Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled class. Discuss any injuries or health issues with the teacher before class. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Come to class on an empty stomach. Yoga mats and large towels are required in the studio. Please bring your own or we have them available for rent or purchase. Stay in the studio room during class, this will help your body build endurance and calm your mind.
The heat helps you sweat; sweat detoxifies your body by flushing toxins from your blood and metabolic waste from your muscles. This enhances blood flow so that more blood (and oxygen) is delivered to the muscles, joints, and the endocrine, thyroid, and lymphatic systems bringing natural healing and balance back to your body. The heat makes muscles more elastic and pliable which allows for deeper safer stretching, while thinning the blood increases your heart rate for an excellent cardiovascular workout.
Absolutely!! Regardless of your fitness level, hot yoga can be challenging. Muscles are toned and strengthened and all the body's systems are brought into balance. With consistent practice you will see pounds and inches disappear.
Use caution if you have high blood pressure, particularly low blood pressure, or are pregnant or nursing; please consult your doctor before class.
We welcome all students over the age of 15 at LAVA Hot Yoga, however, if you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent or legal guardian sign for you. If you are under the age of 15, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the yoga room and it must be approved prior to the day of class (It's fun to take yoga as a family, and we do offer family plan pricing!)
We take Cash, Visa, Master Card (both credit and debit card) and Discover Card.
For the $7 community classes pay in cash.
Please bring your yoga mat, a towel, water bottle, an open mind and a positive attitude! If you do not yet have a yoga mat, yogitoes, or a towel we sell and rent them at the studio.
Classes last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes for the Hot Lava and 1 hour for the Warm Lava class. Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to register. If at any point you feel overwhelmed during class feel free to sit or lay down. As you build the ability to focus your mind and still your body, the struggle will disappear. Please do not walk out of the yoga room during class. Staying in the room helps your body adjust to the heat and helps the teacher know if there was a problem.
We recommend practicing 4-5 times per week to obtain the maximum benefits. You will receive the same benefits with a reduced practice schedule – just in a longer period of time. Yoga is a great addition to any workout or training schedule, helping improve your breathing, endurance, focus, flexibility and much more.
Lightweight, breathable, and comfortable clothing is recommended. Men are generally most comfortable in shorts, bathing suits and T-Shirts. Women usually wear sports bras, tank tops, shorts, etc. When deciding on how to dress remember you will be sweating, so dress accordingly ... but be comfortable! A lot of women prefer to wear a headband of some type if they have medium to long hair, to keep it out of their face. Many people bring an extra change of clothes for afterwards or an extra beach towel to throw on the seat of their car. Our studio is fully equipped with men's and women's locker rooms and showers for your use.
ABSOLUTELY! It's important to understand that Yoga is not about flexibility. Yoga is for people of all ages and ranges of flexibility. Yoga is about stretching your spine and body in all directions. From the very first class you will learn the concept of "trying the right way" enabling you to receive the benefits of each pose according to your own ability. You will see and feel the benefits as you progress on your yoga journey. There can be unlimited benefits to people of all ages and flexibility who correctly practice yoga consistently.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink plenty of water throughout the day and bring a large bottle with you to class as well. Water is available for purchase at the studio. If you have time throw a bottle in the freezer, the heated room will heat your water as well.
The first class is always the hardest, don't wait too long before your next class,
that's how you build endurance.