Q: What does the £40 for 30 days intro offer include?
A: This pass is offered to any new student at HPY and starts when you attend your first class (not when you buy it). It allows you to attend as many classes as you like in 30 days but does not include a yoga mat or towel. You can hire these for £1 each.
Q: Is HPY the same as Bikram or other Hot Yoga?
A: HPY is different in a number of ways.
- Our heat is 25-30 degrees, around 10-15 degrees cooler than Bikram / Hot yoga.
- This allows us to flow rather than holding static poses, which brings a more athletic, cardio element.
- We don’t follow a set routine. Each HPY class is different so our teachers choose poses they feel fit the students. This makes classes more playful, so you get more variety and to try different postures.
- We don’t insist in silence in the studio. In fact we encourage you to say ‘hello’ and make friends.
Q: I’m totally new to yoga, which class should I attend?
A: We recommend you attend Beginners Classes and download the Beginners Pose Chart.
Beginners classes take a slower pace and include more basic poses, so are great for newcomers to yoga. If you already feel quite strong and flexible you could try an All Levels class, but expect to feel a bit lost as you’ll be learning the poses quickly as you go.
The Beginners Workshop is great for learning fundamental principles or alignment and technique that you can apply in class, and we recommend these for both newcomers and people who’ve practiced for a while.
Q: How often should I practice?
A: You can practice as often as you like but the more regular your yoga practice, the more you'll feel and maintain the benefits. We advise that you listen to your body and use that as guidance.
If you’re also training in other sports, then practicing 2-3 times a week will be of great benefit in terms of developing your flexibility, strength and breathing capacity.
Q: I’m not flexible, can I still attend a HPY class?
A: We don’t expect you to be flexible before attending a class. In fact, that’s one of the best reasons to come. Over time, you’ll find you gain flexibility and freedom in your movement.
Q: Will I lose weight?
A: You will definitely burn calories practicing Hot Power Yoga. If this is your objective, we recommend that you attend a Beginners Workshop to focus on technique and therefore build strength and tone faster.
Losing weight will also depend on what you eat. As long as you don’t increase your calorie intake, then you’ll lose weight with a regular practice.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Most women wear leggings and a vest. Guys, shorts and t-shirt or just shorts. Most important is to wear something you’ll feel comfortable sweating in.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Yourself and an open mind! You’ll be introduced to lots of new language and postures so be prepared to get playful and have a go.
You can hire mats and towels, at the studio. If you have your own you’re welcome to bring them.
Q: Do I need to book my yoga class online?
A: We advise you book weekday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon classes as these get particularly busy.