Open Day Saturday 28th January 10am – 4pm

We are excited to inform you that we are holding an Open Day on Saturday 28th January at our brand new, custom built studio!

We are located at 2 Ladyfield, which is a pedestrian lane that runs along the side of the EICC building.  Ladyfield connects Morrison Street to Conference Square.

We wil run 5 Free Taster classes over the course of the day:

10-10.45am Warm Yin – a slow, floor based class with long held stretches which help release tensions in the body.

11.15-12pm Hot Yoga (Moksha Inspired) – this class combines a sequence of standing, balancing and floor poses to give a full body workout, with a strong focus on breathing.

12.30-1.15pm Hot Yin & Yang for Sports – this class is suitable for anyone, but the focus is on areas which are commonly tight in sports practitioners, such as the hips, hamstrings, lower back and shoulders.

1.45-2.30pm Hot Yoga – this class combines standing, balancing and floor poses for a full body workout.  Each pose is held for several breaths.

3-3.45pm Hot Vinyasa – this flowing, dynamic class builds strength and stamina as well as flexibility

Our booking system is open and ready for you, all of these classes are FREE, and places will fill up fast, so please don’t forget to cancel your place if you can no longer make it so that we can offer your place to someone else!

We are delighted that Lululemon will be supporting us at our Open Day and will bring along a capsule collection of the yoga and running wear, as well as their friendly, positive vibes!

We wil also have some healthy snacks and treats supplied by local producers, so pop in for a cup of tea if you’re passing!

 

 

We are open!

We are so excited to be open for business at our beautiful new custom built studio!

We are located at 2 Ladyfield.  Ladyfield is a pedestrian lane which runs along the side of the EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre) from Morrison Street through to Conference Square.

Our full schedule is updated with classes 7 days per week!

Pop in and say hello, or book  in to one of our classes!

Happy Hogmanay!

15800280_1235200629899966_5771659743299093122_o

Well it’s been a remarkable year and we are so grateful to all of our awesome students for their hard work, focus and positive vibes, you have been incredible!

We are finishing the year on a high, with our very own custom-built studio almost completed and ready to open on Friday 6th January!  Here is a sneak preview of our new studio, which has male and female changing rooms with showers, hairdryers and small secure lockers, and a large yoga studio with infra red heat panels and beautiful floors.

We wish you a very Happy New Year and we can’t wait to practice, learn and teach with you  in 2017!

Lots of love and best wishes, from all of us at Hot Yoga Edinburgh xx

Happy Christmas from the new studio!

15492613_1223765117710184_4612521851634707234_n-2

We would like to wish all of our awesome Yogis a wonderful holiday!  Thank you for all your support and positive energy this year, we have thoroughly enjoyed practising, learning and  developing alongside such fantastic people.

The fit out of our new studio is very nearly complete and we’ll be ready to open in the next week or so!  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more announcements!

Our new address is 2 Ladyfield, Edinburgh, EH3 8EZ.  We are situation on the corner of Ladyfield and Conference Square, right next to the EICC and One Spa.  This quiet location is a few minutes walk from Haymarket station and the Shandwick Place tram stop, and is served by many major bus routes through Tollcross and the West End.

Our custom built studio has a large yoga studio with infra red heat panels as well as specialist floors and ventilation systems.  Our male and female changing rooms have showers, hairdryers and small secure lockers.

We will run a full programme of classes, 7 days per week as well as private lessons and workshops.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new home!

 

 

Meet our New Teachers!

We are very excited to welcome some new teachers to our small team from January!  Sharon and Anna have been teaching in Edinburgh for some time, and have also been regular students at Hot Yoga Edinburgh, as well as participating in our Yin Teacher Training course which is being run by Clare Gates-Sjöblom in association with Hot Yoga Edinburgh.  We will be publishing our January schedule soon, so keep a look out for future announcements!

wp_20161001_13_17_43_pro-1 shazyoga-25

Sharon Iacano

Sharon has been practising yoga for 20 years, and completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training certificate in June 2016, she is now continuing her Yoga teaching journey with a 300 hour Yin Teacher Training run by Chi Therapeutics in association with Hot Yoga Edinburgh.   Sharon is also a keen cyclist and spinning instructor, she has a great interest in teaching yoga to people who do sports as she believes that yoga is a really good complimentary practice for every activity that puts pressure on the muscles, fascia and joints.   Sharon’s classes are generally a mix of yoga styles dependent on the class, but they will involve building strength, flexibility and stretching those overused muscles and fascia. She especially loves teaching beginners as she finds it is so important to start from the basics and build a strong foundation in your practice. she is now building some Yin and Yin Yang for Sports and Flexibility classes into our schedule which are especially good for those with injuries or people who do sports.  Sharon brings an energy and gentle encouragement to her classes, and her knowledge of other sports is very beneficial in her teaching.

Qualifications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          300 Hours Yin Teacher Training (in progress)

 

img_6309

Anna Haldane

Anna practised yoga intermittently for several years, however when she started her first nursing post her yoga practice intensified as she found it the best way to connect with herself and recharge.   Anna chose to undertake teacher training to deepen her own practice during a transitional time in work and personal life in November 2015. She began teaching classes in Edinburgh in January and is delighted to now be able to help bring yoga into others lives.   Anna believes that yoga holds the potential to deepen your connection with yourself and the world around you. Anna strives to encourage her students to connect with themselves starting always with the breath.  

Anna’s classes are inspired by her own practice and seek to challenge, engage and restore. Having sustained injuries from incorrect technique, she tries to strip asana down its core gradually building it up as students gain experience and strength.  No experience, flexibility or fancy leggings are needed to start your yoga journey, just an open mind and a willingness to learn.  She is always learning from her teachers, students and her own practice. 

Qualifications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher

 

Hot Yoga Edinburgh Studio!

untitled

Did you know that Hot Yoga Edinburgh will be opening it’s very own studio from mid December?

We spent a long time searching for the perfect location and space where we could create a beautiful Hot Yoga studio with changing rooms and showers. Our studio will be conveniently located close to major bus routes, Haymarket station and the Shandwick Place tram stop.

We will run a full schedule of classes 7 days per week as well as workshops and teacher trainings.

The fit out of our studio space is well underway and we will announce our official opening date soon, keep an eye out for future announcements!

Our Own Studio!

new-studio-announcement-25-10-16

slide2

 

xcv

Why is my Warrior II so bent out of shape?

I was chatting with a good friend and fellow Yogi recently, and she said to me that she didn’t like practicing Warrior II pose, as she felt all ‘bent out of shape’ in it, and was convinced her pose looked completely different to how it ‘should’ look.  Whenever she got a glimpse of herself in the pose, she thought that her body didn’t follow the perfect straight lines she’s seen in glossy photographs, but rather looked awkward and yes, a little bent out of shape.

Many of us look at beautiful photos on social media or in magazines of yogis in ‘perfect poses’ and then decide that our own efforts fall short, but this is not what yoga is all about.

At Hot Yoga Edinburgh, we try not to teach ‘perfect poses’, but rather the pose that works for each individuals’ own body.  Our skeletons are all sightly different, even if we have the same number of bones, they fit together in a slightly different way from person to person.  What might constitute perfect alignment in one person could cause pinching and pain in another.

Instead of teaching that there is only one way a pose should look, we encourage our students to learn about their own body, and make adjustments to poses to allow them to find their own perfect alignment.  This might involve a slight adjustment to the position of the foot or hip, perhaps an increase or decrease in the bend of the front knee, or perhaps in some cases another variation of the pose altogether.  We also stress that students should listen to how their body feels *today* as this could be different to how they felt the last time they took a class.

We believe that through learning to accept our own body, as it is today, we can learn to love and accept ourselves.

So to my friend with the ‘Bent out of Shape Warrior’, I say that with time and practice your Warrior might straighten up a little,  but your yoga practice is beautiful as it is right now, as a work in progress.

 

 

 

 

Classes by Candlelight – 28th October

Yin may 16

As the nights draw in and the beautiful autumn colours are bringing with them a certain chill in the air, we would like to offer you 2 beautiful Candle-lit classes on Friday 28th October at the beautiful Gathering Essence studio.

5.15pm Hot Vinyasa – a dynamic sequence where each pose is linked with a vinyasa flow, building strength and stamina as well as flexibility.

6.30pm Hot Yoga (Moksha Inspired) – a slower paced class where each pose is held for several breaths, allowing students to slowly move deeper into poses with a strong focus on breathing.  This challenging class will leave you feeling energised and calm.

Both of these classes are suitable for all levels, we give clear instructions and encourage students to listen to their own body, we offer modifications for poses so that each student can find their own maximum stretch.

Pre-booking is recommended as these classes will be very popular, click on the link below to see our full schedule and book your place:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=183867

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

 

Happy Birthday to us!

2nd Birthday 2016

We can’t believe that it’s been two years already since we started running Hot Yoga Edinburgh!

The time has flown by and we have enjoyed every minute of a roller coaster ride!  We have learned so much from our students and continue to be inspired by you all every day.

We are delighted to offer you a Birthday Weekend Special discount to say thank you to all of you for your continued support!

10% Off Standard Pricing – This Weekend Only!

5 Class Pass (Was £50/£40* – Now £45/£36*)
10 Class Pass (Was £90/£70* – Now £81/£63*)
Monthly Unlimited Pass (Was £80/£70* – Now £72/£63*)

*Student discount available with valid student ID*

These special prices will run for this weekend only, so be sure to make the most of them before they’re gone!

(Passes are valid for 6 months from first use, and must be activated within 6 months of purchase. Passes cannot be transferred or shared)