Hot Yoga

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Hot Yoga Athlone proprietor Tricia Fleming in Standing Separate Leg Stretching pose.



The BASE-90 class is based on the original hot yoga sequence of Bikram Yoga which is a 26 posture and 2 breathing exercise sequence. It is conducted in a room heated to 40 degree Celsius. These 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, all the tendons and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Every posture is done twice, opening the body in the first set and then potentially aiming for depth in the second set. Each posture is done with precision in mind, working to maintain the correct alignment of the body. You achieve this by working on both strength and flexibility in every posture. We work from the bones to the skin, starting with the skeleton and then hoping to maintain the natural range of motion of all the joints and soft tissue. If you have only one set of every posture then there is sometimes that pressure to push too much and sometimes force the body to try to achieve depth. However, because at Hot Yoga Athlone we endeavour to teach the class in front of us, sometimes postures are modified or changed to help certain injuries and conditions. Our motto is ‘Yoga is for everyone but we bend it for you’. This class is suitable for all levels as everyone works at their own pace and is the best class for first timers.


VITAL-75 is a 75 minute hot yoga class using some postures from the BASE-90 class as well as a lot of new ones. More hip openers, arm and upper body strengthening. Hip openers are a great way of helping to relieve a lot of lower back pain which can be caused by tight hips. A slower version of the FAST-60 allowing time to learn the new postures. It is not ideal for first timers to do it as their first class but you can certainly take breaks if you end up coming to this class. Ideally attend 5-10 BASE-90 classes before attempting this one.


FAST-60 is a 60 minute hot yoga class that is a fantastic complement to the BASE-90 and VITAL-75 classes. It involves a number of familiar postures from the BASE-90 series along with some new ones. This class is a faster version of VITAL-75 with a few less postures and less breaks. There is an expectation that you are familiar with the basic set up of postures, so this class is not suitable for beginners. Students should attend at least 5 VITAL-75 classes before attending this one.


MIX-90 is a 90 minute hot yoga class using some postures from the BASE-90 class with most of the postures from the FAST-60 and VITAL-75 as well as a few new surprises. More hip openers. arm and upper body strengthening. An introduction to arm and forearm balancing. A dynamic energetic class with over 60 postures and the opportunity to try variations within a lot of postures. It is not suitable for first timers or beginners. I lovingly call this class ‘the Beast’. So take your time before deciding to attend this one.

Why the heat?

Yoga changes the construction of the body from inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So, before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body anyway you want.

Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products and the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishment to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Hot Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process—When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.

Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly—we learn to control the breath through pranayama.

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