I like many others wanted to start the new year off right by putting myself in a challenging class to workout and get in a good frame of mind..in California pilates was difficult,fun and always left me with a good feeling.This studio[in Vinings] did anything but...It wasn't the pilates that was a challenge, it was the misery of the studio.I bought a coupon for half off but classes are so uptight, uninformed, impersonal and unfriendly that I would pay full price for a year to not go back...Yes the floor is hot and you sweat a lot but when you leave you're not sure if your sweating more from the uncomfortable vibe and inattentive instruction,or the pilates itself! If you want to start the new year off on the right foot walk away from this studio!
Posted: 1/16/2012 • Link to this review
Having loved this studio for 3.5 years, I'm sad it's no longer the place it once was, a result of It's heart & soul--Bethany, manager for 8+ years--being recently run out by the owner. However, new & bigger studios next door, class schedule, & convenient MidTown location do still make this studio busy, as it was under previous management. While the amenities are good, the instructors are, at best, mediocre. Along with Bethany, the owner ran out his best instructors, all of whom subsequently followed Bethany to brand-new Red Hot Yoga in Miami Circle. The remaining instructors are either harmlessly benign--they know the progressions well-enough but are by no means interested or experts--or are rude, as is Jason*. [*Trained by Bethany, Jason (ironically) knowingly stayed at AHY while the owner drove out managers Bethany & husband Wes. He now teaches a large portion of the classes, his being tight & rather good. Unfortunately, Jason didn't learn any of Bethany's upbeat, hospitable manner. Both during & outside of class his obnoxious attitude makes any form of interaction nearly impossible. If you attend his classes, avoid him--he's a "yoga buzz-killer."] In short, AHY may still check off the list of desired amenities, but the experience itself leaves much to be desired: the energy is bland & the service frustrating & sometimes downright rude. What was once a fantastic studio is now a cash machine for its owner, lacking any real character or charm.
Posted: 10/09/2010 • Link to this review
I started going to Atlanta Hot Yoga about two years ago. It's a great place to learn and practice, for both beginning and experienced yoga students. In particular, Jason has been a wonderful instructor. His discipline, knowledge, and reverence for the practice, have given me an increased respect for my own practice. His encouraging instruction, instilling calmness and confidence, can often be applied beyond the physical poses, to everyday life. Jason truly demonstrates that Hot Yoga is more than a mere workout - it is a PRACTICE. If you want a genuine, no-nonsense, down to earth yet highly instructive place to practice, I highly recommend Atlanta Hot Yoga.
Posted: 6/02/2010 • Link to this review
I have been going to Atlanta Hot Yoga for over a year and the experience that I have their is awesome! The instructors are great and are always helpful. I am appauld to read the past review about Jason. His teaching style is on point and he will challenge you to take your practice to the next level. I will continue to be a big fan of Atlanta Hot Yoga!
Posted: 4/28/2010 • Link to this review
This place is amazing great classes great atmosphere and really great workout, but one instructor i try to avoid is jason, hes so rude and he always looks like he wants to be anywhere but there, he never smiles or has anything nice o say, i always scedule my time around his classes so i can avoid him, otherwise all the other instructors are sweet
Posted: 3/11/2010 • Last edited: 2/21/2011 • Link to this review
I've been doing Hot Yoga here for about 1.5 years and I love it! It is wonderful exercise, I look and feel great (it cured my plantar fascitis in 3 months after 2 years of medical treatments that did not work). the staff are friendly, helpful, the studio is clean, directions for poses are easy to follow, you owe it to yourself to try Hot Yoga.
Posted: 3/04/2008 • Link to this review
This is my favorite yoga studio. Hot yoga is a great strength and cardio workout. If you don't love it at first, don't give up. The first few classes can be overhelming. The key is also trying all the classes and instructors to figure out what you like best. It is very clean studio! The buckhead location is a bit bigger and I like it a little better than the smaller Vinings location, but both are well worth it.
Posted: 11/08/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is the absolute best workout I have ever done. I have always struggled with finding something I could stick with, and this is finally it! After going to a class you feel completely toned, stretched and strengthened. My clothes were literally falling off after two weeks of going 3 times a week. It's an excellent stress reducer and has given me more energy. You might not like it the first time so give it a couple of tries, it takes a while to get used to the heat! The staff is wonderful and understanding when you can't get into all of the postures. There's no pressure to push yourself, you can go at your own pace. Very clean and pretty affordable.
Posted: 7/07/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Atlanta Hot Yoga has an amazing personable staff that isn't pushy, over the top or snooty about the sometimes "mysterious" practice of Yoga. The prices are affordable and the facilities are extremely clean and spacious. Highly recommended.
Posted: 2/14/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is intense yoga but it is great. Even if you don't enjoy the first time, give it a second shot. Make sure you are properly hydrated before going or you might struggle a bit in the class. Good for work out and sweating out toxins.
Posted: 6/22/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review