Hot Yoga Studio Temperatures / Humidity / Kestrel
A Kestrel meter is ideal for checking studio readings. To get the most out of each session, the temperature and humidity levels within the room must be within a very particular range. The Kestrel DROP D2 with LiNK (bluetooth) is the ideal way to see what the current levels are, and log them throughout a day to see how they may fluctuate. Since the readings are done via bluetooth to a mobile device, studio owners and managers can keep an eye on the levels without ever needing to step foot into the room.
How hot will it be? That depends on the type of yoga you're doing. Some studios control both the temperature and the humidity of the room, having an affect how hot the room actually feels. Here is a heat index for six of the most popular hot styles.
Bikram temperatures are slated to be heated to 105° F and 40% humidity. Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute class with 26-poses that always follow the same order. Bikram is the most well known kind of Hot Yoga, though many studios that teach "Hot Yoga" use the same temperature and humidity levels as Bikram.
CorePower Yoga 2 (C2) class, which is an all-levels hot flow class, is taught in a room maintained between93° and 98° F. They offer sculpt classes, hot yoga (like Bikram) 105° F room, C1, and C3 classes.
Located in the U.S., South America, and Australia, with additional affiliates in Europe and Asia. Co-founder and former Bikram instructor, Mark Drost takes the Bikram sequence under the moniker Primary Hot Series. Classes are the same at 105° F. They also offer classes that range in temperature from 75° to 90° F.
Moksha Yoga/Modo Yoga
This Canadian-based yoga franchise with locations in eight U.S. states (and counting) keeps their "green" classrooms at 103° F. 40 pose sequece, which takes about 90 minutes. A shorter, condensed 60 or 75-minute version of the sequence or a vinyasa.
Yoga to the People
Yoga to the People studios has Traditional Hot Yoga classes at 105°-108° F.