Is this your first time to try
hot power yoga?
Great! You are in the right place.
Is this your first experience at Powerflow Yoga?
We want to create a special place that makes you feel at home. When you come to any of our locations, you can expect friendly staff and students, a fresh and clean atmosphere, and a powerful yoga class. Here is all the information you need to feel as prepared and relaxed as possible before you arrive in the yoga room.
But first of all, congratulations! You’ve made a healthy decision to improve your body and your mind with hot power yoga. A yoga practice will make you stronger, more flexible and more confident. It also improves your mental focus.
New students can purchase one month of unlimited yoga for $50
Our introductory month allows new students to take as many class as you like at any PFY location for just $50. There is no contract or commitment–just take as many classes as you’d like in 30 days from your purchase date. This offer is valid for new students only. It cannot be purchased online so stop by any PFY location a few minutes early. Let them know you are new and they’ll take care of the rest. Get ready to feel better!
What you need to bring to your first yoga class
You can bring your own, or you can rent or buy one from us. We have Jade and Manduka yoga mats in all PFY studios.
It’s important to stay hydrated during a hot and sweaty yoga class. Every PFY studio has a filtered water cooler so bring a bottle and fill up. You can also buy a PFY water bottle to show some school spirit.
You will sweat a lot during hot yoga so your mat will get slippery. A lot of our students like to practice on an absorbent towel. We sell Yogitoes and Arete mat towels at all PFY locations.
What you don’t need to bring into the yoga studio
No cell phones are allowed inside the yoga room. you can leave your phone in a cubby or at the front desk.
The bare skin on your hands and feet will help you stick to your mat. So take off your socks and stay safe.
Try to come to hot power yoga on an empty stomach. We recommend eating 2 hours before class. You can bring a light snack with you or a coconut water for after class.
Most people don’t like to have anything on their wrists, ankles or necks while practicing yoga. Some people don’t even like to wear rings. See what works best for you.
We have cubbies available in all of our studies, and a staff member is always at the front desk. But we do not recommend bringing valuables to yoga class.
What to wear during your yoga class
Breathable clothesLightweight cotton or nylon tops and bottoms are recommended. Wear clothes that will absorb moisture when you sweat and let you move around freely. Thick cotton T-shirts and sweatpants are way too heavy when they get wet. For women, lightweight athletic tops and bottoms are great. For men, basketball shorts and thin Tees or tanks work well. (Some men wear tops, some don’t.) You don’t need to spend a lot of money on yoga clothes until you see what the practice is like, and you get a better idea of what items will make you feel more comfortable. Of course, we sell yoga apparel at our studios.
What you can expect during your first hot yoga class
HeatThe first thing you’ll notice when you step into the yoga room is the temperature. All PFY studios are heated to 95 degrees with 40% humidity. Arrive early so you can roll out your mat and sit down for a few minutes. You will get used to the heat, but sometimes it takes a few classes to acclimate.
What to Expect
Heat. The first you’ll notice when you step into the yoga room is the temperature. It will be close to 95 degrees. We also use humidifiers, so you’ll feel those, too. Arrive early so you can roll out your mat and sit down for a few minutes. You will get used to the heat. Sometimes it takes a few classes to acclimate.
Promptness. Our classes start on time and end on time. So be sure you are there for the whole experience.
Physical activity. In our hot power vinyasa classes, you will move! You will become more familiar with yoga the more you practice, and it may take a few tries. All of our classes are open-level, so feel free to join any of them. Talk to your teacher before or after class if you have questions. Classes are 60, 75 or 90 minutes long. Be sure to check the schedule.
Breathing and meditation. In vinyasa yoga, the breath is just as important as your movements. Your teacher will guide your inhales and exhales to compliment the poses. Your breath brings you into the present moment and takes you to a meditative state. This is one aspect of yoga that really helps you clear your mind.
Sweat. You will sweat, we promise! Sweating is one of the most important mechanisms of natural healing. The heated room helps open up your pores, muscles and mind. When you combine heat with the breath, you get a powerful, detoxifying and cleansing practice. The hot yoga room is only a couple degrees warmer than your body temperature. Don’t worry about wiping it off–just let it drip! Sweating is the goal.
Rest. At the end of every class, you will take a pose called savasana, also called corpse. Teachers give you about 5 minutes to rest and restore before class ends. You need this peaceful transition to let your body incorporate everything it just did and to rejuvenate you for the rest of your day. Be sure to stay for savasana!
After Class Tips
Change your clothes. Your clothes will be wet after class, and you may want to change into something dry for the drive or walk home. This is especially true in colder weather.
Shower. Many of our studios offer shower amenities, so bring your own towel and get ready right at the studio if you want.
Hydrate. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids after class. Water, coconut water and electrolyte replacements are great.
Food. You can eat whenever you feel like you need to after class.
Relaxation. We hope after each class, you feel a little more energized and relaxed for the rest of your day.
Remember that yoga, just like anything you try for the first time, may seem unfamiliar at first. You can rest assured that every single person in your classroom had a first yoga class once. So you’re around people who understand how it feels. The teachers and staff members are there to cheer you on and answer your questions as you progress. You will feel more confident the more you practice. Yoga is just that. It’s a practice. Every person in the room is there for a reason: Yoga makes us feel better. There’s a famous saying you’ll hear in the room, and we believe it’s true: “Do your practice, and all is coming.”
We welcome you!
**Check out our WARM basics yoga classes offered at each studio, perfect for a student new to hot yoga. Find each studio’s schedule here.**