About Still Hot Yoga Studio
Still Hot Yoga offers safe and approachable Bikram yoga, Hot Yoga and Vinyasa instruction in a casual and friendly environment. About Our Studio Please try to arrive early on your first visit. Classes begin punctually and the doors may be locked 3-5 minutes before the class start time. We open 30 minutes before classes except for 6:00 am and 8:15 pm when we open 15 minutes before class. All clients are required to fill out a waiver. You can get a head start by downloading the waiver and bringing it with you already filled out. Download Waiver Hot Yoga Preparation Hot Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. It is advisable to avoid eating for 2-3 hours before class but everyone is different â€” some find it helpful to have a light snack before class for energy such as a piece of fruit or yogurt. You may need to experiment to find what works best for you. be well hydrated before taking class. Please be in the yoga room and ready to begin before the scheduled class start time. It helps us finish on time if we can start on time. Bring only plain water (in a non-breakable container) in the yoga room.
What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikramâ€™s Beginning Yoga Class is a series of 26 postures including two breathing exercises, which is suitable for anyone 16 years and older and at any level of ability. Each posture strengthens specific muscles, ligaments and joints at the same time it prepares the body for the next posture. The Bikram method also stimulates the organs, glands and nerves, moving fresh, oxygenated blood to 100 percent of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order.
- Do not practice immediately after a meal. A light healthy snack such as fruit, yogurt or nuts is advisable an hour or two beforehand but you wonâ€™t be comfortable if you practice with a full stomach.
- Bring a large towel, a wash cloth, a bottle of water and a yoga mat (new clients may borrow a mat from us for their first class.
- Wear a leotard, stretch pants, exercise shorts, or a swim suit. The room is heated and you will be sweating.
- Drink plenty of water before and after every class.
- Please be in the yoga room and ready to begin BEFORE the scheduled class start time.
- Inform your instructor of any serious health problems or injuries before taking a class.
- If you have an injury or have been given posture modifications for any other reason, please set up in the back of the room.
- Only enter the studio with clean bare feet.
- Leave watches, cell phones, pagers, dangling or bulky jewelry, etc. in the dressing room.
- Do not wear perfume, cologne or other smelly stuff into the yoga room â€” showers are available before and after class.
- Bring only PLAIN WATER (in a non-glass container) in the yoga room. Ice is discouraged.
- Stay on your yoga mat and towel as much as possible.
- Try to stay in the room for the entire class, including through the full final Savasana.
How to Get There
General Directions Our studio is located at 1549 Clairmont Rd, one half mile north of North Decatur Road and directly across the street from Emory University’s Clairmont Campus. There is a traffic light into our driveway and our studio is located in the back of the building on the second floor in Suite number 206.
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Still Hot Yoga Studio Reviews
I have been studying Bikram Yoga for three years, beginning in Dallas and now at Still Hot Yoga for nine months. Yoga is a life and spirit enhancement for me. With the guidance that I am receiving from S.H.Y. it is both challenging and soothing. It is the simplicity of the instruction and no rush approach I find so attractive. Having a many year professional dance background, I am learning how to direct that same energy and focus into my yoga practice. In so many ways, the practice reminds me of how dancers are trained (minus the pressure. LOL) That is what makes practicing at this studio so rewarding, NO PRESSURE… S.H.Y. is a wonderful place to study and practice. There is a sincere welcoming at the studio. Time to speak and get to know the instructors, chat with newly made friends and get your YOGA ON! -Thank you Eric for saying TAKE YOUR TIME GETTING INTO THE POSTURE… -Thank you Nicole for that Eartha Kitt twang in your voice… “I’m not in the mood for your win’en today….” -Thank you Andy for allowing us to TWERK OUT BEFORE standing head to knee! -Thank you Cleveland for reminding me WHY we do this… because it’s COOL! -Thank you Randy for TOUCH IT!!!!! TOUCH IT TOUCH IT!!!!
Age: 69: to celebrate my 69th birthday, the same daughter encouraged me to “do a double” –two 90 minute classes back to back, and the class cheered. By this time, along with a new way of eating, I was already losing weight and no longer had to wear shoes with “good arch supports”. And to make things even more fun, sometimes my two granddaughters would join my daughter and me for a class… 4 of us, 3 generations in a row. We also signed up for several special workshops taught by renowned guest teachers, learning more each time. Age 71: by now I could straighten my formerly arthritic arms up beside my ears, do a decent back bend in Half-Moon and Camel, touch my nose almost to my knee in Standing-Head-to-Knee, and even see the top of my toes over my head in Standing-Bow. So proud, and feeling so much better! Every day I was thanking my daughter for encouraging me to not be afraid to try this.Age 72: to celebrate my 72nd birthday I checked into Piedmont Hospital for a total hip replacement. Practicing yoga did not cause this; suddenly a previously undiagnosed congenital hip dysplasia changed my mobility completely. Thankfully I came through the surgery splendidly, and returned to my yoga practice after only 6 weeks. The orthopedic surgeon and physical therapists discharged me from their care almost immediately, and credited my yoga practice with my swift recovery. Upon return to my wonderful 10:00 class and friends I had to be patient. But each day I am able to do more toward building back the mobility in my new bionic hip, and mending the muscles and nerves in that thigh. The future: I am so grateful to have increased my flexibility, balance, muscle tone and core strength! I intend to practice this yoga as long as I am able. As the saying goes; “ it is never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again”. Don’t be afraid to give it a try. Join me, won’t you?
I am a Bikram Yoga Decatur enthusiast. I’ve been practicing here for about four years, but over the last 18 mos have been attending 3-6 days a week (when in town). Why, one might ask, go into a hot box for an exacting routine that starts the sweat flowing within the first few minutes? A bit about me: I’m 68 years old and a retired physician in public health with CDC (including a year in Switzerland with WHO), DeKalb County and the State of Georgia (my last job was as the state health officer for 3 years). I know from these years that most of health depends on healthy behaviors, particularly physical activity. I was a wrestler in high school and my first two years of college (injury shortened my career), so I am familiar with hard physical exercise. I am interested in anatomy or how the body is put together and works. I enjoy the heat and sweat (and chill) of a sauna. I even built a wood-fired sauna in my back yard in Atlanta. So you can see some aspects of Bikram are naturally appealing. I greatly enjoy my experience at Bikram Yoga Decatur. I am always improving, so that is rewarding in itself. I will never make the cover page of a yoga magazine, but the continual improvement is a part of what Bikram Yoga is all about – always room for improvement, regardless of where you are. I enjoy the challenge of the same routine every practice because it allows me to observe the changes in my body and my mind – some days are not good and other days it’s a pleasure. I also enjoy the discipline of the Bikram method as taught at the Decatur studio (not rigid, but an effort to get everyone participating in postures at the same time). Finally, this studio has many different teachers, each of whom brings their own approach to practice and each has an area of interest that they stress in particular postures. (Plus they are all enjoyable people after class.) I have greatly improved my fitness and have lost more than 25 pounds with this practice. (I had to have all my trousers taken in to fit the new Stu!) I also travel a lot, so the fact that Bikram studios are located throughout the US (and I understand also in Europe) is a great plus. I look up my destination on line and have been able to attend practice most cities I visit. Typically they have multiple offerings, so I can fit a practice into my schedule of tourism, family time and other activities. In the last year, I have practiced at studios in Baltimore MD, Fort Collins CO, Santa Rosa CA, and Seattle WA. This is a pleasure in itself because each has their own philosophy and a unique set of instructors who emphasize different things. Sometimes they give me a lot of attention because I’ll “..only get their instruction for a few days”; other times they welcome me as though I was a routine student. At each out of town studio, one or more instructors have noted my discipline in practice, reflecting well, they say, on my home studio.
I stepped into my first class 5 years ago. After the first week I was convinced that yoga needed to be a part of my daily routine. I am thankful for all the wonderful BYD instructors and practitioners who foster an environment so conducive to all levels of growth.