How to prepare for your first class

  • Arrive 15 minutes before class to sign in and meet the teacher
  • Drink plenty of water the day before and day of class
  • Wear breathable clothing
  • Bring a yoga mat, mat towel & water (rentals available at studio!)
  • Try not to eat 2 hours before class, or keep it light!
  • Take off shoes in the lobby
  • No talking inside the yoga rooms
  • Come chat with us after class. We would love to hear about your experience and answer any questions.

I left something at the studio, what should I do?

Hot Yoga Club is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items. If you believe you’ve left an item at the studio, please check the studio’s Lost & Found bin or send us an email and we can check for you. All items in the Lost & Found bin are donated quarterly.

How do I cancel/freeze my membership?

Our memberships vary from month-to-month, 3 month and 12 month commitments, so please email to contact management about your membership and if you want to Freeze or Cancel.

Chico location

HYC.management@hotyogaclubchico.com

Granite Bay location

HYC.management@hotyogaclubgranitebay.com

You can also use the cancelation form:

Membership Cancelation Form

What if I am injured or have a past injury?

Talk with the instructor before the class to discuss your injury or limitations. We always try to offer modifications, but this will allow the instructor to plan or assist you during class should you need it. We always encourage modifications and adjustments to the postures or flow as needed. You know your body better than anyone so never hesitate to express that kindness and self-love to yourself at any point in your practice. We are proud to encourage no judgement.

Do you have showers and restrooms?

Yes, we have complete showers, restrooms, and changing facilities for men and women. With complimentary bathroom toiletries.

Is yoga right for me?

Yes, anyone can do yoga! We have all types of classes suited for your needs. Please check out our schedule, ask an instructor, or even better stop by the studio.

What are the benefits of hot yoga?

  • Reduce stress
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Increased metabolism
  • Improves flexibility
  • Eases depression
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Better circulation
  • Nourishes skin
  • Improves breathing
  • Improves immune system

During class?

  • Take breaks anytime
  • Try to stay in the hot room for the entire class
  • No talking or whispering in class
  • Look at the teacher or around the room if you get lost
  • Don’t forget to breath

After class?

  • Continue to drink lots of water after class
  • Enjoy the yoga high
  • don’t forget to take your belongings home
  • Come talk with us afterclass
  • come back soon!

How often should I practice yoga? Can I practice yoga everyday?

We recommend practicing 3 to 6 times a week for maximum benefits.  Keep in mind that it can take a few classes for your body to get acclimated to exercising in a heated environment. We encourage new students to practice at least 15 times in the first 30 days to give hot yoga a fair chance and really see the benefits in your daily life. As long as you are staying properly hydrated, you can practice as much as you want.

I’ve never done yoga. Can I come to any class?

Yes! All of our classes are suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough for advanced practicioners. Anyone of any size, shape, condition or background can do hot yoga. Be mindful to take your time and listen to your body.

What if I’m not flexible?

Perfect! The most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes is that you need to be flexible. Yoga is not about how physically flexible you are today; it’s about increasing your flexibility to protect mobility for the future.

What time should I arrive to the studio?

The studio opens 30 minutes before each class. We recommend first time students to arrive 15-20 minutes before class in order to fill out the waiver, meet the instructor, ask questions, and get familiar with the studio before class starts. For regulars, we recommend coming at least 10 minutes before class starts.

What if I’m late for class?

We lock our doors during class for the safety and security of our students. So if you arrive and the doors are locked this indicates class is in session and you have missed your opportunity to join in. Our priority is to promptly begin and end class on time. We recommend getting to the studio 10-15 minutes before class starts so you have plenty of time to get ready for your practice. Please familiarize yourself with our no show, late cancel policy you can find on our website under contact us tab.

What should I bring with me?

Bring your yoga mat, a towel to cover your mat, and a water bottle. Don’t have a mat or towel? These items are available to rent at a nominal fee. Optional to bring a small hand towel. We have a filtered water dispenser to refill your water bottle. No water bottle no problem. We also sell cold water. For NEW students please bring a valid ID that matches your waiver.

Do you offer Gift Certificates?

Yes! The gift of yoga is priceless. Simply come by the studio and one of our lovely yogis can assist you. Gift certificates are also redeemable online on our website.

or you can email us at

Chico location-

HYC.management@hotyogaclubchico.com

Granite Bay location-

HYC.management@hotyogaclubgranitebay.com

What should I wear?

Wear whatever is comfortable. Form fitting clothing is typically better than loose fitting for yoga. We also recommend moisture-wicking synthetic fabrics over cotton, because cotton gets really wet and heavy after a hot yoga session.  Socks and shoes are not worn during class.

What does ‘Namaste’ mean?

Our yoga teachers often end class with the ancient traditional phrase “Namaste”. This gesture is an acknowledgement of one soul to another. “Nama” means bow; “as” means I; and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you”. This gesture is a deep form of respect and a wonderful way to seal your yoga practice and hard work.