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Etiquette

 

  • Arrive 10 - 15 minutes before class starts (first timers arrive 15 - 20 minutes prior)
  • Remove shoes in the designated area; all classes are done barefoot.
  • Please sign in at the front desk.
  • Turn off all cellphones.
  • Bags and personal items are not permitted in the practice rooms.
  • Please leave your valuables at home.
    (We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.)
  • Avoid wearing strong scents.
  • Keep voices low in the practice rooms.

 

What is Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga are yoga poses that are done in a heated room. The room is maintained at a temperature of roughly 104°F and a relative humidity controlled between 30 and 40%. At these temperatures, your body begins to sweat which rids itself of toxins. It also makes the body very warm and allows the muscles to stretch safely and effectively.

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How is Chrysalis Yoga’s Hot Yoga different?

The biggest two differences are our hot room technology and our teachers’ focus. 

 

We have the most stable and healthy hot yoga room around – cork flooring, non-VOC paint, walls and ceiling insulated, radiant heat panels and an integrated, automated fresh air exchange humidification/dehumidification system that maintains the humidity at a safe level while exchanging the air in the room to ensure adequate oxygen and no build-up of CO2.  Many other studios have cork flooring and radiant heat panels, but most do not have a fresh air exchange system nor do they control the humidity.  Practicing yoga in a room that is too dry or too humid is not healthy.

 

We focus on the student’s development. We offer a variety of classes at different levels and they are well rounded. We have employed the best teachers who offer their experience and insight in the class so no two classes are exactly the same. This keeps the mind and body fresh and alert, as you learn a wide range of yoga poses from experienced teachers who care about your whole-person development.

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What time should I get there?
Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class to sign in and get ready for class (unless it is your first time, then come 15-20 minutes early). Sign up online to save time if you have never been to our studio.Sign up today to reserve your spot online. Please note that if you arrive less that 10 minutes before the class starts, you will be removed from the class reservation system. 

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 What do I do when I get there?

  • Remove shoes in the designated area; all classes are done barefoot.
  • Go to the front desk and complete a waiver form if you have not signed up online. If you signed up online, then ask our yoga advisor (front desk person) for your personal key tag to swipe into classes.
  • On your first visit, introduce yourself to the instructor and inform them of any injuries or conditions that you may have. 
  • Share any concerns or questions with your instructor, they are here to guide and support you during this wonderful journey!

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What if I need to change?
Our change rooms offer ample space for you to be comfortable during your visit. Our amenities include showers and hair dryers. We have space to put your bag(s) and clothes.

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When should I avoid doing hot yoga?
Hot yoga should be avoided in the following circumstances:

  • If You are Pregnant:  It is recommended that pregnant women should avoid extreme heat. We know that excessive core body temperatures can cause maternal hyperthermia (in the first trimester of pregnancy this has been shown in animals and humans to increase the risk of neural tube defects ― malformations of the brain and spine, including spina bifida). There have not been enough studies to see the effects of hot yoga on the fetus.
  • If You have Heart Disease/High Blood Pressure:  Those suffering from severe heart disease or high blood pressure, which limits cardiovascular activity, should consult their doctor about being in a heated environment.
  • Children:
  It is best that hot yoga is practiced only after the child’s sweat glands have developed – usually around a girl’s first menstruation or a boy’s growth spurt. Pediatrician and momlogic expert Dr. Alanna Levine stated in an interview: "Children handle high temperatures differently than adults. They have a higher surface-area-to-mass ratio, which means they absorb heat more than adults do. They also have a smaller blood volume, which makes it harder for them to dissipate the heat. Lastly, they have a slower rate of sweat production than adults, and sweating is a mechanism to cool us off."

   
You may also notice changes in heart rate and the amount you sweat if taking certain medications, so please consult a doctor prior to practicing hot yoga or any type of yoga.

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I have an injury!
Chrysalis Yoga wants to support you in any way possible. Inform the yoga advisor (front desk) of any injuries and also inform instructors before class so they can show you modifications to poses. With major injuries or health concerns, always consult your doctor first and ask for their permission to do yoga and/or hot yoga.

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What if I’m not flexible or strong?
You don’t have to be flexible or strong enough to start yoga.  We offer a variety of classes. With our intro special, you have 30 days to try all the classes, styles, teachers and see what fits you. With consistent practice you will notice the difference in your flexibility and strength. Yoga is designed to balance you in all ways, making you stronger if you’re too flexible and more flexible if you’re too strong or tight.

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What should I bring/wear?
Bring a beach-size towel, water and yoga mat (mats are also available for rent and purchase). Dress in light, comfortable clothing. If you wish to shower after class, bring another towel as there are change rooms and showers. All of our water is filtered, right out of the tap. We sell tablets and coconut water for the needed electrolytes.

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When should I eat?
Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before practicing. A full stomach can hinder the practice of asana (postures) and breathing and can cause discomfort. If you must eat, eat a light snack an hour before practicing. Make sure you are well hydrated!

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