Chesapeake Hot Yoga
Briana Ward didn't find relief for her back pain until she took a yoga class while in Hawaii. The combination of healing poses and tropical heat made her discomfort melt away, but it didn't stop there; it also inspired her to deepen her knowledge of hot yoga. After educational trips to Bali and training with expert instructors all over America, Briana decided to pursue her dream of owning a yoga studio and sharing yoga with as many people as possible.
Today, inside their large, wood-floored studio, Briana and her team of certified instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of balmy classes. Her signature instruction takes place with the heat turned up: temperatures hit about 100 degrees in the morning and 105 in the evening, helping loosen stiff muscles and allowing students to sink deeper into the postures. Guests not yet ready for life beneath the broiler can warm up during cooler classes, where temperatures top out around 80-85 degrees.