All of our teachers hold at least a 200 hour teacher training certificate. You can be sure you are receiving a safe and well informed session EVERY time you come into our studio.
We have heated rooms in our Hot Asana Studios and unheated rooms classes in the same rooms. In classes where the room that is heated, the heat allows for greater flexibility, it minimizes muscle strain, lactic acid build up, reduces the chance of injury, allows for greater cleansing of the body and builds tremendous stamina and endurance.
Our heated rooms are mirrored to allow for greater body awareness and to refine and deepen our postures with easy self-correction.
We have a cozy seating area with wireless internet available, complimentary fresh fruit is served after class and there are complimentary towels for your use. Our well stocked bathroom has any essential you might need while you are here and there are complimentary plastic bags for you to take wet clothing or towels home with you.
If you are attending a morning class and you feel you need to eat, having a light breakfast – perhaps just non-citrus fruit – might help you. Heavy cereal or a full fried breakfast just does not mix well with yoga.
Everyone’s ability in each posture will be different. You are guaranteed to reap the benefits of yoga by doing the best you can in each posture; respond to the instructions, concentrate on alignment and work to your level.
Stay in the yoga room for the final relaxation pose (savasana) to warm down and allow your breathing and heart rate to return to normal. This helps to integrate all the great work you have completed in the last 60, 75 or 90 mins. Don’t worry, the teacher will let you know when class is officially over.
You will be given a cool lavender cloth at the end of each hot class. You can place this on your head, face or neck to cool off. These towels are infused with lavender essential oil. If you have any allergies to lavender, feel free to just leave the cloth on the floor. You can also use these cloths after class to wipe down your yoga mat.
We have a changing rooms and a bathroom for your convenience as well as a comfortable seating area with complimentary fruit. Please take your time leaving after class, we LOVE to have clients hang around and visit after class. We have a library of yoga books, the latest Yoga Journals and a comfortable space in which to enjoy them.
We always have a time for students to cool down after class. Time to mingle, pick up tips, meet new yogi friends – or just enjoy the rush of endorphins through your body!
Reactions the next day are varied. Some students never feel at all stiff, thanks to the beneficial effects of the heat, but should you feel a little stiff then getting back into the yoga room with the heat and more stretching is the cure. Also try a hot bath or spa.
It’s best to get at least three classes into your first week – your mind will quickly overcome the challenge of the heated room, get to know the postures and you will be ready to yoga!
You will also begin noticing the benefits IMMEDIATELY – the perspiration releases toxins from your body and the fresh oxygenated blood that you create will begin to heal and restore your muscles, joints and organs.
-Virginia Gallagher and the entire team at Hot Asana Yoga Studio & Boutique