NEW TO YOGA?

You’ll fit right in at Inspire Hot Yoga.

 

Just choose a class from our schedule, create a profile, and purchase a membership option. We also recommend downloading our app for ease of booking, canceling, and checking your passes. 

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STUDIO AMENITIES

Our studio offers beautiful clean bathrooms, changing rooms, and showers for both women and men. Our bathrooms are stocked with all the essentials: hair dryers, hair ties, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, feminine hygiene products, and more!

We sell and rent yoga mats, hand towels, and mat towels. Our fridges are stocked with cold spring water for sale. We also have a retail clothing section for your shopping delight.

Street parking is plentiful. For information on Lethbridge parking rates and to download the Way to Park App, visit the City of Lethbridge website.

 

We can't wait for you to experience what Inspire Hot Yoga has to offer.

WHAT TO EXPECT

WEAR COMFORTABLE WORKOUT CLOTHES that let you stretch and work up a sweat. We are barefoot in the studio, so no need for socks or shoes.

 

BRING A YOGA MAT, TOWEL, AND WATER. A yoga block and strap are great too. All of these are available to buy in our online store and in studio, or rent if you forget something.

OUR DOORS ARE OPEN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF CLASS. During class our doors are locked promptly on time so class can begin. Respectfully please do not knock on the door if you're late. Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive to the studio before the scheduled start time of your class.

 

CHECK IN AT THE FRONT DESK meet the instructor, inform them of any health conditions injuries or concerns.

 

PLEASE TAKE AN EPIC SELFIE BEFORE OR AFTER CLASS THEN TURN YOUR CELL PHONES OFF OR TO VIBRATE. Please talk in our studio and make a new friend or two, better yet, go take them downstairs for a coffee after class, you could even take your teacher too. :p

 

ONCE CLASS BEGINS PLEASE STAY IN THE ROOM, if you're feeling dizzy or lightheaded please lay on your mat and take a rest your instructor will check in with you. If you must leave the room to go to the bathroom please give your instructor a thumbs up to indicate you are ok.

 

PLEASE LEAVE BAGS, PHONES, and other personal items in the change rooms. We have a lost and found at the studio. We keep all water bottles, yoga mats and clothes for 4 weeks. Any items not claimed are donated.

ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL LEVELS FROM BEGINNER TO EXPERIENCED. We are a friendly studio that greets all practitioners with a sense of community, diversity and integrity.  We encourage you to pace yourself and have fun.

WHAT CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHY HOT YOGA?


37°C - Inspire hot yoga is proud to offer (FIR) infrared radiant heat. This therapeutic heat directly permeates the body with a whole range of health benefits. Infrared radiant heat is the most eco-friendly heating system available. We invite you to experience the many health benefits that this offers: Increased Flexibility Infrared heat warms the muscles, allowing for a greater range of motion. Research has proven that participants were able to stretch as much as three times their normal amount in an infrared environment. This will allow you to open up, melt deep into poses and gain confidence in your practice safely! Increased Circulation Infrared heat has been shown to stimulate blood flow by opening up the body’s capillaries. This has an incredible affect on the body. It can help lower blood pressure and oxygenate your organs. Detoxification Infrared heat will make you sweat, which is a good thing! It is your body’s natural way of flushing toxins. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which causes them to wring out impurities from the cells and expel them. These impurities will be released from your body as you sweat, creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on a cellular level! Weight Loss Your body has an impressive temperature regulation system. It wants to stay at a consistent temperature and its willing to work very hard to ensure that happens. As your body heats up, its natural cooling system kicks in, which takes energy and burns calories. An increased metabolism between the blood and tissue also burns additional calories. Pain Relief Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is accomplished through increased circulation, oxygenation and detoxification. This is incredibly beneficial for pain relief for both minor injuries and chronic ailments.




HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE HOT YOGA?


If you come 1-2 times a week, we promise you’ll feel good. At 3-4 times a week, lasting transformation develops. Practice 5-6 times a week for life-changing results.




IS IT A CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT AND CAN I LOSE WEIGHT?


YES and YES. No matter your level of fitness is, you will find hot yoga challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.




IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES?


Yes, the minimum age is 16 years old, and we will need a signed waiver from a parent or guardian if you are under 18.




DOES INSPIRE HOT YOGA OFFER HANDS ON ADJUSTMENT AND ALIGNMENT?


Effictive July 1st ajustments will be returning. YES our yoga teachers have a variety of tools available to guide students through their practice. From our own presence, attentiveness and energy. To our verbal instructions, to demonstrating the pose, to our use of metaphor and story–telling. Then there is the hands-on approach, which is referred to as an ‘adjustment or ‘assist’. Here are some reasons for the immense benefits of the hands-on approach: Help avoid unsafe alignment. Deepen release and relaxation. Cultivate a connection with each student. Encourage mindfulness. Provide insight into the energetics of a posture. Deepen the posture. There are 5 types of assists or adjustments: Directive Investigative Awakening Adjusting /Deepening Empowering/Stabilizing touch The goal of any experienced teacher is to cultivate the greatest amount of empowerment with the least amount of force. From my personal experiences I have gained immense benefit and knowledge from being trained in hands on alignment and adjustment. Not only as a teacher but as a student it has helped me grow my personal practice in leaps and bounds and I am a huge advocate for this teaching style. However there are many valid reasons you may not want to be adjusted or assisted. Injuries unknown to your teacher, illness, emotional or physical traumas your teacher may be unaware of. Sometimes we are simply having a day and we just want to be left alone. All choices are valid and for that reason we will have little tokens at the desk for your comfort that say YES or NO to hands on adjusting. You do not have to be a yes or a no. Your goals, needs and limits are of our upmost concern and we want EVERYONE to feel supported and safe in a hands on environment. Grab your token at the front desk before your class and place it top centre above your mat and simply return it to the jar after class!




I'M PREGNANT AND THINKING OF TRYING POWER VINYASA YOGA. IS IT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?


As with any exercise program, the two general rules of thumb are to check with your physician and to listen to your own body and heed any warning signs that you are in a danger zone either for injury, overheating or overwork. Having said that, Power Vinyasa Yoga can be practiced by anyone, as long as modifications are done to accommodate for any individual's issues. If you had a strong practice before you became pregnant, it does help. It's usually not a good idea to start a yoga practice as a beginner when you're pregnant. There are some poses such as inversions and lying on the belly that are contraindicated for pregnancy. As we practice in a heated room, it is best to discuss with your physician your interest in starting or continuing your yoga practice when you are pregnant.




DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?


Classes MUST be booked ahead of time. No walk-ins allowed. Cancel your booking at least 4 hours ahead of time to avoid penalties. You can try booking and cancelling a class so you know how to do it if you ever need to. There will be a $15 penalty charge for no-shows and late cancellations. Cancellations can not be taken over email or phone. We can not guarantee we will get these messages in time to give your spot to someone waiting. Please cancel the same way you booked. In the event an outdoor class is cancelled due to weather you will be credited and you can use your purchase for your next outdoor class. OUR DOORS ARE OPEN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF CLASS. During class our doors are locked promptly on time so class can begin. Respectfully please do not knock on the door if you're late. Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive to the studio before the scheduled start time of your class.




DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?


MASKING IS NOT REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH INTENSITY CLASSES. PLEASE SANITIZE YOUR HANDS UPON ENTERING THE STUDIO. Effective July 1, 2021
We have entered Stage 3 of reopening.

Hear is what has changed.

• Increased class sizes.
• Return of Props (blocks & straps)
• Return of $2 Rentals Mats & Towels.
• Return of optional hands on alignment and empowerment.
• Masks are not required or recomended.
• Showers are available.
• And my personal favourite ALLLLL THE HUGS! 😁🎉




WHAT HAS CHANGE WITH STAGE 3 OF REOPENING?


Effective July 1, 2021
We Enter Stage 3 of reopening.

Here is what has change.

• Increased class sizes.
• Return of Props (blocks & straps)
• Return of $2 Rentals Mats & Towels.
• Return of optional hands on alignment and empowerment.
• Masks are not required or recomended.
• Showers are available.
• And my personal favourite ALLLLL THE HUGS! 😁🎉




DO YOU HAVE PURCHASE POLICY?


Yes all sales are final. Passes and memberships can not be put on hold, shared, transferred or refunded. 5 class passes expire after 2 months. no exceptions. To cancel an auto renewing membership please email us at info@inspirehotyoga.ca please give us your first and last name in the system as well as your phone number and email.




IM DIEBETIC DO YOU HAVE JUICE BOXES ON HAND?


Yes we do please inform your instructor if you should need assistance.




DO I NEED TO PREBOOK MY CLASSES?


Yes you must prebook classes online before ariving. To do so go to our schedule click on the class you'd like to come to. You will then be prompted to create a profile sign a waiver and make a purchase.





 

WHY HOT YOGA?


37°C - Inspire hot yoga is proud to offer (FIR) infrared radiant heat. This therapeutic heat directly permeates the body with a whole range of health benefits. Infrared radiant heat is the most eco-friendly heating system available. We invite you to experience the many health benefits that this offers: Increased Flexibility Infrared heat warms the muscles, allowing for a greater range of motion. Research has proven that participants were able to stretch as much as three times their normal amount in an infrared environment. This will allow you to open up, melt deep into poses and gain confidence in your practice safely! Increased Circulation Infrared heat has been shown to stimulate blood flow by opening up the body’s capillaries. This has an incredible affect on the body. It can help lower blood pressure and oxygenate your organs. Detoxification Infrared heat will make you sweat, which is a good thing! It is your body’s natural way of flushing toxins. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which causes them to wring out impurities from the cells and expel them. These impurities will be released from your body as you sweat, creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on a cellular level! Weight Loss Your body has an impressive temperature regulation system. It wants to stay at a consistent temperature and its willing to work very hard to ensure that happens. As your body heats up, its natural cooling system kicks in, which takes energy and burns calories. An increased metabolism between the blood and tissue also burns additional calories. Pain Relief Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is accomplished through increased circulation, oxygenation and detoxification. This is incredibly beneficial for pain relief for both minor injuries and chronic ailments.




HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE HOT YOGA?


If you come 1-2 times a week, we promise you’ll feel good. At 3-4 times a week, lasting transformation develops. Practice 5-6 times a week for life-changing results.




IS IT A CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT AND CAN I LOSE WEIGHT?


YES and YES. No matter your level of fitness is, you will find hot yoga challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.




IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES?


Yes, the minimum age is 16 years old, and we will need a signed waiver from a parent or guardian if you are under 18.




DOES INSPIRE HOT YOGA OFFER HANDS ON ADJUSTMENT AND ALIGNMENT?


Effictive July 1st ajustments will be returning. YES our yoga teachers have a variety of tools available to guide students through their practice. From our own presence, attentiveness and energy. To our verbal instructions, to demonstrating the pose, to our use of metaphor and story–telling. Then there is the hands-on approach, which is referred to as an ‘adjustment or ‘assist’. Here are some reasons for the immense benefits of the hands-on approach: Help avoid unsafe alignment. Deepen release and relaxation. Cultivate a connection with each student. Encourage mindfulness. Provide insight into the energetics of a posture. Deepen the posture. There are 5 types of assists or adjustments: Directive Investigative Awakening Adjusting /Deepening Empowering/Stabilizing touch The goal of any experienced teacher is to cultivate the greatest amount of empowerment with the least amount of force. From my personal experiences I have gained immense benefit and knowledge from being trained in hands on alignment and adjustment. Not only as a teacher but as a student it has helped me grow my personal practice in leaps and bounds and I am a huge advocate for this teaching style. However there are many valid reasons you may not want to be adjusted or assisted. Injuries unknown to your teacher, illness, emotional or physical traumas your teacher may be unaware of. Sometimes we are simply having a day and we just want to be left alone. All choices are valid and for that reason we will have little tokens at the desk for your comfort that say YES or NO to hands on adjusting. You do not have to be a yes or a no. Your goals, needs and limits are of our upmost concern and we want EVERYONE to feel supported and safe in a hands on environment. Grab your token at the front desk before your class and place it top centre above your mat and simply return it to the jar after class!




I'M PREGNANT AND THINKING OF TRYING POWER VINYASA YOGA. IS IT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?


As with any exercise program, the two general rules of thumb are to check with your physician and to listen to your own body and heed any warning signs that you are in a danger zone either for injury, overheating or overwork. Having said that, Power Vinyasa Yoga can be practiced by anyone, as long as modifications are done to accommodate for any individual's issues. If you had a strong practice before you became pregnant, it does help. It's usually not a good idea to start a yoga practice as a beginner when you're pregnant. There are some poses such as inversions and lying on the belly that are contraindicated for pregnancy. As we practice in a heated room, it is best to discuss with your physician your interest in starting or continuing your yoga practice when you are pregnant.




DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?


Classes MUST be booked ahead of time. No walk-ins allowed. Cancel your booking at least 4 hours ahead of time to avoid penalties. You can try booking and cancelling a class so you know how to do it if you ever need to. There will be a $15 penalty charge for no-shows and late cancellations. Cancellations can not be taken over email or phone. We can not guarantee we will get these messages in time to give your spot to someone waiting. Please cancel the same way you booked. In the event an outdoor class is cancelled due to weather you will be credited and you can use your purchase for your next outdoor class. OUR DOORS ARE OPEN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF CLASS. During class our doors are locked promptly on time so class can begin. Respectfully please do not knock on the door if you're late. Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive to the studio before the scheduled start time of your class.




DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?


MASKING IS NOT REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH INTENSITY CLASSES. PLEASE SANITIZE YOUR HANDS UPON ENTERING THE STUDIO. Effective July 1, 2021
We have entered Stage 3 of reopening.

Hear is what has changed.

• Increased class sizes.
• Return of Props (blocks & straps)
• Return of $2 Rentals Mats & Towels.
• Return of optional hands on alignment and empowerment.
• Masks are not required or recomended.
• Showers are available.
• And my personal favourite ALLLLL THE HUGS! 😁🎉




WHAT HAS CHANGE WITH STAGE 3 OF REOPENING?


Effective July 1, 2021
We Enter Stage 3 of reopening.

Here is what has change.

• Increased class sizes.
• Return of Props (blocks & straps)
• Return of $2 Rentals Mats & Towels.
• Return of optional hands on alignment and empowerment.
• Masks are not required or recomended.
• Showers are available.
• And my personal favourite ALLLLL THE HUGS! 😁🎉




DO YOU HAVE PURCHASE POLICY?


Yes all sales are final. Passes and memberships can not be put on hold, shared, transferred or refunded. 5 class passes expire after 2 months. no exceptions. To cancel an auto renewing membership please email us at info@inspirehotyoga.ca please give us your first and last name in the system as well as your phone number and email.




IM DIEBETIC DO YOU HAVE JUICE BOXES ON HAND?


Yes we do please inform your instructor if you should need assistance.




DO I NEED TO PREBOOK MY CLASSES?


Yes you must prebook classes online before ariving. To do so go to our schedule click on the class you'd like to come to. You will then be prompted to create a profile sign a waiver and make a purchase.





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