"As a runner I am stiff and often have pain with my hips and knees. It has increased my strength, muscle and flexibility."
Debbie Allen, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine and Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Where Are You Located?
I’ve Never Been to Your Studio Before. Do You Offer a Special For My First Visit?
What Is Hot Yoga and What Are the Benefits?
At What Temperature Is Your Hot Yoga Performed?
How Many Calories Does Hot Yoga Burn?
What Do I Need to Bring to a Hot Yoga Class?
What Do I Wear in a Hot Yoga Class?
Can I Eat Before a Hot Yoga Class?
Can I Drink Before a Hot Yoga Class?
Do You Have Any Classes That Are Not Hot Yoga?
Ananda Yoga studios now has four locations:
2 Orchard Heights Blvd, Unit 43, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3W3
450 Holland Street West (Hwy 88), Unit 4, Bradford, Ontario
10909 Yonge Street, Unit 39, Richmond Hill, L4C 3E3, Ontario
155 Riverglen Drive, (Corner of Queensway and Riverglen), Keswick, L4P 3M3, Ontario
Please visit the Locations and Contacts page of any of our studio’s sites for maps and contact info.
We do offer two options upon your first visit:
1) your first class is free OR
2) you can purchase a one-month unlimited class pass for $40. This will allow you to attend as many classes as you want during the next 30 days, excluding our classes that require preregistration (prenatal, fertility, Mommy & Baby Yoga, and Mommy & Baby Fitness).
The difference between regular yoga and hot yoga is that hot yoga takes place in a heated studio where the temperature will range between 35°C to 41°C. Hot yoga will optimally work all the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body. The heat warms up the muscles significantly faster than regular yoga and increases your range of flexibility and aids in preventing injury.
Hot yoga accelerates calorie burn, and provides enhanced cardiovascular fitness; improves your immune system; slows the aging process; increases your strength and flexibility; lowers your blood pressure; reduces stress; controls and aids in weight lose; detoxifying effect on the bladder, skin and other organs; enhances spiritual well-being. Hot yoga is a means to an enhanced healthy and flexible mind and body.
Our hot classes are held in a room heated to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 43 degrees Celcius, with the exception of our Yin class in which the room is heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (about 32 degrees Celcius).
A gentle practice such as our Gentle Flow will burn up to 400 calories per hour. A more energizing class such as our Hot Flow or Power Flow will burn up to 800 calories.
Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and a bottle of water. We do rent yoga mats and towels for $2 per use if you do not bring your own. We sell Voss water in glass bottles for $3 as well as offer filtered water coolers to refill your bottles free of charge.
Wear light workout clothing that you will feel comfortable in. Don’t wear anything too tight that it might restrict your movements, yet also don’t wear anything too loose that it might lift up during some of the poses.
We recommend that you eat lightly about 1.5 to 2 hours before beginning the class, otherwise something light like a fruit will be ok to snack on before the class.
Yes. Do drink enough water before, during, and after your class in order to stay hydrated. It is best to sip in small amounts continuously rather than gulp down larger amounts at one time. Coconut water is also good, as it replaces nutrients lost when you perspire. Our studio offers bottles of coconut water for $3.50.
Yes, we do have some unheated yoga classes, as well as Zumba classes and some of our Pilates classes. Please check out our online schedule or visit us at the studio to pick up a paper copy of our schedule and see when these classes are run.