WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first class. This will give you time to sign in and be ready on your mat with everything you need by the time class starts.
*Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian fill out their waiver prior to their first class. No children under 13 please.
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK?
Drink LOTS and LOTS of water the 24 hours before your class. Try to drink a minimum of 10 glasses of 8 oz each throughout the day on days you practice Hot Yoga. Being hydrated will give you a more enjoyable and successful class. You may sip water during class when invited by the instructor or as needed, being mindful to take small sips to avoid discomfort during class.
SHOULD I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
We recommend coming to class with an empty stomach. Most people will feel nauseous if they eat a large meal within 3 hours of class or a small one within two hours of class. It is best to err on the side of caution in the beginning and not have anything in your belly except water the two hours before class.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will need a yoga mat, a large towel to cover your mat and a bottle of water. If you need any of these, they are available to rent or purchase at the studio.
CLASSES START AND FINISH ON TIME.
Because each posture builds on the one before, for your safety there will be no late admittance to class. To maintain the energy of the class for your fellow students, please do your best to stay in the room until the end of class. You can always lay down and rest if you feel overwhelmed.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear clothing that keeps you as comfortable as possible while allowing you to move freely. We find most men wear shorts or a bathing suit with a tank top or no shirt. Women tend to wear a tank top and shorts or stretchy exercise clothing.
WHERE CAN I LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS?
All personal belongings, including shoes, may be left in the cubbies in the lobby or dressing room. No personal belongings in the studio please. iYOGA Hot Yoga is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
IF YOU FEEL DIZZY, LIGHTHEADED OR NAUSEOUS, DON'T WORRY - THIS IS NORMAL!
If this happens, simply lay down on your mat and take a rest. It is always ok to listen to your body and sit out as many postures as you need. Just staying in the room means you are succeeding- it may take a few classes to to get used to the heat. If nausea is a problem, it could be an issue of having undigested food in your system, or possibly drinking too much water right before or during class.
LET THE BREATH BE YOUR GUIDE.
Never hold your breath in the poses! If you find that your breath comes in pants or gasps, this means that you are either not breathing enough in the posture, or that you are pushing yourself too hard.
TRY TO RETURN TO A PLACE OF STILLNESS IN THE MOMENTS BETWEEN POSTURES.
Not only will this allow you to breathe more evenly and conserve and develop your mental and physical energy, but it will also keep you cooler! Moving bodies create more heat.