At Sweat Shop Hot Yoga, we offer a variety of class styles to suit every individuals’ needs, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, all hot yoga students are welcome here!
WHAT HOT YOGA CLASSES ARE OFFERED?
At Sweat Shop Hot Yoga, we offer a variety of class styles to suit your individual needs and preferences. Hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, kundalini yoga, ashtanga yoga, acroyoga, yin yoga… yoga what??? Leave the confusion at the door, because we like to keep things simple and straightforward around here. At Sweat Shop Hot Yoga, our class options include Basics, Classic, Flow and Power yoga. All of our classes are hot, guaranteeing that you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck in calories burned. In short, with our Basics, Classic, Flow and Power hot yoga class options you will never get bored!
Heated to 85°
Perfect for beginners!
Verbal cues, demonstrations and modifications offered.
Helps build strength, flexibility and stamina.
Heated to 105°
26 poses + 2 breathing exercises. All levels welcome.
Helps rejuvenate your body physically & mentally.
Helps build core, balance and stability.
In our Classic 60 Guided class, the teacher is on the mat practicing side by side with the students.
Heated to 95°
Flow from one asana (posture) to the next.
Helps promote positive feelings of wellbeing.
Strengthen the mind-body connection.
Heated to 95°
Come ready to work it in this class!
Mix of body-weight strength and cardio training.
Build strength, focus, endurance and flexibility.
Heated to 95°
Strengthen the body’s “powerhouse.”
Emphasis on challenging the core muscles.
Focus on stability, posture, breath control & flexibility.
Heated to 90°
Slow paced, gentle movements.
Helps relieve stress and tension.
Leave feeling tranquil and refreshed.
TRY A BASICS, CLASSIC, FLOW OR POWER HOT YOGA CLASS TODAY!
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HOT YOGA CLASSES
Q: Who Can Attend Oconomowoc Yoga Classes?
A. First and foremost, anybody that can breathe. Yes, yoga really is for EVERY body. As long as you can breathe, you can do yoga. Although a hot yoga class might be challenging (and it should be), don’t give up after your first class! Your body will adjust to the movements and the heat after a few classes. You will feel yourself growing stronger.
Q: I’m Not Flexible, Can I Really Do Yoga?
A: Yes, you really can do yoga! Even if you’re not flexible. We all start somewhere and being flexible isn’t a prerequisite to doing yoga or coming to a class. There is no such thing as a perfect pose. Listen to your body and do what feels right for you. There’s no judgement at SWEAT SHOP hot yoga! We’re all here to help each other.
Q: Is There Anybody That Shouldn’t Do Yoga?
A: Before starting any new exercise regimen, it is always best to consult with your doctor. Hot yoga classes are not recommended for those who are pregnant, have hip and/or knee replacements or have had spinal injuries or herniated disks. If you have a preexisting injury, please let your teacher know so they can provide suggestions or modifications for the poses during class.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOT YOGA?
Yoga by itself has many mind, body and soul benefits. When you add hot yoga to the mix, it takes these benefits to the next level. In hot yoga, the room is heated anywhere between 85 to 105 degrees. The heat of the room helps prepare the body for movement and makes for a sweaty and beneficial workout.
Not only does the heated room make the class more challenging, but hot yoga has been shown to help burn more calories, improve flexibility, build bone density, reduce stress, ease depression, provide a cardiovascular boost, reduce blood glucose levels and nourish the skin. Below are just a few of the many benefits of hot yoga.
1. Healthy Weight Loss:
The heat enables you to burn more calories, makes your heart pump and helps build lean muscle which all lead to weight loss.
2. Reduces Stress:
Helps you relax, breathe and focus on the present moment.
3. Detoxifies Your Body:
Sweating reduces water retention and helps flush out toxins, chemicals and other unwanted compounds that shouldn’t be in your body.
4. Strengthens Your Body:
Engaging your muscles such as your abdominals and glutes while holding poses helps to build and strengthen these muscles.
5. Increases Flexibility:
When your muscles are warm, they are more elastic, making them easier to lengthen and stretch.
6. Heart Health:
The heat helps increase your heart rate and strengthen your heart.
7. Glowing Skin:
Adding heat to your workout increases circulation and gives you a natural glow, much like a sauna room at the spa. The steam can help open up your pores and cleanse your skin.Prevents Back Pain: there are many poses that help strengthen and therefore reduce and prevent back pain.
8. Helps You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle:
Exercising by practicing hot yoga helps you stay active and healthy both physically and mentally.
9. Promotes Mindfulness:
Yoga helps us become present and take inventory of our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. Yoga helps us pay attention to what is going on around and inside of ourselves without judgment and with purpose.
10. Mood Boost:
Prolonged sweating and physical activity help boost endorphins in the brain, which are our body’s natural pain relievers.
WHAT SHOULD I BE MINDFUL OF WHEN PRACTICING HOT YOGA?
There Is No Such Thing as A Perfect Pose:
Each and every one of our bodies are different, and we don’t all look the same or do poses exactly the same. Don’t sweat the small stuff like if your arms are parallel or if your foot isn’t at the perfect angle. Things like proper alignment in our hips, knees and wrist are where we want to focus (don’t worry, your teacher will help you learn how to be mindful of this through verbal instructions throughout the class). Also, many poses have a modified version and more challenging versions, we invite you to do what feels best for your body.
It Should Never, Ever Hurt:
Hot yoga, like many forms of exercise, can be challenging. But, it should never, ever hurt. Discomfort (like when we’re sweating and shaking to hold a pose) is okay and we encourage you to push yourself, but if you feel pain that’s your body’s signal to you that you need to ease up.
This is Your Practice:
Although yoga class is a collective experience, we are all in different places. What is most important is to honor your body. If you want to move at your own pace or if it feels better to lay on your back during a certain sequence, go for it! Your yoga class is for you and nobody else, honor your body by doing what feels best for you.