We are the First and Only Hot Yoga School in Northern MI, we are The Source! When we opened 18 years ago, there were hardly any yoga classes available in the area, and there weren't any hot classes of any kind being offered, let alone The Original!
We are also the sole "Original Hot Yoga Association" Certified, "Ghosh's Yoga College" Certified, & "Bikram Yoga College" Certified School in Northern MI.
OHYTC is 100% Locally Owned, Family Operated, & an Independent small business. We do not divert any funds to any franchising organization or individuals!
We opened our school in 2005 and have specialized in teaching pure, unadulterated Original Hot Yoga ever since. We are passionate about, and committed to, The Original Hot Yoga practice.
Original Hot Yoga Traverse City is not only operated by the local owners and teachers, but they also attend classes there. For over 25 years, the founder of this school has been practicing Hatha Yoga & Meditation.
After spending time as a monk in a Yoga Ashram, he later married a yogini, and then they had a beautiful son. His meditation lineage is the Dynastic Kriya Yoga Lineage of Lahiri Mahasaya and regular Kriya Meditation began in 1998. His wife was initiated into the Dynastic Kriya Yoga Lineage in 2012, their family has kept regular company with their preceptor, the Great Grandson of Lahiri Mahasaya, traveling the world with him for nearly 2 decades. He also holds a Black Belt in Kobiashi Shorin Ryu Karate, and the Reiki Master Initiations.
She began her 10 year massage therapy career in 2004 after Graduating from the Michigan School of Myomassology and has worked primarily with chiropractors and professional athletes focusing on medical and rehabilitation massage therapy.
After attending her first Original Hot Yoga class in 2007 she immediately knew she’d be practicing this yoga for the rest of her life.
The founder began teaching Hatha Yoga (Physical Fitness) early in 2000 and certifications from Bikram's Yoga College of India followed as early as 2002 for him, and hers in 2012 prior to their meeting.
Additionally, they both hold the distinction of belonging to the Dynastic Hatha Yoga Lineage of Bishnu Ghosh (Elder brother of Paramahansa Yogananda) via continuous study with his Granddaughter Muktamala Mitra nee Ghosh and several Certifications from "Ghosh's Yoga College" - Calcutta, India. Consequently, they are certified in offering Yoga Therapy and The Original Ghosh "Yoga Prescriptions" in the dynastic tradition.
"Ghosh's Yoga College" is the oldest yoga school in the world, and is where this yoga originates.
They have attended and hosted countless seminars/workshops, continuously studies with the World's preeminent Hatha Yoga Teachers and Champions, and hosted the 2017 Asana Championships in MI.
We love to meet new people and not only teach them about yoga and meditation, but become life long friends too! We are all like family, and we want you to become part of our Yoga Community! Rest assured that at The Original Hot Yoga TC you are receiving the highest quality instruction available with over 20 years experience. So, come on in, lose your fears, transform your body, see the truth about the mind, and get overwhelmed with the LOVE!