Frequently Asked Questions

How hot is the room?

For Bikram and Power Hour the room is 105 degrees with 40% humidity, for Hot Vinyasa the room is 98-100 degrees with 30-40% humidity, and for Yin the room is 89-95 degrees with 20-30% humidity. Don’t sweat it - your body is amazing and will acclimate quickly!

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are comfortable in! Tight fitting clothes feel best once you start sweating, and for your own comfort avoid wearing cotton.

What do I bring?

All you need is a spine, a mat, a towel, and a water bottle. If you do not have a mat, towel, and/or water bottle, you can rent mats and towels ($2 for mats, $1 for towels) and purchase water ($4). If your spine is in rough shape, come take a class ASAP and we’ll get you moving again.

How early should I arrive?

The studio opens 30mins before class. We ask that you arrive with plenty of time to get yourself ready and into the room at the start of class. Latecomers will not be admitted. First timers should aim to arrive at least 15 minutes early. We ask that you always stay the entirety of the class.

Do you have showers?

Yes. We have two showers in our women’s locker rooms and one shower in our men’s locker room.

How do I sign up for class? Should I pre-register?

You can sign into classes using the MBO app, OR just show up! You never have to pre-register for our regular classes. We always welcome drop-ins.

Is your first class free?

No. It takes a few classes for your body to acclimate to the heat, so we encourage all of our new students to begin with our $49 introductory month and come as much as possible. We can’t stress this enough - if you can get at least a few classes in during your first week, you will feel SO GOOD!

How often should I practice?

You can practice everyday! The more you practice, the better you will feel and the faster you will see results. However, with any kind of consistency (even if it’s just once or twice a week), you will begin to see improvements in your health and wellbeing.

I am injured, should I come to class?

Yes. Yoga is an ancient healing modality, and the Bikram series in particular is incredibly therapeutic. Make sure to tell your teacher about any injuries you have, and give yourself permission to take it easy!

If I have more questions, who should I talk to?

You can email any questions, comments, or feedback to info@hotyogarichmond.com