FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HEALTH AND SAFETY FAQ

Your health and safety are of the utmost concern to us — and it’s one of our biggest priorities that we excel in meeting the health and safety guidelines given to us by the CDC, federal and local government when we are allowed to reopen. 

Yes, Hot 8 Yoga will offer a contact-free experience. Here’s a snapshot of our touch-free checkpoints:

  • Checking in to class will be totally contactless
  • Teachers will only direct you verbally during class (no more physical adjustments until further notice)
  • No more late entry into class, no exceptions — this helps ensure social distancing is maintained
  • Social distance markers and one-way traffic flow where possible to minimize/eliminate physical contact 
  • All mats, towels and props will be provided by Hot 8 Yoga — and will be deeply disinfected before and after use

  • The time in between classes has been extended to allow for more time to clean the studio prior to your entry.  
  • Weights, blocks, and straps will be thoroughly disinfected between every class with EPA approved cleaning products
  • Our electrostatic sprayers will efficiently clean and disinfect practice rooms before and after every class
  • Our heating system is (and always has been) equipped with UV-C lights proven to kill harmful airborne microorganisms including bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19, Every time you take a breath, you can be confident that you’re inhaling hot, humid, and disinfected air. 
  • Face masks will be required for students and staff throughout the studio — but students may remove their masks upon the start of class
  • We’ve increased our efforts to sanitize all studio surfaces with EPA approved disinfectants
  • All studios have been equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes

  • Air: the air in our practice rooms is filtered through UV-C lights to kill 99.99% of airborne pathogens, including bacteria, allergens, and viruses such as COVID-19.
  • Practice rooms: we use electrostatic sprayers equipped with all-natural Thyme, approved by the EPA to kill 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and allergens
  • Yoga mats: we use all-natural Thyme (no harmful chemicals or bleach) to thoroughly disinfect our yoga mats. Thyme is proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold, and meets EPA emerging viral pathogens policy
  • Towels: color-safe bleach is added into each load of laundry
  • Props: we use all-natural Thyme (no harmful chemicals or bleach) to thoroughly disinfect our yoga props, including blocks, weights, and straps. Thyme has been approved by the EPA to kill 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold.
  • Surfaces: we use Brighton professional surface disinfectant with ethyl alcohol to effectively disinfect all surfaces

We’ve reduced class capacity so we can maintain social distancing guidelines. You’ll also now have the ability to reserve your favorite spot in the practice room before each class! Just download the Hot 8 Yoga app to claim your mat space. Reservations open 7 days in advance and any open spots can be reserved up to 30 min before class begins.

 

Here are other social distancing protocols we’ve implemented: 

  • We’ve developed social distance markers for you to queue on before class — please wait your turn to be checked in by the front desk team
  • We’ve reduced class capacity and increased the time in between classes to allow for social distancing in both the practice rooms and common areas.
  • We encourage students to remain in the room for the duration of class to respect the social distance of others
  • We’re implementing one-way traffic wherever possible (separate entrances and exits wherever possible)

Download the Hot 8 Yoga app

Yes, students will have access to the locker rooms.  We will alternate available lockers so students can maintain social distance while at the locker. 

Showers will be temporarily unavailable. To limit hand-to-hand contact, some amenities including razors, q-tips and lotion will be temporarily unavailable.

LA County requires the use of cloth face coverings and gloves during your time at Hot 8 Yoga. Please be mindful of overexertion in class so that you can continuously wear your face covering. In lieu of wearing gloves, please sanitize your hands upon entering and leaving the facility.

Yes, we are limiting class sizes: reservations open 7 days in advance and any open spots can be reserved up to 30 min before class begins. Sign up for the waitlist if class is full! You’ll be notified when a spot becomes available.

There is no late entry into class, no exceptions. Please plan to arrive 10-15 min before class to allow time for parking and check-in.

We are requiring all students to sign a health declaration before your first visit to acknowledge you are fit and healthy to practice. To expedite your time at the front desk before class, please sign in advance here.

Daily, contactless temperature checks will be performed by our front desk staff. All team members will undergo daily temperature and health screenings.

We are carefully tracking students and staff in our system and will notify you in accordance with CDC guidelines if you have come in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

We are no longer charging for mats and towel rental.  Please leave your mats and towels at home.  Everyone who practices with us will get a mat and towel that’s been deep-cleaned and disinfected as part of our efforts to prevent any outside bacteria/germs from entering the studio.

We encourage all students to bring their own water to avoid congregation at the water fountain. Our touchless water fountains will still be available. Please avoid touching the water fountain during refill.

Yes, we will still sell retail — although there will be no try-ons and no returns/exchanges.

STUDIO RESERVATION FAQ

We are so excited to practice with you! To accommodate social distance constraints and adhere to our new Health & Safety Commitment guidelines, we are implementing reservation and cancellation policies for all students.

Effective upon reopening, students must reserve studio classes in advance through the Class Schedule or using the Hot 8 Yoga mobile app. Walk-ins are not currently permitted.

Reservations can be made 7 days in advance and up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start of class. Reservations made 2 hours or less from the scheduled start of class cannot be cancelled without incurring the loss of the class from your class package or membership.

To reserve a class, please sign in to your Hot 8 Yoga online account or book a class through the mobile app. If this is your first time signing in to your account online, please create an account using the same email address you gave us on your first visit to the studio.

If a class is full, you may join our waitlist. If you are moved from the waitlist into class, you will receive an email confirming your class reservation at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of class. If you have not received an email confirming a change in status from waitlist to having a reservation, you may not attend class.

If you are moved from the waitlist into class, you may cancel your reservation without incurring a deduction from your class package so long as you cancel at least 2 hours before the scheduled start of class. To cancel, sign into your account. You will lose your class if you cancel a reservation with less than 2 hours before class starts. By adding yourself to the waitlist, you agree that Hot 8 Yoga is permitted to deduct your class in the event that you move from the waitlist to the class roster and you cancel with less than 2 hours prior to the start of class (or do not attend a reserved class).

If a class or instructor changes, you will receive an email from us for any class you have reserved regarding the change. To receive updates, make sure you are opted-in. You can also check the schedule for class updates. You are responsible for monitoring class schedules.

Yes, please reserve your spot in class in advance through the Hot 8 Yoga app or schedule on our website. A new feature will allow you to select your favorite spot in the room – try it out here!

Reservations help us control studio and class capacity in accordance with our Health & Safety Commitment for the health and safety of our teams and students.

We are no longer reserving any spaces for clients who walk in. If the class is full online, please sign up for the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, you will be moved from the waitlist into class automatically. Please refrain from coming to the studio and waiting for availability to open up.

To reserve a class, please visit the schedule on our website or through the Hot 8 Yoga app. After signing in to your Hot 8 Yoga account, you’ll be able to select any available mat in the room! If it is your first time signing in, please create your account using the same email address you entered on your first visit to the studio.

To allow as many community members to practice as possible with limited capacity, we have implemented a reservation cancellation policy. Please be sure to cancel your reservation with at least 2 hours notice to avoid forfeiting one of the allotted classes on your package or membership. Reservations made within 2 hours of class starting may not cancel without forfeiting a class.

After logging into your account through the Hot 8 Yoga website, simply click ‘cancel’ next to your reserved class on the class schedule. If you are using the Hot 8 Yoga mobile app, you may cancel your reservation under ‘My Classes.’

Yes! If a class is fully booked, your name will be added to the waitlist. The waitlist holds a maximum of 5 spots. If you are moved from the waitlist into class, you will receive an email confirming your reservation. Make sure you’ve opted in to receive email updates for your reservation.

From the home page, select ‘My Account’ in the top right corner to log in to your account. If this is your first time signing in, please create your account using the same email address you entered on your first visit to the studio.

If after you’ve signed in you still aren’t able to reserve for class, the class and/or waitlist may be full. Please contact us if you have any additional trouble, we’re here to help!

You must have an active pricing option to make your reservation. If you are currently out of classes, please purchase more here so you may reserve.

Class reservations become available on the Hot 8 Yoga website or app up to 7 days in advance. You can reserve any unclaimed spots up to 30 minutes before class starts.

If a class is cancelled, you will receive an email notification and you will not be charged. Make sure you are opted-in to receive email updates for your reservation.

Please make sure to arrive at the studio 15-20 minutes before class starts to allow enough time for parking and check-in. Late entry will no longer be permitted under any circumstances.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Your membership was automatically suspended when we were asked to temporarily shut our doors on March 16th, 2020. We plan to reopen on June 22, 2020. We will continue to keep our membership suspended for one week after we open so you can try our facilities using our reopening special.   On June 29, 2020, your membership will automatically resume. Your membership will also be converted to the appropriate updated membership level.

Your membership auto-charges were suspended during COVID-19 and will resume on June 29, 2020 one week after our open date.

You should not have been billed after March 16th, 2020. If you are encountering issues with billing, please email info@new.hot8yoga.com. If you’ve already sent one email, please be patient — we are operating with limited staff, and will get to your message as soon as we are able to.

If you’ve been billed since March 16th, 2020, please reach out to info@new.hot8yoga.com and explain your billing situation.

You will not lose any of the month you’ve paid for prior to the temporary closure. Any days you have paid for will become available once your membership reactivates on June 29, 2020. You will have unlimited access until your next scheduled charge. Your allotted number of classes per month (based on your membership tier) will not begin until your next scheduled charge following Hot 8 Yoga’s reopening on June 22, 2020.

The studio will reopen on June 22, 2020.  Your membership will begin on June 29,2020.  To come in prior to your membership start up date please buy our intro offer and reserve your spot.

We are requiring all students to sign our Health Declaration & Waiver prior to coming in for your first class. In addition, you will need to reserve your space in class prior to arriving at the studio. 

Check out more reservation-related FAQs here.

Your monthly membership rate will remain the same once we reopen however the frequency in which you are able to attend has changed relative to the membership type you had previously purchased. All membership levels will now receive complimentary mat, towel, and prop service every time you practice. 

To accommodate social distance constraints and adhere to our new Health & Safety Commitment guidelines, we are no longer able to offer unlimited membership options.

Each membership level will now have a limited number of classes allotted per month.

  • Premium Members will have access to reserve and participate in 8 classes each month (for $169/mo)
  • Premium PLUS Members will have access to reserve and participate in 15 classes each month (for $199/mom)
  • Premier Members will have access to reserve and participate in 30 classes each month ($299/mo)

If you would like to practice more frequently than your membership allows, we are happy to help you upgrade your membership to the appropriate fit. Please visit our Memberships & Pricing page to upgrade or reach out to us at info@new.hot8yoga.com for assistance.

We have various membership and pricing options to suit your yoga needs! Please visit the Memberships & Pricing page on our website to take a look at which works best for you. If you have any questions, please email info@new.hot8yoga.com and we’d be happy to help you find the right option for you!

Yes! We are excited to announce that as a Hot 8 Yoga member you will now receive full mat, towel, and prop service for every class! In addition, you’ll now be able to reserve your exact location in the room, so you’ll always be able to practice in your favorite spot! Be sure to download the Hot 8 Yoga mobile app to reserve your space.

Any unused guest passes you have remaining on your account will still be available to use for your friends and family to practice with you. Monthly non-rollover guest passes will no longer be available.

If you have available unused guest passes on your account and you’d like to bring a guest to class, please call your studio’s front desk team. If there are unreserved spots remaining, our front desk team will be happy to place your guest into class with you.

Currently we are offering Hot 8 On-Demand as a separate service from your in-studio membership.

If you are a Yearly member and purchased your membership prior to our temporary COVID-19-related closure, your membership will remain unaffected. You will still be able to practice as many times as your schedule allows. Please be mindful to cancel any class reservations at least 2 hours before class to allow your fellow community members access to class.

If you are a Founding Member you will continue to maintain your current membership rate. You will be able to reserve and participate in 8 classes per month as a Founding Member and will now receive free mat and towel service. . 

If you would like to practice more frequently, you may upgrade to our Premium PLUS or Premier membership options. Please visit our Memberships & Pricing page to upgrade or reach out to us at info@new.hot8yoga.com for assistance.

Due to social distancing constraints in the studio, we will no longer be offering a free week for new students.

Our new student special offers 3 classes in 7 days for $49* for all new students to Hot 8 Yoga!

*Must be LA resident

*Expires in 7 days from first visit

We will allow for up to two additional months of freeze upon reopening our studios for those not ready to renew their practice quite yet. Please contact your studio or email info@new.hot8yoga.com for assistance.

In the meantime, subscribe to Hot 8 On Demand to continue practicing with your favorite teachers from the comfort of your home!

We have not removed any classes from the schedule! Some class times have been adjusted to allow for enough time between classes to disinfect the practice rooms prior to your arrival.

If you have any questions about teacher training, past or present, in-person or virtual, please direct them to teachertraining@new.hot8yoga.com.

If you would like to schedule a private yoga class, please fill out this form. We offer individual private classes and semi-private group classes if you’d like to practice with a few family members or friends.


NEW STUDENT FAQ

We love new students and are so excited to practice with you!

If you haven’t already, take advantage of our new student special and sign up for your first week of classes! Be sure to make a reservation before showing up.

Simply put, hot yoga is yoga practiced in a heated room.

Classes range from 103° to 108° F to ensure maximal benefits from your practice. Our state-of-the-art heating system constantly measures temperature, CO2, and humidity levels to ensure a safe, controlled environment to practice in.

Absolutely! Since our inception more than 10 years ago, Hot 8 Yoga’s credo has been to be the Hottest, Cleanest, and Most Connected yoga studio in the world. In fact, the foundational pillar on which Hot 8 Yoga was created was to provide an exceptionally clean space for people to practice hot yoga. Hot 8 Yoga was the first yoga studio in Los Angeles to raise the standard of cleanliness and will continue to elevate its standard of cleaning during this time. 

Our heating system is equipped with UV-C lights proven to kill 99.98% of airborne bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. The flooring in our practice rooms are not only antibacterial and slip-resistant, but are specifically designed to prevent harmful off-gassing as a result of the hot and humid environment.

To read more about our cleanliness standards, check out our Health & Safety Commitment.

Our state-of-the-art system monitors temperature, humidity, and even oxygen levels to ensure the air you breathe is of the highest quality. We use forced air heat (instead of infrared) to heat our practice rooms. Not only does forced air allow for a more consistent temperature throughout the room, it won’t result in painful headaches or unnecessary spikes in your body’s core temperature like infrared does.

There are so many benefits to practicing yoga in a heated environment! Safely stretch your body, enjoy better quality sleep, tone your muscles, relax your mind – the list goes on!

The heat will definitely add an extra layer of challenge to your practice – remember to listen to your body and take breaks when you need! It’s not a competition.

Practicing heated yoga is stimulating and cleansing on many levels. Some benefits include:

    • Reduce stress
    • Get better quality sleep
    • Increase your metabolism
    • Improve flexibility
    • Build strength
    • Feel more energized, rejuvenated, and cleansed
    • Detoxify your body and mind
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Improve blood circulation to help heal injuries and get vital nutrients to cells and organs

You will find every class challenging no matter what style. All the postures combine flexibility, strength, and balance to work the entire body. Your heart rate will go up! With dedication and commitment many people have seen weight loss, muscle tone and strength.

  • Bring water! Be sure to hydrate before and after class
  • Wear clothes you can sweat and move in (no underwear or bathing suits)
  • Avoid eating 2 hours before class to maximize blood flow
  • Arrive early to allow time for parking & check-in – check out our social distancing measures here. Late entry will not be permitted.

  • Bring water! Be sure to hydrate before and after class
  • Wear clothes you can sweat and move in (no underwear or bathing suits)

We have a variety of class offerings to suit your specific yoga needs. All of our classes are all-levels, and we encourage you to try them to see what works best for you and your body! Let the teacher know of any injuries before class so they can provide modifications.

Check out our class styles & schedule to find the best fit for you!

Our 26&2 class is a series of 26 static postures that was extracted from Patanjali’s 84 postures (as was the “Bikram” yoga series). These 84 postures were first documented by Patanjali over 4,000 years ago.

You are in the right place! The heat will help open up your muscles so you can stretch safely and prevent injury.

Most people notice some changes even after their very first practice. Remember that every body is different, and your yoga journey is just as unique as you are! The more you practice, the more benefits you will see.

Yes! You can utilize your new student special at any of our 6 locations.

Practice as often as you’d like! Just be sure to take care of yourself by drinking plenty of water, listening to your body, and taking rest days when you need to!

Not a problem! We have many different classes to choose from, and promise there is one that fits your yogi needs!

Looking for something a little slower? Try out Yin and Power 1!

For a more fast-paced class, check out Barre, Sculpt, and Power!

For more traditional, try 26 & 2, Hot Power Fusion, and Power. 

Still haven’t found what you like? Reach out to our Yoga Advisors to point you in the right direction!

You are not alone! Know that it can take 3-7 classes (or even more) for your body to acclimate to the heat. Know that it is completely normal and okay to be a little overwhelmed during your first class! Be kind to yourself: listen to your body, rest when you need to, and try to stay in the room. The more you practice, the stronger you get.

That’s okay! We encourage you to listen to your body and take breaks when you need to. Know that every day is different, and you’ll feel stronger on some and less on others. Remember that yoga is a practice – so you’ve won just by showing up on your mat!

We provide full service including complimentary mats, towels, and props. Please leave your personal equipment at home.

Our class schedule is very extensive and usually there is another class within 30 minutes if you show up late. Latecomers will not be let in to class, no exceptions.

Yes! Our lockers are set-your-own-code, so no need to bring your own lock! We recommend using the lockers for peace of mind during class that all your personal belongings are safe. 

Showers are temporarily unavailable, but will be operational hopefully soon!

Once you create your profile through our website and purchase your new student special 3 classes in 7 days you will be able to reserve for class. Check out our Class Schedule to book!

Yes! We offer some amazing discounts for new students who purchase during their intro week! If you plan on practicing twice per week or more, we recommend signing up for one of our membership options with $70 off your first month. If you plan on practicing once per week or less, sign up for a 10 class pack – your first one is 20% off!

Check out all of our Membership & Pricing Options to see which one fits your yoga needs best.

We offer free classes via Instagram Live — check out our schedule by following us!

It’s completely normal to be nervous your first time taking a yoga class — we do offer private lessons if you prefer that. Please fill out this form to schedule a private yoga class.

ON-DEMAND FAQ

Hot 8 Yoga is California’s premier hot yoga and fitness studio. We offer a full range of hot yoga and workout classes to fulfill all your needs. Whether you’re looking for a high-intensity Yoga Barre class, a more traditional 26 & 2 class, or even a relaxing Yin class — we’ve got you covered. Our classes are notoriously hot with temperatures ranging from 95 to 108 degrees — with Hot 8 On-Demand you’ll cultivate the same heat from within as you ignite the body and set your soul on fire. It’s time to sweat it out.

Hot 8 On-Demand is one of the only online fitness platforms which offers completely LIVE-streamed classes you can tune in to daily. We upload fresh content to the platform daily, so you’ll always have new classes to take. Our extensive library consists of a variety of content from our Hot 8 signature classes to short bootcamps and beginner workshops to meditations, so you’re guaranteed to find something that works for you.

We offer a range of online classes to fit any experience level. You’ll find our signature Hot 8 Classes including: Yoga Barre, Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion, Power, Power 1, 26&2, and Yin as well as short workouts, targeted bootcamps, meditations, posture breakdowns, workshops, and more to deepen your practice. Check it out for yourself with our Free 7 Day Trial. Create custom playlists to keep track of your favorite classes!

Yes! We offer a Free 7 Day Trial so you can check out all the content available to you in our extensive On-Demand library. After your trial, your subscription will automatically continue at $24.99/mo or $249/year.

You can choose from a monthly or annual subscription. With a monthly subscription, you can cancel anytime. Once you cancel, you will be able to access the platform through the end of your current billing cycle.

If you are new to yoga, Hot 8 On-Demand is the place to be! We have an entire selection of Beginner Friendly classes for you to check out. Don’t be afraid to try some of the other styles as well — all of our classes are all-levels. Just remember to listen to your body and take all of our classes at your own pace. Remember that this is your practice and that with consistency you can achieve your goals.

We are excited for you to check out the extensive variety of classes we have to offer through Hot 8 On-Demand. We have everything from cardio-heavy Yoga Barre & Sculpt, to relaxing Yin & Meditation, and everything in between! We truly believe that there is something for everyone, and by exploring the different styles and teachers we offer, you’ll be able to find which classes resonate with you most!

Then you came to the right place! In fact, many people start their yoga practice with the exact same goal in mind. So much of our daily activity shortens and weakens muscles — yoga counteracts that by lengthening and strengthening muscles to increase flexibility and prevent injury.  With a consistent yoga practice, your muscles will open up and become more flexible. Be sure to check out Hot Power Fusion, Power 1, and Yin if you are looking to gain flexibility.

Yes! We offer many classes designed to increase your heart rate and strengthen your cardiovascular system — check out our Cardio Bootcamps, Yoga Barre, Sculpt, Power, and 26 & 2 classes to break a sweat!

Yoga requires discipline and consistency to create transformation and reach your goals. To experience the full benefits of a regular yoga practice, we recommend practicing 3-7 days per week.

We pride ourselves on having some of the best and most experienced instructors in the field. All of our teachers are Yoga Alliance certified and many have over 500+ hours of training hours.

If you do not have the suggested props for class, you can use different at-home items instead. Here are some of our suggestions:

Don’t have a mat? Try practicing on top of a beach towel instead.

Don’t have a block? You can use a stack of books or a water bottle — something that will bring the ground closer to you.

Don’t have a strap? Try a belt, t-shirt, or hand towel.

Don’t have weights? You can use anything from filled water bottles to soup cans.

Our online classes focus on heating up the body from the inside out. Use your ujjayi breath (in and out through the nose) to cultivate internal heat to warm up the muscles and move energy throughout the body. You will still receive many of the amazing benefits of a yoga practice including increased flexibility, better circulation, less anxiety, and even better sleep.

New content is uploaded to Hot 8 On-Demand daily! Check out our What’s New category to see some of the most recently-filmed content.

Once you’ve subscribed to Hot 8 On-Demand, you will have unlimited access to online classes and workshops you can watch at the touch of a button. If you haven’t yet subscribed, you can sign up for your Free 7 Day Trial here.

We don’t offer access to individual online classes. Your subscription will automatically give you access to unlimited online classes.

You can watch as many classes as you desire with your Hot 8 On-Demand subscription! We encourage you to check out the variety of styles and teachers available in our library to find what resonates most with you!

Currently we are offering Hot 8 On-Demand as a separate membership from your in-studio Hot 8 Yoga membership. If you are interested in participating in in-person classes either outdoors or indoors, check out our Pricing Options to see what works best for you.

Whether your busy schedule is preventing you from practicing or you’re looking for something different than the signature Hot 8 styles we offer in-studio, Hot 8 On-Demand is a great way to complement your in-studio practice! Our extensive library of classes includes short workouts, cardio bootcamps, workshops, posture breakdowns, meditations, and more!

Yes, if you are new to Hot 8 On-Demand, you will need to create a new login when you subscribe.

No. Please subscribe online to get access to Hot 8 On-Demand.

We currently only offer single screen subscriptions. Please do not share your login information with others.

Yes. When you sign up for Teacher Training, you will get access to Hot 8 On-Demand. The classes you take On-Demand will count toward your Teacher Training class requirements.

We offer several Prenatal yoga classes through Hot 8 On-Demand. Always check with your doctor before practicing yoga or engaging in physical activity during your pregnancy.