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Frequently Asked Questions About Sterling Yoga

Questions about our studio or yoga in general? Check out our frequently asked questions. If your question is not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

What if I've never tried yoga before?

You will be great! This yoga is for every body, all ages! The most important thing is to try as best you can, and you will get 100% benefit.  Its not about being perfect! Bring a well-hydrated body, and a mat, towel, face mask and water. *We can also rent or sell you a mat, towel, and water. See all Covid-19 policy in FAQ under Studio and Account Policies.

What can I expect if I'm a mature age?

You are never too old to practice yoga and begin again. As long as you try the right way, to the best of your ability, you will receive 100% benefit.

Can I attend yoga if I'm young?

Anyone with fully developed sweat glands can safely practice Sterling Hot Yoga.

Students must be at least ten years old to participate in any class. A parent/guardian must complete a waiver for their child. A Parent/Guardian must be present for the full duration of class.

Hot Pilates age 10-13 may participate in the first 30min of class. No accessories such as weights or bands may be used if offered to class.

Vinyasa flow, Iron Hour, Yin age 10-17 may participate in full class. No accessories such as weights or bands may be used if offered to class.

Sterling 60/75/90 age 10-13 may participate for the floor series second half of class.

What if I’m stiff and inflexible?

A stiff body is the most common misconception about why not to practice yoga, and one of the best reasons to get into a hot yoga class. All the postures are beginning postures and you do not need to be flexible to practice them. As you practice, you will build strength, which will help you develop flexibility, which will help you to gain strength, which will help you become more flexible. It doesn’t matter where you start from, you will improve!

Can I still participate in yoga if I don’t prefer heat?

Know you are not alone! For most, it’s the heat, and not the postures, that makes hot yoga challenging. Through regular practice and quick heat acclimatization you will learn to not just tolerate the heat but how to use it develop your flexibility, strength, and endurance. However, we also offer unheated yin yoga classes.

Can I practice yoga if I’m pregnant?

Always consult with your physician, but most women can practice hot yoga when they are pregnant. A regular hot yoga practice can make your pregnancy, labor, and post-partum easier than you expect.  Learning how to breathe when you are in an uncomfortable position in the yoga studio can be an invaluable tool in the labor room! In this practice there is no impact to mother and child, and lower back pain often decreases while abdominal strength increases. If you’ve never tried Hot yoga, wait until the end of your first trimester to start. If you have a regular practice and a doctors approval, keep it up! There is no separate scheduled pregnancy class but our teachers are trained to provide modifications and alternate poses for you during our beginning yoga class. We have a pregnancy-modified hot yoga class and we recommend it for all of our pregnant yogis.

Can I practice yoga if I have a disc herniation?

Consult a doctor in order to safely practice hot yoga with a herniated disc. With your patience and commitment hot yoga it is a possibility to diminish the pain. A disc herniation occurs when a spinal disc ruptures and makes the inner membrane vulnerable to direct contact with a nerve. When you backbend, your spinal discs (and herniations) compress and move the discs away from the spinal nerves. Strengthening your abdominal muscles, backward bending, and spinal twisting could be a source for healing with a doctors approval.

What if I am uncomfortable with spirituality commonly associated with yoga?

Hot yoga is not a religion, a diet, or a deprivation. With the regular practice of yoga, you might find your mind to be calmer and more in tune with your body. That’s the natural tendency in yoga practice. Nothing is expected of you except trying your best with what you have, today.

What is Sterling Hot Yoga's cancelation policy?

Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington enforces a strict 90 minute class cancellation policy. If you have reserved your place in a Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington Class and fail to cancel 90 Minutes in advance you will be charged and/or forfeit a session for the class.

Some of our classes are more popular than others. Our weekday 4:30p, 6:00p, 7:30pm and 7pm and weekend 8:30am, 10:00am classes are our busiest classes and tend to have a wait list. Especially for the early morning classes, when a cancellation is not made 90 minutes prior, it makes it very difficult to notify members on the wait list with enough time for them to make it to class. Also, when members do not show for class, we have no opportunity to contact those members and thus others are locked out of classes.

Many of our members do not have another time in the day when they can make it due to work, family or other personal obligations. We do understand that there will be some emergency situations, and life will not always work out the way we plan, and in those situations we are able to work with our members as long as it is not a reoccurring situation. However, we must do our best to provide openings for classes for all of our members. Therefore, we must enforce the late cancel policy.

Please be advised that if you are a using a class card package, a late cancellation will result in the loss of a class. If you are an auto-paying member, a late cancellation will result in a late cancel fee.

What is Sterling Hot Yoga's late arrival policy?

For the best possible experience for you and our other students class start on time and Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington enforces a strict Late Arrival Policy.  If you are late for your class you will lose your spot and may incur a Late Cancel Charge and/or forfeit a class session.  You must be on time to class to properly stretch and warm-up prior to engaging in a Sterling Hot Yoga class.

Can I take Motrin or another pain relief medicine before practicing yoga?

We recommend strongly that you do not take OTC pain killers immediately or shortly before practicing hot yoga. You want to stay in tune with your body so that you can remain aware of any body pain and avoid crossing into it. We encourage you to listen to your body’s signals and work with them to help heal any injuries and not exasperate them. If, however, you are on medications prescribed by a physician, continue to follow your doctor’s instructions.

Does Sterling Hot Yoga offer gift cards?

Effective November 27, 2022, the following gift card terms and conditions shall apply to all outstanding Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington gift cards. To the extent there is a conflict with the terms printed on the back of your physical gift card and the terms below, these terms shall control.

Treat this gift card like cash. Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or misplaced cards, or cards used without your permission.

To use this card, present at a participating Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington location at the time of purchase, or redeem online at

This card is redeemable for Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington in-studio merchandise and Studio Classes and Live Classes purchased online or in studio. Exclusions apply. Not redeemable for Autopay Membership autopayments, At Home Membership autopayments, Sterling Hot Yoga On Demand, discounted membership autopayments, prior purchases, gift cards, store account balances, discounted classes, online retail purchases, teacher training or lifestyle programs, Yoga On Demand, Workshops, and Retreats.

This card cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law. Card value cannot be transferred to Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington accounts.

This card does not expire and is exempt from any additional fees. Use of this card constitutes acceptance of these (and all future) terms and conditions. Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington is a registered DBA of Forty4, LLC. All rights reserved. © 2022 Forty4, LLC.