Yoga mat, large bath or beach towel to cover your mat during class, plus a shower towel to dry off afterward, and a water bottle. We do have mats and towels to rent, along with water for sale. Please also fill out this waiver.
What to Do Before Class
Come hydrated, drink plenty of water before class. Avoid heavy meals two hours before class, a small fruit snack is best well beforehand. Wear light clothing as little as you feel comfortable in. Arrive 15 minutes before class starts, doors lock promptly when class starts. Please inform your Teacher of any medical conditions or injuries that may restrict your abilities in the hot room.
Things to Know During Class
We recommend staying in the hot room the entire class, this helps get you acclimated to the heat. Take a break when you feel you need to, stay on your mat, take a few breathes and try it again. Practice the postures to the best of your ability by following the Instructors guidance, slow & steady is more effective. What you may feel your first class (dizziness, light-headedness) is normal, so remember to breathe, it will soon pass. During our HotYoga classes, the hot room is a quiet sanctuary where students enjoy a peaceful meditation through observing silence. On the flipside, before and during our Hot Pilates classes, we encourage a high energy atmosphere in a similar way, but through cheering and conversing.
Things to Know After Class
Immediately following class, you will feel amazing!!! Later on, you might feel tired. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels will soon be restored after a few classes. You might feel sore or stiff the next day. Come back, it's normal and your body is getting used to the movements. You might feel dizzy, nauseous or have a slight headache. This can be a sign of dehydration, so drink plenty of water and replace your electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and magnesium). Don't be surprised if your eating habits change, it's your bodies way of letting you know what it needs. With regular practice you will experience greater energy levels, so give your body time to adjust to this unique and scientific yoga practice. We encourage you to take as many classes as possible when you first start out and you'll soon feel amazing.