What is Power Yoga?

“Power yoga” is a style of yoga characterized by vigorous, fluid, and creative pose sequences sometimes set in a heated room. Power yoga is a vigorous practice intended to increase your heart rate and strength and tone muscles, while also calming your mind and feeding your soul. Power yoga is also synonymous with the term vinyasa. PPY heated yoga classes are NOT Bikram style classes. Most PPY classes are heated, so check class descriptions for specific temperatures and more information about each class format. Your PPY class is set to music that will get you moving and you will get a workout even if the class is non-heated!

What to bring?

Mat, towel, and refillable water bottle. PPY has mats and towels available for rental and a water cooler for your refillable bottle. Show up with an open heart! Leave your worries, ego, and your phone at the door!

What to wear?

Since most PPY classes are heated, we recommend you wear active apparel with moisture-wicking properties or non-restrictive and cool materials. But remember, we like to go upside down at PPY, so pick your loose clothing with that in mind! Come by the studio and check out our boutique! We carry the most current active apparel made for hot yoga!

What if I’m a beginner?

We know that entering a yoga studio can cause anxiety, but we are so glad you are here and your instructor will tell you everything you need to know for your first time at yoga or your first time at PPY. If you have never done yoga, heated yoga, power yoga, or vinyasa yoga before, we recommend that you try Power Vinyasa Flow I before taking any other PPY class formats. You may need to attend a few classes before you can go with the flow, but that’s okay! Listen to your instructor’s words in class. He or she will guide you safely and confidently into poses. Please see our Studio Etiquette here for additional info.

What do I do before my PPY class?

Come hydrated! Heated yoga works to detox and cleanse your body of toxins, so if you take a PPY class when your body is not properly hydrated, you may fee uneasy during or after class. Prepare for class with a protein snack, but avoid large meals less than 2 hours before class.

What if I’m not flexible?

Come to yoga! Yes- come to yoga to increase and maintain flexibility. Flexibility is relative!

What if I’m pregnant?

PPY classes that are heated more than 85 degrees are not recommended for women that are pregnant. If you are pregnant, please let your instructor know when you check in to the class and they will offer you safe options during class.

What if I am under 18?

Yogis between the ages of 16-18 may practice at PPY with a parent/guardian’s consent. Ask a PPY instructors for info on local studios that offer kids and teen yoga classes.

Do I need to sign up for class in advance?

We recommend that you sign up for PPY classes in advance using the scheduling link to MBO here or on the MBO app. You may also drop-in to class at least 10 minute before class begins, space permitted. We understand that life happens, but if you miss a class that you have signed up for in advance, and fail to cancel more than 2 hours before class, you will be charged for the class as if you attended.

When are your hours?

PPY is open 15 minutes before and after each class. See our class schedule. The studio locks and closes during classes for safety. Please contact PPY at info@performancepoweryoga.com or 678-861-4374 for appointments and information about the studio.

What if I am looking for a gentle or restorative yoga class?

Give Intro to Power Flow or All Levels Power Flow a try! Those fundamental flow classes are our least intense formats. You can also ask a PPY instructor for information on local studios that offer gentle or restorative yoga classes, or check our workshops and events section for specialty offerings.

What does vinyasa mean?

Vinyasa means “to place in a particular way.” Your PPY instructor may use the term vinyasa to refer to a particular sequence of poses linked by breath that is often repeated throughout class. You may also hear the term vinyasa to refer to the style of yoga offered at PPY, also referred to as power yoga. PPY classes are creative sequences of poses mindfully designed to transform and strengthen your bodies’ performance, and flow from pose to pose while synching your breath the movement.