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Oct 27

Hot or Not Yoga Studio

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM by Communications Department

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Hot or Not Yoga & Massage Studio specializes in Hot Yoga, a form of Yoga that originated in Calcutta, India.  In Hot Yoga classes the room is intentionally heated to 100 degrees, recreating the hot climate of India to improve breathing and help to relax the muscles.  Hot Yoga classes can hold up to 40 people and include sessions ranging from 60 to 90 minutes.  Modifications are available for all classes which makes them ideal for people of any age or skill level.  The business also offers a “not hot” yoga room and massage therapists that specialize in deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massage. 

10-27 yogaHot or Not Yoga Studio opened in 2007 by Edie Fischer and celebrates its 10 year anniversary in December. Fischer fell in love with the physical and spiritual benefits of Hot Yoga after being introduced to it in the 1990s. After years of practice, Fischer followed her calling to teach and received her Hot Yoga certification in 2006.  She had worked for 20 years as a Senior Corporate Manager prior to opening Hot or Not Yoga Studio in Hidenwood Shopping Center in Newport News.  The business started with only one yoga instructor and one massage therapist but has grown and now offers seventeen yoga instructors and six massage therapists.

10-27 yoga 2Hot or Not Yoga also offers Teacher Training programs that are registered with Yoga Alliance, the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community, which promotes and supports the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.  The training program consists of classroom lecturing, philosophical reading, and review, asana practice and practical teaching in a yoga room setting.

Hot or Not Yoga Studio has a strong relationship with its customer base. The business offers contests and incentives packages to its existing clients as a way of showing appreciation for their support.  Hot or Not Yoga also makes sure classes align with current trends and will be adding a new practice called “Goat Yoga” in the upcoming year.  To learn more about the business, please visit their website at