FAQ HOT YOGA
How do I get started?
Welcome! Be sure to take advantage of our 4 weeks for $49, New Student Special. After you’ve completed your profile in Mindbody you can sign up for classes and buy a package that makes sense for you. Arrive at the studio for your first class 10-15 minutes early to allow our staff to help you get settled.
What kind of Yoga do you offer at Shanti?
Our Hot Flow classes are taught in the Vinyasa style, meaning, they flow and move on the breath. Unlike some Hot styles which are stationary, in a Vinyasa class, you'll be guided through a sequence of movements that will give you elements of strength, cardiovascular conditioning, core strength, balance practice and also many opportunities to infuse mindfulness and meditation into your class experience. While all of our teachers offer their classes in their own signature style, generally classes will follow the following format--Integration and grounding, sun salutations, standing balances, backbends, hip openers and final rest, savasana.
If I am brand new to yoga, can I register for any class?
We have students of all levels and all abilities in our Hot Flow classes and do not designate classes based on level of experience--all of our classes are all levels with the understanding that the style of yoga we teach is physically demanding at times. Our teachers are skilled in offering appropriate modifications and advancing options for students across the spectrum. Please let the instructor know if you are newer to the practice, or if you have any injuries that you need assistance with. Work at your own pace and remember to moderate your exertion and rest when necessary.
Do I need to pre-register for classes?
While you can certainly register for a class in person, the process is streamlined, and your spot is guaranteed if you register online. We use MindBody for this process, and whether you are already registered, or need to create an account, you can click here to do that. You will be required to show your proof of vaccination also if you would like to practice without a mask. You may bring your vaccination card to your first class where a note will be made in your file. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a face covering in the studio at all times.
Are your classes heated?
Yes. Classes are heated to between 92-98 degrees and 40% humidity. Come well hydrated, ready to sweat and walk out of your practice feeling refreshed and renewed.
What do I need to bring?
You should bring a Yoga Mat, face towel and a larger towel for your mat, a bottle of water and a change of clothes if you’re headed elsewhere after class. We also recommend you bring your own blocks and a yoga belt. We do have a limited number of shared props at the studio that are regularly sanitized.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that has some wicking properties. Avoid long sleeves and heavy sweatpants. We practice barefoot so no need for any special footwear.
Do you have a shower?
Yes, we have one shower that is offered to our students, first come first serve.
Can I come late or leave early?
Out of respect to our teachers, students and the dedication and commitment of both, we encourage students to arrive early and stay through the end of class. Late arrivals will not be permitted and the door is closed and locked promptly at the start of class time.