LION HEART HOT YOGA HULL is the first dedicated Hot Yoga and Bikram Yoga studio in Hull, East Yorkshire. Created by an amazing team of local Yorkshire lads and lasses with several years of experience and knowledge of Hot Yoga Studios – made to appeal to everybody – from those with a regular yoga practice to those yoga skeptics who think yoga isn’t for them! We will bridge the gap between yoga and those that have pre-conceived ideas that yoga is about chanting, putting your leg behind your head and strange Sanskrit words or those that think they’re just too stiff for yoga.
We offer you a relaxed atmosphere, a warm, calm, clean space to practice and meditate. A place where you will leave the world behind you as you enter and feel re-energized when you leave.
The studio offers a bright, airy space; a large reception area including a Yoga Boutique; shoe rack, male and female changing rooms, with showers facilities, hairdryers, make-up benches and complementary organic shower gels. We also have a large comfortable seating area where you can have a drink of complementary herbal tea and relax after class while reading one of our books!
Yoga mats, yoga towels and shower towels are available to hire for just £1 each just in case you don’t have one or forget them! We also sell a large range of Yorkshire made technical clothing.
THE HOT BOX
We have used state of the art heat and humidity equipment, installed by local engineers to create the perfect hot yoga studio atmosphere. With more than 7 years of experience working and practicing at studios in the UK and New York, we took this experience and research to make LION HEART studio the best and most unique yet. This equipment will maintain the correct and efficient levels of heat, air movement, air filtration, regular air exchange and humidification. We use the more technical forced air system which heats the environment rather than ceramic panels which heat the head before anything else. This creates a more ‘natural feeling’.
Our system constantly monitors the required temperature of the room by comparing the controlling sensor to the high level sensor readings in the supply air. This ensures that the room conditions remain tightly controlled. This means regular air exchange is taking place which is paramount for comfort and safety.
The studio can accommodate around 40 students. The room is a hot box, very well insulated and eco-friendly. We have non slip, acoustic insulated flooring and acoustic insulation underneath that so there will be no chance of the outside world invading your space during your time at Lion Heart hot yoga.
To encourage and enhance your mind-body connection and assist with the active mediation process we have mirrors on 2 walls.
For your final relaxation we have created a beautiful lighting system especially for you while your body processes and absorbs your hard work. It’s literally out of this world and will make your efforts feel even more worthwhile.
Re-energize, reorganise, revitalise
WHY THE HEAT?
The heat is created to mimic the temperature in India which is the correct temperature for a pure Bikram hot Yoga experience – there are a multitude of benefits to be gained from it.
Humidity is there to assist in your body’s own natural cooling system – SWEAT! Without the humidity the room would be very dry but with it, your pores will open up and the sweat will pour out leaving you with a glowing skin, relaxed muscles and with increased water intake which is the commencement of your detoxification process.
Bikram yoga is the original hot yoga and was created only for practice in heat.
Our sequence of postures combined with the heat will provide increased blood flow to 100% of your body. Increased blood flow flushes out toxins from every single muscle, joint, organ and system in the body and relaxes the muscles keeping them happy and ready for change. This then enables us to lengthen and strengthen the muscles, also stimulating the soft, connective tissue which is an endless web of packing material inside the body. Soft tissue and connective tissue are things like ligaments and tendons which is where the ‘stretch- reflex receptors live.
Recent studies say your connective tissue contains around 10 times more nerve receptors than your muscles.
Bikram yoga is a discipline and a way of life. It’s a challenge but it’s worth it. With challenge comes change. With change comes empowerment –a new lease of life…..or maybe a new athletic goal. Maybe it will just bring a new beginning in general. New friends, new habits.
One thing is for sure, most people have no idea how good their body is meant to feel.
After Bikram Hot Yoga you will drink more water start kicking your detoxification process.
You will sleep better, increasing mental strength.
You will deal with stressful situations better and recover quicker.
Your body will move better and more efficiently.
You will learn about your body and prevent injuries.
You will be able to put your socks on without sitting down!
There are hundreds of Bikram studios worldwide. They are devoted to the Bikram method and all teach from the same hand-book so that where ever you may be, if there’s a Bikram studio nearby, they will teach the same 26 and 2 postures. But! Check the teachers are Bikram certified or you may not receive the true method.