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Intro Special. One Week. Come as much as you want.
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Here’s a plan to help you get started
Pick a class using our helpful classfinder. We have over 60 classes a week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Chances are you’ll find the perfect class at the perfect time.
Save time and pre-register using our online registration form
Read over our Frequently Asked Questions, below, on this same page.
See our blog articles for helpful advice on what to wear and what to bring.
“Dominate Your Next Hot Yoga Class with These Expert Fashion Tips”
“The 3 Essentials for Hot Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates”
“How to Thrive in Hot Yoga”
Check out our Union Rules page to avoid an awkward faux pas.
Arrive 15-30 Minutes early so that the teacher can check you in. Arriving early ensures a stress-free and relaxed beginning to your lifelong practice.
Let the teacher know if you are injured or have any health concerns
Mats and towels are complementary on your first visit. Bottled water is always available for purchase.
Come back tomorrow, seriously!
You’ll experience benefits long after class ends, many people feel great after class. Rehydrate! Drink lots of water to replenish the fluids lost during exercise. Eat a healthy meal with lots of colorful vegetables and dark greens. Your food will provide replenishment of valuable minerals
Sign up for your next class ASAP! Keep the benefits coming.
On Your First Day
We want to win your business. To add a little sweet to your deal, we offer several promotions for those ready to take the leap on their FIRST day. Offers not valid after the first day. See a teacher or staff member to take advantage of these deals
50% off your first Stallion payment
The Stallion is our most popular option. $129 per month – UNLIMITED. We will prorate your first payment and extend a 50% discount on your first payment. In some cases, like at the end of the month, the first and following month can be paid on the first payment, which deepens the discount. With ALL Stallion packages, one full payment is required before the membership can be cancelled. See full terms and conditions when signing up for the Stallion.
10% off the Unicorn
Get 10% off our annual memberships: The Unicorn or Unicorn Power Couple. With all Unicorn packages, you get UNLIMITED classes for 1 year, mat and towel service and discounts on retail and workshops.
10% off any package and retail
Get 10% off any package, like a 10-Class Card or 1-Month unlimited package. Get 10% off retail like a super-cool water bottle, or yoga top.
It’s never too late, you’re never too old, you’re never too sick, to start again from scratchBikram Choudhury
Frequently Asked Questions
Feeling nervous or scared
If you feel nervous, scared, or a little intimidated no problem. Many people feel that way initially. Just don’t let it stop you from coming to class. Our classes are designed for beginners, so know that with a little practice and experience, you’ll quickly feel right at home.
How much should I drink?
Drink plenty of water throughout the day so you’re well hydrated before coming to class. Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of your body’s systems, and it makes class feel comfortable rather than overwhelming. You can lose several pounds of water during class. You should be drinking 1-2 liters per day, every day. On the days you practice hot Yoga, you’ll need up to 3-4 liters. See our expanded advice in our blog article, “How Not to Die in Hot Yoga”
Can I lose weight?
YES! Whenever you are moving your body, you are burning calories. In a 90 minute hot yoga class you can burn between 350-500 calories. You’ll find as you feel better about your body, you’ll begin to make better food choices. Meanwhile, your cravings for sugar, salt and caffeine will decrease, and you’ll eat less junk – good news for your waistline! We have had several students each lose over 40lbs!
Not in shape yet
Don’t think you have to get in shape before coming to class – that puts the cart before the horse! Come take your first class, and then take class as often as you possibly can and you will quickly lose weight, get in shape, and feel absolutely wonderful.
Eveyone's looking at me - YIKES!
During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher or coach will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect. There’s no need or reason to be self-conscious. It’s also helpful to realize everyone’s focus is on themselves – they are working too hard even to notice you!
Remember, everyone had their very first class, even the people who have been coming for years. They make it look easy because they persevered, and you can too.
You will feel challenged by our classes — everyone does! Never be afraid to lie down if you need to. It’s normal, especially when you first get started, to feel dizzy, nauseated, or lightheaded. It’s temporary. Respect these signals that your body is sending by backing off. As your body acclimates and improves, these sensations will disappear
What should I bring?
If you have a yoga mat, bring it along with a full-sized bath towel. Bring drinking water. You can refill your bottles from our fountains and water coolers. In case you forget your bottle, we sell bottled drinking water. On your first visit, we provide complementary mats and towels. After your first visit, we rent them for $1 each. See our expanded advice in our article, “The 3 Essentials for Hot Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates”
I'm concerned about an injury
Let the teacher know you have an injury or health concern before class starts. Hot yoga can benefit you in the most wonderful ways and may even provide you relief from many symptoms that cause suffering. You will feel challenged by our classes – everyone does! Always work to your edge, but listen to your body and your inner wisdom.
Can I eat before class?
Heavy meals before class can add digestive stress to your practice. We recommend that you refrain from eating heavy meals 2 hours prior to taking yoga. Eat something light and nourishing before class. Below are a few examples of pre-yoga snacks that will provide you energy.
- 1 egg
- Baby carrots and peanut butter
Is yoga for me?
Our classes are for everyone. To quote, Bishnu Ghosh, “it’s never too late, you’re never too old, you’re never too sick, to start again from scratch”
What if I can't do the postures?
With the guidance of your teacher, simply approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% benefit
What should I wear?
Dress in cool comfortable clothes. We recommend sweat-wicking shorts and tops for comfort. See our expanded advice in our article, “Dominate Your Next Hot Yoga Class with These Expert Fashion Tips”
How often should I practice?
Hot yoga is safe enough to practice everyday! A regular yoga practice and fitness regime will make your feel good and look great. Make up your mind to take 10 classes as quickly as possible – then no one has to tell you how good our classes are.
What health concerns do I need to look out for?
Always follow your doctor’s orders and consult with your doctor if you are on any medications or have any known health issues. Pay attention to your body during class, and if necessary, consult your doctor when your symptoms change.
Dizziness or nausea may occur during your class. If this happens, LAY DOWN and do not try to work through this! Usually it will pass in a few minutes. As you progress, these occurrences will disappear as your body adapts to the heat and your fitness improves.
Benefits of Hot Yoga
- Burns body fat and elevates your metabolism
- Reduces stress
- Increases flexibility
- Builds strength and endurance
- Increases muscle tone
- Helps with back, neck, shoulder and knee pain
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves your posture
- Improves circulation
- Reduces risk of injury
- Raises energy level
- Increases balance, coordination, focus and discipline
- Improves healthy and balanced functioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems of the body
- Strengthens the immune system
Why the Heat
The heat does the following 6 things:
1. Enhances vasodilatation* so that more blood is delivered to the muscles.
2. Allows oxygen In the blood to detach from the hemoglobin more easily.**
3. Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
4. Makes muscles more elastic, less susceptible to injury.
5. Elevates your metabolism and burns fat more easily.
6. Increases perspiration and therefore detoxification.
You are changing the construction of your body as you perform these postures. Think of it as a piece of steel. When the steel is hot it becomes soft. When the steel is cool, it is easier to break and does not bend as easily. The heat makes your body more malleable. Warm muscles are more elastic and less susceptible to injury. Warmer temperatures produce a fluid-like stretch that allows greater range of motion. Cold muscles don’t absorb shock or impact as well and aren’t stretched as well so they get injured more readily.
Additionally, the oxygen and blood exchange rate is more rapid so you are getting more oxygen to your tissues, and your heart is more efficient. It is clearing out the valves of the heart chambers. It helps to flush out the arteries. Sweating is important because it takes the majority of the workload off the kidneys and the liver allowing the skin, which is the largest organ of the body, to excrete toxins. It exfoliates the skin by ridding the dead skin cells, so your skin will become clearer.
The capillaries that weave around the muscles respond to the heat by dilating. This brings more oxygen to the muscles and helps in the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
* When blood passes through warm muscles oxygen releases more easily from the hemoglobin. Blood passing through cold muscles releases less oxygen.
** Warm muscles burn fat more easily than cold ones. Fat is released during stress. The stress of intense exercise causes a deluge of fatty acids into the blood stream. If you exercise with cold muscles, the muscles cannot use the fatty acids, and the fatty acids end up in places where they aren’t wanted, such as the lining of the arteries.
NOTE: Muscles aren’t the only beneficiaries of heat. Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain and spinal cord.