Sweat It Out
Hot Yoga 101
Just about any style of yoga can be adapted for the heat. Depending on the class, temperatures in our hot room range from 95º to 105º F. We achieve this through radiant heating panels mounted on the ceiling.
In addition to the heat, we also keep our hot room humid. During the Summer, when the air is already naturally humid, our hot room will be even steamier.
The heat loosens up muscles more quickly, allowing them to become limber and flexible without needing a lot of warm ups. In fact, people often can reach deeper, more difficult variations of poses in the hot room that may not be very accessible to them in normal room temperatures.
Additionally, hot yoga burns more calories than unheated classes. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems also work harder in the hot room, making them stronger in the long run. Finally, you will feel physically and emotionally cleansed after an intense, sweaty practice.
Heat helps to loosen muscles more quickly and helps the body burn more calories. But hot yoga is not recommended for everyone, especially people who are pregnant, have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Your body will lose a great deal of liquid during a hot yoga class. That’s why you should start hydrating several hours before taking a hot class. If you signed up for vigorous class, you should start hydrating the day before.
Water and coconut water are great for this purpose. Sports drinks and fruit juices are good too — but they can be high in sugar and calories.
Keep drinking liquids during class, and continue doing so once class is over. You will need to replenish all the fluids your body lost.
Because hot yoga can be a demanding practice, students should first consult their doctor. Some medical conditions might be aggravated by the heat or intense physical activities. Additionally, hot yoga is generally not recommended for people who are pregnant, have diabetes or high blood pressure.
If you’ve never done any type of yoga before, please try our regular and warm classes first, before jumping into the hotter, more challenging classes.
Avoid eating 2 hours before class, but make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
Wear light, stretchy, breathable clothing. Gym clothes will do the trick.
Cover your mat with a towel to absorb the sweat dripping off your body.
Pace yourself. The heat will tire you out much faster than you think. Save some energy for the end.
Take small sips when hydrating during class. Practicing with a stomach full of water is uncomfortable.
If you start to feel exhausted or lightheaded, don’t panic. Just sit or lie down on your mat, breathe evenly and let the sensations pass. Rejoin the class when you’re ready.
Stay in the room as much as possible. If you leave the hot room, the sudden change in temperature might be a shock to your system.
Bring a change of clothes for after class (unless you don’t mind going home in soggy clothing).
Friday Night Remedy
After a stressful workweek, this class will leave you feeling blissful and renewed. Stretch out and unwind with gentle asanas in our hot room. The warmth (95º F) releases tension and tightness trapped in the muscles, while also helping to sweat out impurities. This class ends with 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra, an ancient guided meditation practice done lying down.
FRIDAY 8:00 PM
Hot Yin Yoga
Go on an a vast inward journey, exploring the physical, emotional and psychological sensations unleashed when your body stays in a posture for several minutes at a time. Release stress and tension, and savor each pose, most of which are done sitting or lying down on your mat. The room is only heated to 95º F and feels like a typical Summer day.
THURSDAY 6:30 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM
This is a vinyasa style class practiced in our hot room (up to 105º F and at least 40% humidity). Under the sweltering conditions, muscles become limber more quickly. The heat also promotes cardiovascular and respiratory health, burns more calories, and encourages the body to sweat out impurities.
SUNDAY 8:30 AM
MONDAY 9:30 AM & 8:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:30 AM
FRIDAY 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM
SATURDAY 10:00 AM
Hot Yoga 26+2
This practice popularized hot yoga in the West. It consists of 26 traditional yoga poses and 2 breathing exercises done in a very hot (up to 105º F) and humid (40% or more) room. This class systematically moves blood and oxygen throughout the body. It also improves strength, muscle tone, flexibility and endurance.
MONDAY 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM
This class is perfect for those curious about hot yoga but feel intimidated by the hot room. Explore the body-mind-breath connection while flowing from one posture to another. At 95º F, the room is slightly cooler than during typical hot yoga classes, but participants will still experience many of the benefits of a heated practice.
TUESDAY 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 8:30 AM