Our Studio

When creating Habit, we were choosy about our flooring, heating, lighting and art choices.

Proper hot yoga flooring is an essential component of a positive hot yoga experience. More often than not, hot yoga studios install flooring that has not been designed for frequent hot yoga temperatures. This leads to a variety of sanitary and safety problems to include microbial growth, stench, unstable & slippery footing, insect attractant, abrasiveness and too little cushion.

The Zebra Hot Yoga Flooring installed in our studio was designed specifically for use in hot yoga studios as it is antimicrobial, water proof, slip resistant, gentle on feet and joints, and has minimal seams. This flooring has a dense re-bond polyurethane, open cell foam bonded to an 18 ounce traditional tatami textured vinyl surface providing for sure footing and shock absorbing cushion to reduce the risk of injury. Unlike carpet, the tatami textured vinyl surface does not absorb water nor stay wet and is specially designed to allow for moisture evaporation, preventing fungi, mildew and bacterial growth. Zebra Hot Yoga Flooring also does not release particles, filaments or harmful outgases like carpet, providing a dust-free, less toxic and hypoallergenic environment.

​Infrared hot yoga is simply a yoga session heated with an infrared radiant heating system. Anyone who has been outside on a sunny day has experienced the warmth of the sun directly on their skin because it is infrared radiant heat. While indoor infrared heaters do not emit UV rays like the sun, they do provide the same comfortable, sun-like warmth.

​What makes infrared radiant heating feel so different than traditional forced air systems is the way the heat is distributed. Forced air can make your yoga sesh stuffy and leave you feeling dried out, a session with infrared heat feels clean and invigorating. 

The advantage of infrared radiant heat is that surface temperatures such as a floor temperature can feel 3-8 degrees warmer than the air temperature. This includes people; the direct warmth on people’s bodies can feel soothing and can help boost flexibility. Because heat is distributed directly, infrared radiant heating panels do not blow air and heat silently, creating a superior hot yoga experience.

​Humidity is a very important part of Habit Yoga Studio's hot yoga experience. Using humidifiers allows us to decrease the temperature in our hot yoga studio, but achieve similar results to a higher temperature environment.  Students receive the benefits of sweating while not overheating or otherwise feeling "cooked." 

You are sure to notice the artwork ordaining our walls by Deb Sussex. This artwork was specifically chosen with mindful intention with a specific energy and vibration you are sure to feel. This artwork is for sale.

Private Yoga or Pilates

$75/hr or $320 for (5) 1hr sessions
 

Reasons to take a Private/Group Yoga or Pilates Lesson:

  • Heal your mind, body, and soul
  • Prevent Injury
  • Deepen your practice
  • Learn breathing and meditation techniques
  • Learn yogic philosophy
  • Increase core strength
  • Increase flexibility
  • Find balance
  • Diet recommendations based on your constitution, lifestyle, and cultural beliefs
  • Prepare for public classes
  • Develop a home practice

Jaclyn's specialties:

  • Neck/Shoulder/Back tension relief
  • Auto-immunity regulation
  • Thyroid/Hormone balancing
  • Depression
  • Stress/Trauma release
  • Injury prevention
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Cancer recovery​

Jolie's specialites:

  • Mobility and Range of Motion in Joints
  • Self Myofascial Release using RAD Tools
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Power
  • Balance​
  • SUP Yoga! (standup paddleboarding)

Susie Higgins and Angela Carder are available for Private Pilates Sessions: Mat and/or Chair

FAQS

What should I wear?  

Wear light, stretchy clothes. Keep in mind that you will be moving and twisting in many different directions, so your clothes need to stay put during any yoga class.

How should I prepare for class?  

In order to prepare for a yoga class, drink plenty of water before coming to class. Also, avoid large meals at least three hours before class. If you are new, make sure you arrive to the studio at least 15 minutes before the class begins, and set up your yoga mat towards the back of the room so you can observe the experienced students. Listen to the yoga instructors who will give verbal cues on how to approach the postures. Don’t worry if you get tired or overwhelmed by the environment. Just sit out for a few postures and know that it will get easier over time.

Should I be aware of any studio policies? 

The instructor locks the front door promptly at the class start time. This ensures that students’ belongings are safe while they are participating in class. If you are running late and the front door is locked, you will need to return for another class later in the day. If you see someone in the lobby and the door is locked, please don’t solicit them to let you in. This puts them in a tough position.

Our yoga instructors are well-versed in offering useful and safe physical adjustments during yoga classes. If you are uncomfortable with being touched, please pick up a red chip from the front desk to place near your yoga mat as a signal to your teacher that you do not want to be physically adjusted. If you do not bring a chip to class, your instructor will still ask permission to adjust you, so you will not be caught off guard or you can pass up an adjustment in a specific posture if you desire.

Please setup your mat so the top right corner is on a dot on the floor. This way we can make sure all mats are setup appropriately with enough space for all.

Notice if there is a sign on the door requesting a silent studio. Not all classes will request this, but if the class you have chosen does, please keep conversations out in the waiting room so that those in the studio can drop in quietly to their practice. 

Can I practice yoga with a previous injury? 

Absolutely! Yoga has an amazing ability to help heal injuries of all types. However, make sure you discuss a prior injury with your instructor before attending a class. Once made aware, he or she can help you get the most out of your yoga practice while remaining attentive to your limitations. If you are just starting your yoga practice and you have a chronic injury, consider attending a private yoga class first. This is a great forum for learning the best ways to tailor your yoga practice for healing.

Is yoga a good workout? 

Yes! Yoga is unique in that it is a well-rounded workout that is healing to the body. In just a 60 or 90 minutes of yoga class, students will receive a cardiovascular experience that also increases both strength and flexibility. The owners of Habit believe wholeheartedly that yoga can be a student’s only physical activity while still achieving optimal health. However, students need not abandon their favorite athletic endeavors to become a yogi. Yoga is also a great complement to every sport. Come talk to us about our experiences with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes who have adopted a yoga practice and increased their performance level.

Will I lose weight with yoga? 

All of our hot yoga classes offer an excellent cardiovascular workout and will burn fat. If you incorporate a minimum of three hot yoga classes per week along with low carb, nutrient dense food choices, you will soon notice weight stabilization. Hot yoga also works to help your digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, and respiratory systems work at an optimal level, and brings heightened body awareness. Taken together, these benefits help you crave better food choices and portions.

Why use heat and humidity? (Habit offers non heated classes too)

The elevated hot yoga temperature and humidity protects muscles by allowing for deeper range of motion, intensifies the cardiovascular workout, and detoxifies the body through sweating. As is true when adjusting to any new setting, the environment can be a formidable challenge for the new practitioner, but students adjust much more quickly than they expect. As an added benefit, the combination of heat & humidity experienced at our hot yoga studio, on a consistent basis, will help outdoor athletes better acclimate to summer conditions, without the harmful side effects of sun exposure, and therefore increase performance.

What should I bring to hot yoga class?  

At a minimum, bring plenty of water and a change of clothes for after a hot yoga class. Please bring your own mat and mat towel, but know we provide hot yoga mats and towels for rent if needed. Habit has a shower if you need it after class (please bring your own towel and toiletries). 

What is basic yoga class etiquette?  

Be on time and only leave early if you must. It’s advised to inform your teacher ahead of time if you’re not planning to stay for the whole yoga class. Set up near the door and leave when it is least disruptive.

  • Bring only the essentials into the yoga room. We have cubbies for your things outside the studio room door. Please don’t bring your keys, shoes, bags, or cell phones into any yoga class.

  • The yoga room is a meditative space. Please enter and exit quietly. We love that you want to talk with your fellow yogis, and that’s why we have a comfy lobby space or Sunnyside Market downstairs. Please take your conversations outside of the yoga room, and observe silence during your practice.

  • Tailor your practice by skipping a pose or modifying its depth, but do not digress too much from the teacher’s instruction. Doing so has a noticeable impact on the energy of the class.

  • Be mindful of your neighbors’ space when setting up your mat.

  • Avoid strong smelling lotions, oils, or perfumes for the respect of others around you in a seemingly vulnerable environment.

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What should I expect the next day after hot yoga?  

After your first hot yoga class, or after an extended break from hot yoga, you may feel a little sore the next day and may have a headache. The headache is a sign of your body detoxing and maybe some dehydration. Make sure you drink a lot of water before and after a hot yoga class, and if you sweat a lot, consider using electrolytes (Amazing Grass). Try coming back to class to help your body become accustomed to practicing, and you may find it relieves your soreness.

What if I’m not flexible enough for yoga?

Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not all about bending yourself into a pretzel. Saying you don’t do yoga because you’re not flexible, is like saying you don’t eat because you’re hungry. Increased range of motion is one of the many benefits of yoga, but it is certainly not a prerequisite.

Rewards

Habit's rewards program is a great way to earn free services, special discounts, and Habit swag! 

You automatically earn rewards points for actions such as attending class, booking a service, referring a friend, or posting a review of Habit on social media.Just go to your WellnessLiving Profile and click Rewards!

Create your WellnessLiving account now to start earning Rewards!​