26+2 Hot Yoga

A series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practised at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and 40% humidity. The original, as it was intended, mega, sweaty 90 minute class! *Exclusive to this studio in Huddersfield.*

26+2 Hot Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practised at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and 40% humidity. It is a 90-minute class. The Bikram Yoga ‘dialogue’ is utilised by teachers to guide students through the practice, so that the instruction remains the same, no matter which teacher is leading the class. 

BENEFITS

  • Works out every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, organ and gland
  • The heat enables deeper stretching while improving flexibility and strength of muscles and joints
  • Highly effective at toning and reducing body fat
  • Detoxifying organs and assists in healing back and sports injuries
  • Proven to reduce stress and boost energy levels

 

Timetable

Teachers

Carla Calvo

Carla Calvo

As a teenager I discovered I had scoliosis, not severe but bad enough to be suffering back pain throughout my teens and adult life. I found yoga a few months after I slipped a rib out of place and had trouble breathing. After a few expensive chiropractic treatments it was suggested that doing yoga might help maintain a healthy spine. So I booked my first class.

There is something in your first hot yoga class that makes you feel like you’re totally doing everything wrong but at the same time there’s this sense of achievement that comes with surviving the extreme heat. It’s like I was alive again! I practiced pretty much daily from then on, and not only my back strength improved (and yes, you guessed it, the pain was gone!), also my mental health which at that point was fragile to say the least, and even my breathing got better. All of a sudden I am walking taller, I am happier and healthier than I have ever been.

I wanted to share this practice with everyone as I believe it can truly transform someone’s life! So I graduated as Original Hot Yoga Teacher in the middle of the COVID pandemic, October 2020. Since, I have been teaching the Original Hot Yoga series (26+2) and sharing my knowledge and experience in dealing with back issues through repetitive back bending. You will likely find me upside down in a wheel or doing wall-walks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME?

Bikram Yoga is designed for everybody, suitable for any level of fitness and highly recommended for total beginners. The series we teach is Bikram’s beginners Yoga series. It’s a therapeutic sequence of asanas (postures) designed for new students and more experienced practitioners alike. Everyone works to their own level and capabilities. As long as you try the right way, you will improve and become stronger and more flexible. The first thing, as a new student is to simply get used to the heat. Take a break whenever you need one.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

The room is very warm, so shorts or leggings are best. Women can wear a cropped top or a sports top and men tend to wear shorts only. The most important thing is you feel comfortable, but most people who practise this class regularly tend to wear as little as possible as you WILL sweat. There are changing cubicles at the studio for before and after class.

Q. WHEN SHOULD I EAT?

Come on an empty stomach. Don't eat anything heavy 2-3 hours before class. Drink plenty of water before and after class. You lose electrolytes, such as magnesium, sodium and potassium, through your sweat and a good natural way to replenish these is coconut water which is available to purchase at the studio.

Q. HOW DO I GET TO THE CLASS?

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Q. WHAT IF THE HEAT IS TOO MUCH?

Just sit down and breathe through your nose. The practice becomes cardiovascular and the heart rate increases. New students need to acclimatise to the heat and the best way is to take some time out. Stay in the room and join in with the postures again when you feel ready. Don’t worry; the teacher is there to look after you.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Apart from your yoga kit and dry clothes for after class, you will need a water bottle, a yoga mat and a bath-sized towel to lay over your mat. If you don't have these or would prefer not to carry them, you can hire a mat and towel for £1 per item. If you forget your water bottle you can borrow one of ours for free.

Q. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Please arrive 15 minutes before class to get ready for a prompt start.

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