FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to some of the most common questions we receive!

  • WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?

    We are a short 3 min walk from Canary Wharf Tube and 2 min from South Quay DLR.  The studio is directly next to the Hilton Hotel Canary Wharf. View our Contact page here for directions.

    HOW MANY CLASSES DO YOU OFFER PER DAY?

    We are open 7 days a week, excluding holidays. Our flagship studio runs 5-6 classes daily, from early morning to late evening. Please check our class schedule here.

    DO I NEED TO BOOK?

    You can register, buy the INTRO OFFER and book your classes all online. Booking is not mandatory, however walk-in admission is on a first come first serve basis.

    HOW BUSY ARE THE CLASSES?

    It varies between off-peak and peak classes. Off-peak (morning) classes are less busy than Peak (evening) classes. We restrict signups to well below our capacity to ensure everyone has plenty of space.

  • I'VE NEVER DONE YOGA. I'M INFLEXIBLE. IS IT FOR ME?

    One of the many benefits of your hot yoga practise is that your flexibility will improve! We have a core range of warm and hot yoga styles for beginners! We recommend starting with our Bikram yoga classes, though many beginners love our Warm Jivamukti, Hot Power Flow and Vinyasa Flow classes too! Anyone can do it, no matter your age or level of fitness!

    IS IT REALLY HOT LIKE A SAUNA?

    No, it's more like being on a tropical beach! Our Bikram classes are about 42 degrees – much, much cooler than a saunaWe also have even cooler classes. Our Warm Jivamukti, Hot Power and Vinyasa classes are held at a merely warm 35 degrees.

    You'll soon get used to the beautiful heat, which helps warm up your muscles and whole body allowing for a safer stretch without risking injury, while helping detoxify your body. 

    CAN I LOSE WEIGHT?

    Absolutely. While every person is different, students have lost 20-30 kg (up to 5 stone in a few months). Weight loss is one of the main motives many people have for commencing their yoga practise at BYL.

  • DO REAL MEN DO YOGA?

    About 30% of our clients are men. In fact, we've had professional football players, boxers, kickboxers, weightlifters and other athletes looking to raise their game! Men love hot yoga because they get strength, flexibility, cardio and meditation in the same workout and it shows real results in terms of fitness, toning and weight loss and also in major stress reduction.

    HOW DOES HOT YOGA COMPARE TO THE GYM?

    Activities such as lifting weights at the gym, or spinning, can be great at building large muscles, while hot yoga tends to create a longer, leaner, more toned look. As London's leading hot yoga specialist, our dedicated, state of the art studio offers a core set of styles centred around the world's original hot yoga series, Bikram yoga. 

    Our yoga is practised in a room warmed to our exacting temperatures, offering a combination of health benefits, including flexibility and strength, combined with an intense cardio workout, and detoxification. This can lead to better sleep, healthier skin, better focus, concentration and improved productivity at work. The group setting is highly motivating and energising and classes fly by!   

    I HAVE HAD AN INJURY OR OPERATION. CAN I DO HOT YOGA?

    Bikram yoga is used by practitioners worldwide to help them recover from injuries or operations. Movement in a heated room helps heal injuries as it warms up muscles and ligaments, increasing blood circulation to move new oxygen to the injured area. This supports the healing process by supporting cell rejuvenation and breaking up internal scar tissue. We recommend getting advice from your physician in advance as every case can be different.

  • DO I HAVE TO COME EVERY DAY ON THE INTRO OFFER?

    Actually, you don't, even though you are welcome to do so! The INTRO OFFER expires 20 days from the first class booked or taken (i.e.,not from when you buy it). You do not have to come every day, but you can come as often as you like up to once per day! Most people make it 5-6 times during their INTRO OFFER, but a few do make it every day!

    DOES MY INTRO OFFER AUTOMATICALLY ROLL INTO A NEW MEMBERSHIP? 

    No, the INTRO OFFER expires after 20 days, and then you decide if you want to continue. It doesn't roll automatically into a new membership. Try to attend at least 4-5 classes during the 20 day trial as we believe you're going to love the results! If you plan to continue, be sure to get your next package while your INTRO OFFER is still active as you’ll get a discount on it!

    WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER MY INTRO OFFER IS FINISHED?

    We have lots of different packages depending on your usage and preferences, from monthly passes, 10-class cards to our popular subscriptions, both PEAK and OFF-PEAK. See our Rates page for more. If you're on the INTRO OFFER and enjoying the yoga sign up for your next package before your INTRO OFFER is over to get more discounts!

    ARE YOUR MEMBERSHIPS FREEZABLE?

    All of our monthly subscriptions, including the PEAK, OFF-PEAK and WEEKENDER subscriptions, plus our Annual Upfront memberships are freezable once a year. A freeze fee may apply (see package T&C’s). Our non-rolling memberships, such as class packs, are not freezable.