Our Heated Yoga classes pair breath, movement and heat to raise the core temperature, build strength, cleanse the body, and allow for a deeper release from your practice.
Our Hill St. studio incorporates clean and green technology that ambiently heats the studio to maintain a temperature of 32C, ensuring that heat and humidity are carefully controlled, and optimum levels of fresh air are maintained in the studio. This provides a comfortably sweaty environment that compliments the natural heat generated in a Vinyasa Flow practice.
Heated classes offer additional benefits to traditional yoga, including:
Detoxification: Sweat is good! Sweating on a regular basis allows the body to release toxins and waste providing room for vital nutrients and hydration. Be prepared to sweat in our heated classes!
Healthy connective tissue: yoga opens the body’s connective tissue. Heated yoga classes enhance this process, allowing the body to stretch more fully, lubricate and renew, resulting in greater flexibility and energy.
Boosts immunity: viruses cannot survive in high temperatures, so increasing the body’s core temperature fights infections, which are pushed out through the sweat. Practicing heated yoga also increases the body’s production of white blood cells, which fight infection.
Weight Loss: Raising your core temperature and building more muscle, burns more calories. Diet also improves as the body craves healthier food when practicing regularly.
BEFORE your class: drink plenty of water throughout the day; avoid caffeinated drinks; wear clothing that breathes; avoid eating within the hour before your practice; get plenty of potassium in your diet.
AFTER your heated yoga class: have a nice shower; drink plenty of fluids; eat a snack soon after finishing; and rest.
A few tips to keep in mind for your heated practice.
HYDRATION Keeping well hydrated allows the body to sweat, detoxify and cool down. Drink plenty of water up to half an hour before your class, and after the class ends. During your class, take little sips so as not to cool the body down too much.
REPLENISH Drinking water alone may not be enough because the body loses vital salts via sweat, which need to be replaced. Consider adding electrolytes to your water, or drink coconut water, both of which contain valuable nutrients such as potassium, sodium and vitamins.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY if you start to feel confused, dizzy or nauseous during your heated practice, you may be overheated. To prevent this we advise: breathing slowly and evenly throughout your class; taking breaks whenever you need them; honour any fatigue; and drink water whenever you need to.