Hot Yoga is for every ‘body’ you do not have to be bendy, flexible or thin.
Read below for everything you need to know to feel the amazing benefits of Hot Yoga!
New to the centre?
Try our 2 week Intro Offer!
14 days of classes for just £30!
A great way to sample ALL our classes and teachers. The offer is valid for 2 weeks (14 consecutive days) from its purchase date and entitles you to a maximum of 1 drop in classes per day. It can also be used for all Yoga and Pilates mat classes, Mysore classes, Meditation and of course Hot Yoga. Full details here.
New to Hot Yoga?
Sign up for our Beginner Course!
This unique course will help you explore each individual posture that forms the Hot Vinyasa Flow sequence and will teach you the importance of breathing in the Hot Studio.
Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to enhance their practice.
Our beautiful new Hot Yoga Studio
Our 45 minute signature Vinyasa Flow combines passive and active postures using your breath to deepen the experience both physically and mentally. Your instructor will guide you throughout the class working your body and calming your mind in equal measure.
Suitable for all levels.
Our Dynamic Flow class allows you to take the next step in your practice. More challenging postures combined with a deeper focus on your breath rapidly works towards increased strength, flexibility and heightened mental clarity.
Ideal for those who have been attending our classes for over four weeks, however accessible for beginners who will be given the appropriate adjustments.
Relax and unwind at the end of the week in this 1hr bliss-fest! In our lovely studio you will be guided gently through a slower flow,giving you time for reflection whilst nurturing mind and body.
Ideal for beginners or anyone seeking nirvana at the end of a busy week!
See our amazing Hot Yoga Teachers. With loads of different background you will find the ones who are right for you!
A FEW KEY THINGS TO KNOW TO GET STARTED
WHAT TO WEAR
You will need clothing that is close-fitting, breathable and lightweight for your hot yoga class. Avoid baggy clothing. Women wear sports tops and bottoms. Men wear shorts or swim trunks. Note, if you don’t have the right gear, don’t worry as our fully stocked retail section features the latest yoga fashions and sticky mats, all designed for your hot yoga practise.
WHAT TO BRING
Water; Towel for your shower; Yoga Mat.
The Light Centre also provides Mats free of charge but you are welcome to bring your own. Water can be purchased from Crussh Cafe. Towels are available from reception for £1.
HOW TO PREPARE
Stay well hydrated before your hot yoga class and ensure you’re not hungry.
For a last minute energy boost, have a banana before class, or grab a protein bar from Crush – you’ll burn through those calories fast in class.
Avoid large meals and caffeine in the 3 hours before attending yoga class.
Arrive 15 minutes before class, there is no entry once class has started.
HOW TO APPROACH YOUR YOGA
Treat the yoga postures as a journey, not as a destination. Listen to your body, and don’t expect it will all come at once. While some postures may come easily to you, many will take time to develop, which is something even the most advanced yogis will attest to!
It’s OK to sit out postures if you need to. There may be days you feel like you can conquer it all, and others where you’re wondering why it seems so darn hard to balance on one leg! In our hot classes, if you need to rest simply lie down or take child’s pose. The teacher will be more than happy to guide you.
If you have any significant health issues it is particularly important that you’ve been cleared for exercise (including the type we offer) by your doctor. Don’t push into pain. It’s important to note the difference between good pain (e.g. soreness from when you’ve put your muscles through their paces), and bad pain (typically, sudden, sharp and breathtaking). When in doubt, go slow, and if needed sit out postures. Respect your body for what it is able to do offer each day, and always follow instructions; you’ll enjoy a lifetime of benefits that come with a safe and life-changing practice.
If you’re coming to yoga to heal an injury, Yoga can be highly effective injury recovery methods, creating core strength and posture alignment, and increasing blood flow to joints to help heal them. Many people experience benefits in healing back and neck issues, detoxifying, and healing joints. Approach your practice as a journey, one step at a time, and always let your teacher know if you have an injury.
- Hot Yoga is for every ‘body’ you do not have to be bendy flexible or thin.
- Do not compare yourself to others in the class, it is just about you.
- Hot Yoga is carried out on your own towel or mat, this prevents you slipping around once sweaty
- Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate before/ during / after your class.
- Chat to your instructor about anything, even if you are just having a bad day.
- If you are new stand at the back and copy others, we were all new once
Please remember to always check in with reception even if you’ve already booked online. Thank you!