All Original Hot Yoga Classes are for Beginners. Practicing for 10 years or 10 days we all practice together. Do what you can with the body you have today. Practice a little bit the right way get all the benefits. Form before Depth.
The room is intentionally kept around 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity. This allows your body to warm up more easily. The Pranayama breathing in the beginning of class also assists with this. Like rubber bands, when your body is warmer it is more pliable. You may more safely access deeper expressions of the posture. The heat also has a tendency to keep you focused on your breathing instead of what you are going to do after class. Sweat may also help detoxify and flush the system while leaving you with a yoga glow.
We are all healing from something, If you have an acute injury or stitches please rest and let it heal. Otherwise, If you have a spine you can practice. Do what you can and notify the teacher of your injury prior to class. They will advise how to best reduce the depth of your postures to help you improve circulation and slowly regain your range of motion so you can go back to feeling great again. Please continue to practice what you can of the Original Hot Yoga Series rather than modifying without teachers direction.
To register for class and ensure you have a spot in class, sign up on Mindbody. If you need assistance, email email@example.com least an hour prior to class to get registered. We can figure it out before or after class.
If you need to cancel class, just use Mindbody. There is no penalty for canceling within 2 hours of class. If you need to leave early, try to schedule a class that you can take in its entirety but if not possible, notify the teacher before class. If you are running within 5 minutes late to class. Call the landline before class starts.
We breath through the mouth only during the breathing exercises at the beginning and end of class. Do your best to breath through your nose throughout the rest of class to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. This takes your body out of "fight or flight" and into calm breathing. Using your breath to calm your mind and your body to train your brain you will find peace in the most challenging situations. Once you manage your breath you can manage your mind and build more resilience, allowing nothing to steal your peace.
This yoga is unlike other exercise, you do not need to take a day off. You can practice everyday and even twice a day. Like brushing your teeth, daily practice brings more health, vitality and peace to your life. Align your spine, align your life.
Our hot room has an Energy Recovery Ventilation system installed. This improves indoor air quality by exchanging both heat and moisture from the room. The ERV brings fresh filtered air from outside while exhausting stale, polluted air from inside. When the ERV expels stale air of the room it also flushes out the pollutants contained in it. Not only is the ERV energy efficient but who doesn't want improved indoor air quality so you can breath deeply in class?
Yes, Please come to class free of all odors, sweet, sour, organic, legal or not. You are welcome to rinse off before class if needed to be odor free. Please for sanitary reasons, bring a clean mat and towel to practice on daily. If the last time you used your mat was for goat yoga, clean it off before rolling it out.
Coffee is a diuretic and isn't needed to practice. It's also messy if it spills. Please bring only what you need for class in the hot room. Bring only your mat, towel(s) and water/ hydrating beverage. Please leave cell phones and other un-needed items outside the room. Please ensure your smart watches and other wearables are silent or left outside the room. The building is locked during class and your stuff is secure.
No, please come back when you are no longer contagious or showing symptoms. If you are not feeling well ie, cold/ flu symptoms, please stay home until they are gone. It is concerning and distracting for your classmates to practice along side someone who could be spreading more than love and light.
A mat to practice on, a towel to sweat on, and water. Please leave your cell phone outside the hot room and take care of the cells in your body. If you are a heavy sweater, please bring additional towels to contain the sweat to your mat area.
Focusing on yourself for 90 minutes is the best way to get to know yourself, fall in love with yourself and build self confidence. First love yourself. Mirrors are also a tool to visually see your form in postures.
When you manage and quiet your mind as you strengthen your spine a sense of calm takes over little by little you practice stillness and with that comes presence and PEACE.