FAQs

What is the difference between basic yoga and warm/hot yoga?

In a basic yoga class, you will have a gentler pace of poses that include stretches and the poses are generally done on a mat. 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. Hot and Warm yoga; Per 2-2019 in Woman’s Health;

“It makes you more flexible.

“Temperatures are up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit,” humidity is around 40 to 60 percent.

However, we usually heat to around 103 and keep humidity closer to 40%.

The warmer room will make it easier for your muscles to stretch. The steamy temps “allow you to increase their range of motion and stretch deeper within each pose,” since heat makes muscles more pliable, says Numbers. Unlike stretching it out in a standard cool yoga studio, the heat will have you feeling like a pro and extending further than you thought you could.

It’s intense.

As an added challenge, the heat in a hot yoga studio will make your heart pump way faster, because it needs to push more blood toward the skin in an effort to keep you feeling cool. More heart-pumping means a better cardio workout than you’d get doing the same yoga sequence in a cooler setting.

It helps kick stress to the curb.

hot yoga makes you focus on your breathing more. breathing deeper is key to relaxation and stress-relief.

It ups your lung capacity.

While you might think a stifling room makes it harder to breathe, the breathing exercises in hot yoga can actually help train your lungs to retain more air. Deeper breaths force them to expand more than usual, which allows for more oxygen to enter the blood stream and get to the other organs.

 

It’s not for everybody.

If you’re pregnant, have a heart condition, or suffer from a cardiovascular disease, you should probably look for a different form of exercise. And if you do fall into any of these camps, at least be sure to talk to your doctor before attempting yoga that involves heat.”

Hot and warm yoga typically requires 3-5 visits before one becomes acclimated. Students are encouraged to sit and rest or walk in to the lobby if feeling over heated. Go at your own pace, relax, do not over extend yourself.

What is infrared heating?

We are excited to now offer infrared heating.  Infrared heating has been utilized around the world for many years and continues to be a preferred heating source. Types of light that you need for good health are blue, UV, far infrared, red, near infrared.

Human cells need light to function.

Red and NIR light are superior because they penetrate the tissues, blood vessels, nerves, brain, and bones.

Red and NIR feed your cells to increase energy production and boost the anti-inflammatory actions of cells.

Health benefits include: helps with thyroid function, liver regeneration, hot flashes, inflammation, sleep, depression/anxiety, skin repair, weight, hair re-regrowth, wound healing, pain.

Near Infrared (NIR): Like red light, acts on the mitochondria of your cells and helps to increase cellular energy production.

Near Infrared Light: next to red on the electromagnetic light spectrum. It is invisible and enters the skin but also goes another 1.5 inches into the body at around 800nm to 1 millimeter of penetration.

While many wavelengths of light, such as UV, blue, green and yellow are not able to penetrate very far into the layers of your skin, red and NIR light has far deeper reach. This means that it is able to be more deeply absorbed into your tissues, blood vessels, nerves, brain, and bones.
These wavelengths of light increase the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). This is the primary energy carrier used to fuel your body. ATP increases the energy production of your mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of all cells and produces most of the energy that a cell needs to survive and thrive.

Anti-inflammatory:  NIR light therapy create a temporary, low-dose metabolic stress (“hormesis”), what happens when we exercise which boost to the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of cells.

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 light weight exercise clothing. We do offer mat and towel rental as well as water for purchase. Arrive with an open mind and at least 10 minutes early. We lock our doors once a class begins.

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.