Hot Yoga Preparation

Hot Yoga Preparation

The proper Hot Yoga preparation can make your first class a pleasant experience.

About Our Studio

  • Please try to arrive early on your first visit.
  • Classes begin punctually and the doors may be locked 3-5 minutes before the class start time.
  • We open 30 minutes before classes except for 6:00 am and 8:15 pm when we open 15 minutes before class.
  • All clients are required to fill out a waiver. You can get a head start by downloading the waiver and bringing it with you already filled out. Download Waiver

Hot Yoga Preparation

  • Hot Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. It is advisable to avoid eating for 2-3 hours before class but everyone is different — some find it helpful to have a light snack before class for energy such as a piece of fruit or yogurt. You may need to experiment to find what works best for you.
  • be well hydrated before taking class.
  • Please be in the yoga room and ready to begin before the scheduled class start time. It helps us finish on time if we can start on time.
  • Bring only plain water (in a non-breakable container) in the yoga room.

How to Practice Hot Yoga

  • Inform your instructor of any serious health problems or injuries before taking a class. We can help to moderate or modify your postures to accommodate injuries or limitations.
  • If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it! Our Yoga postures are safe and accessible for most people but err on the side of caution. If you’re not sure about something you can always wait and approach it later.
  • Our instruction method is built around repetition so don’t worry if you didn’t hear or don’t understand something right away. Each class you take provides a new opportunity to glean a little more information. It’s a practice, not a performance.
  • Give yourself permission to rest, sit or lie down during class. Your body might have a different level of endurance each day.
  • Be patient! Don’t expect to “get” everything right away or to be able to do everything. Start slowly, focusing on the beginning stages of the postures. Don’t push too hard while you’re getting used to working with the heat.
  • The most important factor in your yoga practice is not your physical ability, but your mental alignment — your attitude. A well-aligned attitude includes a good amount of acceptance and humility. The key is to be non-judgmental about yourself and others.
  • How often should you practice? We recommend practicing as often as possible in the beginning — once you have a regular practice your body will tell you what feels right. Many people find that 3 classes per week is the minimum required to achieve maximum benefits.
  • The effects of Hot Yoga are cumulative. Being consistent over time and maintaining a beginner’s mind will have a profound and lasting effect. When you practice yoga regularly and with commitment, the rewards will carry over into your daily life.

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Written by Bucky Silverado

If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end. If you wish the dog to follow you, feed him. A dog has four feet, but he can't walk four different paths. The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel. Woof.