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Do you have showers?

Yes! We have 3 showers in each changing room.

Do you offer rentals?

Yes! We rent towels and mats. We also have Kangen Alkaline Ionized water for fill up and we sell water, kombucha, and other boutique items.

How hot is the room?

Our room heats to 105ºF with humidification and fresh air exchange.

How is it heated?

Our yoga rooms are heated with Far Infrared Heat panels in the ceiling which allow for a wonderful ambient heat that warms your body but does not dry out the air. We have fresh air exchange systems, GPS Ionizers in the duct work and humidification for the best hot yoga experience.

Is every class heated?

Our class temperature ranges depending on style. For example Hot Power Flow and Hot 26 classes are fully heated to 105ºF while our Yin/Restore is a perfect snug 85-90ºF and our Rad Roller and Meditation classes are not heated at all. Please peruse our class descriptions for specifics.

What should I bring/wear?

Bring a water bottle to fill up (available for purchase or fill up), a yoga mat (available for purchase or rent), a full sized towel for practice, and a shower towel.

Wear something you can move easily in. This can be lycra/spandex type yoga wear, or quick wicking fabrics. Avoid cotton as this retains moisture and heat and can feel uncomfortable. Avoid restrictive materials like board shorts. Stretchy is best! (We have a full boutique for all genders. Available for purchase at HYA)

What are your studio policies?

Preregister for class as many classes fill up. Visit our Etiquette Guide for more.

What are your hours?

We are open 7 days a week with classes all day.

What is Vinyasa Flow?

Vinyasa Flow is known at our studio as Hot Power Flow and Slow Flow. The short answer is that these classes include Sun Salutations (for example: downward dog, updog) and a sequence of poses that build on each other for a fluid, fun, creative class that moves to upbeat modern music.

A few notes: These classes have music, the teacher often will demonstrate or practice with the group at times, and your teacher will offer variations for various abilities.

What is Hot 26 and 26 Plus?

Hot 26 is a set sequence of poses formerly known as Bikram Yoga. It is practiced in a fully heated room with an emphasis on form and alignment. There are no vinyasas (in other words, there is zero Downward Dog) Each pose consists of a hold while stretching and strengthening. Visit our Yoga Posture Guide.

A few notes: This class varies from 60, 75 or 90 minutes. The first part is standing poses and the second part is floor poses. The teacher will instruct during class without practicing. In the 90 minute version each pose is practiced twice. In the shorter classes, some poses are repeated while others are done once.

Hot 26 Plus is based on the Original 26 series, however, in the second set, we offer variations for you to choose from. You can work more or less and choose the pose that suits your body each day. We set this class to fun music, and it is performed in a fully heated room.) Added note: Our studio owner, Adi Westerman, created this class and we love it!

Is this a Bikram studio?

Adi opened HYA in 2008 as an exclusively Bikram Hot Yoga studio and since has evolved into a multi-style yoga studio. Our Bikram classes are called Hot 26 or Hot 26 Plus for a variation on the original series.

Can I practice if I am injured?

Yes, but please consult your doctor and inform the staff upon arrival. If you need modifications, please discuss with your instructor. Our 26 style classes, Yin/Restore and Meditation are likely easiest to modify. Reach out with specific concerns.

I'm newly pregnant, can I practice?

We recommend checking in with your doctor and instructor. Many of our students and instructors have practiced hot yoga throughout pregnancy and there are modifications for poses. We do recommend having a hot yoga practice prior to pregnancy so you are familiar with acclimatization of the heat or starting after the first trimester.

Do you have parking?

Yes! We have a free parking lot with plenty of parking.

Should I eat before class?

Nope. Please refrain from eating 2-3 hours before a hot class. This will make you feel much better.

BUT… for first classes of the day, sometimes this is not realistic. In this case, we recommend a quick carb like toast that can digest quickly but give you the energy you need to make it through class.

Note: Sometimes salad or a smoothie can sound like an easy breezy light meal, however, these can sometimes be quite complex to digest. Stick to a fast burning snack if you need a quick fix. And remember, caffeine will make you hotter and increase your heart rate, so tread lightly and wisely here.

Can I drink water during class?

Yes of course! However, remember, a full belly is no fun, so stick to little sips here and there between poses. You primary hydration should come before and after class. Attempt to drink ½ your body weight in ounces per day (more if you sweat buckets). See our Hydration Guide for our top tips.

How many times a week should I practice?

If you are seeking to see results and integrate changes in your body or mind, we recommend at least 2-3x a week. Yoga is a system that can be practiced daily.

For maintenance or cross training, once a week can be just fine too.

How do I cancel my membership?

We will miss you, but we got your back. You can pause, cancel, upgrade or downgrade your pass along the way. Remember if you are in an introductory rate or special rate plan, cancellation will forfeit your discounted rate. Please visit our cancellation page.

Can I suspend or pause my membership?

Yes! Please refer to your contract for details. Email us with any questions. But, yes. You can pause your membership and this will let you keep any discounted rate you may be on.

How early should I arrive?

Please preregister for class and arrive at least 5-15 minutes before your class starts. It can be stressful for everyone if you arrive at the start time or late. Give yourself plenty of wiggle room so you arrive stress free (or at least less stressed. Hehe.) If you are running late, please call the studio 828-299-7003 so we can assist you.

How old does my child have to be in order to attend class?

Our age minimum to attend adult classes is 16 (when attending with their guardian) and 18+ to attend on their own.

More Learning Resources

Brush up on classroom etiquette.

Yoga Etiquette Guide

Learn about yoga postures and their benefits.

Yoga Posture Guide

Read our tips for staying hydrated.

Hydration Guide