Do I need to book in advance?
Yes please! All class purchases and registrations must be made in advance through our website or app.
I’m having trouble booking classes using the app, help!
Please make sure you have signed the waiver by logging into your account on a web browser before trying to book via the app. If thats all done, make sure you’re logged into the right account! If you’re still struggling, contact us!
What to wear?
We recommend shorts (with nets!) for men, and a t-shirt if you wish. Women should wear gym kit – legging/shorts and vest top (remember, it does get sweaty!)
What to bring?
Nothing special, just water and a towel to lay on your mat. You can hire one from us if you forget!
Do you provide mats?
Yes, mats are provided – you’re welcome to bring your own, but there’s one there waiting for you (for free), just be sure to bring a towel to lay on your mat.
Do you have showers?
Some of our studios have lovely showers! Please contact your location directly to check.
Should I eat before hand?
Try not to eat within an hour before class.
I’ve never done hot yoga before, will I be ok?
You will be absolutely fine! Just let the teacher know it’s your first lesson, take the class at your own pace and remember you can take a restorative pose and return to your breath whenever you need.
Can I come to class if I’m unwell?
If you’re feeling physically unwell, we don’t generally recommend coming to class. Firstly, it may well make you feel worse (if you’ve got a cold or flu, for example). Secondly, we don’t want to risk you infecting others.
What’s the purpose of the Hotpod?
The Hotpod allows us to create a wonderful hot yoga studio anywhere. It’s an amazing, tranquil environment to practice yoga. And we like inflatables – doesn’t everyone?!
How hot does it get?
The heat makes the heart and lungs work a little harder – helping you burn more calories, and giving you a great cardio workout. Warmth also increases flexibility – easing joints and muscles and helping prevent injury. Sweating also helps us eliminate toxins, cleansing the body. Finally… well, it’s just nice!
The physical and mental benefits of Yoga are innumerable. Aside from a challenging workout, yogi’s seek to balance the body and mind through physical exercises and controlled breathing. Introducing meditative practices helps us release stress and anxiety, promoting clarity of mind, better focus and increased energy and alertness. It’s about an all round greater sense of well being.
What’s the difference between Hotpod Yoga and Bikram?
Bikram is a well-known US-based hot yoga franchise. It is a strict practice, made up of 26 postures, practiced for 90 minutes. Some of our postures are similar to the Bikram sequence, as both forms derive from the same root of yoga. However, our sequences are an hour (or 45 min) long, slightly less hot, typically more flowing and are less prescriptive (we allow room for creativity, so that not every class or teacher will be exactly the same). Crucially, Hotpod Yoga is portable – held in our very own Hotpods – unlike anyone else!
Is an hour (or 45 minutes) long enough?
We know that not everyone has the luxury of 90 minutes spare for yoga. But we’ll work you hard and get your heart pumping – 45 minute or an hour is plenty of time for a thorough workout and to escape your day-to-day.
Can I do Hotpod Yoga while pregnant?
Unfortunately not. The heat makes it quite high exertion and raises the body temperature – both not entirely safe when pregnant. So, we recommend finding a great pregnancy yoga class and then coming to see us after the baby’s born for our ‘Yoga for New Mums classes’.
Can children attend Hotpod Yoga?
We’re afraid not! No under 16s allowed, unfortunately. We have been known to run occasional kids classes though, but not on a regular schedule.