Hot or regular? Don’t worry, we’re flexible.
In our Zen inspired Hot Yoga studio you can enjoy up to a 95°F workout. Stretch it out and sweat it out in any of our regularly scheduled classes with options for all levels. Not interested in turning up the heat? Not a problem, we have a full slate of regular yoga class too.
Enjoy all of Yoga’s mind-body benefits and leave the stresses of the week behind.
Hot Yoga FAQs
What is hot yoga?
Hot yoga refers to any type of yoga taught and practiced in a room heated to approximately 104°F and 40-50% humidity.
Why do hot yoga?
The heat and humidity allow the muscles to lengthen and become more flexible which allows one to get into the poses more deeply.
What are the benefits of hot yoga?
Each posture stimulates the organs, muscles, tendons and ligaments activating circulation to the area and flushing out toxins. Fresh oxygenated blood is sent to every part of the body rejuvenating the entire system. The heated room ensures that participants sweat which helps to flush out the toxins. Through practicing any style of yoga, you can expect to deepen the relationship you have with yourself.
Who should NOT practice hot yoga?
Exercising in hot temperatures can put stress on the cardiovascular system therefore
hot yoga is not recommended for:
- pregnant woman
- frail elderly people or young children
- people with chronic disease or who have suffered heat strokes/heat stress in the
- people with Cardiovascular disease, including aneurysm, angina, atherosclerosis,
congenital heart disease
- high blood pressure, stroke
- people suffering from asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, kidney disease, fluid retention
or sleep deprivation
- people who have alcohol or stimulant drugs in their system
If I take prescription drugs are there any concerns if I do hot yoga?
Some prescription medications like cardiac drugs, beta blockers and anticholinergic or antimusccarine medications (prescriptions for Parkinson’s Disease) may interfere with the body’s heat loss mechanisms making those who use them more susceptible to heat illness.
If you develop the following symptoms during hot yoga, activity must be discontinued:
- a feeling of sudden and severe fatigue
- nausea &/or dizziness
- muscle weakness
- a cessation of sweating accompanied by hot skin
- a period of inexplicable irritability, malaise, or flu like symptoms
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes. You can print out a waiver from our website and hand it in at the front desk. Or you can fill out a waiver at the front desk before your first class. Be sure to allow additional time before the class starts to have this completed.
What do I wear to class?
Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in and able to move about in. We do recommend fitted clothing that will absorb sweat and moisture. We also recommend hot yoga be done in bare feet unless you absolutely must wear shoes. All male participants are required to keep their shirts on for the duration of the class.
What do I need to bring to class?
You will need your own yoga mat and you can bring your own hot yoga towel. Bring a fluid that contains minerals and electrolytes to drink during class.
Here are some guidelines to follow:
- refrain from eating a heavy meal 2-3 hours before practicing
- arrive well hydrated
- inform your instructor if you are working with any serious injuries or limitations toensure you receive modifications
- there will be no admittance to class once the class has started
Is there an extra fee for Hot Yoga?
All hot yoga classes at this time are included with your Membership. This may be subject to change with increased demand.
Is there a schedule for hot yoga?
Yes, you can find it on our website. There are classes appropriate for all levels. Including lower-temperature (85 o F) introductory classes appropriate for beginners – a perfect transition and way to prepare yourself for full temperature classes; all other classes will run at 95oF. Some locations may also offer an introduction of RESTORATIVE classes heated at 75-85oF. (All classes will be hatha based unless otherwise noted.)
What is RESTORATIVE YOGA?
It is a slower and more gentle class, sometimes with as little as 5 or 6 asanas/poses during the class time with a focus on pranayama (breath work), visualizations and the use of props in holding postures for longer in order to let go deeply into the support of the props. This allows the body to be the container of the pose becoming open to the mind, body and spirit letting go of whatever needs to be released in order to become open to the restorative, rejuvenating benefits of this practice. Straps, blocks, bolster, and blankets are props likely to be used. This class is open to all levels and is a class particularly good for those who need stress/anxiety relief or recovery from heavy workouts.