What is the difference between basic yoga and hot yoga?
In a basic yoga classes you will have a gentler pace of poses that include stretches and the poses are generally done on a mat. This type of yoga is good for beginners, people of various ages and women that are pregnant. This form of yoga is often referred to as Hatha Yoga. The gentler paced exercises and poses are meant to strengthen and tone the body, and make the body more flexible. It will also make one aware of the body and cause it to be more relaxed. While basic yoga is done in a room at a comfortable temperature, hot yoga is done in a room with a temperature of 105°F so yogis sweat out many toxins.
Who should take Hot Yoga classes?
Anyone interested in burning calories and becoming more flexible is encouraged to take hot yoga classes, even if they’ve never taken a yoga class before. However, hot yoga is not for everyone. If you are prone to heat stroke or are easily dehydrated you should not take part in hot yoga. Pregnant women are also warned against taking part in hot yoga.
Can I eat before a Hot Yoga class?
It is recommended that you do not eat anything for at least 2 hours before your class – ideally eat nothing 3 hours before your class.
Can I drink before a Hot Yoga class?
Yes! Drink plenty of water before, during, and after the class. Dehydration will affect your performance and abilities in class.
How many calories do Hot Yoga classes burn?
During a typical 90 minute session of hot yoga, you will burn about 500 to 1000 calories, depending on various factors, such as your age, weight, your sex and how vigorously you exercise.
What should I bring to my Hot Yoga class?
You should bring your own yoga mat, a towel, plenty of water to drink, and very light weight exercise clothing. We do offer mat and towel rental as well as water for purchase.
Do you have a day care center for my young child?
No; we do not offer child care at our studio.
Do you have shower facilities?
We do not offer shower facilities, however, we do have a changing room for our members to use before and/or after class.
Can minors take a Hot Yoga class?
Yes, but you will need to download and sign the Waiver for Minors.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.