Welcome to Detroit's Original Hot Yoga studio located in Midtown, Detroit. Detroit's Hot Yoga offers traditional 90-minute Original Hot Yoga classes, as well as other classes. We offer a convenient and welcoming community to further your Original Hot Yoga practice -- or begin it. We are the first and only Hot Yoga Studio in Detroit proper!


We are the original hot yoga. We offer a beginning therapeutic hatha yoga class. Classes are a series of 26 yoga postures (asanas) and two breathing excercises (pranayama). 

As you move through the postures you stretch and massage your spine and muscles, stimulate the organs, glands and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood through the entire body restoring all systems to a healthy working order. A consistent practice helps to prevent illness and injury. In addition, the series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self-control, which lead to increased mental clarity and reduced stress. The class is practiced in a heated room, to promote cellular metabolism, detoxification, and suppleness of the muscular system. It is a beginning class desiged for everyone. 

How to prepare for class

Regardless of your fitness level, if you want to improve your health or simply feel good in your body, Bikram yoga is for you. The series is designed for beginners as well as experienced practitioners


  • New students should arrive at least 20 minutes before class starts.
  • All students should arrive on time, so as not to miss the first breathing exercise.
  • Please refrain from eating large meals at least 2 hours before coming to class, it is best to practice on an empty stomach.
  • Clothing should be light and comfortable.
  • It’s hot! It is very important to DRINK PLENTY OF WATER before and after class in order to stay well hydrated (water available for sale at the studio)
  • A yoga mat and a towel are mandatory to practice (available for rent and sale at the studio)
  • Flexibility is not a requirement, you become flexible through a consistent practice.
  • Classes are 90 minutes long. Be ready to sweat!
Who should take Bikram Yoga?

Regardless of your fitness level, if you want to improve your health or simply feel good in your body, Bikram yoga is for you. The series is designed for beginners as well as experienced practitioners so previous knowledge of yoga is not a requirement. As you continue to do Bikram yoga and deepen your practice you will notice how the practice continues to evolve, adapting to your new level and needs. Although every class may feel different, you will always leave balanced and refreshed. 

What should I bring to class?

Bring a large towel, a yoga mat and bottle of water. There are showers and changing rooms available if you would like to shower and change clothes after class.

How often should I take class?

For best results, you should practice at least 3 times a week, optimally 5 times a week, to maintain the benefits and continue to evolve. We encourage you to come as often as you can as a beginner. Bikram yoga requires self dedication  and determination in order for you to receive full benefits from your practice.

What if I can't stand the heat?

In the beginning you may find that the heat, combined with the postures (asanas), is too much for you. You can always sit through a pose ( or two... ) if necessary during class, and then start again. You are only requried to do the best you can each class. Your best will always be different from your neighbor's and will change from day to day. As you practice with consistency you will find that part of the practice is developing a non-judgmental, self-acceptance of your physical and mental capacities with each day.  Avoid leaving the room during class so you can become acclimated to the heat, however, if you do leave, know that you can always come back in.  At first the heat may be your biggest obstacle but over time you just may find yourself looking forward to the heat and the great sweat!


All instructors at Bikram Yoga in Midtown, Detroit have been certified by graduating from a 9 week intensive Teacher Training Program. We encourage our teachers to continue their study, practice, and development as teachers by attending seminars, classes, re-visiting the Teacher Trainings, and most importantly - maintaining their own Yoga practice.

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