How to prepare for Hot Yoga
What to Wear
The room is hot, most people are comfortable in minimal clothing that stretches easily when wet: for men, shorts with a liner, for women, shorts or leggings with a sports bra or tank top. Materials that wick moisture tend to be more comfortable than cotton.
What you’ll need
A yoga mat, a large towel and a water bottle for class. These items are also available at the studio for rental or purchase. You may want to bring an extra towel and change of clothes for a shower after class.
When to Arrive
The studio opens 30 minutes before class starts. Please allow enough time to get ready for class and have a few minutes to sit or lie quietly in the studio before class begins.
What to do in Advance
Come to class hydrated and with an empty stomach. If you do need to eat 1-2 hours before class, choose light foods.
90 Minute Yoga Class
The original 90 minute hot Bikram yoga class, with two sets each of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. This class is appropriate for all levels of practice, from beginner to advanced, and for all levels of fitness.
60 Minute Yoga Class
Teacher Training Program
Our teacher training gives you the skills and confidence to effectively teach the original Hot Yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Led by an experienced teaching team with decades of experience, this course is an excellent opportunity where you not only learn to teach but also deepen your personal practice. Offered “over” or “during” a series of weekends?
Hot Yoga Classes
Whether practicing a 60 minute class or a 90 minute class, the heated room during practice facilitates going deeper into postures safely, while also strengthening focus, will power, and concentration!
Why Sealevel Hot Yoga?
SEALEVEL HOT YOGA SEATTLE OFFERS FREE PARKING AND REDUCED RATES AT SURROUNDING U PARK LOTS
Right outside of our facility, we offer free street parking. We also offer safe parking for bikes for those yoga enthusiasts who prefer eco-friendly transportation or extra cardio on their way to class. U Park passes, good for two hours, are available for $2.00 at the studio. These passes may be used at any of the 3 U Park lots within a block of our studio!
Lose Stress & Stay Fit
The high temperatures during class in our yoga studio are perfectly paired for added flexibility and endurance. Sweating helps flush out toxins, encourages you to rehydrate, and burns more calories than yoga performed at room temperature, leaving you relaxed and energized at the same time Yoga is excellent physical exercise, pushing both your mind and body to stay healthy.
Hot Yoga Tips For Beginners
If you’re just starting the practice of hot yoga, you probably have a lot of questions. Our instructors will answer any questions you may have when you visit our studio. We want you to feel prepared for your first class. Following these tried and true Sealevel Hot Yoga tips will help you to be prepared!
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News & Updates
Increasing flexibility and strength are part of what happens with a regular practice. What is important is to get started, and allow the process to unfold!
- The heat enhances vasodilation, so that more blood is delivered to the muscles.
- When blood passes through warm muscles oxygen releases more easily from the hemoglobin.
- Muscles are more elastic, and less susceptible to injury.
- Heat during practice improves coordination.
- The heat reduces heart irregularities associated with sudden exercise.
- Fat burns more easily
Note: Muscles aren't the only beneficiaries of heat. Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain and spinal cord.
We recommend attending yoga class at least 3 times per week in order to see and feel the physical and mental benefits that come with a dedicated practice!
Yes! There are two showers in each dressing room.
A study carried out in 2015 discovered that Bikram Yoga, also known as hot yoga, significantly improves lower body strength, strengthens both the upper body & shoulders, and helps keep the body balanced in health. The study also found that bone density, artery stiffness, blood lipids, and mindfulness were greatly improved.
Our yoga instructors have been practicing yoga for many years, and have experienced firsthand the positive health and mindfulness changes that come from practicing hot yoga.