Hot26 Yoga

  • Bikram method Yoga
  • not the stereotypical yoga class
  • No Chanting!
  • All postures are beginner poses : no crazy leg-over-your-head postures
  • 26-postures and two breathing exercises
  • Class is done in a 105-degree heated room. 
  • The set sequence of the postures is critical : each new pose is preparation for the next.
  • The practice is a full body and mind experience

Be prepared to sweat out any negativity and leave class feeling reborn + rejuvenated! 



All Levels Class

Room is heated to 105° with 40% humidity

Regularly scheduled Bikram classes are 75-minutes
Express classes are 60-minutes

some of the benefits of practicing Bikram Yoga : 

  • Improves flexibility (of mind and body!)
  • Increases strength and vitality (which reduces the risk of injury!)
  • Boosts self-esteem + confidence (hello, endorphins!)
  • Strengthens the immune system (say goodbye to that winter cold!)
  • Decreases stress and metal fog
  • Alleviates physical pain + reduces symptoms of many chronic diseases
  • Reduces inflammation 
  • Improves joint health (great way to ease symptoms of arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, etc.)
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spinal column
  • Calms the nervous system
  • increases your sense of well-being
  • Enhances endocrine function and balances metabolism

still not convinced? come try a class and see for yourself!

you can start by taking a deep breath!

Most students claim they were terrified by the idea of taking a 75 minute Hot26 yoga Class, only to realize it wasn't as scary as they thought. 

what else helps?

  • arrive early, 10-15 minutes so you can acclimate the heated room.
  • arrive hydrated! drink 2-3 liters of water throughout the day
  • empty stomach: avoid eating a big meal 2-3 hours before class

 

Come to class with an open mind + leave your expectations at the door. 

 

 

Proper attire: best to wear something light, comfortable, and fitted such as: sport bra, shorts or any other light clothing. Avoid sweats, long pants, heavy t-shirts, as we heat the room.  Be prepared to sweat and have a great time!

Ask yourself the following questions: Do I need to lose weight? Am I stressed out? Do I get tension headaches? Is my cholesterol level too high? Do I have an injury that just doesn't seem to heal? When I play weekend sports, am I in pain at the end of the day? Do I have trouble sleeping? Has my Doctor told me I need to get some form of exercise? Do I have back pain? Would I like to improve my surfing? Golf game? Do I lack energy? Do I tire easily? Would I like to be able to play with my kids/grandkids more? Do I travel frequently? Do I sit at a computer for long periods of time? Do I have carpal tunnel syndrome? Do I feel tension and stress in my back, shoulders or neck? If you answered "YES" to any of the above, then Bikram Yoga is for you. Hot26 Yoga is different from most typical forms of yoga. We don't try to bend you into a pretzel or chant. We are more interested in burning away excess baggage that weighs down your body and mind than burning incense. Bikram Yoga is for everyone - it is a real life, practical style of yoga accessible to everyone from any background. Some people assume that yoga is passive and definitely not a workout that creates physical transformation. But we are anything but sedate. Hot26 Yoga is a dynamic and energetic form of exercise that sculpts, hones and tones every muscle in your body. Regardless of what physical shape you are in or what limitations you believe that you have, you can definitely do this. A principle of the class is that one can learn to steadily make new demands of oneself to work harder, deeper, yet calmer. Hot26 Yoga is purposefully challenging so that you can move from where you are right now to a new threshold of where you want to be. We're not interested in contortions. Our focus is on real life flexibility, strength, stability. When should I arrive & what do I need to bring with me? First time students need to register 15 minutes prior to class. Please be on time!

Proper attire: wear something light, comfortable, and fitted such as: sport bra, shorts or any other light clothing. Avoid sweats, long pants, heavy t-shirts, as we heat the room.  Be prepared to sweat and have a great time!

Hot Yoga works like magic. It works because it is simple and right in line with how your body is designed to move and operate. It trains your body for real life, bending, stretching, lifting, reaching, and twisting, so you can move through everyday with more ease, agility power and grace. In traditional fitness we tend to break down the components of strength, flexibility, stamina and cardio training into their own level of importance but in Hot Yoga we blend all the key ingredients together in one session. The health benefits are multi layered. We sculpt the external body and go beyond the external to balance all internal body systems. Hot Yoga works where so many other fitness and weight loss systems have failed because the results are more immediate. From your first session you tingle from head to toe, your blood is flowing, your mind is clearer, you are full of breath and you fell alive. Once you get a small taste of these results, you will want to keep going. Is Bikram Yoga a cardiovascular workout? ... and will I lose weight? No matter what your fitness level, you will find Bikram Yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience, and dedication, you can lose inches, and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise. Most people experience weight loss because as you are losing fat and building muscle mass. What you will see is a general slimming all over: your clothes fit better, your posture is better, your skin will GLOW!

The heat combined with the Bikram sequence of the postures is what makes Hot Yoga so special. The room is intentionally heated to build and maintain a liquid quality to you movements by warm muscles, which allows you to protect your body from injury. Your body is like cold glass, if you warm it up you can form it, bend it and shape it with more ease. The "healing heat" of Bikram Yoga happens when breathing, movement and heat come together. Also, heat helps you sweat and sweat is one of the most important mechanisms of natural healing, since it enables the body to release toxins, metabolic debris and excess fluid. Your skin is the largest elimination organ in your body, so the more you sweat the more toxins you release. Hot26 Yoga is not just about working muscles. You are massaging deep tissues, glands, organs as well. As you work deep within your body, you may start to release "poisons" or "toxins" that have been stored there a long time. Sweating helps flush toxins from your body, giving you a wonderful glow from head to toe.

 

Didn't know you had a muscle there? Congratulations, you have utilized 100% of your body. You are on the way to regaining your birthright: using your body in the full range of motion that it was designed for. Muscle soreness is a build-up of lactic acid. What's the best way to get rid of the lactic acid? Stretching. It may seem impossible to imagine that coming back for more will help, but it is THE BEST way to relieve the soreness. If you wait too long to come back, then you will be starting all over again.

  • celebrate! you never have to have a 1st class ever again!
  • Cool down with some watermelon with your instructor and the other students
  • Drink plenty of water + replenish with electrolytes (after all that sweating, this will help you feel like a million bucks
  • Plan your next visit! we recommend practicing 3 times a week to really see and feel all the benefits