FAQ’s

Am I allowed to leave the yoga room?

We encourage all students to stay in the yoga room for the duration of the class (this is one of your main goals as a new student). We suggest sitting down and taking as many breaks as needed. Moving between the high heat and the cool lobby actually puts stress on your body.

The class is a “meditation” and part of the practice is building your concentration, determination and self control. You will be amazed at how quickly your body acclimates to the heat and your mind is strengthened and disciplined. But not if you keep leaving the yoga room!

You do not need permission to leave the room, but it improves your practice and the benefits for your body to stay in the room for the entire class. If you absolutely must leave the room, make sure the teacher knows you’ve left and come back as quickly as possible.

Are mats and towels provided?

Mats and towels are required and water is highly recommended.   We offer these items for sale or rent if needed.

Can I practice if I am pregnant?

Maybe. If you have been practicing consistently for at least 6 months and you have permission from your doctor, then yes you may continue to practice. You will be required to bring a release from your doctor in order to continue to practice in the hot room. Please notify our friendly staff as soon as you find out and they will have our Pregnancy Teacher Advisor contact you about practicing while pregnant. She will connect with you and discuss the Pregnancy Series or schedule a private lesson to get started if you prefer.

Can I practice yoga with an old/new injury?

Yes!  Hot Yoga helps heal old injuries and prevent new ones. The heat is therapeutic for your muscles, joints and tissue.  For existing injuries and medical conditions, the healing process can be supported with the continued practice of Hot Yoga. We ask students to notify the instructor so they can help you during class and make sure we have an alert in your file. The general guide when practicing with an injury is:  take it easy, listen to your body and perform postures to your tolerance level. You do not need to “modify” the postures because this yoga is a therapeutic practice of beginner postures. All you have to do is try the right way and focus on what you can do – form over depth.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes!  You can earn points through Perkville by doing things like referring your friends, posting through Perkville on social media, taking class, and when you celebrate a birthday! Then you can redeem your Perkville points at the studio for things like drinks and t-shirts, credit to your studio account, or a free month of yoga to give to a friend and even a free month for yourself!

How often should I practice?

3 -5 times a week. The more often you practice the quicker you will see results. Sometimes it takes a few classes for your body to get acclimated to exercising in a heated environment. We encourage new students to practice 10 times in 10 days. Your goal is 10 times in one month.

I purchased an intro month, but I won’t be able to take my first class until next week.

The Intro Month activates on the day you take your first class on this membership series.  Once you  purchase the Intro Month, you have 30 days to take your first class.

I run or do other forms of exercise, should I do Hot Yoga too?

Yes!  “Bikram Style” Hot Yoga is excellent for helping align and strengthen your body and is a great compliment to all other forms of exercise.  Many athletes practice this type of yoga to heal and recover from stress their bodies experience performing high impact sports or other work outs. We’ve had many runners say once they start practicing Bikram yoga they are able to achieve their “personal best” in races!

It’s my first time. What do I do?

Sign up and register online for your first class. This simplifies things and lets us know you’re coming. Arrive 15 minutes before the class time. Tell our friendly front desk staff it’s your first time and they’ll take good care of you!

I’ve never practiced yoga and I’m a little nervous. Do you have a special class for me?

Yes, we have a community class for first time students. Please see our community class page.

What are your prices?

Get started with the Intro Month Unlimited – it’s an entire month of unlimited yoga for only $39 (single class is $15).  This special offer is available to new students only.  Returning students who have not been to our studio for 6 months can receive the same special for $59  For more information about our pricing, see our Rates page.

What do I need to bring?

A yoga mat, large towel, and bottle of water. Please do not bring your cell phone, wallet, car keys, bag, etc. into the hot room. There are cubbies in the changing rooms to store your personal belongings which is a members only area. If you are a medical professional on call, please alert the instructor before class.

What if I am not flexible?

This is a common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions. All that matters is that you try in the right way, go to your personal “edge” and you will get 100% of the benefit!

What if I need to leave early?

Classes are either 90 or 60 minutes. We suggest you select a class time when you can stay to practice the entire class. We do not permit students to leave early. Practicing yoga is like taking a prescription: if you change it, take something out, or stop early, it will not have the same effect. Even though you start to feel better, the medication is not fully effective until you finish the entire dose. Our classes work the same way!

What if I’m late for class?

Each class begins promptly on time. Our studios have a 5 minute cut off policy. Students arriving after 5 minutes of class time will not be permitted into the yoga room. However, we do offer staggered class times between the studios so if you’re late another class will likely be starting at the other location within 30 minutes. Thank you for respecting the 5 minute cut off. It’s for health and safety as it’s not good to launch into the postures without the proper warm-up of breathing exercise.

What should I eat/drink before/during/after class?

Come to class on an empty stomach – but don’t starve yourself all day! You burn an insane amount of calories in class, so your body needs fuel to go!  Most people find they need to allow 2 hours between eating and taking class. However, some people with high metabolism need to eat a little “something” (like a piece of fruit, yogurt, nuts, etc.) an hour or so before class.  As you practice this yoga, your own innate wisdom will emerge and guide you as to what is right for you.

Please come to class well-hydrated. You need to drink a lot of water throughout the day to ensure you’re properly hydrated for class (half your body weight in ounces). Once class begins, hold off on drinking water until “party time” to allow your body to heat up and to your mind to stay focused. We advise all students to take an electrolyte supplement and we offer a wide variety for purchase at the studio.

What should I wear to class?

Wear comfortable clothing: tank tops, sports bra, breathable tees, yoga shorts or running shorts are ideal. Avoid pants, sweats and long sleeve shirts. Undergarments or see-through garments are not permitted in the yoga room.

Where are your studios located?

Ogden studio is located at 111 25th Street.  We are located upstairs from Grounds for Coffee which is on the south side of 25th just west of Wall Ave.   Please come through the front door of the coffee shop and we are upstairs.  There is always plenty of parking at the Union Station or behind the businesses on the north side of 25th.

Layton studio is located at 1776 N. Hill Field Rd.  Coming from Kaysville take the Hill Field Rd exit off of I-15 and turn right we are on the east side of N. Hill Field Rd.  Coming from Ogden take the Antelope exit and go east to N. Hill Field Rd–turn right and we are two blocks down on the east side.