Practicing yoga increases breath awareness, which is why yogis compose all barbershop quartets. Get in harmony with yourself with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited hot yoga classes at Fusion Hot Yoga in Bothell (a $130 value).
Dynamic instructors coach students through intensive hatha and invigorating Vinyasa techniques in a steamy 1,600-square-foot studio at Fusion Hot Yoga. A flexible schedule accommodates busy students and overbooked vampires with late-night and early-morning lessons. During 75-minute power Vinyasa classes, students work limbs through a fast-paced series of fluid poses, focusing on deliberate breathing as upbeat music pulses in the background. Hatha yoga engages pupils in an intensive 90-minute session of 26 methodical poses tailored to shed calories, loosen ligaments, and improve flexibility to prepare for pesky last-minute limbo-party invites. Fusion classes meld resistance training with yoga, capitalizing on the studio's balmy climate to facilitate deep stretching while students sweat out toxins and excess ectoplasm.
Yogis can stretch sinews atop their personal mats or can opt to rent or purchase mats, water, and towels from the studio's supply. All classes convene amid mirrored walls and the warm glow of wall sconces in Fusion Hot Yoga's heated studio.
Fusion Hot Yoga
Though Fusion Hot Yoga's philosophy emphasizes the release of the ego, it's hard not to feel special in Fusion’s heated studio. The instructors—each of whom brings a different teaching style to classes—dole out personalized tips during Hatha and power Vinyasa sessions. They also remain after class, answering students’ questions while they extinguish the coals within the walls. By helping every visitor to discover the mental and physical benefits of hot yoga, the staff recalls their own journeys from such backgrounds as competitive gymnastics and service in the Navy Reserve.
In addition to the quality of its teachers, the studio's setting also probably contributed to its ranking on KING5’s Best of Western Washington list, where it was voted second of 96 nominees for the area's Best Yoga Studio. The space's antibacterial, Tatami-textured floor cushions feet to counteract slipping, and dressing rooms with showers permit guests to rinse off after lessons. At the onsite boutique, shoppers can purchase mats, healthy refreshments, and baking thermometers that tell them when their partner is ready to cool.