All of our classes are heated. We use infrared radiant heaters to provide a clean, quiet, deep heat. The heat warms the muscles and connective tissue, which allows the body to access the postures and begin the healing and rebuilding benefits of the practice much sooner than in unheated practice.
Most people start out being intimidated by the heat, but soon come to love it! It takes 5-10 classes to fully acclimate to the heat, so be patient and consistent.
All of our classes are BEGINNER-FRIENDLY. That doesn’t mean they are “easy,” it just means that they are safe, accessible, and effective. All of our instructors will give appropriate modifications as needed.
“Beginners” come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and experiences before they get on the mat. Let our “intensity” ratings from 0-5 help you determine the level of challenge you want for your practice.
This is a judgment-free zone! We won’t judge you for being new, lost or confused, and helping you never distracts from the experience of others. We’re all in this together!
Progress happens with consistency. The experienced people around you have just been doing this longer than you have.
A deep-stretch, floor-based practice -- no standing work -- with lots of hip, neck and shoulder- opening exercises. Draws from yin and restorative yoga styles, as well as the floor sequence from our Hot Yoga practices.
This is a wonderful practice for all ages (even children) and abilities, as a great introduction to heated yoga, or as a lifelong practice to improve flexibility, mobility, range of motion, breath awareness, and overall well-being.
Schedule: M,W 7:30pm // T,Th,S,S 8am
“Adding this class once a week to my regular Hot Yoga practice completely improved my flexibility and recovery.”
- Erin B.
This is one of our most popular classes (at all scheduled times). We recommend that you book a class early to reserve your spot and arrive early to get your favorite place in the room!
“I walk out of the room feeling nurtured and a few inches taller.”
- Erin W.
“It's like a long warm hug for your body.”
Deep-stretch floor work of the Warm Gentle class combines with just enough standing practice to develop strength and stamina. The Hot Gentle goes the extra step beyond the Warm class, making it the perfect practice for anyone who didn’t know they needed it. Gentle, deep, challenging and delicious.
Hot Gentle can be a great, first Hot class, especially for athletes, or it can serve as the perfect transition from Warm to Hot classes. And experienced Hot Yogis will be amazed at the difference this class will make in their practice!
Schedule: T,Th 6:30pm // Sat 12pm
(formerly known as Hot Hybrid)
“After 17 years of Bikram practice, this is my new favorite class.”
“This is the Perfect Class.” - Marissa L.
“The yumminess of deep stretching combined with the power of strength postures, endlessly creative, so the awareness must always be in the room, on my body, breath and mat.”
- Erin B.
Our most basic Hot Yoga class, and a great way to get started. Easy to follow, easy to understand.
Offered once a week (Sundays at 12pm), Intro to Hot Yoga class is just like our regular Hot Yoga class, except that absolutely no intermediate or advanced options are given for any postures, and the structure of the class remains exactly the same each time. This gives the new student clear, easy to understand references without visual confusion from other students, and it gives experienced folks a great chance to revisit the basics, all while enjoying a strong, challenging practice!
Schedule: Sun 12pm
“I love teaching the Intro class because stripping the sequence down to the bare essentials gives new students a non-intimidating environment to explore yoga. And it challenges intermediate and advanced students to come back to and remember the nuances of their practice that tend to get lost in classes that are faster paced or based on more advanced postures.”
The heart and heartbeat of RHY. Based on the 26 postures of Bikram Yoga with a reverent interpretation and understanding of that practice, but without the breathing exercises or dogmatic approach.
Brand new beginners and experienced practitioners alike will appreciate this steady, constant routine that incorporates all 26 postures in a slightly different order, plus a few of our special tweaks. It’s the perfect evolution of Bikram Yoga. Nobody does it like us, and nobody does it better than us!
Schedule:M,W,F 6am // 9am // 5:45pm
T,Th 10am // 4:30pm + Sat 10am
“I love the continuity of the postures and the pace of the class with the perfect timing or length of class.”
“I’ve practiced in NYC, Seattle, Ft. Worth, Raleigh, Atlanta, and Greensboro. RHY’s Hot Yoga is by far my favorite hot yoga class. The heat is perfect . The poses flow into each other without actually doing “flow,” and I don’t miss the breathing exercises!”
- Beth J.
Schedule: Sat + Sun 3pm
The original Hot Yoga. Rebecca was trained in 2002 to teach Bikram yoga by Bikram himself: two grueling months of 16-hour days of yoga, lectures and more yoga. This is “World Class Bikram,” right here on Battleground Avenue.
Weekend afternoons, we take it back to old school -- 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises, 105 degrees -- Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class. This class is for all ages, all abilities, “never too late, never too old, never too sick to start over from the scratch.” (Bikram) You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll never be the same again.
This is one of our most popular classes, and we recommend that you book a class early to reserve your spot and arrive early to get your favorite place in the room!
“Sunday afternoon Bikram gets me right for the week ahead.”
- Carrie J.
“This is my favorite class of the week to teach. Classic 26&2 takes me back to my yoga roots, helps me reconnect to my purpose and Why, and gives me a wonderful reset for the week ahead.”
- Troy H.
Our version of VINYASA -- slow, mindful flow with enough consistency to keep you from getting lost, and enough variety to keep you from getting bored.
The Hot Flow class incorporates significantly more strength and upper body work than our other classes, and is an unapologetically challenging and difficult practice. Beginners are welcome, but this class is not recommended if you are brand new to yoga, exercise, fitness, or recovering from illness or injury.
Schedule: M,W,F 12pm // T,Th 6am + 8pm // Sun 10am 90
“I love the flow class because it focuses on both strength and flexibility, is creative, and unapologetically challenging.”
“Movements express from posture to posture in a challenging yet doable class. If you like a sweaty workout with your yoga practice, this is it!”
“An exhilaratingly tough class that leaves you free, open and blissed out.”