Heated Yoga

HOT YOGA 26 (BIKRAM)

Our Hot Yoga 26 class is the original form of hot yoga, based on the Bikram series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Suitable for all levels AND CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR BEGINNERS, our classes are either 90 mins, 75 or 60 mins and are taught in a room heated to approximately 40°C.

This series systematically works every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, organ and gland. It also moves oxygenated blood to the cells of your body. By the end of the class, you’ll feel rejuvenated and re-energized.

The sequence of 26 postures was scientifically designed to systematically and progressively work every muscle, ligament, tendon and joint, moving fresh oxygenated blood around 100% of the body, into each and every organ and fibre, restoring all systems.

We practice the same postures every time, actively encouraging you to maintain and improve focus, stimulating and improving a mind-body connection. Every posture prepares you for the next, and each proceeding posture gains from the previous one, resulting in incredible benefits that include improved posture, muscle & joint mobility, concentration, increased energy, and overall rejuvenation.

Top reasons for practising Hot 26:

  1. Hot 26 offers a Complete Body and Mind workout resulting in improved physical and mental health
  2. Strength, Flexibility & Muscle Toning – the postures systematically & progressively work every muscle, joint, ligament and tendon in your body
  3. Weight Loss – Rebalances your metabolism and on average calories burns between 600 to 800 calories per class
  4. Detox – The Heat and humidity are careful controlled to encourage you to sweat. In doing so sweat flushes toxins and metabolic waste from your body, improving circulation and complexion
  5. Rehabilitates injuries such as Knee and Hamstring issues, and improve your overall performance
  6. Reduces Stress by teaching you breathing techniques that calm the central nervous system, eliminating stress and anxiety and teaches you live in the present moment
  7. Re-balance Hormones – Every gland in your body is stimulated, improving poor wake-sleep cycles, depression, metabolism, immune system, sexual/reproductive systems and hunger cravings
  8. Enhanced Focus & Concentration – Physically working hard in a hot room forces an unparalleled connection to your body and mind, producing heightened mental clarity

THIS CLASS IS HELD IN OUR HEATED STUDIO HOT LOTUS ON THE SECOND FLOOR

ROCKET

This is a powerful class its roots based on Ashtanga yoga. The practice is done to music using both breath and movement.

Larry Schultz created The Rocket® Routines in the 1980’s. Rocket Yoga comprises a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series including Surya Namaskar, standing, seating and twisting postures with the addition of handstands, arm balances and inversions.

This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” The Rocket® is designed to wake up the nervous system and the sequences will leave you with the feeling of being stronger, lighter and more flexible. Our Rocket class takes place in our heated studio – sweating is encouraged to purify and reshape your body and the heat also allows you get further into the postures.

The only way to fully understand the Rocket is to take a class and experience the yoga magic for yourself.  Try out Rocket Yoga here at Hot Lotus!

This intermediate class can be challenging but Sarah will assist you in finding ways to achieve your full potential. Students should have some experience of Vinyasa / ashtanga before taking this class.

THIS CLASS IS HELD IN OUR HEATED STUDIO HOT LOTUS ON THE SECOND FLOOR

WARM AUTHENTIC FLOW

Our Tuesday evening warm authentic flow class is an intuitive, dynamic and explorative yoga and somatics class with some or all of these tools included: asana, authentic movement, unique soundscape, mantra, pranayama, creative sequencing, self-exploration, Tantrik philosophy and elemental work. These explorations provide the basis for a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity.

Expect a base flow, that will allow space for exploration through pulsations and holds with room to explore your unique flavour of consciousness within the flow of movement.  These classes are deep, profound, fun and varied, so don’t expect the same class each time although the key postures will be practiced each time these could be in a different sequence.

Suitable for beginners and those who are already regular practitioners.  Classes will follow a weekly theme and will be fine-tuned to the level and abilities of students, with space to allow a deep, unfolding experience that brings you back into your body.

The addition of the heat helps to increase your cardio workout and aids with detoxification through sweat and well as helping you get further into postures.

THIS CLASS IS HELD IN OUR HEATED STUDIO HOT LOTUS ON THE SECOND FLOOR

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