HEATING THE DOME
As you can imagine, we get a lot of questions about heat.
Our Domes are highly insulated. This means they heat up quickly and retain the heat due to a greenhouse effect. In other words, they get HOT.
Unlike most studios, the heat is retained and continues to build throughout class. You will not find yourself fiddling with the heat or getting that unwelcome blast of cold air mid class in one of our Domes.
Our heating recommendations depend upon your heat preferences and your specific location and circumstances.
Most Domes can reach 105 - 110 degrees with one or two of these space heaters and your attachable floor zipped in. The removable floor is included with your Dome.
Be aware that 105 degrees in The Hot Yoga Dome feels much hotter due to the heat retention. Please listen to your body in addition to your thermometer.
If you have any doubts about whether you can create a hot enough environment for your home practice, check out this video from one of our first customers, a dedicated Bikram teacher who said he likes his class "to feel like a volcano." In the studio, he had to crank the heat up to 110 to achieve the heat he desired. In our Dome, he had to sit down and turn off the humidifier when his thermometer read 99 degrees. THIS is what makes our Domes unique.
What do WE use?
When we use the Compact Dome, we use one of these space heaters.
When we use the Home Dome, we usually use two space heaters to speed up the heating process for the larger space.
We personally don't use a humidifier because the Dome itself creates enough humidity for us. However, some customers do add a humidifier if they are in a more arid environment.