Please watch this informative video to learn more about the 60-minute hot yoga class.
What is the 60-minute class?
The 60-minute class is choreographed from the same postures as the 90 minute class, but moves at a quicker flow and has a lot less rest. As a result of the faster pace, there are increased cardio-vascular benefits, which help to create leaner muscle.
Why now? How come the 60-minute class wasn’t introduced before?
The 60-minute sequence was researched and tested for over 2 years before introducing it to the yoga communities of Hot Yoga 4 You. Moreover, we, at Hot Yoga 4 You, have recently become independent of a prior business affiliation that had placed restrictions on what we were able to offer our students. These restrictions, along with a host of other unmentionable legal issues are the catalysts for an ongoing, nationwide shift in the hot yoga movement.
Are the 60-minute classes the same price as the 90-minute class?
Yes. We pay our independently contracted teachers the same rate for both the 60-minute and 90-minute class offerings and we heat the room equally for both offerings, as well.
Do I burn the same amount of calories in the 60 as I do in the 90? More/less?
Research shows that when our heart rate is elevated, the body will burn more calories to keep up with the respiratory process that feeds oxygen to all the muscles in the body being called on to perform. That being said, the 60-minute class does increase the cardio-vascular challenge, therefore upping the number of calories burned.
If the series moves at a quicker pace and has less down time, does that mean I lose all the benefits and magic of the stillness in the 90-minute classes?
No it does not! While the 90-minute class is rich with technical support and philosophical fertility, the time between the poses, at it’s most basic interpretation, is a chance for the body to recover from the challenge of the previous pose. Most importantly, it’s the final stillness, after the completion of your yoga practice, that the body can truly reap the rewards and integrate the practice as a whole experience. While it is recommended that you take a 90-minute class as a first time student, many people benefit and feel just fine beginning their yoga practice with our 60-minute class. As with any physical discipline, it’s success relies on being patient with your progress. Taking good care of yourself in the room by sitting out a posture when needed, hydrating properly, and coming in with an open mind will help to strengthen not just your muscles, but also your resolve to stick with it!
I’m new to hot yoga. Is it ok for me to join the 60-minute class?
While we do recommend that a first-time student of hot yoga start with a 90-minute class, beginners are welcome to all our classes. The 90-minute class moves at a slower, more digestible pace that will help ease you in to practicing yoga in a heated room. That being said, we’ve had students new to hot yoga come in and excel in our 60-minute class. The choice is yours, and as always, it’s important to take care of yourself inside and out of the room. Hydrate properly, get enough rest, and come in with an open mind. Be patient with yourself and commit to learning a wonderful system of yoga that has benefits far greater than you can imagine.