JTown Hot Yoga | FAQ



Who is JTown?

JTown is a small business founded, operated, and owned by Stephanie Nicole. Stephanie had her life transformed simply through the dedicated and consistent practice of 26/2 Hot Hatha Yoga. After a transcendent retreat in Thailand in 2014, Stephanie opened the Jenkintown location in 2015. It’s been her vision and mission to follow her passion for what the JTown system of classes can do for others. With the help of blood, sweat, tears, and awesome team members, it has been a labor of love ever since to build these communities, offering life changing wellness & fitness experiences. Through the offerings at the studio, you can find your own transformations, in health, gaining strength, flexibility, stress relief, not only in the body but mind and spirit. JTown’s system of classes is designed to rebuild, refresh, and reorganize total mind/body health, inside out, bones to skin.

What is the JTown Vision?

To facilitate a safe space for people to recalibrate their mind, body and spirit. To create a community and a haven where people can transform themselves in ways they didn’t even know possible.

What is our Mission?

JTown’s mission is to be contagious, courageous, and bold, putting our students first above all else. Ensuring that we hold space for a diverse student population, with open hearts and clear intentions. Creating wellness and building strength, flexibility and community. We build peaceful warriors. We strive to maintain a 5-star reputation for authentic athletic experiences, based on the tenets of yoga that foster community, healthy habits, assisting you in curating a lifestyle that enables you to live your best life.

How do we do it?

We hire great talent, from instructors to support staff, all JTown employees are AMAZING, dedicated, intelligent, passionate, and present! Our staff gives 110% to ensure we are leaders in facilitating experiences that transform and please the mind, body and soul. We invest in training and continuing education for staff, always increasing skills and knowledge. We instruct in a way that assists in students being accountable to their growth. JTown provides a clean space and a community that is vibrant and funny, with classes that are challenging to all fitness levels and body types. All you have to do is be committed to the fact your health is not a luxury—it’s a priority. Now, let’s have some fun, dig in, tune on, and enjoy the ride.

Is there studio etiquette I need to follow?

Often we are asked, “I want to excel as a student and improve the experience of myself and others. How can I do that?” A great place to start is Student Etiquette

Why choose JTown?

JTown isn’t about trying to do a fancy handstand (although it is fun) or putting your foot behind your head, hell no! We are about curating classes that give optimal range of motion in the body, with classes that work all the human systems (respiratory, nervous, skeletal, circulatory, digestive, endocrine integumentary, immune, muscular, renal, reproductive). Get a tad more info on these systems HERE. We are about health, wellness, inspiration, and motivation, here to make sure you get results.

With 100% confidence, you can be assured that practicing at JTown will ensure the following:

– You will be safe, and practice in a clean, beautiful studio, with excellent instruction and consistent service

– Most people never realize how good they are supposed to feel–now you can, and will!

– You are going to work hard and be challenged in a way that feeds you, not depletes you

– You are going to heal. Check out the benefits of postures from our signature and foundational class 26/2 HERE

– You have no idea how good you are supposed to feel

– It won’t ever be easy, you will simply continue to adapt and improve

The results from regular classes practiced at JTown are real. Every person in our studio has different needs and goals; all are achievable. Reach out to What’s my RX to see how we can assist you with your specific concerns, goals, and results.  

We believe that we are a diverse community, all coming together in a place that is so much more than just a studio or gym. For most it’s a sanctuary, that challenges, that laughs, that pushes us to adapt and improve.


What is the fascination with the 26/2 class?

Because you have no idea how good you are supposed to feel, in your body and in your life, a dedicated practice to this class can light the way. Things just get better, the more you practice, the more things shift, as if it’s magic.

Why are the HIIT Core & Cardio classes so effective?

HIIT training is more effective at burning calories and fat than cardio or steady state. This is because HIIT training raises your heart rate and metabolism for a longer period of time, which results in more calories being burned.

HIIT training is also more effective at preventing injuries than cardio or steady state. This is because HIIT training is a lower impact form of exercise and puts less strain on your joints.

Why should I practice Yin?

Yin is wonderful! In contrast to the more “yang,” heated practices. Yin gives you an opportunity to slow down and completely release all the tension you’ve been carrying around. Done mostly on the floor, we hold postures for 3-5 minutes, with a focus on sinking into the body, creating space, lengthening the ligaments, and the fascia with soft music, guided breathing. Yin is the perfect stress-relieving and meditative experience!

Is yoga good for building strength?

Yes! Your body becomes more resilient. You will build strength, endurance, and at the same time burn fat to create lean muscle mass.


Do you have any tips for my first class?

Give yourself plenty of time to find the studio, park, check in, and set your mat up for class so that you can enjoy a couple of minutes on your mat before class begins. Most importantly, make sure that you are well-hydrated, and haven’t eaten anything in the 2 hours prior to class. Everyone is different, but an empty stomach is always best if you are about to move your body! Be kind to yourself in your first few classes, listen, look in the mirror and move your body with the words. Breathe by your nose and do as much as you can. Remember that everybody starts somewhere.

– Breathe through the nose throughout the class
– Sit down if you get out of breath or feel a bit dizzy. Join back in once you can close the mouth and breathe through the nose again
– Work to the level you’re comfortable with, watch your ego–never work into pain
– Your practice should be challenging, sometimes experiences to de-stress can be stressful themselves
– Work to your edge but not to a state of overwhelm
– Stay in the studio for the whole class, just sit down whenever you need to–if you’re new to the heat you will acclimatize over the course of a few classes–being able to work in heat is the sign of a healthy body!

What ages can practice Hot Yoga?


– All people under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent on file
– Children 6-11 yrs old, may only participate in classes labeled “Kids Yoga” 
– 12-14 yrs may take Teen Titans, Yin, last half hour of 26/2, and must be accompanied by an adult
– 16+ can take all classes as long as they have a signed waiver on file 

How often should I practice?

Come once a week, it’s a stretch 🍎

Come twice a week, it’s a workout 🏋️‍♀️

Come three times a week, things start to shift 🤸

Come four times a week, shit gets weird 🤓 

Come five times a week, magic happens 🧘‍♀️

How often you practice dictates the time needed to achieve your desired benefits. The health benefits achieved through a committed practice are similar to compounding interest. For example, the more you save your money in the bank it begins to collect interest and then that interest begins to collect more interest, see what we mean there. The more you practice your benefits start to compound and build off each other. The question is not  will you achieve your desired results, it’s how long will it take. Simply put, the more you come the less time it takes.

How should I prepare for class?

HYDRATION: When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated

In order to stay properly hydrated when beginning a hot yoga practice, it is recommended that students drink half their body weight in ounces daily. If you weigh 150 lbs you should drink 75 ounces of water in a 24 hour period. Adding electrolytes is helpful. It takes 24 hours for the water you drink to be fully absorbed into your cells so hydration happens well before ever stepping into the room. Hydration happens before and after class, not during. Drinking water in class only settles the mind and upsets the belly.

When practicing we take the first water break in the 26/2 class together after Eagle, the instructor will cue it. There are no other official water breaks, if you need water take a sip, but please do it after the second set and not while other people are holding a posture.

We recommend not to eat a heavy meal in the 1.5 hours before class so your stomach is not full.

If you have any questions about the class please ask at reception or talk to the teacher beforehand.

Tell the teacher if you have any injuries before class or when they ask at the start of class. Never work into pain.

What should I bring to class?

All you need to bring is appropriate yoga clothes and a water bottle. That’s it!

What should I wear?

26/2 is important for the student and the instructor to see the body. We know this can feel really strange in the beginning, but the person next to you has no idea what you are wearing, they are so in tune to their own practice. We strongly recommend:

– Women: hot yoga shorts and a sports or bra top
– Men: shorts without a shirt
– Avoid bulky clothing as you will be sweating! Please do not wear underwear as yoga clothing
– All our classes are practiced with bare feet
– All other classes: leggings, shirt, etc.
– Yin: comfy cozy clothes and bring socks, non-heated

What if I don’t like the heat?

Take your time to acclimate yourself and make sure you are well-hydrated. You may find that it takes you a few classes to adjust to the heat and humidity in the room. If you gave it your best shot, don’t worry–we also have non-heated classes! Join us for Yin.

Do I need to be flexible or fit to practice?

Nope! Everyone and anyone can benefit from yoga.

If you are looking for increased flexibility and fitness you will find it in yoga. No previous experience necessary!

Anatomy & Health

Why is my health a priority not a luxury?

“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

You can’t take care of those you love if you don’t take care of yourself.

You have no idea how good you are supposed to feel. Don’t accept, pain, physical, mental or otherwise as a life sentence. There is always a path to healing. We will help you find it.

What if I am pregnant or trying to get pregnant?

Always consult your physician, but most women can practice 26/2 hot yoga when pregnant. A regular 26/2 hot yoga practice can make your pregnancy, labor, and post-partum easier than expected.  Learning how to breathe in an uncomfortable position in the yoga studio can be invaluable in the labor room! In this practice, there is no impact on mother and child, and lower back pain often decreases while abdominal strength increases. If you’ve never tried Hot yoga, wait until the end of your first trimester to start. If you have a regular practice and a doctor’s approval, keep it up! There is no separate scheduled pregnancy class, but our teachers are trained to provide modifications and alternate poses for you during our beginners yoga class. We do recommend keeping your practice to 26/2 hatha yoga during this time. A great resource for you can be found here, Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga Guide

Brick and mortar

Can I get a sneak peak inside? 

 Maybe 😉 Coming soon.

Do you have showers?

But of course we do, we are Shangri-la! (although shower use is suspended during Phase 1 of reopening.)

Does Jtown have parking?

Jenkintown Location & Parking

The awesome game of “Let’s find a parking spot.” Actually, there is a tremendous amount of parking available on the streets surrounding the studio.  Please note the closest street with parking is Johnson street, directly behind the studio. Entrance to the studio is from Johnson Street. Enter 405 Johnson Street Jenkintown, PA 19046 into your GPS to find the back entrance and closest available street parking. *The 611 entrance to the studio is closed as it enters directly into the hot room. *Metered parking allows for up to 3 hours or more, plenty of time to get your sweat on. Just bring your quarters! Once class starts latecomers will be unable to get in please allow enough time to arrive before class and be settled and ready to begin on time.

Maple Shade Location & Parking

Jtown hot yoga is located at 300 S. Lenola Road, in the King’s Highway Plaza on the border or Maple Shade and Moorestown NJ. Located in the Acme shopping center, Ample free parking is available.

Where is Jtown?


One of a kind spaces, in three awesome locations. 

Jenkintown  | 406 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 1904

Manayunk  | 115 Levering St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Maple Shade  | 300 S Lenola Rd, Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052

Home Sweet Home, Hotel, Motel, even the Holiday Inn, basically anywhere with a signal:

 JTOWN ON DEMAND/ 365 days a year, 24/7


How do I Use Walla

Meet Walla! Walla will be our new scheduling, booking, video, and communication system working behind the scenes to make your experience as seamless as possible. No more multiple logins, just one simple place to view our classes, and book your space (whether that’s virtually or in person). 

If you’re wondering “why Walla?” we’re happy to share the details… In short, it’s a company that we align with. We share the same values, and we love that they are focused on making your experience simple! Walla was founded by boutique fitness industry experts, who have designed a user-friendly platform to make our lives (yours too!) easier. 

What is Jtown’s late cancellation & late arrival policy?

We must do our best to provide openings for classes for all of our members. For the best experience for you, and for the other students, class starts on time and Jtown enforces a strict Late Arrival Policy.

You must cancel your reservation online only, we can not accept cancellations, via, text, phone, email etc.

Students will not be able to enter class once it has started.

What kind of membership package is right for me?

People often ask us what plan is best for them. The first question we respond with is, “What are you looking to get out of a yoga practice?” With this answer, we can then guide you to the best place for your individual needs.  If your intention is to heal pain or old injuries, lose weight, sleep better, and relieve stress, then the magic number of visits is 3-4 times per week. This puts most people on our Unlimited or Annual  Plan. Occasionally someone knows that due to schedule limitations, perhaps once a week is all they can manage at this time. In this case, we recommend our Maintenance Plan or our 10 Pack.

The truth of the matter is that health, wellness, and fitness is a habit, and it only works if you commit. You will gain the most incredible life-changing benefits with regular practice. Often people dip their toes in and, over time, feel more open to practicing. However, within the first 30 days of a committed practice, you just know that this is something that will transform your life. All you have to do is step on your mat. This is why the Ultimate plan has you covered. As an added benefit, you can put it on hold or cancel it with 30 days’ notice. You feel confident knowing you have full control over your plan, schedule, and wallet.

We know you will love everything we have to offer at Jtown Hot Yoga.  If you ever need a break from the heat, we even offer nonheated and restorative classes too! Be sure to check out our class descriptions for more info. All memberships auto-renew. Opt out anytime with 30 days’ written notice.

How do I access and manage my Walla account?

How do I cancel my membership?

While all memberships are non-refundable, we do aim to please you. We understand that life is ever-changing so we made it easy.  Visit our terms and conditions page to fill out a request to cancel. All memberships require a 30-day cancellation notice, received in writing 30 days prior to the next billing date. Include why you are leaving, and always feel free to provide feed-forward information. 

Membership Terms and conditions, &  cancellation forms 

Where do I find Jtown’s Terms and Conditions?