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    Yoga, the Practice.

    Yoga is one of the oldest holistic healthcare systems in existence, with roots dating back almost 5,000 years. Founded in India, the Sanskrit word 'yoga' literally means 'union'. The intent of yoga is to form a vibrant connection between body, mind and spirit, creating a lasting, integrative wellness program that one can cultivate for a lifetime. Today, yoga, in forms both classical and contemporary, has been embraced worldwide for its unparalleled health and healing benefits, available to people of all ages, sizes and levels of fitness.

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    A yoga practice consists of physical postures called asanas, breathing exercises called pranayama, and elements of meditation. Dynamically incorporated into a whole, yoga combines a compelling physical workout, improving strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, with a profound mental wellness component that conveys focus, clarity, and composure long after practice has ended.

    Yoga, at HYP.

    Our Needham yoga spaces are filled with soft, ambient lighting, and are heated by custom designed, state-of-the-art systems that provides the perfect blend of heat, humidity and fresh airflow. Each heating system is uniquely designed and developed to the specifications of the particular environmental space. 

    While foundationally based in hot vinyasa flow yoga, all of HYP's yoga teachers are enthusiastically encouraged to bring a distinctive sense of inventiveness to class, drawing from their own life experience and unique approach to practice. As a result, each HYP yoga class is an original, constantly re-created to be safe, informative, fun and vigorously enjoyed in the moment.

    We offer a full schedule of morning, evening and weekend classes, that offer challenging, yet accessible instruction for students new to yoga, those who have been cultivating their practice for years, and every manner of inspired yogi in between. Classes include our athletic, vinyasa-based Flow (heated to 90-95 degrees), and Low Heat Flow (heated to 80-85 degrees), Power Fundamentals (also set to 80-85 degrees), and our ongoing Introduction to Yoga 5 week series. 

    Set a clear intention to come to your mat as often as possible, and you will strengthen your body, center your mind and unfold in ways you might never have thought possible!

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    Yoga, Getting Started 

    It's easy to get started with a transformational yoga practice that will change your life from the outside in. Simply be new to HYP, click to purchase either our New Student Pass (14 consecutive days) new online or at any Studio location (brand new students only please-one per student), then come to your mat as much as possible in a 10 (consecutive) day period. New students can also purchase a Single Class purchase, if the preference is to take it one step, or class, at a time.  Or sign up for one of our ongoing 6 week Introduction to Yoga series, which run throughout the year. Either way, get ready to find a passion for practice, mind, body and soul, that will last for a lifetime, on and off the mat. Not sure about which class to start with? Click to e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we'll steer you towards the class which best fits your needs, goals and level of experience.

    Pilates, the Practice.

    Developed in the 1920s by legendary physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates, this pioneering method combines the best of Eastern and Western practices and philosophies, creating a system focused on building controlled flexibility and strength for the entire body, without building bulk or stressing the joints. Pilates conditioning develops core abdominal and back strength through a series of comprehensive exercises executed on a mat or on highly specialized equipment, while closely supervised and adjusted by a certified trainer. With an emphasis on breath, posture and body awareness, each exercise is limited to 5-10 repetitions that are performed with total focus on accurate form and quality of movement. Due to the personalized, form-intensive nature of Pilates, apparatus-based training is always conducted in small groups of no more than two to five participants, or in one-on-one private sessions.

    Pilates, at HYP.

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    Our Needham Studio offers one of the area's most dedicated Pilates spaces, fully equipped with a complete line of professional grade Pilates equipment and related apparatus. Our expert trainers work closely with each client to create motivating Pilates programming that is tailored to their specific needs, level of ability and ultimate goals. All of our instructors are certified, highly qualified professionals, who bring a creative perspective and wealth of fitness and Pilates-specific knowledge to each progressive session.

    Pilates sessions are available in private and semi-private duet, trio and quartet sessions (standing weekly sessions with the same group of students). We also offer an extensive schedule of convenient, cost-effective, morning and evening Pilates Equipment Group classes (no more than six participants on a come-as-you-like basis), as well as non-equipment based group mat classes. All standing equipment sessions are scheduled by appointment only, and are available as standing, reserved blocks of 5 or 10 pre-paid sessions. 

    A committed Pilates practice will connect you to your core, physically strengthen, streamline and tone your entire body, and create focused mental energy to keep you mindfully motivated through every moment of the day.

    Pilates, Getting Started 

    It's easy to get started with a HYP Pilates program that will charge, challenge and, profoundly, transform your body and quality of movement. Click here to purchase our New Student Private 3 Pass ($250.) online (new students to HYP, or current HYP students new to Pilates only please), then contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone, to schedule an initial session. Tell us a little bit about yourself (prior Pilates experience, history of or existing injuries, current level of fitness, best days/times for your lesson) so we can match you to the best instructor for your individual needs, and we'll book your introductory session accordingly.

    Or click to purchase our New Student Group Pass (14 consecutive days/2 Pilates equipment group sessions*) online or in-person at the Studio (brand new students only please-one per student) and try out our Pilates Equipment group classes at an unbelievable price point. Buy any of our Pilates private or group packages directly after your introductory privates or first group session, and receive a one-time 10% discount off your purchase!

    Please note: *Prior Pilates equipment experience is a prerequisite for attendance at any level 1, level 2 or mixed level Pilates Equipment Group class. Brand-new-to-equipment Pilates students MUST attend either a total of 5 Fundamental level group classes or 3 Private sessions in order to participate in any of the above classes. For the safety and comfort of all of our participants, HYP reserves the right to redirect new student who register for level 1, 2 or mixed levels classes in error, to one of our introductory options. Please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about our new student policies.

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