+ WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED TO KNOW?
Walking through the door is often times the most challenging step. Perhaps you have been wanting to try hot yoga for awhile and keep putting it off, you’re not alone! Plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early for your first class. Acclimate yourself to the space and ask any questions. Let the teacher know of any preexisting conditions before the class begins.
+ WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will need a yoga mat (which we have available for rent or purchase) a large towel and water. Please leave your valuables at home. Wear comfortable clothing so that you can sweat and move with ease! Click here to create a profile before your first class.
+ WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Iowa City location: A parking garage is located right across the street from our studio. The first hour is free and each additional hour is just $1.
Coralville location: There is free parking right outside our door!
+ I AM NOT FLEXIBLE. CAN I DO YOGA?
You are the perfect candidate for a regular yoga practice. It is a common misconception that you need to be flexible to begin, almost like thinking you need to be able to play the piano to take piano lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will make you become more flexible physically and mentally.
+ HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?
Begin with 3 to 4 times per week, minimum. Like any practice, the more time you spend in the activity, the more comfortable and familiar you become. You will be surprised at how you begin to look forward to the practice. It is that life-changing! Yoga will put a little spring in your step, a joy you may not have felt for awhile!
+ IS YOGA CHALLENGING? WILL I GET A “WORKOUT”?
Yes, but remember, we are working on balance in every sense of the word. Yoga takes you to your edge and then finds space we never imagined!
+ TELL ME ABOUT THE HEAT.
It is the magic potion combined with breath and movement that deages, detoxifies, depuffs and deposits oxygen into the blood to wake up all the internal organs of the body creating overall health and vitality. The heat helps us burn fat more effectively by boosting metabolism and melting away water weight in sweat. The heat also:
- Dilates our capillaries to boost the oxygenation of all our cells, tissues, muscles, organs
- Boosts circulation and gets the heart rate up enhances our immune system very slightly elevating our body temperature increasing T-cell functioning
- Elevates the functioning of the central nervous system and decreases anxiety by relaxing the body
+ HOW IS YOGA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FORMS OF FITNESS?
Yoga is more than physical postures It connects the body, mind and breath and helps direct our attention inward. We begin to recognize our habitual thought patterns and become more aware of everything that surrounds us and of the present moment and what is possible in that moment!
+ SHOULD I PRE-REGISTER ONLINE?
There is power in scheduling your yoga in advance. Pre-register to ensure your commitment to your practice. Though it is not required, it is encouraged.
+ DO YOU SELL BOTTLED WATER?
We do not encourage the use of plastic water bottles. Bring your own bottle and fill up at our filtered water stations. We do sell water bottles in case you forget yours.