There is so much on offer here at The Hot Yoga Studio that it might be difficult knowing which class is going to be the most suitable for you. If you're a beginner then for your first few classes we recommend sticking with our Hot 60 or Beginners Flow. All our teachers are there for you throughout the class to offer adjustments and modifications, so if something doesn't feel right, please just ask! Please have a read through the descriptions before booking on.
Hot Flow – All levels
Our Hot Flow is vinyasa-based, dynamic practice, taught to music and sequences movement with breath. Each teacher has their own unique style, meaning your Hot Flow practice will vary from class to class. Students are guided through a series of poses (asanas) illustrated by the teacher with modifications provided, and one on one adjusts.
The continuous movement between poses will leave you feeling totally energised, while the focus on breath acts as a meditation, inducing an inner sense of calm into the mind. Start off at the beginners level if you are completely new to Yoga, then work your way up to our more advanced.
Hot 60 – Beginners
Hot 60 is our signature series , similar to the well known ‘Bikram ‘ style, that provides a sequence to target all of the body and the mind in one hour. It allows beginners and the experienced yogi to connect with and strengthen their practice whilst exploring a flow of 40 postures. It is perfect for students with wrist or shoulder complaints as there is minimal weight baring on these areas of the body.
Hot 60 focuses on pranayama (breathing technique), standing, balance and seated postures, enabling you to deepen your practice whilst the heat will help eliminate toxins from your body, leaving you feeling restored and refreshed.
Hot 60 plus - All levels
Hot60+ is built around the same postures as our signature Hot60 series with a few more added in! This series will introduce you to basic arm balances and inversions, giving you the opportunity to develop your practice, explore new postures and gain confidence in a supportive environment.
Warm Yin - All levels
In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time – typically three to five minutes or longer – to target the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, rather than focus on the muscles. As a result, the poses are more passive holds with little active engagement of the muscles. This works much more deeply into the muscles and connective tissue, and leaves you with a deep feeling of calm and connectedness.
Hot Pilates NEW!!!! - All levels
The basic principles of Pilates concentrates on breathing, control, centring, flow and connecting the mind and body. A heated Pilates class is amazing for loosening up your muscles and making it easier to get into the flow of the workout, creating results sooner. Moves are designed around strengthening the whole body especially the deep abdominal muscles which give the flatter stomach appearance and the muscles supporting the spine which will create a strong core. Your stabilising muscles around the pelvis are improved along with flexibility and it is perfect for postural alignment, many customers feel a difference after just a handful of classes and even say they feel taller after a class! Any level can attend and options are offered in layers for your progression.
What’s the difference between Yoga & Pilates;
They are very similar classes in they are mat work based and include similar exercises like shoulder bridge, plank, roll down, downward dog and cat stretch. Yoga poses are held for longer and each pose is complimented with a counter pose. There are no arm balances or inversions in Pilates, all the exercises are designed to work from the core and the breathing is in through the nose and out through the mouth so the opposite to Yoga on the outbreath. Due to the historical roots of yoga it can be very spiritual, Pilates does not create a distinct spiritual experience however the classes do end with a well-deserved relaxation section, why not try both!