Bonita Hot Yoga - San Diego County, California


5080 Bonita Road, Suite A, Bonita CA 91902

Beginners welcome! Be prepared to sweat and have a great time!

Students are encouraged to review our yoga etiquette

All classes are hot yoga, 90 minutes long and are suitable for beginners

Classes must be pre-booked and pre-paid prior to arrival.
Reserved classes may only be canceled until 6 hours before class time.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class starting time

No-show policy
If you don't attend a class that you reserve, 1 class will be deducted from your package
for monthly unlimited auto-pays a day will be deducted from current package for any no-shows.

Registering your account and purchasing classes is easy:
1. Navigate to Reservations. Register and confirm your email and then sign disclaimer.
2. Log in with your email and password, then click on any class - you'll be taken to the YOGA PACKAGES page
3. You can sign up for scheduled classes as soon as payment is made
Please read confirmation email after reserving your class (check you spam or trash email folders)

How to prepare for your first Hot Yoga class:
Hydrate! Drink several glasses of water the day before you take class
Arrive 10 minutes before the class begins
Avoid eating 2 hours before the class
Wear spandex shorts and sleeveless top or swimsuit/trunks
Bring a bottle of water, a couple of towels, a yoga mat and a positive attitude

I started hot yoga at the Bonita studio in 2016, when I was 43. As someone who was fairly fit and would run 3 miles a couple times a week, I didn't know what to expect my first class. I thought the heat wouldn't be much of an obstacle so I went into the hot room without water. During my first 90 minutes in the hot room, I had to take a kneel 3 times because I felt faint or nauseated. After the class, it took 30 minutes before I could drive--I was literally hit by the yoga truck. Something about what I experienced struck a chord in me and I knew my body was out of balance. I went twice a week for the next three months and was scared every time I walked through the door because it took everything I had to make it through another 90 minutes of heat. After three months, my body was balancing out. Mentally, I noticed I was more calm and became less bothered by traffic, e.g. Eight months into the practice, my eating habits naturally changed and I didn't crave or want foods that tempted me in the past.

By the second year, I was going 3--4 times a week and turned 45. My body matched the body I had at age 25. As I continued on in the practice, I noticed how over time, it does de-age, detoxify, and de-stress. Last year I turned 50 and had full blood work done at the doctor's along with a scan of my organs and an EKG. Everything turned out great. The doctor made mention of one thing in particular: my electrolyte levels. He said they were pretty spectacular and was amazed at those levels at my age. I'm 51 and still wear the same size as I did in my 20s. To this day I haven't had to be on any medication for physical or emotional reasons. One of the things I enjoy about the hot room is I'm unplugged. Unlike gyms that have TV screens up everywhere and people are plugged into their phones, the hot room offers purity in solitude. I am in the room with just my mat and water. For 90 minutes I am the object and the subject.

Our mental fitness is just as important as our physical fitness. With hot yoga I find balance. You can, too. I encourage everyone to give the practice a chance and know what it's like to find your stillness.

- Jessica G.

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