We are North Fulton’s premier hot yoga studio. Whether you are a regular practitioner, a guest from out of town, or someone brand new to hot yoga, we meet you where you are in your practice and your life.
Our goal is to challenge you in a nurturing environment. Our highly-trained instructors provide guidance on the best way to arrive at a posture, always mindful of your abilities and safety.
Please join us for one of our many classes where you will stretch, be challenged and grow. And, you may lose weight along the way.
Namaste – Jenny
Hot Yoga of Johns Creek next door to Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta gives you a workout unlike any other.
Hot Yoga is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
Convenient to Atlanta, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Milton, Norcross, Dunwoody, Roswell and Sandy Springs.
We only teach the Beginner’s Hot Yoga class & Beginner’s Yin Yoga class. Our yoga classes will have students of all levels of experience, including beginners. Your balance, strength, and flexibility will come with practice.
This is the most common misconception about yoga, one that prevents many people from ever starting. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it is about stretching your spine as well as the rest of your body. The more inflexible you are, the more you need yoga. You become flexible by doing yoga.
Heat is used in Hot Yoga classes in order to allow you to go deeper and safer into thosee yoga postures, reducing any risk of injury. The heat helps to accelerate many of the benefits of your yoga practice. As We are able to get into Hot Yoga poses more deeply and effectively, allowing the benefits of the postures will to come faster. You will find that practicing yoga in the heated room creates a satisfying feeling of achievement. The heat also promotes detoxification through perspiration.
Enjoy the sweat. It is doing you so much good on so many different levels. Regular profuse sweating generated by heat can:
- Flush toxins out of the body - Promote relaxation and well-being - Accelerate cardiovascular action - Facilitate calorie burning
Although the yoga room is heated for Hot Yoga classes, it’s the humidity that tends to make you sweat more. And the more people there are in the room, the more moisture there is from our breath and the more we sweat.
Women should wear shorts and a sports bra/tank top, or thin cotton leggings and a leotard. Men should wear biking shorts or bathing trunks. For the Hot Yoga classes, you want to wear something that you feel comfortable sweating in. Less clothing is best. Anything with a little spandex in it can help to allow for a full range of movement. Avoid sweats or loose/oversized T-shirts.
Choose a class time that works for you and arrive about 10 minutes before the class starts (20 minutes if it’s your first time at the studio). We have spacious men's and women's dressing rooms and showers (3 showers for the women and 2 for the men) complete with hair dryers, hanging rods and cubbies (but no lockers). All of our water in the studio is double filtered, including the showers and water fountains. Bring a water bottle for class. For the Hot Classes, Iit’s best if you don't eat for at least 4 hours prior to class time. Bring a yoga mat and a large beach towel, or you can rent from us. And most important, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to get your body fully hydrated (64-96 ounces over your normal intake).
Yoga can be challenging, both mentally and physically. Yoga is supposed to be a bit “difficult”. However, you will start slowly and go at your own pace, pushing yourself only when ready. You're in charge of taking care of yourself and knowing your limits. As you gain experience, you will find that you will want to challenge yourself, striving to perfect each of the poses. Also necessary will be careful listening to the teacher's dialogue (precise instructions), patience, determination, trust, and discipline. As these are required of you, they will also develop within you.
Yin yoga gently stretches and rehabilitates the connective tissues surrounding our joints.
Hot yoga is considered a “yang style” yoga. The fundamental characteristics of yang yoga is rhythmic movement. Some other popular forms of yang style yoga are: Ashtanga and Power Yoga. While yang yoga targets softer tissues such as muscles and tendons, yin yoga targets the more inelastic tissues, such as ligaments and fascia. Yang (hot) yoga requires a variety of postures while not holding the posture for prolonged time period. Yin (cool) yoga requires far fewer postures but does hold the posture longer, typically 2 to 5 minutes per posture.
No. Yin yoga is generally practiced at normal room temperature.
8 to 10 postures.
60 minutes long.
Wear whatever you are comfortable stretching in.
Yes, Yin Yoga will improve your joint mobility which will have an immediate positive impact on your Hot Yoga practice.
Primary emphasis during instruction is on the correctness and safe execution of the postures. You will experience the sensation of your muscles stretching, but this should not be associated with pain. For some students the sensation of stretching takes a little getting used to, but is not unpleasant. Before long you’ll begin to appreciate and understand how your body responds to stretching and discover your own limits.
Although hot yoga is practiced in a classroom, you will be in a state of intense concentration focused on doing the postures correctly and listening to the instructor’s directions. The same is true for everyone else in the room. New students will place their mats at the very rear of the large yoga room. Everyone faces forward, allowing new students to observe the experienced students in front of them.
Not a problem. You’ll be instructed on how to relax on your towel in a quiet and still manner so as not to disturb the other students’ practice. Keep in mind that your body will gradually acclimate over a number of classes. The first class is always an experience - just take it as it comes, and see where it leads.
Chanting and meditation are not part of the Hot Yoga we teach. However, for some students, the balance between flexibility, strength and concentration required in Hot Yoga & Yin Yoga can eventually become something of a meditative experience once a student has developed their practice.
It is not unusual to feel nauseous or dizzy during your first Hot Yoga class. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present condition, and inspires us take much better care of ourselves. Usually the problem is that we do not drink enough water for daily living, let alone for exercising in a heated room. Nutritionists tell us that we need 64-96 ounces of water a day to help the body function properly. In the heated yoga room, your body needs an adequate fund of water to allow perspiration to release heat from the body as you practice. So we estimate you need another 64-96 ounces (drunk throughout the day) to allow for your 100 minutes in the room. Once you are drinking enough water your body will tolerate the heat better and you will actually enjoy the heat.
You can generally expect to feel warm, loose and invigorated. Sometimes people feel tired after their first class. As you acclimate after just a few classes, you will start to feel more energized.
Muscle soreness is a build up of lactic acid. The best way to get rid of the lactic acid is stretching. It may seem hard to believe that coming back for more will help, but it is the best way to relieve the soreness. If you wait too long to come back you will be starting all over again.
To derive maximum benefit and enjoy prolonged health, Yoga should be practiced on a regular basis. Yoga can be practiced daily, unlike other forms of exercise where you should take a day off between workouts.
For good results, we encourage a regular practice of 3 times per week. For life-changing results, students should strive for 4 or more times per week. However, if coming only one or two days a week is all you can manage, you’ll still receive all the wonderful benefits, only you won’t see the results as quickly. You will, however, feel the benefits after every class, no matter how infrequently you practice.
You'll find you want to do this practice. It's fun. It works. You'll start organizing your schedule to fit it in. Remember that this yoga is powerful and challenging.
Hot yoga is a cardiovascular practice in that it consists of supporting your own weight in a combination of postures, holding these positions while breathing dynamically and flowing into new postures, building strength and focus in the process. Be prepared to have your heart rate elevated! Whatever your level of fitness, you will find hot yoga challenging.
How quickly you progress will depend entirely on you. On your natural ability to a small extent, but mostly upon the honest time and effort you give to yoga. It will have little to do with how perfectly you can do the postures. It will have far more to do with how well you understand what you are trying to accomplish in each pose, how honestly you try to accomplish your goals, and how supple your muscles and joints have become in comparison to the place at which you began. Do as much as your body allows you on that day, always respecting and listening to your body’s needs. Continue to show up, practice in the present moment, and you may be delighted by the unexpected benefits that emerge.
Not only is yoga a great cross training tool for virtually all sports, it is in itself, a total fitness package encompassing many different exercises, both aerobic and non-aerobic. Yet yoga goes well beyond athletics. Through its controlled and precise breathing; and through its strengthening, stretching, and endurance building exercises, your entire body is toned. Circulation is stimulated and the mind relaxes.
A principal impediment to maintaining a disciplined exercise program is that the older we become, the more difficult is to maintain a regular workout. The body resists and there is never enough time. It always seems like the more we need to exercise, the harder it is. Yet in order for exercise to be effective, consistency over time is required.
When time is limited, we usually focus on one or two activities and tend to “just do it” without an appropriate warm-up or cool-down. In a best-case scenario, “just doing it” leads to boredom and in a worse case scenario leads to injury. Although cross training is essential for maximizing physical health, we don’t make time for engaging in multiple sporting activities much less take time for effective warming-up, and cooling-down. This is when yoga becomes so advantageous.
Consult with your physician before beginning your Hot Yoga or Yin Yoga practice. If you're experiencing health or emotional issues, yoga will support you. So come as often as you can. It's our job to push you to achieve your best, and it is your responsibility to know what is enough for your body on any given day.
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We are the north Atlanta Hot yoga studio that serves Alpharetta, Suwanee, Roswell, Canton, Woodstock, Milton, Duluth, Cumming, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Norcross and outer Gwinnett county.