Safety and Science
Science of Safety Measures
The Science Part
Research shows that a heat of 56°C kills the SARS coronavirus at around 10000 units per 15 min (quick reduction).
Our hot yoga studio delivers classes at 42°C, which is as close as possible to a temperature that kills the virus.
We are confident that heat in a (well-ventilated) room helps to reduce risk.
Previously, on a Teacher Training weekend, a qualified Scientist and University Lecturer conducted tests on our Hot Yoga machine. The results showed that our heating system replaces the air in the room at a rate of 50 times an hour. This means the air that gets filtered as explained below is replaced 50 times an hour!
Our heating system uses G4 filters with 90% arrestance. A G4 filter is designed to remove particles ≥10μm. So, only dehydrated Covid particles can get into the room. Because the air is drawn from a large and very quiet car park, there are no fumes and it’s unlikely that there are any COVID particles as there is no one out there.
Finally – we have added in a second layer of air filtration to the hot studio as well as every other room in the studio. Read the point below for information about that.
On our safety with Yogafurie page, we explain how we have invested in air filtration for each and every room. These filter air droplets as small as 0.3μm in size.
We have one in each room, including in the Hot Yoga studio.
This means anything that may be missed by our heating unit can be picked up and filtered by the dehumidifier in the room, meaning that we have an extra layer of safety whilst practicing Hot Yoga.
Here you will find some articles we have found to help us understand what COVID means for yogis at our hot yoga studio: