At Hot Lotus we have a variety of class styles on offer catering for complete beginners through to more advanced levels. A summary of the class styles is detailed below. If you are completely new to Yoga or Pilates our FAQs page will probably answer most of your questions. If it is your first time to the studio check out our first timers page here. Chances are most (if not all) of your questions will be answered on these pages.
At Hot Lotus we hold 6-week Beginner’s Yoga courses where you will start from scratch with the basics and we will introduce you to key postures and sequences over the course of the 6 weeks. The classes will help you get the best out of your practice.
The course also includes meditation and breathing exercises and these short sessions will provide techniques for you to find stillness and achieve a calmer and less reactive state. Learning how meditation and mindfulness can help to ease anxiety and enable you to better deal with the stresses and strains of modern life.
By the end you should have the confidence to join our regular class programme and most important, come away with a positive experience of practising Yoga and appreciate how it can assist you in achieving a fitter, more flexible and happier you!
Our signature Hot Yoga class is Hot Yoga 26 (Bikram) which was the original Hot Yoga. This class is available as an express or a longer 75 or 9o minute class and is a “prescription” of postures designed to work the entire body. We also have Hot Vinyasa Flow and Rocket yoga taught in our heated studio. Flow is also available unheated but practicing in the heat has many benefits, not least it helps to increase your cardio workout and aids with detoxification through sweat as well as helping you get further into postures.
Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape. A super nurturing and revitalising class for women during their pregnancy.
We aim to keep you happy, healthy, bond with your baby and feel strong from the inside out. These classes are a great place to feel supported and connected with other mums-to-be. You can look forward to a fantastic night’s sleep after this class.
Our classes help to tackle common aliments: Back ache, sleep disturbance, pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and anxiety.
No experience necessary and all levels and abilities welcome. Whether this is your first pregnancy or you have been pregnant before, Pregnancy Yoga is there to help you live your pregnancy the best possible way, preparing yourself both mentally and physically for the birth of your baby/babies.
Pregnancy Yoga is also a great opportunity to socialise with other pregnant women in your local area, share tips & support each other in this most precious time of your life.
With the addition of our extra studio – the Lotus Lounge – we are able to offer a wider variety of classes styles. From dynamic and strong Power Flows, through to more restorative classes where use props such as bolsters to relax and get deeper into the postures.
Our signature Pilates class is our hugely popular Inferno Hot Pilates and we are the only studio in the North West to offer this unique workout which combines Pilates principles with HIIT. To compliment this we also have Mat based Pilates, ideal for those who want to focus on strengthening their core and improving posture and Barre Pilates, a hybrid of mat based Pilates and Barre (this is the ultimate booty workout!).
Hells Bells is a kettlebell workout which is all about movement, joint mobility, explosive power, strengthening connective tissues and building mental focus. This 45-minute workout will leave you feeling STRONG and powerful and is great for burning fat!
Shake the Dust
Shake the Dust is a practice for the Body, Heart and Mind. The class is an eclectic mix of cardio, yoga, Pilates, dancing and breathwork and feature fabulous kick-ass playlists. It is suitable for anyone even complete beginners and is a great workout.
Aerial Yoga is a unique form of Yoga using a hammock as a versatile prop and is a playful and fun way to practice yoga. With the weight of the body supported you can learn how to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort, producing a peaceful state of mind and a wonderful feeling of lightness in the body.