This page is designed to answer some of our most often asked questions. Please let us know if this information was helpful.
Q: What is yoga?
A: “Yoga was developed up to 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Yoga is a system, not of beliefs, but of techniques and guidance for enriched living.” –Yoga Alliance 2017
Q: What are the benefits of yoga?
A: There are many benefits to yoga including, but not limited to: stress relief, pain relief, better breathing, flexibility, increased strength, improved circulation, cardiovascular conditioning, presence, and inner strength.
For a detailed description of the benefits of yoga shown above, and more benefits, please click the hyperlink to “benefits to yoga” You will be taken to the Yoga Alliance website.
Q: Are all yoga classes heated at Red Hot Yoga & Massage?
A: Yes, all of our classes are heated. Our “Power” classes are heated between 98-105. Our “Hot” style classes are heated between 105-110.
Q: Where is the studio located?
A: Red Hot Yoga & Massage is located in Midtown Atlanta, GA. We are at the intersection of Monroe Drive & Piedmont Avenue NE. (beside Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits Restaurant and across the street from Ansley Mall.
The entrance to the studio is located in the BACK of the building UP the long, brown wooden staircase at the end of the property. The address is 1590 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30324.
Q: Where do I park to attend class?
A: The most convenient parking is located across the street at Ansley Mall.
There are 15 parking spots located behind the building. 8 vehicle parking spots located in the LOWER lot behind the building (close to the trash dumpsters & Smith’s Olde Bar) and 4 parking spots located behind Smoothie King. There are also 3 vehicle parking spots located in the upper parking lot directly behind the building.**
**Please note the UPPER parking lot road is a dead end BEHIND the building. If you do not find a space in the UPPER lot, you will need to turn around or back up your vehicle until you again reach the LOWER parking lot.
Bicycle parking is available BEHIND the building and around the staircase leading to the studio entrance. Please bring your own bicycle lock.
Q: What is the difference between your class styles?
A: We currently offer two styles of classes: Hot & Power.
Our Lunch Crunch class is a variation of the Power 1 class style.
Hot classes (Hot 1 & Hot 2) begin with a breathing exercise and move through each pose, holding, and closing before moving to the next pose or series of poses. Hot classes are slower paced classes because there is more static holding of poses during the class.
Power classes (Power 1 & Power 2) are based on a Vinyasa or “Flow” style class. Each class begins with a breathing exercise followed by a warm-up consisting of floor poses followed by Sun Salutations (Series A) & Sun Salutations (Series B). The remainder of the class is spent flowing between yoga poses, and the class ends with restorative floor poses.
Lunch Crunch classes are based on a Vinyasa or “Flow” style class. Each class begins with a breathing exercise followed by a warm-up consisting of floor poses followed by Sun Salutations (Series A) & Sun Salutations (Series B). The class also focuses on the abdominal region of the body. The remainder of the class is spent flowing between yoga poses, and the class ends with restorative floor poses.
Below are more detailed individual class descriptions as shown on our MINDBODY mobile application:
Hot 1: Our Hot 1 class is practiced in the classic Hot style, beginning with breathing and moving through each pose, holding, and closing before moving to the next pose. We begin with standing poses and end with floor poses. Bikram practitioners will feel right at home in the class and Yin practitioners will appreciate the extra time that the poses are held. This class is practiced without music.
Hot 2: Our Hot 2 class practices more advanced poses than the Hot 1 and all experienced Bikram or Hot practitioners are welcome to join! This class was designed by Bethany Vaughn to be a bridge between Hot and Power and contains elements of both practices. Many of our long-time clients list this as their favorite class. This class is practiced without music.
Power 1: RHY&M’s Power classes are designed and expertly sequenced by each RHY&M teacher using the methods taught by Bethany Vaughn. The power classes are heated to 102 degrees. There is music and lots of vibrant energy in every power class. The Power 1 classes ARE appropriate for beginner practitioners.
Power 2*: RHY&M’s Power 2 classes are intense! These classes are expertly designed by each RHY teacher using the advanced methods of teaching and sequencing from Bethany Vaughn. The flow is strong; the challenges for the mind and body are incredible. Power 2 classes are heated to 102 degrees. There is music in these classes. If you want a challenge, an intense deep stretch and sweat-pouring experience then this is your class! This class is for Intermediate and Advanced practitioners. *NOT appropriate for Beginner practitioners
Lunch Crunch: Our Lunch Crunch class is a Power 1 class with a focus on the abdominal region of the body. We flow for an hour to music for that perfect midday yoga class.
Q: Which classes are suitable for someone new to yoga?
A: We believe yoga should be available to everyone regardless of individual skill level; our Hot 1 & Power 1 classes are applicable for people who have never taken a yoga class. However, should you find yourself in a Power 2 or Hot 2 class, please listen to your body and practice the poses as you are able to do them; you might just surprise yourself about your individual yoga skill level.
Q: What should I wear/bring to class?
A: Athletic wear is considered appropriate attire.
Please bring: yoga mat and water bottle or bottle of water. We offer a filtered refillable bottle station and water fountains; however, we do not currently sale beverages.
Many practitioners choose to place a towel (beach towel or large body towel) or travel yoga mat on top of their traditional yoga mat. Towels are not required; however, they can be very beneficial if you find you sweat or slip a lot on your yoga mat.
Optional headbands or sweat towels can also be beneficial.
Q: Do you offer free yoga props or rental yoga items?
A: We have yoga blocks and yoga straps for FREE use while attending class at the studio.
We offer SMALL hand towels for purchase $1 (sweat towels).
We offer RENTAL yoga mats for $2 per session.
We offer RENTAL yoga towels for $3 per session (to place on top of a yoga mat).
Q: Are there showers at this location?
A: Yes, we offer two single shower stalls. Both are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Q: Do you have a cell phone application (app)?
A: Yes, we use the MINDBODY software and mobile application as our phone app. The app is available for both iPhone & Android users. Click here to download the MINDBODY app.
Q: Can I use classes/packages purchased at other Red Hot Yoga locations in Midtown?
A: No, classes purchased at other locations are not transferable from one studio to another location. Classes must be used at the studio where the classes were originally purchased.
Q: Do classes/class packages expire?
A: No, classes purchased do not have expiration dates. We like to say "you buy 'em, you use 'em" and we mean it. We do have a few rules to keep things fair: you can't share your classes or give them to anyone else if you move away and we don't offer refunds.
Q: Does the studio participate in the ClassPass program?
A: Yes, we are a participating ClassPass studio. If you want to use a ClassPass session to attend a yoga class, please sign-up for class using an available ClassPass session. Please note all ClassPass rules and regulations, including their cancellation policy, apply when using a ClassPass session to register/pay for a yoga session.