Welcome to Red Dawg Hot Yoga!
RED DAWG HOT YOGA is San Marcos’ first hot yoga studio! Perfect for all levels of practicing students. You do not need to be an athlete, or have a flexible or strong body to practice hot yoga -- the diversity in the styles we offer will give you strength, flexibility, balance, and peace. They're all equally challenging and great for beginners. Start with the Intro Special ~ 10 days in a row for $20. First timers ~ come 20 minutes early and fill out the waiver, and pay at the studio. Returning students ~ the only way to reserve a spot is by being here. We will see you soon! Practice. Show up for yourself. Transform into your authentic self!
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"Commitment. Discipline. Build Strength.
~ FAQS ~
I can't figure out how to register online. Is it okay if I just show up?
YES!! Registering for classes online is not a requirement. And it doesn't guarantee you a spot in the room. Come in about 20 minutes before your first class and fill out the waiver, put your mat down and practice yoga. We keep it simple, ya'll.
DO I NEED TO BRING A MAT?
If you own a mat, bring it. If you don't own one, and don't want to make that purchase yet, just rent one of ours for $1. Same goes for towels and water.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Clothes you can practice yoga and sweat in. You don't want loose short shorts, and you may not want long pants. Tight fitting, sweat controlling, temperature cooling (no cotton). Board shorts for guys work well, too.
Less is best, but we aren't a "clothing optional" studio. Yet.
DO YOU OFFER COOL CLASSES?
Our Flow classes are about 92 degrees. Caroline and Natalie like to keep the room a little cooler sometimes, too. We're not trying to kill you. We just love the way we feel after a good yoga class ~ and that includes sweating. Core 26 is the hottest, but the postures are stagnate, so you use the heat the warm your muscles.
You have to TRY NEW THINGS before you know whether or not it's right for you. That's why our Intro Special is ON GOING.
IS YOUR INTRO SPECIAL ON GOING?
Yes. Always. Anyone new can come try out what we do. You're buying a block of 10 days for $20. Come as often as you want in those 10 days.
What if I'm late?
We tend to start classes very close to "on time." So if the door is locked when you arrive, try again! We aren't trying to make it difficult for you, we just have to stay on schedule for everyone who did show up on time.
Why the heat?
Radiant Heat Panels are installed in our studio to maximize your body's ability to go back to optimum health, to its most natural state~ where dehydration, fat cells, stress and disease cannot thrive. Each class will be heated to varying degrees. The Core 26 is the hottest at 100-105 degrees. The Hatha and Vinyasa classes are set between 85-95 degrees depending on the teacher or the particular flow.
Reasons for the heat are to increase the ability to burn fat and increase metabolism, detox physically and emotionally and the heat allows you to deeply and safely get into poses.
The heat increases the heart rate which creates increased cardiovascular activity and allows you to burn calories more quickly. The sweat from a hot and humid room promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin. This oxygenates tissues, muscles, glands and organs to help remove waste products. The heat also allows for greater focus and mental discipline. The postures are the physical side of yoga but with the added element of the heat your mind demands more control over the body and the inner dialogue. A heated yoga room also brings a greater range of motion to your body. The warmer the muscles the less chance of injury and the deeper you’ll feel the pose.
Come in hydrated, and with a fairly empty stomach to optimize your ability to practice and enjoy the experience. Bring water, a yoga mat, and a towel, or donate $1 per item and use one of ours!
We can’t wait to meet you!