FAQs about our studio and common misconceptions

What do I wear? What should I bring to class?

Wear some clothes you can stretch in – something that fits snug is best, as it won’t move and distract you during class. The basic equipment for class is water, a towel, and a yoga mat. If you are new, we have yoga mats you can borrow, and new ones for purchase.

I’ve never done yoga before. Maybe I should ask about a beginner’s class?

All our yoga classes are for beginners. The variety of postures taught in the various classes are accessible to all levels, no prior experience is necessary. However, as your understanding of the postures and stamina increase, so will your desire to accelerate and push to new levels. This is why hot yoga challenges everyone – beginners, intermediates, and experts.

I am not flexible enough to do yoga.

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, it is about stretching your body and spine in all directions. If you simply try the right way, your balance, endurance, and flexibility will naturally increase.

Why is it in a hot room?

The room is heated intentionally to warm muscles, which allows you to work deeper and safer, seeing results faster. Heat takes the trauma out of stretching, heals, and helps prevent injuries. It also promotes sweating which helps flush toxins from your body, giving you a wonderful glow from head to toe.

Just how hot is it and what is INFRARED HEAT?

Our room temperature is between 90-93 degrees, however due to our infrared heaters – there is not the stuffiness and humidity that you associate with heat – It will feel like the sun warming your body.

What if I am healing an injury or have a past injury?

Most people coming to yoga have experienced some sort of physical trauma over the course of their lifetime. Often a doctor, physical therapist or friend referred them to yoga. Hot yoga is highly therapeutic and can help in rehabilitation of various injuries as well as prevention of new ones. Practice the right way and take it slow. Tell your teacher about any injuries you are currently working with so they can help during class. And always ask your doctor for guidance on what is appropriate for your individual condition.

Do I need to reserve a class?

No, we have plenty of room. However – if it’s your first class, you should come 10-15 minutes early to assure you are given a tour and able to sign a waiver.

Studio Etiquette:
  • No shoes on the practice floor
  • Enter room quietly, and feel free to sneak out early if needed, but no leaving during Shavasana
  • No speaking during class (please be respectful of your sweat mates)
  • Please have proper hygiene – Ensure that you and your mat are clean before practice. Further, avoid heavy fragrances.
  • We provide mat cleaner, so please clean your practice area before leaving
  • No cell phones in the practice room

We look forward to you joining our family of yogis!

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