Basic Information

Information for New Students:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early for class.  Doors lock at start time so failure to arrive on time will result in missing your session.
  •  Do not eat anything heavy for 2-3 hours before class.
  •  Bring a bottle of water with you and drink extra water the day of class and the day before.
  • For safety, yoga mats are required.  Bring a mat with you or be prepared to rent one at the studio for $1.  New mats can also be purchased upon arrival.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that is lightweight and nonrestrictive.  No sock or shoes required.
  • Let your instructor know if you have any injuries or limitations before session starts.
  • Once you enter the yoga studio, refrain from speaking.  Time spent in the studio is meant for quiet meditation and mental preparation for the session.  If you wish to speak with friends or use your cell phone before class, you may do so in the reception or lounge areas.

About Hot Yoga:

Hot yoga is yoga that is practiced in a heated room. There are many styles of hot yoga that are practiced in different room temperatures and include different sequences and poses. You can learn more about class styles, temperatures and more by reading session descriptions on the schedule pages of this site. Practicing yoga in a hot studio serves various functions for the mind and body, including:

  • Increases heart rate and builds core heat quickly so you can challenge your body more efficiently.
  • Greater elasticity which allows you to tone, lengthen and stretch the body deeply.
  • Induces heavy sweating which refreshes skin, helping it to become smoother and clearer over time.
  • Aides the body in releasing toxins that are stored under the skin.
  • Calms your mind and promotes mental clarity to help you make healthy choices in your day to day life.
  • Provides inner peace and relaxation which leads to decreases in stress and anxiety.

Hot Yoga Health Information:

Certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pregnancy, weak vertebrae, history of seizures, etc. might make the practice of hot yoga dangerous.  If you have any special conditions or chronic illnesses, please check with your physician prior to attending your first hot yoga class.  Please make your instructor aware of any health concerns.