Posted on 09/30/2011
WarmlyYours was contracted for their under carpet floor heating to be installed in a yurt (a portable tent structure) for a nonprofit 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio, the first yoga studio in Sedona, Arizona, in January 2011.
Designing an installation plan for a yurt structure was a WarmlyYours’ first. 7 Centers’ goal for installing radiant heated floors was to enrich the yoga experience for their clients. The radiant heat is absorbed into the muscles for deep stretching while detoxifying the skin in the process.
The radiant heated floors supports the principles of yoga, to strengthen and tone the body while calming the mind and consequently reducing stress. The radiant heat, in particular, acts as a substitution for the sun, using the same principles of healthy absorption enriching the skin.
In addition to providing a means for this yoga method, the Environ II™ product was also purposed as the primary heating for the yurt structure.
For installation, the studio used a volunteer professional contractor, and chose to cut the carpet circularly around the yurt, about a foot from the edge. They chose this method, so that they would still be able to use their existing carpet after the installation of the floor-heating mat. Once the contractor laid and connected the floor-heating mats, they replaced the carpet on top, without difficulty. With the assistance of a professional electrician, 7 Centers completed their wiring and connection to sensor (located underneath the carpet) to the thermostat.
“It’s incredible just how easy it was to lay the Environ II™ WarmlyYours product,” said 7 Centers Representative Katie Love. “We are so thankful to WarmlyYours for their generosity and contribution to this new kind of project for our studio.”
The final product was unique and functional for a studio that seeks to enrich the lives of their students through yoga. WarmlyYours is proud to be a part of this exclusive project.
The first yoga studio established in Sedona, 7 Centers Yoga Arts, is located in a beautiful 1700-square-foot center, reminiscent of Spanish mission architecture. They are internationally known for their transformational yoga teacher trainings. In addition, we offer Daily Yoga Classes, Personal Retreats, Concerts and Workshops.
Based on the principle of the warm heat from the sun, radiant heat is a sustainable healthy heat that is absorbed. Radiant heat is not prone to losing heat and does not overheat any surface. With the use of radiant heat as a primary heating source, temperature levels are on an average of 5.6% lower than any other form of heating. That means, for every degree you lower your thermostat, you can save 5% off your current heating bill. That’s a 25-30% annual savings!
Radiant Floor Heating systems have been an affordable source of luxury for many years and will continue to be for many years more. There is little that can compare to the feeling of a warm floor under your feet on a cold morning or those long frozen winter nights.
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