Yoga began yonks ago. Seriously, we’re talking thousands of years. Today, to a lot of people it’s a way of being. Some even say it’s a path to enlightenment. Amongst all the gurus, schools, retreats, incense and ohms, it can be a little baffling to work out what’s it’s really all about.

Sweat Yoga

So at Sweat we keep it simple. We focus on the postures (also known as poses) and breathing aspects of yoga, which combined are an incredibly effective way to stay fit and healthy, inside and out.  We don’t pretend to be gurus and we’re not offering you a life philosophy or a path to anywhere (other than hopefully to a happier, healthier you). But what we are offering is a friendly, fresh, no-nonsense way of doing this yoga thing that’s all about the great workout, and nothing else. 

Hot? For what?

At Sweat, our classes are taught in temperature and humidity controlled studios. Conditions range from warm (28-30 deg c) for our Flex, Slow Flow, Revive and Bliss classes and hot (38-40 deg c) for our Sweat Hot and Sweat Flow classes.

Hot yoga has a number of benefits, here’s the lowdown:

  • Your muscles are more elastic and less prone to injury. (If you can’t touch your toes at home you may find you surprise yourself in a hot yoga studio!)
  • Sweating helps you detox: removing waste products like lactic acid and carbon dioxide, as well as whatever it was you drank at the pub last night.
  • Warm muscles burn fat more easily.
  • It makes for a great (and safe) cardiovascular workout.