About Adi Westerman

When you take class from Adi, you will immediately notice her keen eye for form and alignment. While she pushes people to work hard and focus, the underlying message is about listening to your body and working on the form to help your postures progress. The most common feedback she receives is, "I learn something new every class."

She reminds us to use the form as a means to meditate and let go of stress and emotional baggage. Adi leads Hot 26, Hot 26 PLUS and Hot Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga Classes. She has been featured in Yoga International and on WLOS and WYFF.  

“I began my hot yoga practice in 2000 while still in college. I immediately fell in love with the feeling of accomplishment upon completion of class. It was also great to sweat and feel cleansed! The class challenged me both mentally and physically, so I could be found early in my practice hiding behind my dreadlocks in the back of the room. But with regular practice I was able to gain a sense of confidence and determination and in the end was also able to shed 40 lbs!

I feel that the Hot 26 classes are the BEST classes for anyone injured or new to yoga. They work to realign and cleanse the body in a very systematic and therapeutic way. It will always be the foundation of health in my life. Hot Power Flow classes are upbeat and fun. I enjoy practicing both styles on a regular basis. I LOVE the way they complement each other! I opened Hot Yoga Asheville in March of 2008 and am thrilled to share my passion for yoga with the community. Just for fun I competed in the NC Regionals in 2009 and 2015, both times placing 1st.  

I have two summer daughters, born 2010 and 2014. I continued practicing Hot Yoga throughout my pregnancy using pregnancy modifications. It was a great way to stay healthy and in shape, and my body bounced back very quickly- even after two unplanned cesareans! If you have questions regarding pregnancy and yoga feel free to email me at the studio.”

Currently living in Southern Pacific Costa Rica and leading wellness retreats while supporting my HYA community in Asheville.