Early hot yoga was practiced inside warm ovens by yogis who had stunted their growth by sleeping in buttered lasagna pans at night. Enjoy the heat without the greasy mess with today’s Groupon to 26Hot in Glen Ellyn. Choose between the following options:
- For $70, you get a 10-class pack of Bikram yoga classes (a $150 value).
- For $120, you get a 20-class pack of Bikram yoga classes (a $250 value).<p>
26Hot’s tropical studio boasts temperatures of up to 105 degrees to gelatinize musculature and wring out toxins through purifying sweat. An expansive schedule of Bikram yoga sessions tempts students into the studio’s 1,800 square feet of mirror-bedecked practice space, meticulously cleaned to keep the floors hygienic and devoid of clown footprints. During the 90-minute fitness forays, instructors conduct a calisthenic symphony comprised of 26 distinct postures and two breathing exercises that engage the body from calf to cranium. The intensely heated room loosens tightly wound muscles and hastens heartbeats to create a cardiovascular yoga regimen that ushers bodily toxins out the nearest pore after first gift-wrapping them in a saline sheath. Morning sessions congregate as early as 6 a.m. to kick-start weary neurons, and evening sessions alleviate stress with a complement of invigorating classes, after which instructors cradle each student and rock them to sleep to the sound of soothing lullabies.
On-site locker rooms for men and women sport hydrating showers that rinse away sweat, grime, and stubborn birthmarks. Instructors recommend drinking plenty of water before class and toting along the necessary fitness accouterments, although the studio stocks mats ($3) and towels ($1) to rent or adopt.
The certified Bikram yoga instructors at 26Hot draw students from all over the western suburbs to their facility, conveniently located near the Roosevelt Road exit of I-355. Within the 1,800-square-foot space, which is kept at 105 degrees and 40% humidity, yogis move through 26 postures designed to build muscle and cardiovascular health. The one-legged balancing stick pose, for example, puts bodies into a T formation, and the tree pose encourages birds to alight on squared shoulders.
The studio's reception area appropriately greets students with fiery-red couches and warm-yellow walls. At the desk, students can rent yoga mats and towels or purchase beverages such as chilled coconut water.
914 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137