why hot yoga?
Our members constantly tell us about how hot yoga has transformed their lives, improved their health, increased fitness, healed injuries and helped them focus on the important stuff in life.
Want to know how? Well, the secret comes in learning to love your sweat…
Our classes take place in a room heated to around 105°F (40°C) with 60% humidity. In this environment, the unique sequence of postures pushes your body to its full potential, while you’re encouraged to remain still, calm and composed.
This opens your body and mind up to a whole new world of wonderfully positive things. See below for some of our favourites, or click here to try our 20 day intro offer!
Many of our members use hot yoga to complement other forms of exercise in their lives. Hot yoga helps increase flexibility and endurance, working your heart in the same way you would running a mile. Combining the postures with the high temperature increases the heart rate and thins the blood making hot yoga a great cardiovascular exercise.
Without even leaving the mat, a 90-minute class can burn up to 1,000 calories! Stretching internal organs and glands also stimulates metabolism, so you’ll even burn calories quicker outside the hot room too!
strength of mind & relaxation
After a few classes of hot yoga, you’ll begin to see the positive effects it has on the mind, as well as the body. The heat of the room requires the determination and will-power to settle into your environment, training your mind to focus on your breath, stay in the moment and stop thinking about the negative things we all get caught up in!
Click here to read more about combining hot yoga with mindfulness to provide calmness in a frantic world.
healing & immune system
The primary purpose of hot yoga is therapy. With a regular practice, the postures can help to heal old injuries and prevent them recurring, particularly back pain. Hot yoga improves the immune system by increasing the body’s core temperature, and is known to reduce symptoms of conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis and obesity.
Hot yoga is low impact and uses muscles you didn’t know you had, using your body as a system of weights to build lean muscle strength. With repeated practice, this makes us leaner, stronger and more toned, in a way that is good for our bodies. Also, a prime focus is on spine strength, which is key to a long healthy life.
Hot yoga is a combination of intense exercise and relaxation of the mind and body. The feeling of leaving the hot room after a good session can feel like you’re walking on air, making the tube ride home a lot easier to deal with!
The heated room helps you to stretch more and get your cardio, but it also helps you sweat. The postures themselves are detoxifying for your muscles, organs, and glands and sweating furthers that. See more about combining hot yoga with a healthy, nutritious diet.
Spending time in the hot room is like an exfoliation treatment, with your own sweat rubbing away any dry or dead skin to make it feel smooth and fresh.