How should I prepare for a hot yoga class?

Get a good night sleep. Hydrate well, at least two hours before class, but don’t overload your stomach with liquids right before class begins. Depending on your metabolism, eat several hours before class, and then if you need a snack, have something light. Arrive early, especially if attending your first class as you will need to fill out paperwork. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a liability waiver co-signed by a parent/guardian who is at least 18 years old.

Come with an open mind and remember: the fun and rewards begin at the edge of your comfort zone!

What should I wear/bring to Class?

Bring a water bottle, a yoga mat and a yoga towel. We also have water bottles for sale and mats and towels for rent if you don’t have them. Wear fitted, breathable exercise clothes that will not restrict your range of motion.

If you plan to shower after class then bring a shower towel. We have hair dryers in the changing rooms.

Why is the room heated?

It is heated to warm the muscles, prevent injuries and allow for a deeper release in your body.

How hot is the room?

Typically the room is heated to 95-105 degrees. Some vigorous classes are not heated as much, but will still feel quite warm due to the activity level. Barre classes are run at a typical ambient room temperature.

What if I have never done yoga before?

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the oldest surviving manuscript on Hatha Yoga, says: “Whether young, old or too old, sick or lean, one who discards laziness gets success if he practices yoga.” Put simply, regardless of age, physical shape or experience, anyone who practices yoga will succeed.

Most of the classes on the schedule are beginner friendly and our instructors will help new students by offering modifications, encouragement and support. You do not need any experience, you do not need to be “in shape,” rather you just need a willing mind and the desire to change your life forever.

What if I am not flexible?

A perceived sense of inflexibility is the most common hindrance that detracts people from trying yoga. Yoga is not about how flexible you already are: yoga is about stretching the body, quieting the mind, and healing the soul. The more inflexible you are, the more you need yoga. You become flexible by doing yoga.

How often should I practice?

We recommend coming to class a minimum of 2-3 times a week for the body to begin to develop muscle memory. If you are looking to make a real impact on your body in terms of your conditioning, strength, muscle tone, or weight, you should consider coming 4 or 5 times a week. Because of the low impact nature of the yoga practice, the body does not require days of rest like it does with weight training and other high impact activity.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga is the physical form of yoga designed to actively bring balance, energy and well-being into your life. It is the perfect lifetime fitness program and totally different from any other form of exercise.

What is the difference between the Hot Vinyasa and Hot Yoga classes on the schedule?

Our Hot Yoga classes offer postures to prepare your body, mind and soul for the stillness of meditation and are composed of a standing series and a floor series. Vinyasa is a flow (continuous movement) of Hot Yoga. A Vinyasa class incorporates Hot Yoga postures, but with a fluid movement. A Hot Yoga class may incorporate short periods of Vinyasa sequences.

Do you have showers?­­

Yes. At our Glenmont location, we have changing rooms with plenty of space to get dressed both before and after your yoga class, as well as bathrooms and showers so you can come to class for a great workout, get cleaned up and be on the way with the rest of your day! In Latham, there are two restrooms, one of which has a shower, too, that can be used for changing before or after class.