Basic Information

Information for New Students:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early for class.  Studio door locks at start time so failure to arrive on time will result in missing the class.
  •  Do not eat anything heavy for 2-3 hours before class.
  •  Bring a large bottle of water with you and drink extra water the day of class and the day before.
  • For safety, yoga mats are required in every class.  Bring a yoga 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 your session begins.
  • Once you enter the yoga studio, refrain from speaking.  Time spent in the studio before class is meant for quiet meditation and mental preparation for your session.  If you wish to speak with friends before or after class, you may do so in the reception area or changing rooms.
  • Yoga Basics Workshops are offered regularly and are the perfect way to learn more about yoga before trying regular classes. Click here to learn more about Yoga Basics and to enroll.

About Hot Yoga:

Hot Vinyasa is yoga practiced in a room that is heated to approximately 90º.  Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room that is approximately 105º.  Practicing yoga in a heated environment 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.
  • Causes greater elasticity which allows you to tone, lengthen and stretch the body very 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, week 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 yoga instructor aware of any health concerns.