PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Introduces Hot Yoga to Teen Girls

Dim down the lights and turn up the heat! At our debut hot yoga event, we proved that Pretty Girls Sweat while they stretch.

On Friday, March 22, teen women from Sparta, NJ and some of their brave and beautiful moms gathered at Younique Yoga for a ladies night out of bonding, fitness, fun, and learning the dos and don'ts of hot yoga.

Why hot yoga? Many teens (and adults) are intimidated by yoga and the thought of adding heat to the equation makes their brains shake like an earthquake, but its powerful benefits of relieving stress, detoxifying the body, building strength, and improving flexibility made it absolutely necessary for us to spread the word to teens about this personal practice that they can continue for a lifetime. So we teamed up with yoga instructor Cari Libysen, who also has a history of mentoring teens, and WAT-AAH! to encourage local area teen girls to give the workout a whirl.

After playing a few fun games to break the ice, we all opened our minds and ears to learn all we could about hot yoga. Some key points that stood out were: it is important to stay hydrated before, during and after a session of hot yoga; hot yoga rooms normally reach a temperature of 101 degrees fahrenheit, and bring a towel (you will be DRENCHED!!!).

Our event partner, WAT-AAH! kept everyone hydrated with their sugar-free water and guests left with custom Pretty Girls Sweat yoga t-shirts; One Direction posters; Crunch Fitness bottles; and WAT-AAH! stickers and temp tattoos all packaged in a Pretty Girls Sweat backpack. Also, one lucky lady scored a $150 PromGirl.com gift card! To sum it up, it was a night to remember! Check out photos from the event above.

To join our #PrettyGirlsSweat movement and to attend our events in the future, follow us at PrettyGirlsSweat.com, Like us on Facebook, and follow us on twitter @PrettyGirlSweat and instagram @PrettyGirlsSweat.

Special thanks to...

EVENT PARTNERS
Younique Yoga, WAT-AAH!

HOST
Aeshia DeVore Branch (Founder, Teen Diaries / Pretty Girls Sweat) 

HOT YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Cari Libysen

VOLUNTEERS
Aja Gatling, Maya Hajj, Kaya Proctor

FOUNDER | Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur unites and empowers girls to be health leaders in their communities. The child obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and events for young women (ages 13-22) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. Before creating Pretty Girls Sweat, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The former high school athlete (track, volleyball, and basketball) and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading inspirational books, listening to music, eating great food with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.