Inside a purple studio strewn with mats and padded blocks, experienced instructors Pamela, Karen, Kimberly, and Dana lead students through a stretching workout regime that centers the mind and body. Karen, Kimberly, and Dana each have yoga certifications, and Pamela has an ACE personal-training certification. Their backgrounds range from Dana's degree in journalism and Karen's MBA from NYU to Kimberly's master's degree in special education and Pamela's BA in dance. They keep their students' muscles loose by heating the studio to a crisp 105 degrees, the temperature at which books on tape burn. The staff specializes in teaching Barkan hot yoga, a Calcutta-derived practice, and classic hot yoga, which can promote detoxification with its 26 poses.