Hot Yoga By The Sea is not your typical hot-yoga studio. Rather than offering traditional, 26-posture Bikram yoga, the studio allows its certified yoga instructors to base the types of classes offered on their individual specialties. Participants may choose from a variety of disciplines, including hot yoga, restorative hot yoga, hot hatha, and hot fusion yoga. The studio also eschews conventional heat sources in favor of infrared heat, which penetrates several inches into the body and is thought to enhance flexibility, reduce joint and muscle pain, and liquefy marshmallows hidden in pockets. The soothing thermal energy radiates off the hardwood floor and ceiling during each class, helping students glide into various poses.
The heat?105 degrees, to be exact?scorches the yogi's body as she sustains the pose, and sweat drips onto the high density rubber mat below. The muscles in her ankles and wrists constantly fire, helping her maintain her balance on the soft surface. If it sounds intense, it's supposed to be; it's all part of a workout at Hot Yoga on Nimitz.
Such 90-minute sessions become easier in light of the facility's many amenities. Visitors get complimentary filtered water to drink, access to changing rooms and shower facilities, and even a lavender-scented hand towel that's useful for drying off after class or proving that towels really do grow from flowers. As for the yoga space itself, the back of the enormous classroom features safety bars to assist with balance during class. It also bears mentioning that the schedule includes class options aside from hot yoga, including BUTI Fitness dance classes, Barbara Tone body toning, and unheated Vinyasa yoga.
Obelisk made the list of 100 Best Restaurants 2012 and continues to be a hotspot in the nation’s capital. Best get reservations if you’re planning a visit to D.C. and want to dine here for great Italian food. Look up the address carefully because there is no signage out front. The menu has a selection of antipasti that changes daily, though many favorites frequently reappear. Italian wine selections are plentiful. The dress is upscale casual, and the average cost of one meal with wine is over $100. Most visitors agree that the atmosphere is intimate and the food is imaginative and delicious.
Still and Moving Center offers it all from yoga to aerial, dance, martial arts, meditation and culture, Pilates, for all ages. The Still and Moving Center has everything you need for wellness, inside and out, as it focuses on your body and mind in tandem. The Still and Moving Center not only has classes but offers room rentals, workshops, and events. Whether you are experienced in these arts or a novice, the friendly staff is happy to find a program that best suits your mind, body, and spirit. Stop by and enjoy all that the Still and Moving Center has to offer.