HOT yoga is for EVERYONE! Both the 60 and 90 minute classes are a combination of breathing exercises and Hatha yoga postures, practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees F (40C). The series systematically works the entire body delivering total health and well-being
What if I have never done yoga before?
Every class is suitable for all ages and levels of health, fitness and athleticism. There is lots of progression within each posture so beginners and advanced practice together. We learn the form first and then can explore new depths within the body.
The postures synergistically and cumulatively put the body back on track and in balance. Regular practice of this series results in the healing and repair of injuries and illness, weight loss and peace of mind.
How do I prepare for class?
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the registration forms and to get comfortable in the studio.
What to bring;
- Water bottle
- Towels; one for on top of your mat and one if you wish to shower afterwards
- Yoga Mat
Tips: Try to practice on an empty stomach; refrain from eating 2-3 hours prior to class.
HYDRATE! Make sure you have been drinking water all day and the day before class to ensure you are well hydrated!
Wear light workout clothing. Shorts or capris are preferred to pants. Avoid cotton or fabrics that get heavy when wet.
Be prepared to sweat and feel great!
What kind of benefits will I see/feel?
To get the optimal results from your yoga exercise program expect to practice at least three times per week. Over a short period of time, with this frequency of practice, you can expect to see and feel the reshaping of your body. Physically, you will lose weight and inches, gain muscle tone, and improve strength and balance. Mentally, you will notice improvement in concentration skills and will power, and a reduction in stress. Medically, you will notice that you are sick less, and are not as prone to injury. Yoga has proven to help those suffering from insomnia, depression, Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and shoulder, knee and back injuries. Through these changes in the body, there are changes in the mind, attitude, and behavior. These are all positive changes to help improve your quality of life
What if I’m not flexible?
This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are already, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions, and gradually improving your flexibility. Through a consistent yoga practice, your flexibility will improve, but it is not necessary to be flexible before coming to class.
“saying you are not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you are too dirty to take a bath”
We encourage all new yogi’s to come back for their second class as soon as possible, especially if you find you are a bit sore the next day. It is normal to experience stiffness and sore muscles as you are awakening and conditioning them through your practice. It is totally normal to experience a slight headache after your first class because of the detoxification process occurring in your body. Make sure to drink lots of water. Getting back in “the room” as soon as possible helps to accelerate the healing process.
“There are two mistakes one can make along the way to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha