Paige Held , co-owner and founder of the Yoga Joint began practicing yoga at the age of 16 here in South Florida. At age 20, she was certified in the Barkan Method with Jimmy Barkan and has been teaching yoga for the past 20 years. Over time, she explored other styles of yoga and eventually developed her own innovative and unique style of yoga that she calls “Hot Fusion Flow” which is a melding of various styles with influences from Barkan, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Anusara and Shiva Rea. Paige’s classes focus on using physical aspects of the practice to bring a heightened state of mental awareness, where her students are able to realize where they are in their surroundings and to respond rather than to react. She encourages students to let go and have fun and find freedom in their bodies, minds and spirits. She draws much of her inspiration as a yoga teacher from her most important role as a mother to her 2 children and 2 stepchildren. Her classes are both physically demanding and mentally enlightening with the goal of enabling real people to better manage real life situations. In Paige’s classes, her students can expect a challenging vinyasa flow with a heartfelt message and energetic music.