Please be present at the studio at least ten minutes before class begins.
Choose your class attendance with the intention to stay for the entire session. Final savasana is an especially healing and integrative time for many, and as such, stillness and quiet are essential. To ensure a safe and quality experience for group practice, it is standard at our studios to stay on your mat until the teacher has signaled the end of class. Thank you for respecting your time on the mat and the dynamic power of a group practice.
Hot Yoga 36-8°
Our core class. The room is heated to prevent injury, promote detoxification and release within the body. Fresh air is circulated and humidity is raised to make conditions ideal for a foundational sequence of 25-30 postures (varying slightly each class) to strengthen bones and muscles and keep the mind-body connection sharp — a total body workout! Suitable for the beginner, intermediate, or an advanced practitioner.
Yin yoga concentrates on floor postures that stretch the connective tissue, ligaments, and fascia that bind bone-to-bone at the joints. Connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and thus it takes more time to improve mobility and strength in these areas of the body. For this reason, the postures are held for longer periods of time (at least three minutes). Perfect for beginners, top-notch athletes, and seasoned practitioners alike.
Hot Sampler 34°
This class is ideally suited to someone who is curious about the different styles of yoga offered at our studios and interested in developing a stronger foundation for their practice. You will experience a taste of the three major modalities we offer: Hot Yoga, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Every Sampler class begins with a short flow sequence, followed by standing postures, and finally, some delicious yin-styled floor stretching poses. Suitable for all levels.
Yin Yang 34°
Needing to slow things down? This gentle style class is a creative combination of standing postures, juicy flows, and yin postures which brings together the elements of breath, movement, and stillness. This class is suitable for all levels and is highly recommended for our newest yogis!
Power Vinyasa (PV) 34°
A vibrant, inspiring practice that leaves you glowing with that “yoga buzz.” Power Vinyasa is a fast-paced, flow-style class that hones the relationship between body and breath: A continuous rhythm of breath leads you through each posture and transitions between postures, and awakens and reconnects you to a stronger and stress-free self. Class instruction focuses on form, alignment, strength, fluidity, and balance. All levels are welcome!
Happy Hour 2-for-1
It’s Fri-yay! Roll out your mats after work on Friday evenings for a 2-for-1 happy hour at all studios. Members and non-members alike can bring a friend for free! Classes offered are either Hot Express or PV Hour and are open to all levels.
Yin + Nidra 32°
This class is a combination of both yin yoga (30 mins) and a guided nidra meditation (30 mins). Yoga nidra is a powerful tool for deep relaxation. As you recline on your back in savasana, an instructor guides you into the state of consciousness that hovers between sleep and wakefulness. It is a deeply restorative, regenerative experience for body & mind: Some purport that thirty minutes of nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep! This class is suitable for all levels.
Pregnancy Yoga (unheated)
(Block classes run at alternating studios throughout the year. Email Marketing@hotyogawellington.co.nz to register your interest)
Are you pregnant? Join us on a journey of discovery, practising not only specialised yoga postures suitable for pregnancy, but also learning helpful breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques to support your pregnancy and eventual labour experience. Our prenatal yoga classes are unheated, gentle, and safe for all women (regardless of previous yoga experience) with adjustments made for each trimester.