Yoga + Pilates FAQ
Can beginners come? Is it safe?
Absolutely! We were all beginners once just like you! We intentionally create an environment that is very relaxed and welcoming by encouraging our students to go at their own pace. We do our best to offer modifications throughout class so that postures are as accessible as possible for all students. You can read all of our class descriptions on our schedule page to find the classes best geared for beginners. Please don't hesitate to ask one of our team members to help find the right class for you! If you have any special concerns, please let your teacher know before class.
What exactly IS "Hot Yoga"?
Our 'hot' and 'warm' classes are practiced in a heated room with temperatures ranging from 85-102 and elevated humidity levels. This heated environment promotes extreme sweating which helps eliminate the body of toxins. The increased heat helps to improve the muscular and skeletal systems by allowing deeper stretching throughout the postures, increasing blood and oxygen circulation, and building strength from head to toe. Hot yoga is a wonderful practice for healing old injuries or preventing new ones. Additionally, we are the only local studio that reaps the benefits of state of the art infrared heating panels.
I'm not interested in 'hot' yoga, is there something else for me?
Absolutely! We offer just as many non-heated yoga + pilates classes at both locations!
What do I need to bring?
A yoga mat (we have mats you can borrow, but we recommend bringing your own), a large towel, bottled water (we have these for sale) and clothing that you feel comfortable moving and sweating in. No shoes or socks please. Be sure to eat at least 2 hours before class to avoid any discomfort. Most importantly--HYDRATE!
Do I need to reserve a spot?
We don't require reservations--however, we do operate with a fantastic system of online reserving. By reserving for class you are guaranteed a spot. If you wish to just show up without a reservation you are more than welcome to..we just can't guarantee there will be space.
What if I can't even touch my toes?
Then this is DEFINITELY the place for you! We practice yoga so that we CAN become more mobile and flexible in our muscles and joints. It's NEVER too late to begin practicing yoga!
Will I be sore afterwards?
We create a lot of healthy change in the body through yoga + pilates so feeling sore or tired after class or the next day is not uncommon. The medicine for this is hydration, rest and without a doubt returning back to class within few days to continue stretching + strengthening your body!
Be sure to check our main Studio Policies page for our important info.
At Rising Om Yoga Betton we offer over 1,750 SF of space to roll out our yoga mats! We have 2 unique rooms: Prana and Shanti. Our Prana Room is our "hot" room offering 750SF. The Shanti Room is beautifully spacious at 1000SF and hosts all of our non-heated classes, workshops & teacher trainings.
At Rising Om Yoga Bannerman Crossings we offer a gorgeous clean open yoga space of 900 SF w/ high ceilings & large windows inviting ample natural sunlight. Both heated & non-heated classes are offered in this space.
We are proud to be a one of a kind studio in Tallahassee with state of the art infrared radiant heating panels and flooring for the optimal hot yoga experience. Please read below to learn more!
Infrared Heating Panels
Infrared, or radiant heating, is simply the transfer of heat from a warm object to a cooler object. The heat is a product of a completely safe spectrum of light that is invisible to our eyes
Our radiant heating products are safer and healthier than traditional forms of heat
Reduces dust/emissions – Unlike forced air heating systems, our infrared radiant heating panels do not blow dust or allergens. They do not release any emissions, chemicals or pollutants and help keep the air clean and clear.
They allow us to safely and properly regulate the temperature in the room for the duration of each class, minimizing fluctuations in temperatures.
Made in the USA
Zebra Yoga Flooring
We use top of the line Zebra Yoga Flooring in our heated yoga rooms. They are an easy to clean, water proof non-slip resistant surface that provides sure footing for students’ optimum safety when holding difficult positions or landing out of inversions and joint sensitive poses. Our 1 meter by 2 meter half inch Zebra Tiles provides shock- absorbing cushion for less stress on the body and less risk of injury.
The open cell construction does not expand or contract regardless of temperature. It won’t buckle in high temperature or high humidity environments. The tatami textured vinyl surface with heat sealed corners does not absorb water nor stay wet like carpet, and is specially designed to allow for moisture evaporation, preventing fungi, mildew and bacteria growth.
Zebra Tiles assist in retaining heat and humidity in our studio. Zebra flooring also does not release particles, filaments or harmful out gases like carpet, providing a dust-free, less toxic and hypoallergenic environment.
Infrared Health Benefits
The human body is composed of 90% water. Infrared rays cause resonance in water molecules, activating them and ionizing them. Because of this effect, Infrared Heat Therapy offers a variety of proven health and beauty benefits.
Infrared Heat Therapy effectively helps to increase blood circulation without putting strain on your heart and increases the levels of oxygen and white blood cells in your blood. It also stimulates the production of collagen (a building block for human tissue) in your body and helps to rid your body of toxins by causing you to perspire. You get the benefit of a stronger immune system, better cardiovascular health, and a faster ability to heal from soft tissue injuries such as tears, pulls, and sprains.
The penetrating heat of infrared heat can be used as a beauty treatment as well. In addition to helping heal scars, wounds, and cuts, it also smooths your skin's texture, lessens coarseness, and reduces pore size.
Infrared Heat Therapy penetrates deep into soft tissue, making it an ideal source of arthritis pain relief. Athletes and the elderly will benefit from an effective means of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints without the use of ointments or creams that can burn and have an unpleasant odor.
In addition to making you perspire and removing toxins from your body, Infrared Heat Therapy serves as a weight loss tool.