How do I register for class?
Simply use our online class scheduler to sign up for the class you want, or arrive 15 minutes early to register at our studio for your first class! Call (757) 223-9642 for details.
What is Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga is a form of Yoga that originated in Calcutta, India. Traditional Yoga in the hot climate of Calcutta evolved into Hot Yoga which is practiced today. The room is intentionally heated to recreate these conditions, helping to relax the muscles. The postures (or asanas) are very unique to these methods and focus on compressing the internal organs, forcing fresh blood and oxygen to those areas. This benefits the mind and body through a process of detoxification, stimulation and rejuvenation. There are distinct alignment differences between hot yoga postures and similar postures that other yoga styles teach.
Why is the room heated?
The room is heated to loosen and warm the muscles, enabling the body to become more flexible and to help prevent injury. An added benefit from a heated room is sweating which purges the body of toxins.
Can I lose weight?
Yes. The amount of weight loss will depend on the number of classes per week, eating habits, and fitness levels.
How often should I practice Hot Yoga?
We recommend you practice as often as you can. We encourage participation in a class setting three or more days per week. If additional exercises such as weightlifting, aerobics or dance are implemented into your routine, then fewer yoga classes may be needed to help accomplish your fitness goals. Continuous Yoga practice will advance your overall performance in sports and other activities.
Should I bring my own water, mat, and towel?
Absolutely. As with any strenuous activity, you need to replenish and hydrate with water. Bring at least a 12 ounce bottle. You will likely lose that much water during the session. Also, we recommend bringing your own Yoga mat and towel. We also provide mat and towel rentals and water for purchase.
What if I'm not flexible?
No matter; we love all body types, skill levels and ages. Flexibility will come with practice. The more inflexible you are the more you need to practice Yoga. Come to Yoga practice with an open mind and your body will follow.