New Students

Everyone is welcome at Hot Yoga Naperville.

Once You Have Arrived

Head over to the sign-in kiosk or the front desk.

For first timers, you’ll need to sign a waiver.

Head into the appropriate locker room to change if you need to, we have showers, and cubbies for clothes.

Cell phones aren’t allowed in the yoga room, so please leave those with your other things.

Grab your mat, towel, water, and your fantastic self and head into the yoga room!

Please let the staff or teacher know of any physical challenges that you are experiencing that day so proper modifications to the postures can be provided.

We practice barefoot in Yoga Classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Boot Camp Fitness Classes. What to Wear?

Come prepared to work out!  Wear your favorite workout clothes, and sneakers.   Our boot camp group fitness classes are practiced indoors so please no street shoes in the workout room.  Please bring a clean pair  of running shoes for your boot camp fitness classes.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our team members.

Groupon Purchasers

Please e-mail your 8 digit barcode to info@hotyoganaperville.com.  We will redeem your Groupon code.

A verification will be sent back to you then you may register online for an account.

Purchases must have an online registration completed prior to class.     If you are a Bootcamp purchaser bring a second pair gym shoes to wear only in the gym.

How should I prepare for my first session?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class. This will give you enough time to register, change, and become used to your surroundings. Dress as if you were going to the beach – light, fitted exercise clothing work fine. Avoid baggy T-shirts and pants. A sleeveless top and shorts are best. Don’t worry about shoes – you’ll be doing your yoga barefoot. Avoid eating 2-3 hours before class – yoga is always best practiced on an empty stomach. Some people however need to have a little something in their belly (such as a piece of fruit or an energy bar). You’ll soon work out what works for you and what your body needs. Be well-hydrated! Drink lots of water before coming to class. We should be drinking 2 liters a day anyway, but on the days you do Hot Yoga classes like Express 60, Original 90 or Hot Fusion you should drink 3-4 liters! Come with an open mind. Be ready to laugh a little, maybe cry a bit, and to sweat a lot

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that breath and allow you to move freely. For women we recommend stretchy pants or shorts and a sports bra or tank top. For men we recommend shorts or trunks and a T-shirt. Please no socks, yoga is practiced barefoot. We sell yoga clothing and mats in the studio for your convenience.

How much water should I drink?

LOTS! You can lose up to 1.5 litres of water during class. You should be drinking 3-4 liters per day, every day. On the days you practice Hot Yoga classes, you’ll need up to 6+ liters. Most of your water intake should be at least 2 hours before and after class. Don’t fill up on the way to class, or during class.

How often should I practice?

As often as you can. “For great results, practice three times per week. For life changing results, practice six days per week,” says Bikram. One class is better than nothing. Six classes per week (with one day rest) is amazing.

Do I need to supplement my diet?

Everyone is different – it is a matter of listening to your body. If you’re feeling sluggish, dizzy or even nauseous during or after the class you may be dehydrated or mineral deficient. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. You might also like to try some electrolytes for a perfect ratio of sodium and potassium. Apple and celery juice work great, too.

Can I lose weight?

YES! Whenever you are moving your body, you are burning calories. In an Original 90 minute yoga class you can burn between 350-500 calories. You’ll find as you feel better about your body, you’ll begin to make better food choices. Meanwhile, your cravings for sugar, salt and caffeine will decrease, and you’ll eat less junk – good news for your waistline!

What happens in the body during Hot Yoga classes?

Muscles are contracted and stretched at a cellular, biochemical level. Lipids and proteins reorganize optimally in such stretching, allowing for better circulation. Joint mobility and range of motion is increased, and strength is built by the use of gravity. Muscles and joints are balanced. Blood and calcium are brought to the bones. Working against gravity strengthens the bones. The organs of the immune system within the bones (red marrow) are boosted. The lymph nodes are massaged, lymph is pumped throughout the body, and white blood cells are distributed throughout the body as the lymphatic system works more efficiently. There is compression and extension to the thymus, spleen, appendix and intestines; lungs are stretched and flushed out by increased blood circulation. The endocrine glands are encouraged to secrete appropriate hormones, and the communication between hormones and various glands and systems of the body is perfected. Toxins and waste are eliminated through the organs of elimination. The nerves are stimulated by compression and extension, improving communication within the systems of the body and supplying fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout. The brain is stimulated by improved circulation and by varying blood pressure.

Helpful tips and reminders

Before Class

Practice on an empty stomach. Avoid eating 2-3 hours prior to class to maximize blood flow to the muscles, organs and glands vs. the digestive system during the postures.

Arrive at least 10 minutes early ( first time students, please come 25 minutes early). Check in at the kiosk or front desk upon arrival.

Come to class with clean feet and fragrance free

Drink plenty of water throughout the day before coming to class. Hydration is very important.
Notify the instructor of any injuries, medical conditions or concerns before class.
Honor silence in the Yoga Rooms. Honoring silence before, during and after practice allows you to set your intention, practice mindfulness and integrate the depth of your practice. Thank you for honoring this sacred space. PLEASE NO CELL PHONES OR BAGS ALLOWED IN THE YOGA ROOM.
Everyone has bare feet so NO GLASS BOTTLES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO to ensure our feet our safe.

When placing your mat down, please be aware of other students and make sure they can see them selves in the mirror if applicable to the class.

Try to stay in the room for the duration of the class (if an emergency situation requires you to step out, please notify the instructor first and re-enter class between postures if possible.) The heat assists detoxification through the sweat. It is common to occasionally feel light headed, nauseous and dizzy no matter what your level of experience is with heated classes. Breathe, rest when you need to, hydrate or lay down.

During Original 90 and Express 60 Hot Yoga Classes, refrain from drinking water until after the teacher queues the first “party time” so we can warm up the body. Please remember the time to hydrate is before and after class.

Respect the teacher, fellow students and tradition. Practice mindfulness that you are participating in a group class. The teacher may give modifications to lessen the postures or to advance. Each class has a purpose and intention. Be respectful to stay with the teacher and the postures given while knowing your own limits. We offer many different levels and styles of classes to meet your needs.

Practice stillness between postures and focus on yourself in the front mirror. Yoga is teaching us to slow down and be aware of who we are.

Try to move with the class to build group energy. If you have a medical condition please listen to your body and be mindful.

During your class

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