Hot Yoga Studio

Hot Yoga is yoga in a heated studio. The room is heated to 40°C. Conventional Hot Yoga offers all the benefits of yoga stress reduction, improved strength, and flexibility. The heated room offers added benefits, a more intense workout for the heart, lungs, and muscles. The heat means the muscles are more flexible, and although challenging, can make the yoga poses more effective. Turning up the heat can also mean one burns more calories than in an ambient temperature class. As yoga is a weight bearing exercise, it’s great for improving bone density - especially important for perimenopausal women.

Benefits Of Yoga

All types of Yoga are a great way to reduce stress and calm the mind. In today’s fast paced world a regular yoga class is proven to reduce stress and improve self-esteem.


Yoga is a proven way to help depression and improve mental health.

Hot yoga can improve cardio vascular fitness; the heat helps to pump up the heart rate and burn fat!!


Sweating in a warm environment can improve circulation, bringing oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to skin cells. This, in turn, may help to nourish your skin from the inside.

Come prepared

You’ll need a large towel and water bottle. If you don’t bring your own we will provide a yoga mat and towel for rent. Some people like to have two towels- one for their mat and one for themselves. Also, your clothing will be soaked in sweat by the end of class, so plan accordingly. If it’s cold outside, bring a change of clothing and some extra layers; it will feel even colder outside after a Hot Yoga class. We have showers and changing rooms so you can plan to shower before leaving the studio.

Stay in the room

It gets hot. The postures are challenging. Listen to your body. If you feel like you need a break take a break come down into Childs Pose the Instructor will talk you through this pose at the start of class. You can take as many breaks as you need during class. It is important that you stay in the room to keep acclimatised to the heat and also the instructor to can ensure you stay safe.

How to prepare for hot yoga class - Safety tips

Attending your first hot yoga class can be a bit daunting. I still remember my first class I had no idea what to expect. I spent most of my first class confused and uncomfortable… but fell in love with the practice.


To help you make the most of your first hot yoga experience, I’ve compiled a list of how to prepare for and what to expect from your first hot yoga class.

What to wear

Avoid wearing long pants and loose-fitting clothing; you will sweat and they will get heavy. Choose an outfit that will allow you to move freely and will still feel comfortable if it becomes wet with sweat.

Nobody cares if you can't do the poses

Yoga is not about how flexible or strong you are. Instead, it is about your attention. A scattered mind in a “difficult” pose is practicing like a beginning student, while a still mind in an “easy” pose is practicing as an advanced student. Practicing with internal, still focus is advanced yoga, regardless of the postures.


So move with focused attention listen to the instructor and concentrate on your breathing and the internal sensations within your body. Keep in mind that all physical limitations are first created in the mind. If you think you’ll never be able to do a posture, then you’ll never be able to. If you commit to learning a posture, then eventually, you’ll learn it. Whether you tell yourself you can or you can’t, the effort is the same.

Before your first hot yoga class - Arrive well hydrated!

Drink plenty of water throughout the day leading up to your first class. If you’re taking an early morning class, you may want to start hydrating the night before. A hydrated body is able to dispel heat more efficiently, making the 40 degree room feel much more bearable.


However, be careful not drink too much the hour or so before class… you won’t want to leave the room during class, and many of the postures are designed to massage and compress your internal organs, so imagine what that may feel like to a full bladder…

Arrive early

You’ll have to fill out a Health Questionnaire and this would also be a great time to ask the instructor any questions you may have before class. Don’t arrive late as we will not allow anyone to enter class after the class start time. It can be disruptive to have a student walk in after the class has started. Also, in order to receive the full benefits of the class, you must be present for the entire class.

Keep your attention on your own practice

Only through internal focus can we receive the full benefits of our yoga practice. At the end of class, stay in savasana for at least a few minutes. This is where you reap the benefits of all your hard work during practice.


Take these moments to relax and just be. We ask that you don’t talk at the end of class until you leave the studio this allows everyone to enjoy their own Savasana for as long as they need. The Instructor will be in reception after class to answer any questions you may have.

Watch what you eat!

Drink plenty of water throughout the day leading up to your first class. If you’re taking an early morning class, you may want to start hydrating the night before. A hydrated body is able to dispel heat more efficiently, making the 40 degree room feel much more bearable.

During a hot yoga class

No expectations. If you’re familiar with other types of yoga, do not expect this class to be similar. There are no sun salutations and the instructor does not do the poses with you. Instead, the instructor gives very detailed directions and instructions to guide you through the postures. For the best experience, expect nothing and be open to everything.

After a hot yoga class - You'll probably feel amazing!

Many people report feeling calm, centred, and rejuvenated. You have just done something so, so good for you! You have strengthened every muscle, you have released the tension in every muscle, you have massaged your internal organs, and you’ve created a tourniquet effect around each organ- flooding each organ with freshly oxygenated blood and helping your body to heal each organ.


You’ve also sweated profusely, which aids your body in detoxification, and you’ve stretched your muscles, joints, and ligaments. Wow!


When's the last time you did all that in sixty minutes?!

But you may not feel so great
Some beginners can feel nauseous, dizzy, light-headed, or extremely exhausted after their first class. This is normal! These sensations are minimized with each class that you attend, so stick with it! The intense work out in the intense heat is very detoxifying and cleansing, and these processes can cause these sensations. Try not to conclude that a hot yoga practice is not for you if you don’t feel great after your first class. With regular practice, your body will balance out and you will begin to feel wonderful after class, so come back for your second class.