About Hot Yoga

If you have any questions that aren’t answered below please feel free to contact us.

Why Hot Yoga? What are the benefits?

Heat facilitates a deeper release, reduces the chance of injury, and stimulates the circulatory system.

What should I wear to a Hot Yoga class?

The best clothing for a Hot Yoga class are close-fitting, breathable sports attire. Be prepared to sweat, so you be the judge on what would be most comfortable for you.

How should I prepare for class?

Doors currently open 15 minutes prior to class, if it is your first class allow yourself enough time to get settled. You will get the best results if you hydrate and eat a light snack 1-2 hours before class. Heavier meals should be finished 3 hours before practice. The best way to keep hydrated is to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Do I need to be flexible before starting Yoga?

We often hear this question. It is a common misunderstanding that you need to be flexible before starting Yoga classes. The opposite is actually true! Like any other form of exercise, you will gradually build the strength and flexibility to do the poses in each class. Any level of flexibility, from beginner to advanced, is welcome and instructors can often provide modifications to poses when desired.

How many times a week should I practice to see the benefits?

There are no hard and fast rules for how often to practice. If you are looking to make a real impact on your body you should consider practicing 4 to 5 times per week, coupled with a healthy diet and rest.

What should I expect from my first class?

You can certainly expect to sweat, a lot! You may also find the heat a little uncomfortable as well. Don’t take your first class as how it will always feel for you. Everyone is different on how long it takes them to get accustomed to practicing in the hot room.

I’m pregnant, am I able to join a hot yoga class?

Sorry, we do not recommend hot yoga during pregnancy. You are welcome to attend our non-heated prenatal, ladies only, yin and gentle classes. Motherisk at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto offers the following information.

Can my child join me for hot yoga?

We agree that practicing yoga as family is wonderful quality time, heathy and fun too. That said, it is important that the child has completed puberty in order for their sweat glands to handle the intense heat on the body. No matter how well behaved or mature a child is, children and teens handle the heat and sweat differently than adults which makes it harder for them to dissipate the heat, leading to potential dehydration, nausea, dizziness, etc.. which is why we do not allow children in our hot yoga classes. Please check our schedule for our various non-heated classes.