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What is HOT Yoga?

Anda Yoga House teaches the original 26&2 hot yoga series.  It is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises that will help you improve your physical and mental health. 


It has been proved and experienced by millions that these 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits.

Why The Heat?

Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.

Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.

First time students

  • Refrain from having heavy meals for at least three hours before class.

  • Stand in the back row to observe students in the front during postures.

  • Drink plenty of water up to one hour before class.

  • Wear a fitted outfit so you can see your form.

  • Be prepared to stay for the entire class!

  • We sell bottled water and coconut water

  • Mats and towels are available for purchase


Studio Etiquette

 “Yoga etiquette” is really about thoughtfulness... Ways to help and make the yoga experience the best it can be for everyone who comes into our House. Let’s establish these ground rules together. Good etiquette will make it more pleasant and respectful  for everyone.

  • BE ON TIME: Arrive to the the studio at least 15 minutes before your class starts. Habitual tardiness is not a recipe for success and will not be tolerated. Please note, arriving late may result in you not gaining entrance into the class.  

  • Lock it up: Don’t bring your stuff with you into the yoga room. Utilize the cubbies provided in both men’s and ladies’ change rooms. Or, leave your belongings in your car. WATER, MAT AND TOWEL IN THE HOT ROOM! Nothing else is needed.

  • Remove your shoes: Taking off your outside footwear isn’t just hygienic, it also shows respect for the place where you’ll be practicing yoga.

  • Tread carefully: Try to walk around – not over/across – other people/mats in the yoga room.

  • Quiet in the yoga room: Not only is talking a no-no, you should enter and leave the hot room like a ghost – or a whisper. This includes unrolling your mat in relative silence (save that whipping trick for later) and doing the same when you’re packing up at the end of class. And no talking during class, of course! If you have a question for the teacher, wait until after class to ask.

  • Spit out your gum: Gum and yoga don’t really mix well. Imagine doing a backward bend with gum in your mouth: it could require the Heimlich.

  • Things that ring: Cellphones should be left in the changing room; there’s nothing more jarring than the sound of a phone ringing during savasana. If you ABSOLUTLEY…. LIKE IT’S A LIFE OR DEATH MATTER need to have your phone with you in class, turn it to silent/vibrate and tell the teacher that you may need to take a call. NEVER TEXT/EMAIL during class.

  • Watch yourself: If you wear a watch (though this should generally be left in the change room as well), make sure it’s not programmed to beep on the hour.

  • Make space: Many of our classes are full. When setting up your mat, try to maximize your use of the space in the room. If you can, be sure to set up in such a way that the person behind you will be able to see him/herself in the mirror (staggered works well). During class, try to practice within the confines of your mat.

  • Have good scents: Odors of all  kinds are especially noticeable in the hot room. Cologne, perfumes, smoke (of all forms), and scented lotions shouldn’t be worn or brought into the studio. Heavy smoke/perfume on items stored in the changing rooms is a NO-NO. Leave them in your car!!

  • Stay in the room: If you have to leave, wait until there’s a break between postures. Also, let the teacher know where you’re going.

  • Let it go: This is the most important piece of Yoga etiquette. If someone breaks one of these rules, or does something that annoys, distracts or angers you, don’t let it steal your peace. If you do, you’re the one who’s losing out in the end

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