Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a grendel. Bend and stretch sans bloodshed with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get 10 hot-yoga classes at Hot Salutations Community Yoga Center in Coconut Creek (up to a $120 value).
Hot Salutations specializes in a sweat-inducing brand of Vinyasa flow yoga that stimulates the senses and sparks a cleansing spiritual tempest to wash away the body’s impurities. Offering challenging and energetic classes for all levels of yogic experience, instructor Rachel Bash turns up the heat and humidity to promote supple muscle movements and leads students through a smooth sequence of poses that accentuates proper breath control. Once students have established a synchronicity between their breathing and bodily movements, the poses become more demanding and focus on improving muscle strength, stamina, and the ability to escape from pursuers through tight heating ducts.
Classes range from 60 to 90 minutes and encompass a multifarious range of muscle-molding intensities. Weekend classes are friendly to all skill levels, whereas certain weekday sessions, such as Monday morning’s sculpting class, focus on toning muscles and carving anatomically correct Greco-Roman torsos. As hot yoga’s pathway to enlightenment can be a slippery one, students are required to come to class hydrated and equipped with a yoga mat, towel, and nonslip chakras. Mat rental ($2) and water ($1) are also available.
As a marathon runner, distance swimmer, and certified spinning instructor, Rachel Bash is known for her boundless energy. At Hot Salutations, she channels this energy into motivating both a staff of experienced instructors and students of all abilities. Together, she and her instructors strive to help students get in shape and leave the outside world behind during hot-Vinyasa classes. In each studio, heating panels and humidifiers keep the room between 91 and 95 degrees with roughly 50% humidity to deepen lunges, detoxify the body, and stretch muscles left tense by spending too much time cramped up in a body.
5485 Wiles Rd.
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