Why Hot House?
Not every hot yoga studio is the same. An uncontrolled humidified and heated room can raise humidity and reduce oxygen levels causing an unhealthy breathing environment. The Hot House Yoga system purifies the air to eliminate bacteria, viruses and odors. Hot House Yoga has the healthiest and the most carefully monitored environmental air quality available in Richmond. The system uses ultraviolet light purification to ensure healthy air. There is also specifically engineered environmental control systems in place designed to remove excess humidity when too high or add moisture when too dry. When oxygen levels fall below normal the system pulls in fresh air to regulate. When you practice yoga at Hot House Yoga, you'll enjoy Fresh-Aire UV® filtered air that reduces airborne pathogens and odor, carefully monitored and highest quality air filtered by the best systems available, either cork or Zebra Mat Yoga™ hard flooring and practice rooms are cleaned after every single class – multiple times per day – so you know you’re in the cleanest hot yoga environment available.
Everyone who practices at Hot House Yoga is treated like family. From our knowledgeable, courteous staff and teachers who greet you before class, to the high-end services we provide at no extra cost, you will see why there is no other studio like Hot House Yoga.
Learn more about us and take a tour of our studio located in the West End. The studios have been designed with convenience and comfort. The facilities offer "swipe card" check in, private showers, towel service, storage and changing areas. Sky ceilings help to set the mood and escape from the stresses of everyday life.
Our full service facility features spa-like bathrooms, hand towels, earth-friendly bottle filling stations, blocks and straps, large shower towels, high-quality shampoo, conditioner and soaps, private showers cleaned multiple times per day, private changing areas with locker or cubby storage, and plastic bags for your used clothing so you can always keep your gym bag dry.
At Hot House Yoga, we teach two styles of Hot Yoga: Hot Stability and Hot Flow. While each style is distinct and unique in nature, they complement each other and are designed to be practiced together to create optimal balance. Both our Stability and Flow classes are structured around a methodology called the Therapeutic Vision. This method of sequencing is what creates a healing, sustainable, life-long practice. It’s based on the anatomy of the body, specifically related to lines of connective tissue, known as myofascial lines, which have both movement and postural functions. The Therapeutic Vision’s specific emphasis is to sequentially strengthen and stretch each one of these lines so that they can properly perform their intended function. The inability of these lines to perform their functions creates imbalances throughout the entire body.
A consistent Hot House Yoga practice not only corrects these physical imbalances, but also eliminates unnecessary stress, and promotes an overall feeling of gratitude for life.
At Hot House Yoga our rooms are intentionally heated because of the many benefits it offers the body. Heat protects the muscles as they move through their full range of motion. When practicing in the heat, endorphins are released helping to reverse the negative effects of stress. Heat increases the heart rate, strengthening the cardiovascular system. Your heart can work the same way holding yoga postures in a heated room as it does when you're running a mile, and you never even have to leave your mat. This is particularly true in postures when you are balancing and contracting your muscles simultaneously. A 90-minute class can burn up to 1,000 calories. Higher temperatures soften collagen around the joints for more freedom of movement and improve the function of the nervous system. The process of sweating exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, the largest organ of your body!