Studio name / City or neighborhood:
Hot House Yoga in Ghent (Virginia Beach location rocks too!)
Style(s) of yoga taught there: 45, 60 & 90 minute Hot Yoga & Hot Vinyasa
Why you love it…
Not only are the owners, John & Chris Yax, incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, but the entire staff exudes that same charisma and passion for yoga. The studio is always clean and organized, the environment is serene and calming and the price is flexible as well as fair.
What is the studio’s origin story?
Hot House Yoga is family owned and operated by the Yax brothers. In 2005, Hot House helped introduce Hot Yoga and Hot Vinyasa to Hampton Roads, later expanding to Richmond. Hot House Yoga believes that yoga should enhance the quality of life for people. They aim to provide a space that welcomes people of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. Their focus is to provide a consistent practice that is accessible to everyone and facilitates growth over time. Their intention is simple: to help people feel better.
Something about this yoga studio that makes it special is…
The Hot House Yoga system purifies the air to eliminate bacteria, viruses and odors. Hot House Yoga has the healthiest and the most carefully monitored environmental air quality available. The system uses ultraviolet light purification to ensure healthy air. There is also specifically engineered environmental control systems in place designed to remove excess humidity when too high or add moisture when too dry. When oxygen levels fall below normal the system pulls in fresh air to regulate.
Ideal first class for a beginner
Most beginners feel that they “don’t know what they’re doing or how to do the poses.” The Hot House Essentials classes are designed to teach what to do and how to do it, so you feel more successful in their regular classes. The Hot Yoga Essentials teaches you how to breathe and the most important alignment principles that are needed for every pose. It teaches you all of the various ways to transition from pose to pose, which is the cornerstone of all Vinyasa, or Flow, classes. Meditation Essentials teaches you about the age old practice of meditation; what it is, why do it, how to do it, and how to easily implement it into your daily routine. Unlike regular classes, the Hot House Yoga Essentials Classes give you the ability to ask questions throughout. They suggest taking a few 45 or 60 minute classes first, so you can come to the these classes with some specific questions about what you’ve experienced.
Ideal first class for an experienced yogi
60 or 90 minute Hot Vinyasa class.
Tips for getting the most out of your experience at this studio…
There are so many awesome ways to deepen your practice at Hot House. The instructors encourage everyone to grow in their practice by taking a workshop, trying an essentials class to learn the basics, going on a retreat adventure or even becoming a certified yoga instructor through Yax Yoga Concepts. Whether you decide to dive in or take baby steps, you will most likely cultivate a passion to practice.
738 West 22nd Street, Suite 12
Norfolk, VA 23517
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Mirrors / No mirrors
Yes, the studio includes mirrors.
Is there a new-to-the-studio introductory offer?
Hot House Yoga Introductory Challenge $59