Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring?
We have changing rooms, toilets and showers. We hire mats for £1 and towels for £1 if you don’t bring your own. Our mats are washed after every use. You can bring your own water or drink but we do sell water as well as other refreshments.
What are the difference between the classes you run?
We run a variation of classes at Ella and Fleur Hot Yoga. We recommend that you buy our £20 intro offer and try them all out!
Am I fit enough to attend?
Anyone with any level of fitness can attend any class, however be prepared to work hard and sweat! You are guaranteed to work every muscle in your body and then be rewarded with a lovely relaxation at the end. All of our teachers are highly trained and knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology so any ailments or injuries will be attended to in class.
Do I need to be flexible?
No! That is why you come, to learn to stretch your muscles, you don’t need to be able to touch your toes!
How can I book my first class?
You can arrive 20 minutes before class and sign up for our intro offer or sign up online, create an account and buy the offer. It is advisable to then book into your future classes online as we have limited space available.
Is it the same as Bikram?
We offer a similar experience to Bikram yoga, replicating the heat of hotter climates such as India where yoga originated. However, we do not stick to the same sequence of postures every time. Classes are varied and tailored to suit the needs of our clients. We incorporate flow sequences, breathing techniques and meditation to the hot hatha style that Bikram is famous for.
Can I take class if I’m pregnant?
It is not advisable to get too hot when you are pregnant although some people do continue to attend if they have maintained a strong practice up to the point of pregnancy.
Can any age attend?
We advise no one under the age of 16 attends the very hot classes, although we would welcome a younger yogi into the not so hot classes. There really is no limit to the maximum age, people up to 80 have been known to practice hot yoga!
Are there any times I should avoid class?
If you are feeling unwell at all it is not advisable to practice in the hot room as you may become dehydrated and feel worse. We ask everyone to complete a health questionnaire before class.
How soon before class should I eat?
It is not advisable to eat anything up to 2 hours before class as a full stomach can make you feel very sick in the hot room. If you really need to eat something, a banana or small snack half an hour before class is ok.