Hot Power Vinyasa with Candle Light

This class is taught by:

Kristin Caforio Marengo

Kristin Caforio Marengo is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts.  Upon graduating high school in 1998 she left Massachusetts and pursued a career in dance.  Landing her first job as Grover in Sesame Street Live in 1999.  After a series of dance tours, and cruise line contracts she landed in NYC.  After a back injury in 2002, she found Yoga.  In dance she was always competing, dancing through injuries and neglecting her body. Yoga changed all of that and through yoga she learned proper alignment.  No longer competing and forcing she began listening to her body and healing her body. Quickly her injuries healed. 
Yoga started off primarily physical, but quickly yoga became a mental practice as well.  Kristin started noticing that she was more calm throughout the day.  Things that would have got her down previously were no longer affecting her.  Yoga was changing her life in a positive way.
In 2003, Kristin received her 200 hour certification in NYC.  Yoga Alliance (RYT). She then began her teaching career, teaching throughout NYC.  In 2007 Kristin became the general manager of Prana Power Yoga in NYC.  In 2009 she became the head teacher of the Teacher Training Program.
In 2010 Kristin's class was rated as one of the top 10 yoga classes in NYC, by Time Out Magazine. (December 2010) issue.
Kristin led NYU's physical therapy yoga program.
November 2014 Kristin was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine
In 2014 Kristin was featured as a yogi in the motion picture "Creative Control"
Kristin decided it was time to move back to Worcester Massachusetts in November 2014, and decided to open Hot Power Yoga Center. Kristin's dharma or life purpose is to spread the healing powers of yoga to all her students and is overjoyed to have her own studio.  Hot Power Yoga Center is a safe atmosphere where students can explore their physical and mental selves through breath and movement.  There are no mirrors at Hot Power Yoga Center, because through Yoga we let our egos go and listen to our bodies without competing or judging.  Finding enlightenment.  Hot Power Yoga Center is a simple place to escape from every day stresses, and let the body and mind unite and relax.
Kristin wants to thank her husband Joseph and son Josiah for their unconditional love and support. Kristin also wants to thank her mother, father, and sister Jessica for helping her every step of the way.
There is no end to a yoga journey, just a beginning.

Kelly Dowd

Kelly originally intended to add yoga to her workout regimen as a way to help maintain flexibility and prevent injuries, but quickly began to realize the additional physical and mental benefits of a consistent practice. After a few years of regular practice, she completed her RYT-200 training in 2011 in Virginia, where she taught various styles and levels of yoga from meditative and chair yoga to advanced hatha and vinyasa. After 3 years teaching in Virginia, she moved to MA to pursue a graduate degree and has been teaching and practicing in New England ever since! She has her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from MCPHS University here in Worcester and utilizes the core components of yoga asana often in PT practice. Finding a balance between strength and mobility is a key element in Kelly’s yoga teaching as well as in her work as a physical therapist. Kelly loves sharing her passion for human movement and helping others achieve their optimum levels of physical and mental health both on and off the mat. When she’s not teaching or moving, Kelly spends her time enjoying outdoor activities, hanging out with her fiancé and their fur-children (a cat and a dog), and attempting do-it-yourself projects.


Johanna Bavosi

Johanna has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. Her mother introduced her to yoga as a child and they began a short daily practice together. Johanna began attending classes discovering different types, styles and ideas of yoga. As her personal practice became more involved, her passion for the peace and balance that yoga brought to her on the mat evolved to practicing yoga as a way of life. In her effort to share this yoga with others, she completed the Kripalu yoga teacher training. What she loves most about yoga is that anyone at any age or physical condition can practice. She hopes to show others that, through the breath, one can always find a sense of peace within themselves.

Doreen Defazio

Doreen DeFazio, a Massachusetts native, grew up a competitive swimmer starting at the age of eight. Spending hours in the pool each week perfecting breath work, flow, and form was an integral part of her youth. Once she discovered yoga in her adult life, the familiar meditative breath became a continuous practice and passion.

Doreen’s mat has been a place she can roll out anywhere as a sanctuary; a space that she refers to as a “judgment free zone”. Since deepening her practice, yoga has become less about the need to hold the perfect pose and more for whatever is needed that day: self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness.

Doreen’s passion for yoga is contagious, and she hopes that in a culture where we are all rushing from one moment to the next, that she can assist students in connecting with what is – who they already are - and to find those moments of bliss and playfulness in the flow towards their own self-discovery and self-love.

Doreen graduated Hot Power Yoga Center's Teacher Training program.

This class is done in candle light.  Same as the regular hot power vinyasa class, only we add candle light to help relax the muscles and calm the mind. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Wed Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Johanna Bavosi
  • Thu Oct 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Mon Oct 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Oct 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Wed Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Doreen Defazio
  • Thu Nov 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Mon Nov 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Nov 06 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Wed Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Johanna Bavosi
  • Thu Nov 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Mon Nov 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Nov 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Wed Nov 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Johanna Bavosi
  • Thu Nov 15 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Mon Nov 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Johanna Bavosi
  • Tue Nov 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd
  • Wed Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Thu Nov 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Dowd