If you are new to our studio or just new to Hot Yoga, please click the questions below. If you have any other questions, please get in touch!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Two towels; one to place on mat, one for showering/towelling down afterwards. We have towels for hire at £1.50 per towel if you need to.
- Yoga mats are provided, although if you would prefer to bring your own that’s fine.
- The changing rooms have lockers if you want to store items (£1 coin).
- WATER (which you can take into studio).
- Wear light, comfortable shorts/leggings and vest top.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
Hydrate before class. Don't wait till you get in the studio to hydrate yourself. Avoid eating a meal within 2 hours before class. You will need to complete a registration form before your first class. This can be done online (link) or at the studio. Please allow 15 mins before the class to complete this.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
WHICH CLASS SHOULD I COME TO FIRST?
The HOT YOGA 26 90 MINS class does two sets of each posture, the HOT YOGA 26 60 MINS , one set. If you aren’t particularly fit or a bit nervous, we would suggest coming along to our HOT YOGA 26 60 MINS class to start off. You can then gravitate up to the 90 mins class when you feel able to, or indeed stick to the 60mins.
We run the HOT YOGA 26 taster class free on a Saturday morning for your very first visit at 9.00am for the first 35 people to register/book a place. This class will have a bit of an explanation and question and answer session before, and will be a relatively gentle introduction. Alternatively just come along to any other classes on out timetable, either HOT YOGA 26 90 MINS or HOT YOGA 26 60 MINS. You will need to register first, which you can do online or allow 20 mins extra to get the formalities out of the way in Reception.
HOW WILL I COPE WITH THE HEAT?
Breath. Keep with the breath. The HOT YOGA 26 sequence does provide a cardio workout and it is normal to feel under pressure in the heat. It is perfectly okay to sit on your mat for as long as you need and rejoin when you're ready. Your goal for your first class, while your body gets used to the heat, is to stay in the room - anything else is a bonus.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THE YOGA?
The postures have been designed to suit all abilities. The continual instruction from the teacher will ensure you have the correct alignment and breath and will support you through each posture. Do as much as you can. No judgements will be made in the studio.
AM I TOO OLD?
No. This is Yoga for Everyone.
One of the Directors started on his 65th birthday, and is now 48.
You will need to fill in a health questionnaire, so if there are no health issues; heart etc, there are no age restrictions.
AM I TOO YOUNG?
Under 16s are to be accompanied by parent.
16-18, Registration Form to be countersigned by parent in the studio.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME?
As often as you can. The more you practise the quicker you will feel the benefits.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
We have parking for up to 12 cars and 8 bikes.
Our studio will take 30+ practitioners. We open the place up 30 mins before each class, so early bird catches the parking space. Come early and have a good stretch/Savasana on your mat, let the day go, breath deeper, and be ready for you time.
Other car parks are immediately adjacent at £1.70 for 2 hours. Main station Public Transport (Rail and Bus) are literally just a few minutes walk away. Check out our directions page for more information!
WHAT IF I’M PREGNANT?
As with any yoga it is recommended not to practice yoga during your first trimester. The NHS recommends not taking up new exercises during pregnancy however If you already have a yoga practice then you could continue to practice yoga past the first trimester listening to your body, paying careful attention to water intake and an awareness that your balance can be affected during pregnancy and that certain poses are not recommended whilst pregnant.
With our Hot classes it is always down to the individual to women to make their own choice in life, however we would remind you that for our hot yoga sessions the room is heated to 40 degrees and there is some research which suggests heat is not beneficial to pregnancies. Clients always come to classes being responsible for their own health and well being. Please tell the teacher you are pregnant before you attend any physical exercise class.
WHAT IF I’M INJURED?
Please bring your injury to the attention of the class teacher beforehand, and they will advise.
They may be able to offer alternative postures or variations to help.
If you’re careful and don’t push the injury (listen to your body); then the classes will aid recovery, help with scar tissue, etc.
DO YOU DO ANY OTHER YOGA DISICPLINES OTHER THAN HOT?
We are starting off with just our signature HOT YOGA 26 classes. Once we have started extending the sessions in our calendar we will introduce other classes. Keep checking our schedule. If you are registered with us we will inform you of changes to the scheduling.