What is Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga is a series of postures practiced in a heated room. The series works to stretch, strengthen and tone the muscles while detoxifying the body and calming the mind.
Who should participate in Hot Yoga?
Everyone. It is ideal whether being a beginner or a seasoned practitioner. Every class takes you through a series of strengthening and toning postures in the detoxifying calm of a heated studio.
What if I am not Flexible?
You don't have to be flexible to start yoga. The heated practice room allows for tight muscles to stretch with greater ease.
Is there anything I should avoid prior to participating in a class?
Come to class on an empty stomach, if you are hungry a snack is okay, something small like a fruit. Avoid coffee before class, try to incorporate more water instead. Try to avoid heavy meals 2-3hrs prior to participating. Come to class well hydrated and continue to drink water throughout the day following your class.
What do I need to bring with me?
A yoga mat, large towel for yoga and a second one if you will be showering, a water bottle and wear light comfortable clothing that you don't mind sweating in.
What if I don't have a mat, or I forget my towel?
We have mats and towels available to rent for $2 each or there are yoga mats at the studio which can be purchased.
What is the difference between the different types of yoga being offered in the class schedule?
Moksha Inspired Hot Yoga
A unique series of 40 postures that combine the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room (38 degrees). The series is a cardiovascular workout that loosens, strengthens and tones the muscles, while calming the mind and reducing stress. The heat allows for deep, safe stretching and promotes detoxification of the skin, blood and muscles through sweat. Classes are suitable for all levels of ability
For those of you avoiding hot yoga because of feeling uncomfortable with the idea of practicing in the heat, this is a great alternative given that the room is set at a lower temperature than our other classes offered. This class is an active, flowing style of yoga classs proven to improve strength, cardiovascular health, and flexibility. This class is appropriate for all levels. You will be given options for certain poses so that you feel challenged but also successful. With out breaking the natural from pose to pose, the focus will be on alignment and breath.
The same hot yoga series as Moksha Inspired with the only difference is cost. This class is offered at a minimum $7 cash donation with all funds raised going back into local Steinbach charities.
Designed to relieve stress and tension, while the heat stimulates deep muscle release, improves your body's pliability and deepens your yoga practice. This is an excellent non-weight bearing style of yoga for beginners, those who prefer a less vigorous class and for those experiencing illness, injury or chronic pain.