a yoga practice. My hope is that you will read through this website, familiarize yourself with the unique program we offer here, and excitedly schedule your first class with us.
Should you find that you have questions left unanswered, or concerns which are not addressed, then I invite you to contact me personally so I can assist you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 603-669-7711. It is my privilege to serve you in any way I can.
Best wishes, and I look forward to meeting you!
Angela Zervos Martinez
Owner, Hot Yoga Manchester
Our mission at HYM is to create an enjoyable, safe and inspiring space where our students can feel welcome and a part of our supportive community.
WE STRIVE TO GUIDE EACH STUDENT THROUGH THEIR OWN YOGA JOURNEY AND SELF TRANSFORMATION, WHATEVER LEVEL OR PHYSICAL ABILITIES.
THE HEART OF THE STUDIO
ANGELA ZERVOS MARTINEZ
Owner & Director
I was first introduced to Bikram Yoga in September 2010. A friend of mine encouraged me to accompany her to the class. I was reluctant to try it. I was nervous about how hot the class could be, and also because I had never tried any type of yoga before. Halfway through class I thought to myself, that this is crazy, when will it end! It was only how great I felt the next day that made me think “I have to get back into the hot room.”
The more I practiced, the more my passion for yoga grew. For 20 years I have been a stay at home mom, taking care of my four children, my home, but the more I got into yoga the more I felt like I had finally found something just for me! In the Spring of 2013, I decide to venture off to Los Angeles for the nine week teacher training course, to become an instructor. I feel that yoga has truly changed my life, for that I feel blessed, and hope to show others what yoga can do for them.
Jeni took her first Bikram Yoga class in November 2010 at the insistence of her daughter, Ashley, who was currently at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. After not exercising for nearly a decade, besides putting on weight, she was suffering from numerous ailments, severe back pain, headaches, acid reflux, and plantar fasciitis. After practicing for only a month, all of her ailments were gone, and over the next two months, she shed 30 pounds. She was hooked.
In 2011, she completed a 365 day challenge, and then made the decision to become a teacher, which she completed in the fall of 2012 in LA. What Jeni loves most about Bikram Yoga is that anyone can do it, not matter how old, sick, or broken they are. She loves bringing her enthusiasm for the yoga to every class she teaches. When not teaching, Jeni enjoys practicing Bikram Yoga with her husband, Mike, as well as her three daughters.
My first Bikram Yoga class was not pleasant. I had always been active with dancing and running and thought yoga would be a walk in the park. Quickly, I discovered I was wrong as I entered the hot room in sweats. Even more quickly, I realized the damage I had done to my joints and my body over the years.
I left my first class and promised myself to never go back. To my surprise, shortly after class I started to feel pretty good, then great, then the next day, amazing! Sure enough, my curiosity brought me back immediately and I’ve been hooked every since. I’ve worked through and healed damaged joints and muscles and continue to feel recharged, reenergized, and balanced with a consistent practice.
In 2011 I became a teacher and sharing this lifelong practice is a wonderful and rewarding experience!
I went to Teacher Training for Inferno Hot Pilates in 2018… My mom (Angela) made me do it! She suggested that I take the training and haven’t looked back! I enjoy teaching for many reasons. I love pushing the student beyond what they think they are capable of accomplishing. At the end of the class I enjoy seeing them leave smiling. One step closer to their mental and physical goal.
I found my way to yoga as a means of healing in 2005 during my junior year of high school. I was coming off of an eating disorder and wanted help to restore my body and mind. I did flow classes at the health club in Concord and began to take classes to become a teacher because she loved it so much. I took my first Bikram class in Manchester in 2006. When I went to college in Florida for a couple years I continued my flow practice every day in the dorms by myself but could find no studios to practice at. The only studio was a Bikram yoga studio so I began deepening my Bikram practice there. I soon realized how important the practice and community was for me. I did yoga competitions and began considering the teacher training. I knew that yoga, in particular Bikram yoga, had helped me transform and reclaim my life and wanted to share this with others. I went to the Bikram Yoga teacher training in Palm Desert in the Spring of 2009 and has continued to practice and teach since. I believe in the healing power of the hot room- the poses, the struggle, the coming out on the other side more capable and strong than before. I believe that yoga is a form of self discovery and that it starts on your mat. I am passionate in helping people feel as safe and empowered as possible as they show up to move through their own challenges- body mind and spirit- in the hot room.
As a newcomer to Bikram, all I can say is that you have to come and take a class. After, you'll want to sign up for membership. They offer a variety of affordable deals with experienced, friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Great atmosphere with clean facilities throughout. Do yourself a favor and stop by today.
I just went to my first bikram class and I could not be happier. I was overwhelmed at first because the heated room, the amount of people in the class, etc...but I learned to appreciate it. I didn't feel pressured to over perform and the instructor advised me to sit and watch if I ever felt uneasy. I sat in the back row to not be a distraction. It's the best feeling when the class is over. Just exiting the hot room and walking into the cool hallway is worth the class in general. My skin feels amazing. Can't wait to go regularly.
The yoga is incredible! The staff is well trained and pays attention to the students needs, no matter what their level!
I love the member price and even before I was a member I took advantage of the great off peak pricing. I like the variety of class times and the amazing teachers on staff. The studio is perfect with a large clean women's changing/shower room.
Bikram is a life changing experience, this yoga is a tremendous workout physically as well as mentally. The staff is professional and friendly and always available to answer questions. Facilities are kept clean.
Instructors are knowledgable, supportive, and encouraging. Large enough studio that there is rarely overcrowding in the room. 3 showers in the locker room is awesome! A studio that I used to practice at had one for the entire studio, and another studio that didn't have any! The studio is always clean. There also seems to be generous discounts available. Offering the new students $30 for 30 days sounds like a wonderful idea.