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$49 for 10 Hot Yoga Classes (Up to $120 Value)
Instructors lead both regular 90-minute yoga classes and lunchtime power hours in their heated studio. The classes fall into three categories. Bikram-inspired classes progress through 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises with the temperature set at 105 degrees. Baptiste-style classes mix more fluid sequences with cardio work in 95-degree heat. During the Beats class, intermediate and advanced students stretch alongside the teacher, performing Bikram-style poses in a setting that includes dim lighting, music, and minimal verbal guidance. Click here for a class schedule.
Yarrow Hot Yoga & Wellness Studio
Though every class is heated at Yarrow Hot Yoga & Wellness Studio, you can choose just how hot you like it. Baptiste yoga classes keep the room at 95 degrees for their flowing sequences, which stress upper-body work and invigorating cardio exercise. During Bikram-inspired classes, though, the heat rises to 105 degrees. The higher temperature helps to loosen muscles as students rehearse 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises, meant to progressively stretch each body part without forcing students to do the hokey-pokey in slow motion. Both class styles build flexibility, balance, and strength—as do the other services conducted by the multitalented staff.
These wellness offerings range from myofascial-release treatments to massages and physical therapy. Hands-on procedures are always customized, and vary when it comes to pressure; for example, craniosacral therapy entails light touch, whereas deep-tissue massage uses focused pressure to release tension.
Outside of its appointments, the studio's commitment to health reaches beyond the individual. Its boutique stocks apparel made from organic fabrics without the use of sweatshops, and its eco-friendly construction elements ensure a low impact on the earth.