If you’re new to our Oconomowoc yoga studio, don’t sweat it! We’re here to help and give you ALL of the information you need to make sure your first trip to the studio is awesome!

Sweat Shop Hot Yoga Oconomowoc Yoga Group Class 9 Resize


Your first visit to Sweat Shop Hot Yoga is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Follow the steps below to get started with your first yoga class. All levels, especially beginners, are welcome. We’re here to help you every step of the way through your yoga journey and we can’t wait to meet you!

  • Step 1: Pick a class that works for your schedule. No need to sweat just yet, all of our classes are designed to be beginner friendly, help you build strength and to feel energized.
  • Step 2: Arrive about 10 – 15 minutes before class begins to check in. Make sure to bring your water bottle, mat and towel (or rent them from the studio!).
  • Step 3: Breathe, sweat and have some fun!


Plan Ahead

Congratulations on taking your first hot yoga class with Sweat Shop Hot Yoga!

  • Bring a plastic or metal water bottle, yoga mat and mat towel. No mat or towel? No problem, we have them available at the studio for rent. If it’s your first time here, they’re on the house.
  • Refrain from applying any scents or perfumes before class.
  • Chug, chug, chug! Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after class.
Getting Here

You made it to the studio, go you! Showing up is the hardest part.

  • Come on in and slip your shoes off. After all, you’re home here! Please leave all footwear at the front door lockers and benches to avoid tracking dirt and debris throughout the studio.
  • Tuck your personal belongings away in our convenient lockers. Don’t forget to leave your cell phone and your worries behind!
  • Head to the reception desk where our team will get you checked in for class. Don’t worry, we promise we don’t bite!
  • Notify the teacher of any injuries or medical conditions. This helps us in assisting and giving appropriate modifications during class.
  • Use the restrooms to make sure you’re ready for an uninterrupted yoga class. 
  • Please silence watches and other electronic devices so as to not disturb your fellow yogis.
  • Bring your mat, towel and water bottle and head into the yoga room!
Settling In

We have a few yogi etiquette tips that will help you make sure you’re being respectful to your fellow classmates. 

  • Place your mat to ensure that you can see yourself in the front and side mirrors but are not blocking another person’s view.
  • Make sure that your mat is facing the same direction as others and lay your long towel down over your mat.
  • Speak softly within the studio to avoid distraction to others. Remain quiet until you leave the studio room after class.
During Class

Now comes the fun part, our hot yoga class!

  • The teacher will verbally guide the class through a series of poses. Teachers oftentimes provide physical demonstrations as a guide to show students the poses.
  • While it may be challenging, yoga should never hurt. Always be sure to listen to your body and move at your own pace.
  • We’ve got no shame in our savasana game! If you feel tired or fatigued during class, try relaxing in a lying down position. 
  • Do your best to stay in the room for the entire class. This helps us keep the hot air in and makes sure that our fellow yogis have an uninterrupted class! 
  • If you’re new to yoga, don’t hesitate to check out our Basics class which is heated to 85°. This is a great way to learn some common yoga poses and give yourself the opportunity to acclimate to the heat.
Let’s Celebrate 

Woo hoo! You just finished class, we knew you could do it! 😉

  • You deserve to celebrate! Give us a high five for completing your first class with  Sweat Shop Hot Yoga!
  • Soak up all of the good vibes and enjoy the feeling of rejuvenation that follows a hot yoga class.
  • Chug, chug, chug! Make sure to drink plenty of water or electrolytes afterwards.
  • Don’t quit! When starting any new physical activity, you may be sore and find the first few classes extremely challenging- that’s normal! In time, your body will adjust and you will get even stronger- mentally and physically!
  • Last but not least, get booked for your next class! 


Still have more questions about our Oconomowoc yoga classes? Don’t sweat it! Everything you need to know about hot yoga and visiting our studio is below. We can’t wait to meet you soon!

How Early Should I Come to Class?

Plan to arrive around 15 minutes before class begins. This will allow you time to check in, relax or stretch before class begins. Our studio opens 15 minutes prior to the start of class to allow for proper cleaning between classes.

What Should I Drink and Eat Beforehand?

Chug, chug, chug! Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after class. Make sure to drink plenty of water or electrolytes after class. Try not to eat any big meals two to three hours prior to class, a light snack, fruit or juice is recommended if you are hungry.

What Should I Wear?

If we can promise you one thing, it’s that you’re going to sweat while you’re here! We’ve found that sweat wicking workout clothing that is form-fitting tends to work best. Avoid thick, cotton materials if possible.

What Should I Bring with Me?
Bring your water bottle (plastic or metal please), yoga mat, long towel to lay on top of your mat, sweat towel and change of clothes. If you don’t have a yoga mat or towel you can rent them from the studio. If it’s your first class, mat and towel rentals are on the house.
Should I Practice If I’m Injured, New to Exercise or Pregnant?
As with any exercise regimen, it is best to consult with your doctor if you’re injured, new to exercise or pregnant. Please note that practicing hot yoga is typically not recommended for those who are pregnant, have hip and/or knee replacements or have had spinal injuries or herniated disks.

If you are physically in good condition to exercise, we recommend attending our Basic hot yoga class to learn the fundamentals to help you get started. Before starting class, please notify the teacher of any injuries or medical conditions. This helps us in assisting and giving appropriate modifications during class.

How Often Should I Practice Yoga?
Practicing yoga is safe to do daily, and it will help build strength along with a solid foundation for your practice to grow. Incorporating yoga into your daily morning routine will not only help change your body physically, but it will help you improve your emotional well-being by reducing stress and anxiety.
What Do I Do with My Shoes? Should I Wear Socks?
Please leave your shoes by the front door when you walk in to avoid tracking dirt throughout the studio. This will help keep our feet, floors and yoga mats clean. You may walk with your socks on throughout the studio. We recommend taking your socks off during your practice so that your feet can get a better grip on your yoga mat or towel.
Can I Bring My Cell Phone?
We ask that all guests turn off their cell phones when they enter the studio. This will enhance your yoga experience by encouraging you to leave distractions at the door for the duration of the class. Please also silence watches and other electronic devices so as to not disturb your fellow yogis.
What Classes Should I Take?

Our classes are designed to be suitable for all students- new, experienced and everywhere in between. Our class options include Barre(less) Sculpt, Basics, Classic, Flow and Mat Pilates, Power, Unwind and Yogalates. All of our classes are hot, guaranteeing that you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck in calories burned. With so many hot yoga class options to choose from, you will never get bored!

Learn more about our Class Styles here: CLASSES

Our Basics class is perfect for beginners to gain an understanding of yoga classes and acclimate to the heat. These classes will allow you to move at your own pace and give you time to learn the poses.

View our CLASS SCHEDULE to learn more about the classes offered. No need to preregister. Just show up!

Can I Get Extra Help from the Teacher?
Absolutely! Our teachers will provide verbal cues throughout the yoga class to help students understand and move into the poses. Please talk with our teachers before or after class if there are certain poses that you have a challenging time with or don’t quite understand. We’re happy to help you in any way possible.
What Does “Yoga Asana” Mean?
A yoga asana is a posture or body position such as “Downward Dog,” “Mountain Pose,” or “Warrior I.” Yoga asanas help to improve your total well-being including improving the body’s strength and flexibility and your emotional well-being.
What Does “Namaste” Mean?
Oftentimes a teacher will end the yoga class by saying “Namaste” to the students. The students will reply to the teacher by also saying “Namaste.” Namaste means: I honor the place in you which is of love, of integrity, of wisdom and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.
What Does the Hot Yoga Studio Feel Like?
Our studio is heated by energy efficient and therapeutic infrared heat which helps boost your metabolism, breaks down fat, conditions the cardiovascular system, improves flexibility and joint comfort and aids in relaxation and stress management. Infrared heat is a gentle heat that feels like a warm and sunny day rather than a sauna. Our classes are heated anywhere from 85 – 105 degrees, depending on the class.




N48W36115 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite B

Oconomowoc, WI 53066