Studio Etiquette


Studio Etiquette

  • You will need a mat, towel and water bottle. we do have mats and towels available for rent in our retail area, but most people prefer to bring their own.
  • Please leave your personal belongings in the locker room. No cell phones or bags in the studio.

  • Please remove shoes, flip-flops and socks before entering the studio and place in provided cubby.

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early to class.

  • Avoid wearing fragrances, lotions and aftershaves to class.

  • Please observe silence in the studio.
  • Be sure to be well hydrated before coming to class. Bring a water bottle but drink sparingly throughout the class.
  • Prepare to sweat heavily, so make sure to have an absorbing towel to place over your mat. We recommend hot yoga towels, however, a regular towel from home will work as well.

  • Do not eat anything for at least an hour before class and avoid anything overly filling or heavy.

  • Take breaks when needed, lie in a comfortable pose for as long as you need. We ask that you do not leave the room, unless necessary.

New to Hot Yoga

New to Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga can refer to a flowing, vinyasa style of practice in which the teacher instructs a series of linked poses. The room is usually maintained at a temperature of 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit, with humidity set to around 40%. The poses performed are similar in both hot and traditional yoga, however, the added heat keeps your muscles supple and allows for deeper stretches. 

The postures are done in the safe environment of a heated room in order to relieve one's body resistance, without risking injury. The heated body will have an easier time moving into the poses, deepening flexibility and strength. We call this 'the lift'.

As you can imagine, a vigorous yoga session at a high temperature promotes profuse sweating and makes the body very warm. This aids in the detoxification and purification of the body and mind. 

In addition, the heat allows for a more meditative state for the practitioner. Very quickly, in a heated practice, the mind learns to focus and become very present with the moment. The mind is stilled. You will find, over time, this mindfulness is taken off the mat, into the everyday, with a new awareness of the mind "chatter" and the judgement that often accompanies it. Soon, you will find you have the decision to not embrace the thoughts, and instead find peace in letting them go. We call this 'the falling away'. 

Many people choose to mix-up their yoga practice with both hot classes and traditional classes.

Benefits of Hot Yoga

Benefits of Hot Yoga

  • Improves overall flexibility and balance.
  • Improves your skin’s elasticity and tone.

  • Improves blood flow and circulation.

  • A great detoxifier.

  • Boosts your natural endorphins.

  • Improves digestion.

  • Increases your metabolism.

  • Burn calories, resulting in weight loss.

  • Builds muscle strength.

  • Alleviates stress, promoting relaxation.

  • Alleviates pain.

  • Improves concentration and focus.

  • Aids in meditation.