PREPARATION FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a New Student Form and to get familiar with the studio. The doors will be locked once class has started.
Studio opens 1/2 hour before class start and closes 1/2 hour after the last class is over.
The studio is heated to approximately 105 degrees so you need to have a large towel, like a beach towel or bath size towel, a yoga mat, and a water bottle for class.
We sell bottled water and we also rent mats and towels. We also sell yoga mats.
Dress as light as possible. The more skin you cover, the hotter the room will feel. Men wear shorts or bathing suit. Women wear exercise top and shorts or a swimsuit. T-shirts are bulky; tank tops are better.
Come on an empty stomach. No food 2 to 3 hours before class. If you get hungry, a small quantity of simple, easily digestible food like fruit is recommended 1 hour before class.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink lots of water for several days before your first class. Stop drinking 1.5 hours before class to empty out your bladder.
Doctors estimate you need at least 2 liters per day for normal body maintenance. Double that for doing Hot Yoga. Be prepared to sweat!
If you drink large quantities of caffeinated drinks or eat mostly processed foods it can affect your body’s ability to tolerate the heat, so please cut down on these items in preparation for class.
Please do not wear perfumes, colognes, essential oils or scented deodorants. The scents when combined with your sweat and the heat, may make you or your fellow students feel nauseous. Also, if you smoke, please don’t smoke for several hours prior to class. The smell of cigarettes is very powerful and lingering.
We have showers so bring a towel and a change of clothes as your yoga clothes will be drenched from sweat.
Have an open mind to this new experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR FIRST CLASS
You might feel very tired after class. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes.
You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don’t worry–this is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You don’t have insomnia. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy!
You might feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water after class and before returning to class. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren’t breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture.
You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal, it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering after class will wash the toxins away.
You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don’t worry too much either way. Once you get into a regular practice pattern, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You’ll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and younger.