Is yoga for me?
Want to try yoga but don't think you're flexible enough?
Scared to go to class and feel you are the only one who can't do it?
Worried everyone else will be skinny and super bendy?
Concerned you will be taught by some young glamorous dance teacher, barely out of school?
Don't want to attend a yoga class in a gym or large yoga studio?
No need to worry! This is the place for you. Lisa's aim is to make everyone feel at home. No matter what shape, size or ability you are, we will take you through everything you need to be more flexible and stronger, with a calmer mind. This light hearted, supportive approach to yoga could be what you're looking for. This is yoga for real people in the real World.
What are the benefits of hot yoga?
It is one of the best ways of improving your flexibility . Flexibility is a process that can be improved over time by practising yoga regularly. Hot yoga can help you to achieve faster results as the heat allows you to move into deeper stretches more easily with lower risk of injury. Yoga is non-competitive practice so you can develop at your pace without trying to keep up with the person next to you and there are plenty of classes to suit all.
The heated studio allows muscles to stretch further and because your muscles are warm you at less risk of injury. By inducing sweating, toxins are emitted from your body leaving you feeling deeply cleansed, relaxed and fully rejuvenated.
What do I wear?
You will sweat a lot so wear something comfortable and light. Think gym wear, leggings t-shirt/vest top for women, shorts and t-shirt for men.
What do I need to bring to class?
Mats, yoga blocks and yoga straps are provided free of charge. For Hygiene reasons you are required to bring your own mat or large towel to place over the studio mat. Should you forget your own towel/mat we have extra mats you can rent for £1.
You will also need water during the class, so please bring water. No glass containers please.
What should I eat before class ?
Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Try not to eat 2-3 hours before class.
Most importantly HYDRATE !! Drink plenty of water before, during and after class.
Is there free parking?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking. We have parking for 7 cars on our driveway and there is extra parking at the top end of Belvedere Drive, where there are no houses. We care about our community and neighbours and kindly request you do not park in front of any properties or on the street outside Belvedere House.
What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my ability to participate?
In the first instance please speak to your doctor and ask their advice.Please ensure to let your teacher know if you have a condition you might need to work around. It is important to listen to your body, stay within your ability and stop when you need to.
I'm pregnant, can I practice hot yoga?
No, hot yoga is not suitable during pregnancy. We would recommend you find a pregnancy yoga class.
I'm new to yoga, What's the Studio Etiquette?
At Hot Yoga Chorley, we're pretty laid back. However there are a few guidelines we like to follow and encourage to ensure everyone is happy.
Please arrive for your class in plenty of time, at least 10 minutes before class starts.
We're a shoe free zone, so please take off your shoes before entering the studio and place them on the shoe rack.
There are clothes hangers & space for all of your belongings. Please do not take any belongings including flip flops, bags, purses sweatshirts, yoga mat bags, etc into the studio.
Mobile Phones are not permitted in the studio. Please ensure your phone is turned off whilst on the premises.
Please avoid wearing heavy perfumes or colognes.
Feel free to take a break at any time during class, sitting or lying quietly on your mat.
Our teachers are here to encourage, inspire and support you, so please speak to your instructor if you have any questions or concerns.