First Timers & Etiquette

The Hot Yoga Room is a unique environment wherein you, the practitioner, are given the opportunity to focus on self-reflection through a systematic 60 and 90 minutes of practice. The teacher is responsible for controlling the environment and you are responsible for controlling yourself. As you have chosen the path of service, please hold yourself to the highest standards.

The breathing is the key to have a good class “Are you thinking or are you breathing”. Once you drink enough water, your body will tolerate the heat better and you will enjoy the heat.

At registration please provide your ID

  • For your first class please arrive at the studio 20 minutes before class for registration.
  • Be prepared to pay any applicable taxes due for your package.
  • Groupon coupons are for new students to our studio only. If you have practice previously in our studio we will apply your groupon purchase towards one of our regular packages. If your groupon coupon has expired, we will transfer your groupon purchase towards one of our regular packages.


  • Do not eat at least 2 hours before class – it is best to come on an empty stomach.
  • Be well hydrated (drink plenty of water) before class.
  • Arrive 20 minutes before class for orientation.
  • Expect to sweat, wear comfortable yoga clothes (yoga wear is also for sale at the studio).
  • Remove your shoes upon entering near entrance.
  • Sign up (PRINT your first and last name with capital letters).
  • Turn off all electronic devices and leave them in your secure locker.



  • Bring ONLY your mat, towel and water to the practice room.
  • Set up your mat at the rear of the room and make sure you can see yourself in the mirror.
  • Remain SILENT while in the practice room.
  • Focus on your own practice and yourself in the mirror throughout the class.
  • The first water break is after the eagle pose. Drink water between postures, not during postures.
  • If you feel like leaving the room please stay in a seated position and breathe through the nose and stay calm.
  • Completing the full class in the room is an important part of Yoga practice.



  • Stay in the room for 2-3 minutes to cool down your system and drink water (never leave the room before the instructor).
  • Leave the room (following your instructor) quietly and respect your classmates.
  • Spray your rented mat with a disinfectant solution and hang to dry.
  • Please share showers and changing rooms.
  • Remember to take all belongings – all items left for more then 2 weeks will be kindly donated.


Work hard and have fun!

Thank you, in advance for your mindful presence and self-respect throughout the class. To see the results of yoga, you should be practicing on a regular basis, 3-4 times a week. Please direct any questions to the Teacher or Staff.

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