How do I heat my hot yoga studio?

Hot yoga is becoming very popular here in the UK, it is relatively easy to transform your studio to be able to offer hot yoga.

Infrared heating panels can be retro fitted into the ceiling and wired by an electrician into a room thermostat and programmer. Arrange panels into groups so that not all the heating needs to be on at once depending on the class. Order panels at the rate of two or three times more power than would normally be recommended, so a 600 watt panel would heat a hot yoga area of up to six square metres. An alternative hot air heating supply is also necessary, this may already be installed in the building, infrared heating alone will struggle to reach the temperatures required from a very cold start.

All buildings and circumstances are different, your studio needs to be as well insulated as possible, simple thermal blinds at the window will help maintain warmth, it is important the room has even distribution of heat, windows and doors can feel draughty and cold. Infrared panels distributed across the entire ceiling will achieve even heat distribution across the whole room and from floor to ceiling. Humidity again will vary on the building type, form of hot air heating and the body warmth generated, infrared itself will not generate any moisture in the air and should help prevent condensation on walls. Gas heaters can produce alot of moisture in the air causing condensation and in this case a dehumidifier will be necessary.

Infrared heat is beneficial to the body when doing yoga to maximise stretches and help deep breathing, the infrared heating panels are energy efficient to run and can be used to warm the studio for all classes. Infrared heat can be felt on the skin and does not dry the air or make the room stuffy and so is ideal for any other therapy or massage room within the centre.

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