Events this week!


There’s a lot going on at Hot Yoga Edinburgh this week, in addition to our regular classes, please see below some special events taking place this week!
Today:   Happy Valentines Day! 2 for 1 at all of our classes today, bring along a loved one (friend / family member / partner) and enjoy two places for the price of one!
Friday 17th February
Pay-It-Forward Edinburgh Yoga Festival – Hot Yoga Edinburgh are proud to be participating in this Yoga Festival again this year, with our 6.15pm Hot Yoga (Moksha Inspired) class on Friday. All proceeds raised from the class will be donated to Comas and ECYO, two very worthy causes, which bring yoga and healing to people in need.
Friday 17th February
8-9pm Warm Yin with Clare Gates-Sjoblom (Finland), we are delighted to welcome Clare back to Edinburgh again as she continues with her hugely popular Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings in association with Hot Yoga Edinburgh. She will be running two open classes at Hot Yoga Edinburgh, to allow everyone the chance to enjoy one of her blissful Yin Yoga experiences!
Saturday 18th February
2-4pm Yin Yoga Workshop and Teacher Training Info session with Clare Gates-Sjoblom. Clare will be running a wonderfully relaxing Yin Yoga class followed by a Q&A session on her Teacher Training Programme, you don’t need to be planning to take the TT to enjoy the class, or if you’re curious to find out more about her programme, this is a great opportunity to learn more!
Sunday 19th February
Pay-It-Forward Edinburgh Yoga Festival – Hot Yoga Edinburgh are proud to be participating in this Yoga Festival again this year, with our 11am Warm Slow Flow on Sunday. All proceeds raised from the class will be donated to Comas and ECYO, two very worthy causes, which bring yoga and healing to people in need.

Click the link below to see our full schedule and book your place!

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What is Hot Yoga?


We are frequently asked the question;
“What is Hot Yoga?’
This is a great question which we are always happy to answer, quite simply put, Hot Yoga is a yoga class which is held in a heated studio.
Yoga schools have different views on what is the optimum temperature for a Hot Yoga class, with temperatures varying from mid 20s to as much as 42C in some places.
At Hot Yoga Edinburgh we heat the studio to 26-28C for daytime classes, and 35-37C for evening classes. The reasons for these temperatures are as follows:
In the early morning and daytime we want to leave students feeling energised and ready for the rest of their day, we don’t want to send them back to work feeling sluggish. We feel that a Warm Yoga class will allow students to relax and stretch the muscles without leaving them feeling too exhausted or sweaty.
In the evening we heat the room to a higher temperature, which increases the cardio workout and makes students likely to sweat more. This allows them to leave the studio feeling relaxed and ready for a good nights’ sleep.
There are many benefits to practising Yoga in a warm environment, the heat allows tight muscles to stretch a little more easily, although we place a strong emphasis on staying within safe limits, and only going as far as feels safe for the body on that day. Our teachers give clear instructions and offer modifications to poses to allow each student to find their own maximum stretch.
The increased cardio workout is very good for the body, increasing the challenge for the body. Practicing safely in a hot room can also be very calming for the mind, and can help the student to deeply relax in the final Savasana (the relaxation pose at the end of each class).
Our infra red heat panels are suspended from the ceiling, and radiate a gentle, all-encompassing heat which was described by one of our students as a ‘warm hug’, which feels wonderful during these cold winter months.
Our custom-designed air exchange system monitors CO2 levels in the studio and keeps the air clean and fresh throughout even the busiest classes, so the studio never feels stuffy.
We advise students to drink plenty of water before, during and after their practice, and this increased water intake is very beneficial to the body.
Having practiced yoga in non-heated spaces in the past, we find that practising in a warm environment brings a little some extra to an already wonderful experience, why don’t you come along and try out a class for yourself?

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!

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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!

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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!

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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)

 

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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!

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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!

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