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Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Our Old Town Scottsdale Yoga Studio


Come home to HYU, locally owned and operated right here in Old Town Scottsdale since 2012.

Honoring Lineage

We take to heart the teachings that have been handed to us and so express gratitude to our teachers and traditions.

At Hot Yoga University we have many different influences via a variety of lineages. Our teaching could only take place as a result of the devoted masters and practitioners who proceeded us. Like beads on a mala necklace, our classes are linked to a long history of Hatha Yoga, Raja yoga and meditative practices.

We are proud to celebrate the traditions that have inspired us and have provided us the opportunity to grow, evolve and to align to enlighten our path.

Karin is honored to have studied directly under the “Founder of Hot Yoga” Bikram Choudhury, Indian born American Yogi. Of the various forms of yoga available today, it has the most direct roots to the physical culture and yoga therapy movements of early-mid 20th century Calcutta, India.

Bikram Choudhury, studied under Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (author of “Autobiography of a Yogi”) and founder of the “Self Realization Fellowship” in Los Angeles. Ghosh was a celebrated physical culturist and the first to scientifically document Yoga’s ability to heal the body. Karin is grateful for this direct line of lineage to Hot Yoga and the link to Self Realization with Paramahansa Yogananda.

She has incorporated other lineages into her teachings from her time studying with Gurudev Amrit Desai, one of the earliest pioneers of yoga in the West. His teacher was Swami Kripalu. Amrit founded the Kripalu Center and Amrit Yoga> Karin studied directly under GuruDev and his daughter Kamini Desai during her Yoga Nidra and Master Yoga Nidra facilitator training.

She is also grateful for the teachings of Yogi Bhajan also an Indian born American Yogi who introduced Kundalini yoga to the West. In 2018 she studied under teachers who knew, studied and worked with him.

We are Arizona’s Original multi-class yoga studio with Heated and Non heated yoga rooms.

You’ll love our 60 & 90 minute Hatha Integrative method classes along with our hot Vinyasa -Cardio Powerflow, 50 minute Hot Pilates, 45 minute Iron Sculpt and 30 minute HOTFIIT ®

In our Non-Heated Room we offer: Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Yoga Nidra, YinNidra, Foundations Yoga And Movement Meditation. We are proud to be the leader for innovation and change in the hot yoga industry since 2012.

HYU is the yogis choice year after year for “Best Yoga Experience” with our $10 drop-ins, innovative 60 minutes classes and wide variety of unique hot and non-heated class styles. Align your body, enlighten your mind! This is hot yoga evolved!

And let’s not forget our studio smells great!!

Come and enjoy our spacious 5200 square foot urban style studio. Three beautiful yoga rooms, heated and non-heated.

Escape into a world of total comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Hang out in our good vibe lobby, with a huge sitting area where you can come early and stay late. You can read and even check out one of the many books in our mini library or even practice meditation by a peaceful fountain.

Shop at the HYU boutique where we showcase and support many local Arizona business owners. We offer yoga clothing, books, organic soaps, bath bombs and mat sprays from these amazing local artisans. Have fun talking with friends or go online to do homework or business. Free Wi-Fi to make life easy. Charge your iPhone while you’re in class at our convenient charging stations located in the locker rooms.

You’ll love our roomy men’s and women’s changing areas with spa like amenities, lockers, phone charging outlets and plenty of showers.

Our sound system is the bomb, professionally designed with yogis in mind. You’ll love the beautiful digitally enhanced music piped through our lobby, changing areas and three yoga rooms. Each room receiving it’s own dedicated system with panoramic sound.

Our two non-heated spaces are perfect for our restorative and more meditative class styles and our hot yoga room is huge and “state-of-the art”. You’ll never feel like a sardine at HYU, we always have plenty of room for you!

We changed the feel of hot yoga in Arizona by bringing P.E.M. flooring; eco-friendly hypo-allergenic flooring to the valley in 2012 when we opened up. It’s made for hot yoga; safe, slip-resistant and odor free, providing sure footing and optimum safety, unlike slippery wood or smelly carpet flooring.

Enjoy filtered drinking water at our water bottle filling station in the hallway.

Our Fresh Air UV System blends the proper balance of Fresh Air, Heat and Humidity so that your clean, hot yoga experience is un-paralleled.

Our computer system is also state of the art allowing students to check in within seconds using, ipads and an electronic “fast pass” system.

Students can also check class times and teacher schedules on their smart phone, using the “Mindbody” app. Our staff is friendly and approachable, answering questions before and after class and guiding you from a place of compassion, allowing you to experience your yoga…renewing mind, body, and soul.

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