FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ HOW DO I REDEEM MY GROUPON/LIVING SOCIAL DEAL?
Come on in! If you get a chance to create a profile online before you get here, that streamlines the process. Just click on the “Register” link on the home page. You will not be able to redeem your Groupon/Living Social voucher online so when you are prompted for payment, just log out. If you don’t get a chance to register online first, that’s ok! We can do that when you get here. We will then add your Groupon/Living Social voucher to your account and you will be able to login and reserve classes after that.
+ DO I HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASS?
No. Drop-ins are welcome, but be sure to get here early. Registering online for class ensures your spot in class will be reserved.
+ WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE STUDIO?
Fahrenheit opens its doors 30 minutes before each class. If you are a new student, please arrive 20 minutes in advance to sign-up and tour the studio. PLEASE NOTE: To preserve the focus of each session, doors are locked at the posted start time.
+ WHICH CLASS IS APPROPRIATE FOR BEGINNERS?
Each class at Fahrenheit is designed for all levels, whether a first time student or an advanced practitioner. There is no perfect posture in Yoga because we are all so different. Our teachers will help you find your unique place within the posture, and offer modifications that will suit your abilities. Our teaching method encourages everyone to work to his or her own level of ability. The beauty of yoga is that everyone is practicing the same posture at varying levels of ability, all receiving 100% benefit.
+ WHAT IF I'M NOT FLEXIBLE?
Then you have lots of opportunity! The most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes is that you need to be flexible. Yoga teaches you to balance your strength and flexibility—promoting equanimity within your whole body for improved everyday function. With a stable and safe practice suited to your body’s daily needs, you will notice increased flexibility over time.
+ WHAT IF I’M PREGNANT OR HAVE AN INJURY OR MEDICAL CONDITION?
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please advise the teacher of any conditions or illnesses so that we can discuss pose variations that will accommodate any injuries. In certain cases, such as high blood pressure or pregnancy, Fahrenheit Yoga requires that you obtain a note from your doctor permitting you to practice with us.
+ How should I prepare for class?
• Try to drink as much water as you can before class to avoid dehydration. • Avoid large meals up to three hours prior to class. • New students arrive 20 minutes before your first visit to complete the new student form and get settled. Also, plan to practice in the back row so you can follow regularly practicing students. • Listen to the instructor’s guidance describing the poses. They provide cues to help you achieve proper alignment and improve depth. • Take a break or skip a pose or two if it becomes too challenging. • Don’t get discouraged. With each class, it becomes much easier to make it through all the poses.
+ HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME?
We answer this with a question of our own: How fast do you want to transform your life? The fastest and most powerful way to transform your body, mind and soul is to come as often as you can, especially in the beginning. Bottom line: The more you practice, the better you will feel and the faster you will see the cumulative benefits of this practice. Since the hot yoga sequence is comprehensive in nature, for many students it is their only form of exercise. You don’t have to take our word—you will experience the transformation for yourself!
+ WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE NEXT DAY?
If you are new, it is common for your muscles to feel somewhat sore the next day. Drink a lot of water before and after class. It is also helpful for new students to take electrolyte replacements. Try to come as often as you can in the beginning to allow your body to get acclimated to the heat. You may even find that frequent attendance relieves much of your muscle soreness.
+ HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS?
Classes are 60, 75 or 90 minutes. Please plan on remaining in the room the entire time.
+ WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
Bring your yoga mat if you have one, water, and 2 large (bath or beach sized) towels. Bottled water, mats, and towels are available for purchase or rent at the studio. You may also want to bring a change of clothes for after class. We have separate men’s and women’s rooms equipped with multiple showers, vanities, toiletries, and more.
+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You should wear lightweight, comfortable clothes in which you can move easily and sweat, but covers appropriately to accommodate the many forward bends that can be revealing. Men typically choose swimming trunks and an optional t-shirt. Women typically wear sports bras with yoga pants or work out shorts and a tank top or t-shirt.
+ CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
Avoid eating heavy meals three hours prior to class. However, a light snack an hour or two before class may be necessary for some. A pre-class snack might be a piece of fruit, toast, or some other simple, plain energy source that is easily digested.
+ CAN I DRINK WATER BEFORE CLASS?
Absolutely! Drink plenty of water before and after the class. Drinking water during class is fine, too, but know that drinking too much water during class may cause nausea.
+ HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER OR NOT I AM PROPERLY HYDRATED?
Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of your body’s systems. Additionally, hydration is VITAL to a successful hot yoga practice. Hydration must start BEFORE heat exposure and/or exercise. Remember that your body needs a certain amount of water every day just to maintain its normal functions. Participating in hot yoga increases the body’s water requirements. Drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you’re adequately hydrated before coming to class. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, you should drink 75 ounces of water per day. If you practice heated yoga regularly, drink more than that.
+ WHAT TEMPERATURE IS THE YOGA STUDIO?
It’s just right. Heating the studio helps to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal. The heat may be difficult for new students at first—but don’t get discouraged. Do what you can and be sure to listen to your body. Take breaks by sitting or lying down as often as you need to. The body’s ability to function in heat is not a measure of physical conditioning, but heat conditioning. Only consistent exposure to heat will allow the body to acclimate.
+ WILL I LOSE WEIGHT?
Yoga is an amazing cardio-vascular workout that e and burns calories. With regular practice of 3+ classes a week along with a proper healthy diet, students typically show weight stabilization. Over time, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems will optimally work together and you will begin to notice diminished unhealthy cravings.
+ HOW MANY CALORIES WILL I BURN IN A SESSION?
This depends on a number of factors, such as class length, your weight, your sex, and how often you participate. A typical 90 minute session of hot yoga will burn anywhere from 600 to 1,200 calories.
+ DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?
We ask that students be at least 14 years old. Children’s bodies do not know how to regulate heat and can suffer from heat sickness. Students aged 14 - 17 will be required to get a Minor Waiver form signed. Parent/guardian supervision is required for students who are 14-16 years old.
+ DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
Yes! We have separate men’s and women’s rooms equipped with multiple showers, vanities, toiletries, and more.
+ HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN CLASS SCHEDULES CHANGE?
Class schedules do not change too often. We update the website and brochures within the studio as the schedule changes. We also announce changes in class and post them on our social media.
+ STUDIO ETIQUETTE
We open our doors 30 minutes prior to class and close doors 30 minutes after class. New students should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early. Doors are locked at the posted start time of each class.
BEFORE CLASS • Be in the yoga room and ready to begin BEFORE the scheduled start time. • Inform your instructor of any health issues before taking a class. • Leave shoes in the designated area. No shoes in yoga room or changing rooms. • Leave watches, cell phones, pagers, dangling or bulky jewelry, etc. outside the yoga room. • Enter the studio equipped only with clean bare feet, your mat, towels, water, and an open mind.
DURING CLASS • The yoga room is a silent environment. We live in a noisy and highly stimulated world and often your time on the mat may be your only quiet time. Honor the silence and your body and mind will thank you. • All students are required to practice with both a yoga mat and towel. If you are a heavy sweater, please bring several towels. • Listen to the verbal cues from your instructor and apply what you see and hear to your posture. • Do your very best to stay in the yoga room once class begins. If an emergency requires you to leave, it is ok to leave the room, but you will not be allowed back in. It is shocking to your body to go back and forth between hot and cold. • Always take a break before you feel like you have to. Yoga is about taking care and listening to your body. It speaks to you in the form of sensations. This is your practice, so let the focus be on you. You are your own teacher. We are just here to guide you through your practice. • Have fun!
AFTER CLASS • Observe complete silence during and after the final savasana/meditation. Leave the room quietly. • Clean up around your mat as needed with the clean towels provided in hot room. • Limit your time after class to 15 minutes so the next class can set up and prepare for their practice. Return rented mats and/or towels and place in hampers provided.