Our Hot 26 Yoga class (Bikram Yoga) is a perfect class if you are completely new to Yoga or if you are an experienced Yoga goer. Its a static class (which means that you will not ‘flow’ from one posture to the next) and there are less weight bearing postures (e.g. no downward facing dogs). The Hot 26 class is great if you want to build strength and flexibility, develop muscle tone and can help with weight loss.
The same postures and breathing exercises are done in each class. Each posture stretches, strengthens and prepares the body for the next to maximise oxygenation and detoxiﬁcation; all together they work every part of the body. The beauty of practising the same movements in every class means you are able to see how your body is changing over time.
Why the heat? Will it be too hot? We get asked this all the time! The Hot 26 is practised in a room heated to around 40°C. The heat warms up the body allowing you to stretch into the asanas safely while at the same time aiding detoxiﬁcation and increasing the cardiovascular element of the class.
There are numerous beneﬁts from a regular Hot Yoga practice, including weight loss, improved muscle tone, strength and ﬂexibility, reduced back/knee pain, better concentration and focus and lower stress levels. The class is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced students. Be prepared to sweat and have fun!
Hot 26 classes are 90 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 40 – 41.5 °C). These classes are without music.
Intermediate Hot 26 class
For the next steps in your Hot 26 practice, try our monthly Intermediate Hot 26 class. This class is a stepping stone between the Hot 26 and the Advanced 84 Series. Practised in the same sequence as the Hot 26, you will be introduced to intermediate postures and other preparatory work that help the body to work towards advanced posture expressions. EVERY posture in the Hot 26 (which is a Beginner's series) has a next step, and another after that... This class will help you to better understand exactly why the we do what we do in the Hot 26, and the body parts involved in posture development. Expect to challenge your practice in new ways and have a lot of fun doing it, in a compact, 90-minute class.