welcome to the good rooms where we are passionate about hot yoga and hot pilates.
All of our classes are in a room heated to 35C to 38C, with 40% to 50% humidity. It means you may well sweat, so you will need to arrive hydrated and have some water with you. You’ll need a yoga mat and a towel to place on your mat. You can bring your own mat and towel, or we sell water, mats and towels at Reception.
The heat can be challenging at first so take it easy, stay in the room and remember to breathe slowly and calmly through your nose.
Once in the hot room, do bear in mind that this is a quiet space so please don’t chat or use your mobile phone. When the class is over, please feel free to continue relaxing and meditating.
All of our classes are suitable for all levels of experience so you are welcome to every class. If you are a beginner, please let you teacher know and they will guide you through the class.
On this page we answer the questions that we are most commonly asked. If you have any queries that are not covered here, please ask the teacher before or after class or get in touch with good rooms reception:
why the heat?
The studio is heated for all of the classes, which allows you to stretch further safer as well as stimulating circulation and promoting sweat, which is great for your skin and de-toxifying. Some say the hot yoga studio replicates Indian conditions where yoga was born. Others just say it makes you feel wonderful. Come try our Intro Offer and see how it makes you feel.
what do I wear?
Wear something which is comfortable, allows you to move freely and is not too loose because you are going to sweat a lot. We recommend shorts or leggings and a sports vest or crop top for women; and shorts with or without a t-shirt for men.
how do I prepare for class?
We recommend not eating for two to three hours before class but do drink plenty of water because you are going to do quite a bit of stretching. A class is best done on an almost empty stomach but well-hydrated. During class, take regular small sips of water to moisten your mouth and feel comfortable.
what are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are based around our classes. Because of the need to make time for extra cleaning, we open 15 minutes before a scheduled class and close 30 minutes after the class. You can see our current class times on our Timetable page.
what if I have an injury that might affect my practice?
If you have any special medical condition or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform the teacher before class begins. We encourage you to be your own teacher, so listen to your body, how you are feeling and what your body is telling you. Yoga rewards persistence and hard work, but it is equally important to rest and recover when you need to.
do I need to be fit and flexible to practice?
No – not at all. Our hot yoga and hot pilates classes are designed for all, whatever your level of fitness or flexibility. If you are not fit or flexible, this is the perfect place for you to restore and maintain your natural fitness and flexibility! You will be amazed how quickly your flexibility and fitness are improved.
is there any etiquette I should know about?
Classes will start on time, and latecomers will generally not be admitted as this will disturb others. Once in the yoga studio, please observe that it is a quiet space, so please do not talk or use your mobile phone. Place your mat up against the markings on the floor, and put a towel on top of it. When the class is over, please feel free to continue relaxing and meditating. Remember to leave the yoga studio as quietly as possible so as not to disturb others who are completing their class in their own way.
are there social distancing procedures at the studio?
Please visit our Health and Safety page on this website to view our procedures and see what you can do to help. We have brought in a raft of new procedures so that we all work together to keep everyone healthy.