Bikram yoga is the first time you start loving yourself because it’s the first time you start seeing yourself.

― Rajashree Choudhury

Would you like time to breathe?

Focus on strength, balance & flexibility

Why should you join us and do some yoga?

Unless you have been living in a cave we are sure that you have heard at least something about yoga.  I mean, even my nan knows what “downward dog” is!

It is because yoga has a never ending list of benefits for both your body and your mind that many people are turning to it as a form of regular exercise.  We have compiled some of the more impactful ones that you might experience practicing hot yoga;

 

Improves your flexibility

In a heated environment, such as our studio, we allow our muscles to warm up quicker and be more relaxed when we start our practice.  This means you can stretch a little further and achieve a greater range of motion.

 

Burn more calories

It isn’t a HIIT class or Crossfit, but the way we move through and hold postures does stimulate our metabolic system.  We bring our heart rate up and bring our body into a state where it starts to burn calories more readily.

 

Reduce stress and eases depression

The focus we use during our practice helps to clear the mind.   While the stimulation of our nervous system helps to balance our hormones.

 

Nourishes your skin

One of the benefits of sweating in a warm environment is that it can improve circulation, bringing oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to skin cells. This, in turn, may help to nourish your skin from the inside.

 

As well as building bone density, improving concentration, lowering heart rate, and increased fitness…the list is endless.

 

We promise yoga will help you to live a longer and happier life.

hot twenty six

This classic hot yoga practice, also known as Bikram yoga, is made up of a set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises all done in our studio heated to between 36-38°c.  Enjoy the radiant heat that comes from our infrared heating panels as you move through your class, strengthening all the muscles of the body, developing flexibility and developing focus.

 

Be prepared to work hard, sweat and surprise yourself.

 

Duration: 90 minutes

Suitable for: all ages and levels of experience

Key Benefits:

Core and upper body strength

Flexibility

Mental focus

hot fifty

Creating a fusion between our hot twenty six class by adding a touch of traditional flow, our hot fifty class is a set sequence of 50 postures done in our studio heated to 36-38°c.  Many of the postures come from our hot twenty six sequence, with additional postures focussing on core strengthening, hip opening, and upper body strength and stability.  With 50 postures, the pace of this class can be quite fast in places, but still offers plenty of moments of calm.

 

Class duration: 90 minutes

Suitable for: all ages and levels of experience

Key Benefits:

Hip opening

Core strengthening

Stability and focus

warm twenty six

Maybe you are wanting to try classic hot yoga for the first time and aren’t too sure about the heat, or maybe you just want to create your own heat in your practice.  For those days you can now take our class in a warm, ambient temperature and still gain the same benefits that make this practice so beneficial.

 

Duration: 90 minutes

Suitable for: all ages and levels of experience

Key Benefits:

All the same as our classic class, but with less heat.

express twenty six

Because we know life can get busy from time to time making it hard to get your hot yoga fix, we bring you our express hot twenty six practice.  This class offers you the challenge of a slightly faster paced practice while still giving you exactly the same sequence, same heat, same benefits, just done in 60 minutes rather than the normal 90 minutes.

 

While not a requirement, if you are new to hot twenty six we recommend trying a few of the original 90 minute classes first so that you can have a little bit more time to learn each of the postures, which will make this class more enjoyable.

 

Duration: 60 minutes

Suitable for: all ages and levels of experience

Key Benefits:

All the same as our hot twenty six, but in a shortened practice.

Cancellation policy

 

Please note class cancellations are allowed up to two hours before the advertised start time of the class. Cancellations should be made via our Momoyoga app. In the event of an emergency, cancellations will be accepted via phone or email.

Please note, a £10 courtesy fee will apply for no-shows for classes that are fully booked with a waitlist. This fee is imposed to encourage those who cannot make the class to cancel their booking and allow others the chance to attend.

Useful Tips

What to Wear

Wear comfortable athletic clothing you can move freely in. Try to avoid anything too loose fitting as it will get in the way of your practice. Most women wear athletic shorts and a sports vest or crop top. Men will wear shorts without a top. The choice is yours.

Drink Water

Make sure you come to class hydrated, drinking throughout the day before your class. Bring water with you to class as well so you can sip water throughout class. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water afterwards.

Don’t Come to Class Hungry

Make sure to eat at least 2 hours before class as your body needs fuel, but don’t eat anything too heavy. You will be stretching and bending and don’t want to create any feelings of nausea.

Arrive Early

Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts so that you can be ready and settled in the studio

What to Bring

Hot Yoga is simple; you, a mat and a towel is all you need... we can even help with the motivation. A smaller beach towel or thinner shower towel work well. Towels can also be rented at the studio for £1.50 each if necessary.

Savasana When Necessary

Yoga is not a competition. Sit down whenever you feel like you need to and take it easy at the start of class. You have 90 minutes so you can take your time as your body requires.

After Class

After class be sure to continue drinking water to replenish what you sweat out and nourish your body with good food.. If it was your first class, you may feel stiff the next morning, that's ok, coming back to class will make you feel amazing.

Class Etiquette

Arrive Early

    1. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes before your class.  This will give you time to settle onto your mat and be ready when class starts.
    2. All classes will start promptly at their advertised time.  So others are not disturbed late arrivals will not be allowed into the studio once classes start.

No Shoes

    1. We keep the studio as a shoe free zone.  Please help us by removing your shoes and using the shoe racks that are provided.

Less Perfume is Better

    1. Please be considerate and avoid coming to class wearing heavy scents. Please also try avoiding using them in the changing facilities.

Be prepared

    1. For hygiene and safety reasons, all studio mats must have a towels over them during practice.  Please bring a large towel with you, or you can rent one of ours.

Shhhh

    1. The yoga studio is a quiet place. Please enter and exit as quietly as possible to respect the other students. Mobile phones are not allowed in the studio during class but we are happy to take photos of you after class has finished.
    2. Please feel free to stay and continue to relax in your savasana after class. But as you are leaving please respect other people and how they are finishing their practice.

Community of Friends

We are a small, family-run yoga studio, in the wonderful city of Newcastle upon Tyne.  With a passion for the heat, we specialise in a selection of hot yoga styles, offering classes for anyone and everyone that wants to experience this practice.

 

With our studio we aim to create a space that is just as warm and inviting as the people of the North East.  We are here to support, motivate and challenge each other, growing together, both in class and out.

Contact Us

  07487 355 888

  namaste@hotyoganewcastle.co.uk

Find Us

  Unit 19, The Clothworks, Heaton

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5XB