About Sumits Hot Yoga

What is Hot Yoga?

Hot Yoga is a series of specialized yoga poses performed in a heated room, which is usually maintained at a temperature of 100 to 105 degrees. As you can imagine, a vigorous yoga session at this temperature promotes profuse sweating which rids the body of toxins. It also makes the body very warm, and therefore more flexible. Students of all ages who regularly practice yoga notice an increase in energy, strength, balance, flexibility and mental focus. The body is flushed of toxins, leaving a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

What is Sumits Hot Yoga?

Sumits Yoga was created by Sumit Banerjee based on his own years of experience practicing and teaching various yoga styles including Bikram and Vinyasa. The class integrates the core principles of traditional hot Bikram yoga and power flow which is Ashtanga inspired.

Sumits Yoga is a creatively effective combination of static poses, vinyasa flow, upbeat music, and heat. Purposefully designed and proven to strengthen, heal, and rejuvenate. Whether you’re brand new to yoga, you’ve mastered Warrior A on the Wii, or you’re looking to supplement a regular yoga practice, Sumits truly offers something for everyone. The series stays the same each class, but no two practices are ever identical, the challenge is yours to create!

Sumit encourages all students – newcomers and experienced students alike – to begin and maintain a consistent practice regardless of the style preferred. Sumit says, “You’ll benefit from class by your effort regardless of how far or deep you get. As long as you are feeling it and you are breathing calmly, you’re practicing correctly.”

Sumits Hot Yoga is the only studio in Montana where all instructors are certified in hot yoga instruction by Sumit Banerjee, and you can feel confident that the instruction you receive will be safe and have you in correct alignment during each and every posture.

About Sumits Hot Yoga

At Sumits Hot Yoga we believe Yoga is for everyone! We are committed to offering a truly unique yoga experience that will be a source of inspiration for the body, mind and spirit. Our yoga program is accessible to all – no matter your age, strength, experience or flexibility. All Sumits Hot Yoga teachers are devoted to inspiring confidence and motivating students to keep evolving their practice in a comfortable, soothing and clean setting. It is our goal to create a community atmosphere that promotes health and well-being, by teaching skills that you can take off your yoga mat and into your life.

Classes at Sumits Hot Yoga flow to music through a sequence of both balancing and energizing asanas (poses) in a heated practice environment. At Sumits, we understand the healing aspect of heat. In a yoga class, you practice poses that require stretching and compression of the joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Your body naturally protects itself from physical exertion by generating heat from the inside muscles outwards. We start with the heat up front…providing extra protection from the very first poses. Another added benefit is that your body burns fat more effectively. It's not uncommon for our students practicing regularly to lose inches of shape in a relatively short time.

Though classes are designed to optimize physical health by waking and energizing the entire body, Sumits Yoga stresses that the greatest benefit comes not as much from the healing of the body, but from the healing of the mind. The simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds, listening to each breath and honoring where are bodies are in stillness or movement cannot be measured. You do not measure your yoga practice by how many perfectly aligned poses you can perform, but by how deep you can immerse yourself inwards. It's amazing how a simple downward dog can be felt so differently by any student on any given day and still provide a feeling of connection, balance and satisfaction regardless of the depth it's practiced. This is the true beauty of yoga and it awaits every student who is ready let go of the ego and begin listening to their own deeper wisdom and inner voice.


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FAQs/New Students

Preparing for your first class



Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to register. Discuss any injuries or health issues with your teacher before class.
Wear something you are comfort able sweating in. Breathable fabric is most desirable.

Come to class fully hydrated. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you are prepared. Bring a large bottle of water with you to class or purchase chilled water at the studio.

Come to class on an empty stomach. Most people find they need to leave at least 3 hours between their last meal and the class.

Yoga mats and large towels are required in the studio. Please bring your own or purchase at the studio.

Stay in the studio during class. Feel free to sit or lay down if you feel dizzy or nauseous. As you build the ability to focus your mind and still your body, the struggle will disappear.

If you need to leave class early, please let the teacher know before class begins, and do not leave before savasana (resting pose) begins to avoid disturbing other students. Remember that savasana is a crucial element of yoga class — and it does not take more than a few minutes.

Yoga is a practice as well as a life long process. It is not about doing the postures perfectly. As long as you give your best effort, you will receive the same therapeutic benefit as someone who has practiced for years and obtained a high level of flexibility, strength and balance.

We recommend practicing 4-5 times per week to obtain the maximum benefits. Of course, you will receive the same benefits with a reduced practice – just in a longer time.

What to Expect

You might feel very tired after class. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. You energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes.

You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don’t worry–this is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You don’t have insomnia. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy.

You might feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!.

You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water before returning to class. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren’t breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture.

You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal; it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering directly after class will wash the toxins away. It will also help normalize the body temperature.

You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don’t worry too much either way. Once you get into a regular practice pattern, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You’ll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and younger.


The benefits you receive from a regular, devoted yoga practice will vary depending on who you are, your health history, what you put into your practice, and what you may be struggling with physically or mentally.

The most frequently reporting benefits include the following:

  • Escalation in energy and metabolism
  • Weight loss and increase in muscle tone
  • Increase in balance, strength and flexibility
  • Reduction in heart and respiratory rates
  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Improved functioning of the internal organs
  • Reduction of insomnia and depression
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Alleviation of symptoms of chronic disease and energy
  • Reduction in stress; less reactive in stressful situations
  • Rejuvenated sense of calm and well being
  • An inspired positive outlook on life

As with anything, the amount of effort and focus you put into something is directly proportionate to the results you will achieve.

Try your best. Your postures do not have to be ‘perfect’ in order to do yoga. It’s called yoga practice for a reason. All we can ask ourselves is to try the right way with our best effort. The benefits will follow.


See schedule for class times

We open our doors at least 30 minutes before class starts. Be early, if someone is at the front desk you may be admitted to class up to 5 minutes late. If no one is at the desk the doors will lock when class begins.

Contact Us

Sumits Hot Yoga Montana
3860 Avenue B Suite B
Billings, MT 59102

Phone: 406-696-8968

“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible". 
~Bob Harper (personel trainer - appears on television series The Biggest Loser)

About Sumits Hot Yoga

About Sumits Hot Yoga

About Sumits Hot Yoga

About Sumits Hot Yoga
About Sumits Hot Yoga