Yogis developed hot yoga in response to cold yoga, whose ice-sheet mats and growling-polar-bear instructors had become unpopular among students. Enjoy shiverless stretching with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five yoga classes at Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica (a $100 value).
The instructors at Hot 8 Yoga enlighten exercisers in eight hot yoga styles within a spacious, climate-controlled studio equipped with a heating system designed to stimulate the organs and glands of the human body. Utilizing oxidation purification and germicidal UV light, the heating system maintains an odor-, germ-, chemical-, and allergen-free environment that allows each student to stretch in the safety of scientific words. With air at an optimal 60–70% humidity, pupils can position themselves in standard yoga postures or enroll in Hot 8 Sculpt classes to unify yoga movements with free weights, increasing strength with longer and deeper stretches. Hot 8 Yoga Barre fuses body sculpting and cardio with ballet, spiritually transforming stretchers into tutu-ed marathon runners.
All of Hot 8 Yoga's classes are conducted atop shock-absorbent, hypoallergenic floors. Students can sprinkle off sweat in the men's and women's shower rooms, complete with granite-topped flooring and $2 rental towels for drying off or playing impromptu peek-a-boo. Optic nerves can stretch themselves over the website for a full list of yoga styles and class times.
Hot 8 Yoga
With top-of-the-line air purifying equipment and special floors, Hot 8 Yoga debunks the myth that hot-yoga studios are stuffy and smelly. Its filtration system scours air with UV rays before pumping oxygen into the classroom, keeping the studio fresh and germ-free, and students breathing easily. Beneath yogis' feet, ploy-extruded matting keeps the air smelling sweet by wicking away moisture and odors atop shock-absorbent PVC floors.
These measures enhance pupils’ practice during more than 100 weekly hot-yoga classes. With the heat cranked at varying degrees to boost flexibility, metabolism, and detoxification, sessions range from classic hot yoga to yoga sculpt, which incorporates free weights. Yoga barre, on the other hand, combines ballet, yoga, body sculpting, and cardio for a comprehensive workout that makes you sweatier than wearing a vinyl spacesuit in a sauna.
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