Yoga

Donelson Hot Yoga melts the muscles, melds the mind – Main Street Nashville

Summary

The loss of her beloved father in 2015 solidified Kim Corwin’s passion for yoga and her belief that maintaining a working relationship with your body, mind and spirit is of utmost importance.

Corwin grew up in southern Davidson County. Her dad is the famed country music legend Jim Ed Brown and her mother was a model, makeup artist and dancer. Both she and her mother took care of Jim Ed during his illness and in 2014 closed a dance studio they shared to…….

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The loss of her beloved father in 2015 solidified Kim Corwin’s passion for yoga and her belief that maintaining a working relationship with your body, mind and spirit is of utmost importance.

Corwin grew up in southern Davidson County. Her dad is the famed country music legend Jim Ed Brown and her mother was a model, makeup artist and dancer. Both she and her mother took care of Jim Ed during his illness and in 2014 closed a dance studio they shared together to further concentrate on caretaking.

A nod to her mom Becky Brown’s career, Corwin had a long career of her own as a professional dancer.

“I focused on contemporary and commercial work such as video and theatre shows,” she said.

She also taught at the studio. And while yoga is a major part of a dancer’s life and Corwin practiced it regularly through the years, it was when her dad succumbed to cancer she turned to this discipline with a fierceness to keep herself together both physically and emotionally.

“It was really the meditative aspect of yoga I needed when my dad passed,” she said. “To cope and get perspective. There’s nothing else in the world happening when you are in a yoga class. I was able to drop into myself.”

She discovered hot yoga and loved the intensity of it to “get out of” her head.

Married to Mike who is a veterinarian, she also has a bonus daughter Catherine (stepdaughter). Corwin recently retired from her dancing career and she and her husband moved to Hermitage.

“I got frustrated because I could not find hot yoga in this area,” she said. “I had to cross the river to Nashville to find one.

She decided to cut to the chase and opened a studio of her own in April 2018. She said it’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come to share their passions for health, community and yoga.

Just what is “hot” yoga?

The moniker sort of says it all.

There are heated panels in the ceiling of Corwin’s Donelson studio. She has a few different hot yoga types of classes and the temperature ranges.

“The temperature in the room of my Hot 26 class is about 105 degrees,” she explained.

The room is heated to help prevent injuries to muscles and allows for a deeper stretch. Increased sweating cleanses the body and helps flush toxins through the system. Instructors monitor the heat and humidity throughout this class that has the same series of poses and no weights.

“If you removed the heat it would be much harder,” she said. “After you’ve done it three or four times it becomes not so difficult to stay in the heat.”

She said egos are left at the door and there is no competition. This …….

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