Are you new to Yoga? Not sure what to expect? Then this is for you…
Are you someone who’s curious about Yoga? You think it could be good for you… Good for your muscles to stretch, and good for your spine to move a little more. Good for your mind to feel more calm. But you’re not sure how to go about things, what will it be like?
Here at Hot Yoga Edinburgh we believe that Yoga is for Every Body. We don’t believe that you have to be a certain shape or age or wear certain clothes. You are welcome to come as you are, wear your gym clothes, we have everything else you might need.
You can find a host of information about the different types of classes we run on our website, as well as prices and our full schedule so that you can find a class that suits you. We have beginners in almost every class. Our teachers give clear instructions and offer modifications to poses so that each student can find their own maximum stretch.
We run several different types of class, and are open 7 days a week. If you’re completely new to Yoga, then a Warm Yoga or Hot Yoga might be a great class to try first of all, we run one or two of these every day at different times.
How to Book
You can register on our booking system via the calendar icon here on our website. You can book a place at your preferred class there and can either pay when you book, or at the studio. We accept card or cash payments at the studio. You can pay for a single class, or buy a class package. A popular offer is the Introductory 3 Class Pass for £25, which is valid for any of our Standard (60-90 mins) or Express (30-45 mins) classes and is valid for 6 months.
Our doors are open 15 minutes before class, we recommend that you arrive 10 minutes before your class start time to give yourself time to sign in and spend a few minutes relaxing in the studio before your class. The teacher will ask you a few basic questions about your previous Yoga experience and any injuries which could impact your practice. We ask every student to notice how their body is feeling all the way through the class, and not do anything which doesn’t feel good for their body on that particular day. We ask that you take a break whenever you feel you need to, and drink water when you need to during your class.
We provide Yoga mats free of charge, and we have large or small towels available for hire. You can also bring your own mat and towel if you prefer.
Our male and female changing rooms have showers, hairdryers and small lockers for your valuables.
Before class you are welcome to lie down on your mat in the warm studio and relax. The teacher will introduce themselves at the start of the class and guide you through your practice, giving clear instructions and offering modifications to poses so that you can find a safe stretch for your body in each pose. There will be students of all different levels in class, from beginner to more advanced, but each student is concentrating on their own breathing and their own practice, so don’t worry if you wobble a little in a balancing pose, no one will notice, or mind if you do (and you won’t be alone, others will wobble too!). At any point you are welcome to sit down or lie down on your mat and take a break if you feel like it, and join back in when you feel ready. The teacher will also offer water breaks and rest breaks during the class. They may move around the room during class and adjust some students in poses, this doesn’t mean someone is doing something wrong, they are just helping students to move a little deeper into a stretch, or find a way to make a pose more comfortable.
At the end of the class you can enjoy Savasana, our relaxation pose. Some people say this is the best bit You lie down on your mat in a comfortable position and enjoy a few minutes of rest at the end of the class.
The teacher is happy to chat after class and answer any questions you may have.
You are welcome to use the showers after class before venturing back out into the cold!
We would be delighted to welcome you along to a class at Hot Yoga Edinburgh, why not sign up today and start your Yoga journey before the end of the year?