We are breaking down the barriers, stripping away preconceived notions about yoga, and creating yoga for EveryBODY.  Wilson’s truly is for every shape, every size and every person.  

We discourage intimidation or judgment in our studio.  We guarantee our instructors will make you feel amazing.  Our studio is designed to be warm and welcoming and we have  specifically chosen instructors that are inviting, outgoing, positive, attentive, available, and kind (but they will push you to achieve your personal goals).  Each one of them brings something unique and powerful to the studio and we encourage you to try them all!

Before taking a hot class

  • Consult with a doctor before trying a hot class if you have a heart condition or any other ailment.
  • Professionals recommend that pregnant women should not take a hot class.
  • Wear what you would normally wear to a yoga class: breathable fitted clothing is best and avoid cotton.   For women, shorts or tights and tank tops or bra tops acceptable.  Men can wear shorts or tights and shirt is optional.
  • Try not to eat right before class.  We recommend a light meal 2-3 hours before class for optimal performance.  Overeating or eating too close to class time may cause nausea during class.  If you do need to eat before class, we recommend some fruit due to the quick natural uptake.
  • Listen to your body during class:  It is very important to keep yourself safe.  It is your responsibility to pull out of a posture that does not feel right for your body. Our teachers are highly trained, and they do their best to keep everyone safe, but teachers cannot know everything that is going on in your body, nor can they feel what you feel. Pain is an indicator that you have gone too far. Please honor your body.  If you need a rest, you may stop and rest by lying down on your back. Heed your body’s warnings, and stop and rest. The purpose of Yoga is to nourish and nurture; take care of you, do not overdo.
  • Weigh yourself before and after class.  Hydration is vital to a healthy body. For every pound lost in class, you need to drink 20-24 ounces of water to replace that water loss. Stay hydrated.

BENEFITS of Radiant Heat Yoga (Move Better, Feel Better, Simply Live Better):


  • Helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries
  • Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness
  • Improves blood flow to skin and increases blood volume to muscles
  • Increases metabolism and weight loss
  • Radiant heat is gentle and therapeutic, which promotes relaxation and improves sleep
  • Lengthens tight muscles and improves functionality
  • Improves mood and confidence
  • Increases energy
  • Improves focus
  • Reduces stress
  • Burns fat 
  • Promotes detoxification and preventable disease toxins.
  • Warms muscles and makes them less susceptible to injury
  • Improves immune and nervous system functions
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves sweat efficiency which leads to healthier pores and healthier skin

 Studio Expectations:  In order to create a stress-free, relaxing environment for all, the following expectations will be presented and followed.


  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class time.  Class format does not accommodate late arrivals as it disturbs the opening Pranayama.  
  • You will find markers on the floor for mat placement.  Please place your mat accordingly to accommodate fellow members.  If you are planning to leave at the 60 minute mark or have children in the PlayCenter, be sure to position your mat closest to the exit.
  • PLEASE wear deodorant but, DO NOT wear heavy Cologne or Perfumes.
  • NO cell phones or cameras in the studio. 
  • Leave all personal items outside the studio and/or valuables and phones locked in your vehicle.  We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Locker rooms and cubbies are available.
  • A spill free water bottle, yoga mat (no longer than 72″)  and towel are required.  We also encourage a Yoga Block and Yoga Strap as well as an extra sweat towel.
  • NO shoes in the studio space.
  • To ELIMINATE disruption to other class members and avoid climate changes, please do not leave the studio.   This includes using the restroom.  Please do so before class.
  • Class is a NO TALKING ZONE. Savor the moments – there are few throughout the course of the day.
  • ATTENTION:  The Play Center is available to Hot Yoga participants for applicable fees.  Please know, however,  if you are called out of class, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN.  This is not only for your safety but also to eliminate further disruption for members.  No refunds will be given.
  • POST class we REQUIRE you to towel off and/or put on a cover up and shoes before heading to the locker rooms.
  • Schedule is subject to change periodically as it is always evolving.  We encourage you to check the schedule regularly.  
  • Be ready to have fun, enjoy a GREAT workout and receive the benefits of Radiant Heat.


Wilson's Fitness Centers  WILSON'S FITNESS CENTERS  A family owned Columbia business since 1982

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