At first it seemed impossible to mention Hot Yoga and sustainability in the same sentence. We invested a lot of time with research to find the best solution for creating an optimally heated room, while not forgetting about sustainability.
Environmental protection and a healthy practice are key issues at Yogaholics United. When designing our heated room (hot room) we put great emphasis to the best possible way of energy recovery. Additionally we choose an efficient heating & ventilation system with high energy recovery (90%).
In order to retain the produced heat as long as possible, we isolated the walls, ceilings and floors in the heated room more than twice as thick as it is usually done for new buildings. This allows us to report the very low U-Value (heat transition coefficient) of 0.3 W / m2K.
In order to achieve a consistent heat distribution we use a heating ceiling consisting of customized elements. Our ventilation system guarantees, that the oxygen level (ppm level) is sufficient at any time and won’t exceed the 1400 mark.
The 100m2-heated room has an energy requirement of max 8kW. Compared to other Hot Yoga studios the heat consumption is super low. In relation to the total size of the studio (300m2) the average energy requirement is 26W/m2. To get an idea what this means: In conventional insulated houses (like you live in) the average value is about 50-70W/m2.
So yes, hot yoga and sustainability IS possible.
Happy sweating – cuz it works!