Inferno Hot Pilates


This class is taught by:

Corlese Todd

My first Bikram Yoga class was in 2007 and although I didn't fall instantly in love, there was something about it that stuck with me. My second class was in November 2012 at Bikram Yoga Chelmsford and I've never looked back. After having gone through minor back surgery after my first child and struggling with pain again after my second child, I knew I needed something stronger than what the doctors were prescribing. Pain medications were only masking the problem, but Bikram Yoga was fixing it. Not to mention all the additional side affects like better overall health, increased energy and strength, less stress and more confidence.

I quickly fast-tracked my practice by taking a private lesson, began training and competed in my first competition in October 2013 and left for teacher training in April 2014!

I love that I can share this incredible "medicine" through teaching. I am inspired everyday by the changes, struggles and progress I see my students make.

In 2014, I found myself coaching students for both the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships and National Championships and it has become another amazing step in my career as a Bikram Yoga teacher.

I had another new journey begin in 2015 when I took my first Yoga Sculpt class followed shortly by my first Inferno Hot Pilates class. I fell immediately in love with the blend of yoga, weight training and cardio and found myself back in teacher training mode. Today I am a certified instructor of both Yoga Sculpt and Inferno Hot Pilates.

Although my formal background is in marketing, I'm happy to say today that I am a wife, full-time mom of two, yoga & fitness instructor and lifetime student!

Chandra Hardester

Chandra is Studio Director at Smiling Dog Yoga. The daughter of a nationally ranked cheerleading coach mother and a state wrestling champion father, one of Chandra’s earliest memories is of stretching and exercising. She spent time in gymnastics, figure skating, and track and field, before ultimately falling in love with ballet for it’s unique combination of athleticism and art.
 
After an early career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer with the San Francisco Ballet and other Bay Area based companies, an injury led Chandra down a different path. She studied Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications at San Diego State University before falling in love with the beauty and kindness of the Central Coast, and moving to attend Cal Poly SLO. Following a second career in corporate multi-store retail leadership, a loss in the family caused her to follow her true passion for coaching and motivating people, with her immense drive to inspire others thru the science of health and fitness.
 
Chandra found yoga as an effective tool for healing old injuries & restoring full functionality back to her body. After having experienced the immense benefits of yoga first hand, she was inspired to attain her 200-RYT at Smiling Dog Yoga under Valentina Petrova. Chandra holds additional certifications in Primary Group Fitness and Practical Pilates thru AFAA, YOBarre thru SDY, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, and is currently completing an additional 200-RYT in Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini, as well as a certification in Jillian Michael's BodyShred. When not at the studio, Chandra can be found reading fitness, barre, and yoga anatomy books on the beach, binge watching mindless Bravo TV shows while working out, DIYing various arts & crafts, or feeding her retail addiction. She looks forward to welcoming you to The Dog, and can't wait to show you all our amazing community has to offer!
 
Inferno Hot Pilates is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) using Pilates principles. We will focus on using core strength through various low-impact exercises to help get you to your fitness goals. The room will be warm, so be sure to bring your mat, towel, water...and be ready to rock out with some fun music!
 
*Join us for this special limited opportunity to experience the Inferno Pilates craze with instructor Corlese Todd! Please note that the room will be heated between 85-95 degrees for the duration of this 45 minute class. Don't forget to stop by our vanities to freshen up with our favorite lotions & potions before you get back to your day!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Wed Dec 13 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Dec 19 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Wed Dec 20 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Dec 26 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Wed Dec 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Jan 02 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Jan 09 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Jan 16 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Jan 23 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Jan 30 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Feb 06 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Feb 13 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Feb 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Feb 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Mar 06 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Mar 13 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Mar 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Mar 27 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Apr 03 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Corlese Todd