You are going to sweat so try and avoid loose clothing. Women normally wear
    sports tops and bottoms. Men normally wear shorts with a T-shirt or sports top
    being optional.


    Not directly before class. It is recommended that you abstain from food for a minimum of 1 to 3
    hours before class as all the compression postures aren’t much fun while your
    body’s still digesting!

  • Do I need to drink a lot before and after class?

    You are going to sweat so it’s important to keep the water flowing. We should all try and drink at least 2 litres of water every day. We recommend you drink 1/2 litre of water an hour before class – enough to keep you hydrated during class but not so much that you feel bloated during the postures. In the class itself, after the initial warm-up postures, you should sip water between postures whenever you need to. After class, it’s also really important to get those lost electrolytes back into your system as well.

  • How long do the classes last?

    All classes last between 75-90 minutes. We have separate classes for Beginners and Mixed level abilities for the more experienced students, so just make sure you book onto one of the beginners classes if you are new to Yoga.

  • How do I book?

    We recommend that you book your classes and Workshops in advance to avoid disappointment. All classes must be booked using our online Booking System.

  • Can I practice if I am pregnant?

    We offer bespoke Pregnancy Yoga classes and Mum and Baby groups for this time of your life. Please see our schedule for these classes.

  • Am I too old?

    No! Hot Yoga is especially good for older people as the heat really helps with circulation and the ageing process.

  • Do I have to be fit?

    Hot Yoga is designed for all levels of fitness, but if you have a special medical
    condition or injury, please consult your doctor or book an appointment with Leo Sharma, Registered Osteopath, for a consultation and an individual musculo-skeletal assessment. Also, inform your teacher before the class.

  • What if I’m not flexible?

    All the more reason to come to Hot Yoga Hastings! You will be amazed how quickly
    your flexibility improves and the heated room provides a safe environment for this.

  • Do you have showers?

    Yes, we have a shower and changing area but as most of our clients are local, they always go home to shower.

  • Are there any studio rules I should be aware of?

    Good question! Some of our classes are recorded for our Online Members so please do not talk during the class. Please do not be late for class as you may not be allowed in. No shoes allowed in the Yoga Studio, talk in quiet voices before and after class and enjoy your practice.

  • What are the benefits of Hot Yoga?

    Provides total body workout
    Helps sport (and other) injuries
    Improves posture
    Eases back pain
    Increases flexibility and strength
    Reduces stiffening of joints
    Boosts energy levels
    Detoxes and cleanses
    Relieves tension
    Relaxes the body and mind

  • Will it Yoga keep me fit, is it cardiovascular & will it help me to lose weight?

    Yes. Whatever your fitness level you will find Yoga challenging (that’s why so many practice regularly). The postures combine strength, flexibility and balance to give you a total body workout. As with other forms of cardiovascular exercise, regular practice will also aid weight loss.

  • What are your Yoga Workshops and Rituals and are they suitable for everyone?

    Our Yoga Workshops and Rituals take place on Sunday’s at certain times of the year. They provide a unique opportunity for you experience an immersion weekend, developing the qualities of meditation, self-reflection, progress and healing though your practice. These are often sacred moments where we connect to the changing seasons and to nature and the Universe – where we are able to bring an esoteric, spiritual angle to the Yoga to bring about transformation, lasting peace and contentment. We run regular Sound Healing Ceremonies during these Rituals, as well as Cacao and Tea Ceremonies. These cultural practices pair well with Yoga as medicines for the mind, body and soul.

  • Do I need any equipment?

    We provide mats but ask you to bring a mat towel for hygeine purposes, or your own mat. We provide all other equipment for the classes. If practicing at home, you can use 1-1.5kg weights for some of the sequences and will find blocks, belts, bolsters and eye pillows and cushions useful.

  • I’m new to your studios, how much does it cost?

    Our classes are all Semi-Private Sessions of up to six per class. They cost £20 for a drop in or by becoming a HYH Member, you can access our discounted Class Bundles of Three, Five and Ten Classes. The more classes you buy, the cheaper they become, allowing you you practice twice a week, or book in a family or friend.
    Studio Classes cost £54/3, £75/5 or £140/10 Classes (35 day Expiry).

  • Why the heat?

    The studio is heated up to 30°C. The heat warms up your body allowing you to stretch into the postures in a safe environment. The heat also promotes sweating which aides the body’s natural cleansing processes.