I’ve never done yoga; can I come to any class?
Yes! All of our classes are suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough for advanced practitioners. Anyone of any size, shape, condition or background can do hot yoga.
What if I’m not flexible?
Perfect! The most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes is that you need to be flexible. Yoga is not about how flexible you are today; it’s about increasing your flexibility to protect your mobility for the future.
Why is the room heated?
The room is heated to warm the muscles to help prevent injuries, and to allow a deeper workout. Sweating is a side benefit because it cleanses the body by flushing toxins through the skin. We closely manage both the heat and the humidity in our studios.
What time should I arrive at the studio?
The studio opens 30 minutes before each class. First time students must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance in order to fill out paper work and have a quick orientation. Studio doors are locked 2 minutes before class starts, and no late students are admitted.
What should I wear to a hot yoga class?
You should wear comfortable workout clothing, but remember you will be sweating quite a bit. Exercise shorts and sports tops work well for women, and men can wear exercise shorts or swim trunks with an optional T-shirt. All of our studios have full men’s and women’s dressing and shower rooms.
How should I prepare for class?
We recommend you either refrain from eating or eat very lightly two hours before class, and hydrate well throughout the day. Show up with a yoga mat, a large towel and water (all required) or be prepared to rent these from the studio.
How often should I come?
As a beginner, it takes about 3 classes for your body and mind to understand the postures and what in the world you are doing in a hot yoga class! During the next 10 classes, digestion and respiration, as well as endocrine, lymphatic and elimination systems will begin to work harmoniously. Your appetite will normalize and unhealthy cravings will diminish. All of these results will help to normalize your weight if you devote yourself to regular practice of at least 3 times per week. Unlike sports and other types of exercise, yoga is difficult to overdo. The more often you come, the greater the benefits.