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15 thoughts on “[y]oga”

  1. Nearly every single day since we opened, we hear unfortunate news about a bad experience someone had at a studio teaching Bikram yoga (a.k.a. “Hot 26”, “26 and 2”, or “Original…”).

    For the record, we are definitely NOT associated with that style of yoga. Drop in for a class. We believe you’ll share the experience our customers enjoy here & immediately feel the difference – from the time you first walk in the door, to the feeling you’ll have after every class. And, if anything is off par, you always have direct access to the owners, Matt & Sky.

    If you’re curious (and we think you should be) about more specific differences between practicing yoga with SOL & experiences you might have at other places, then read on.

    1. We think it’s important to consider the purpose behind the business. Wearing a uniform for over 24 years imbued Matt & our family with a distinct appreciation of freedom, the value of diversity, and basic human decency. Many other studio owners may have left a corporate jobs to pursue a career as a yoga studio owner. Matt & Sky decided to create Sol Hot Yoga Studio as an extension of their lifetime of self-giving service. For us, it’s a matter of ethical principal and we were called to serve.

    Sol Hot Yoga Studio is registered with Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, the internationally-recognized guide bearers of industry standards. We fully support the standards of ethical conduct espoused by Yoga Alliance, which can be found here:

    If you’re interested in comparing the contrasting business model, here are a few articles about the founder of Bikram yoga:

    Guaranteed you’ll never see Matt or Sky teaching yoga in a Speedo while wearing a Rolex!

    2. Bikram & Ashtanga sequences were designed in a different time for a different demographic of people, using verbal cues that just don’t make sense here & now and aren’t functional to promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit.
    (What the heck is a “Japanese ham sandwich”? And, why are we locking out our knees?)

    Sol Hot Yoga Studio teaches a sequence of postures and breathing techniques designed to heal & connect our minds, bodies, and breath. Read our reviews to hear the difference explained by yogis who have practiced yoga with SOL.

    3. The heat should be therapeutic, not another way to make people suffer and struggle. First, it’s important to realize that some studios claim to be “hot”, but can only get to 90F and then augment with Radiant heat. Here’s a note of caution about radiant heat: Microwave ovens are so quick and efficient because they channel heat energy directly to the molecules (tiny particles) inside food. Microwaves heat food like the sun heats your face—by radiation. You should consult a physician before beginning a workout regime inside a room that uses radiant heat; especially if the temp exceeds 110F.

    Yoga is a discipline, but it shouldn’t be so rigid that it leads to injury; including heat injury. Stay hydrated & be mindful of your limits. If you have questions about the heat, ask your yogi and consult your physician. If properly monitored & controlled, the heat should enhance the benefits and your experience. You can read more on this in other comments here & on our blog.

    More than anything, we want you all to be safe & happy, and lead healthy lifestyles. We understand hot yoga isn’t for everyone.
    If you are uncertain, or have questions, please reach out. We hope you’ll drop in for a class and feel the difference for yourself. Our studio is founded on a lifetime of commitment to serving others, and we try to do that with Empathy and Compassion at the forefront of everything we do in order to build resilient communities. We hope to see you in the studio soon!

  2. Our online store is open for business for our VIP members!
    Looking for something to turn up the heat in your stockings?! A SOL Gift Card is a great stocking stuffer.
    We are offering Gift Cards & also accepting pre-orders on SOL branded gear. Check out the “SOL Swag” tab in the main menu for new items.
    Giving the gift of yoga is a the perfect present for your SOL-mate!

    If you haven’t registered with our VIP program, SIGN UP TODAY:

    1. Some shoppers have run into issues with our “Buy Now” buttons on our “Shop” page. That issue should be resolved today, but if that button isn’t working, you can also click on the picture associated with the product. If neither are connecting you to our store, please send an email to and we will personally help you.

  3. Are you hiring staff & faculty?

    >> Yes! We are excited to expand our local network & meet so many talented individuals. This Fall, we will begin posting job openings for Sol Hot Yoga Studio Staff & Faculty positions through our LinkedIn company page.

    NOTE: We believe that practicing yoga is a fundamental aspect of working in a yoga studio. All applicants are invited to send a resume, along with a description of your current yoga practice and goals. We will offer preference to men & women who are interested in completing our Sol Hot Yoga Studio 200-hour teacher training track after being hired. If you are already a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance, you will be required to complete a Sol Hot Yoga Studio continuing education program prior to teaching in class.

  4. We currently have an online store here at the Sol Hot Yoga Studio online shop. When will we start selling the Sol branded swag?

    >> We are awaiting the delivery of our first shirts & sweatshirts, and will post a picture on the Sol Hot Yoga Studio online store. If you’re interested in pre-ordering, please contact us to make sure we order the right size.

  5. One common question about “HOT” yoga is, “Why does it have to be hot?”

    >> There are many health benefits to yoga, especially if you are working up a sweat during your practice. Studies have shown correlations to improvements in your immune system, cardiovascular system, and your lymphatic system. New developments are also finding evidence of improvements to your central nervous system. These and many other benefits are explained on the Sol Hot Yoga Studio Blog page:

      1. Hi Kelley! Thanks for the question. Yes, all of our classes are hot. However, in November, we will also begin offering Private classes and workshops which are designed to be interactive between the student & teacher. A private session might be a great way to check out the temperatures & ask any questions about postures, about the studio, or about yoga in general. Send a note to Sky ( any time. We’ll work with you. No worries! Thanks again for your note, Kelley!

      2. Hi Kelley,
        We now offer “Warm” classes on Mon/Wed/Fri from 6:30-7:30am. On September 30th, that time will change to 8-9am, and the 6:30am classes will be cancelled.

        Hope to see you in the studio soon!

  6. We are getting a lot of questions about Pricing & Schedule since those pages are still not active on our website yet.

    >> We will be rewarding the “Early Birds” with exclusive pricing & classes. All you need to do is give us a thumbs up to Like us on Facebook, and we will add your name to our list of Tribe members. You will automatically start earning cred in our loyalty program, and you will get notification about prices & classes BEFORE we publish on our website. Just our simple way of saying “Thank you!”

      1. Hi Kristen! Great question. We totally get it. All you need to do is reach out & connect. You can do that by posting a question here, signing up to follow our Blog, posting a message for us on LinkedIn (Sol Hot Yoga Studio), or filling out our contact form here:

        No worries! We’ve got you covered, Kristen! Check your inbox for our welcome note.

        Thanks again for the questions. Keep ’em coming!

      2. Hi Kristen!
        Hoping we’re able to connect. If you’re not getting our newsletter, let us know! You can register by visiting this page here on our site (, or download our FREE App from the Apple Store or Google Play. Just make sure to “Opt In” to receive News & Updates.
        If you’ve done all that & still not getting the info, please email us (
        Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing you in the studio!

  7. One of the biggest questions we’ve heard is, “When are you opening?”

    >> We are still waiting on permits to be approved by the State & the City of Carmel. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news about our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting.

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