Hot Yoga Sidney


Hot Yoga Sidney is a unique studio established in 2004 which originally opened as Bikram Yoga Sidney and has evolved into a yoga centre offering more options.

We offer the original lineage of Hot Yoga along with restoratively taught relaxation classes and shorter Hatha Flow classes and beneficial workshops.

Ours is a spacious, airy, purpose-built yoga room with smooth laminate  flooring. The room's high ceilings provide for a generous space to practice.
The studio is spotlessly maintained, unscented, with ample free parking. We provide beautifully designed changing rooms with full shower facilities.

Our fully-stocked retail section is on-site with everything you need for your practice, such as mats, towels, and both men's and women's clothing - come as you are or purchase here as you need.

Nine Benefits of Hot Yoga

1. Fat Burning and Weight Loss: Yoga creates long and lean muscle tone, and also provides an excellent fat-burning cardio workout. The harder you work in class, the more calories you will burn. But don't worry if you're not already in shape! This exercise routine will meet you wherever you start, and will keep perfect pace with you as your capacities naturally expand over time. Plus, regular yoga practice balances the systems in your body and reduces cravings for the foods that work against you.
3. Stress Relief:
Your breathing patterns are directly related to your state of mind. Breathing normally and developing awareness of your breath in challenging situations will help you manage your stress levels. Bikram Yoga places a lot of emphasis on the breath, and we encourage you to explore and pay attention to the breathing cues given by your instructor. Embracing the time you spend in savassana (the last posture of class) is a great way to focus your mind on complete relaxation, and to help you cope when you are feeling stressed in everyday life.
5. Improved Clarity and Focus:
Set your intention every class to focus on the dialogue and your breath. As soon as you notice your mind has drifted off, simply bring it back to the present moment by focusing on your breathing and listening to the step-by-step instructions. The more you practice this, the more your focus will improve in everyday life. The asanas that place your head below your heart, ie Half Tortoise and separate leg stretching, increase blood circulation to the brain and helps bring your brain cells ‘out of the cold storage'.
7. Improved Circulation:
The heat helps blood flow throughout the body, strengthening the heart and bringing your body ‘out of cold storage' as Bikram says. It also aids in a process called vasodilation, which expands the blood vessels, flushing circulation to the body and helping with low blood pressure, sexual vitality, slowing the aging process, and overall health.
2. Increased Energy:
As Bikram says "Yoga class is a gas station, it gives you energy". Even though it's not unusual in the beginning to feel the odd dip in your energy level as your body begins to flush the toxins out of your system, this is actually a good sign that the systems of your body are coming back online and doing their job. After a few more classes you'll begin to feel the unlimited energy potential that is possible with a regular practice. Do your best to focus on your breathing. Increased oxygen intake equals increased energy. Yoga is known to balance the systems of your body, which will also result in increased energy. This is what happens when you tap into the incredible potential of yoga!
4. Increased Flexibility and Strength:
This class stretches and strengthens every single muscle in your body, even ones you didn't know you have! Work hard! In each posture, just try your best to listen carefully to the step-by-step instructions. They are brilliantly crafted to allow any beginner to get the maximum benefit possible at every stage in the practice. Increased flexibility and strength will naturally follow with your continuing attention and practice.
6. Healing of old Injuries and Chronic Pain:
Bikram Yoga uses a method called ‘the tourniquet effect'. Blood flow to certain points of the body is temporarily blocked off and upon release, healing, oxygenated blood flows through the body, nurturing the development of healthy cells and irrigating scar tissue and calcification of the joints. Old injuries naturally begin to feel better than ever, and chronic pain is diminished as you increase your flexibility and strength. As this oxygen-rich blood flows more and more regularly through all areas of the body, your need for painkillers will eventually disappear, and you will restore your body to its natural condition, as nature intended. 
8. Balancing of Every System of the Body:
Bikram Yoga ensures healthy and balanced functioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, elimination, respiratory, endocrine, and mental systems of the body. 
9. Benefits of the Heat:
Warms the muscles for greater flexibility; Helps achieve a deeper stretch; Flushes toxins from the body; Improves efficiency of the immune system; Creates a cardiovascular workout; Burns calories; Builds endurance. There are lots of other benefits that can come with a regular practice. Check out our Student Reviews section for the experiences of students at our studio.