From Our Editors
A novice might not think it matters much where you perform yoga—aren't the poses the same regardless?—but Zen Hot Yoga's unique design proves otherwise. With a custom-designed, anti-bacterial, looping construction, its non-skid flooring allows for greater air circulation and wicks away moisture when the studio is at its hottest. These design advantages are in full force during the studio's hot and warm yoga classes, which the studio holds in a few different styles. Instructors introduce a series of still postures in the core-building hot yoga class, and they guide students through synchronized breath and movement in the cardio-focused hot vinyasa. Other classes add atmosphere by mixing in guided meditation, rock music, or the soft, warm light of a burning scarecrow. Zen Hot Yoga even helps customers practice their technique outside the classroom; it houses retail boutiques supplying yoga clothing, aromatherapy oils, and environmentally friendly yoga mats.