HOT YOGA | HOT PILATES
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m having trouble with my MindBody Account or Booking Classes?
Please check here for a helpful Troubleshooting FAQ from MindBody https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11711&stype=-6
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help if you have duplicate accounts, billing questions, or trouble booking classes. Thank you!
What time should I arrive at the studio?
The studio will open 30 minutes before each class. First time students MUST register & book a class prior to arrival. We recommend arriving at least 10-15 minutes before your first class.
Regular attendees please arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts so we can all be ready to get started on time.
I’ve never done yoga before, can I come to any class?
Yes! All of our classes are a beginner level class, yet are challenging for even the most advanced practitioner. We will meet you where you’re at! Come to class, and with the guidance of your teacher, simply approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% benefit. You can always rest when you need to take a break. We all start somewhere!
Don’t think you have to get in shape before coming to class – that puts the cart before the horse! Come take your first class, and then take class as often as you possibly can and you will start to feel absolutely wonderful.
Is there an age limit? Do I need a parent to sign for me if I am under 18?
Yes, we do have a minimum age limit of 16 years old for all heated classes.
Anyone under the age of 18 years old must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature to participate before their first class.
Click to download our registration form (https://www.forgehotyoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2020-COVID-Waiver-Form.pdf) > Please have parental signature before coming to class or minor will NOT be admitted to class.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us!
What should I wear?
You will be required to wear a mask while your are in the building for now (6/14/21). Bring one or two (before & during class and one for after).
You should also wear comfortable workout clothing, but remember you will be sweating quite a bit. Women usually wear exercise shorts, tank tops and sports bras. Men usually wear exercise shorts or swim trunks with an optional T-shirt. Avoid loose fitting clothing, baggy pants and socks.
What should I bring to class?
We have mat & towel rentals available for $2.50 each or $25/month if you purchase the Monthly Mat & Towel Service. You can always bring your own yoga mat and towel. An extra towel is suggested to dry off with after class.
The studios’ showers are still closed at this time (6/14/21). Water & other beverages like kombucha & sparkling water may be purchased at the studio with your card on file when you arrive.
What if I have injuries or illnesses? What if I am pregnant?
If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID please follow the quarantine procedures.
Please inform the teacher if you have had surgery or have any conditions or illnesses. You will most likely be able to practice, but the teacher must be aware so that he or she can help you with specific postures.
If you are pregnant, please call the studio before coming to class and always check with your doctor about practicing in the heat.
What if I’m not flexible?
Perfect! This yoga is for you! This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes. Yoga is not about how flexible you are. It is about stretching your body and spine to develop and increase your flexibility.
You will feel challenged by the yoga during class – everyone does! Always work to your edge, but listen to your body and your inner wisdom. Never be afraid to sit down if you need to. It’s normal, especially when you first get started, to feel dizzy, nauseated or lightheaded. It’s temporary, and as your body acclimates and detoxes, these sensations will disappear.
During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect. There’s no need or reason to be self conscious. It’s also helpful to realize everyone’s focus is on themselves – they are working too hard to even notice you!
Should I eat before class?
It is recommended to practice (Bikram) Yoga on an empty stomach. As a general rule, refrain from eating 2 to 3 hours prior to class. Also, be sure to hydrate well before coming to class. Drink plenty of water before your first class especially if you’re not in the habit of drinking water.
How often should I attend?
Create a routine and achievable habits. To see maximum benefits aim for consistency. 3 to 4 times per week or at least 10 times a month is nice goal. However, make your goals, whatever they are, achievable!