Are classes at The Hot Box Yoga a cardio workout?
Absolutely. Our hot yoga incorporates many challenging postures that sustain an elevated heart rate.
What if I’m not flexible?
You don't have to be flexible to start hot yoga. The heated room allows tight muscles to stretch with greater ease. In fact the more inflexible you are the more reason you should practice hot yoga. Hot yoga is about balancing the mind body and soul, not about flexibility.
Will I lose weight?
Yes. With regular hot yoga practice students find their bodies becoming significantly trimmer and toned. The added bonus is hot yoga improves the major systems of the body, increasing health and vitality, which is the best way to lose weight in the long term. Of course a balanced diet should also play an important part.
What can you eat before a hot yoga class?
You should come to your hot yoga class on an empty stomach. You should not have food for approx. 2 hours before class. You can drink juice or eat fruits up to 1 hour before class. It is important to come hydrated so make sure to drink water before, during and after hot yoga class.
When should I avoid doing hot yoga?
Hot Yoga is great for most people, however it is contraindicated under the following circumstances.
Pregnancy - Women in their first trimester of pregnancy, unless they have kept up a regular hot yoga practice for at least 6 months, are recommended to stay out of the heated room.
Heart Disease - Those suffering from severe heart disease that limits cardiovascular activity should consult their doctor about being in a heated environment.
Children - It is best that hot yoga is practiced only after the child's sweat glands have developed - usually around a girl's first menstruation or a boy's growth spurt.
How long are the hot yoga classes, and do I book in advance?
Our classes are 50 (lunchbox only), 60 min, 75min and 90 min long. It is not mandatory to register on-line but recommended to reserve your spot. Unless indicated, all classes are on-going and drop-in.
What should I wear/bring?
Be prepared to sweat. Wear light, non-restrictive clothing comfortable to stretch in. No shoes are to be worn in the hot yoga studio. Shower facilities are available for use after class.
Please bring a mat, bottled water & towel (all are available for rent).