Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a five-class punch card for yoga classes at Hot Yoga By The Sea in Kailua (up to a $75 value).
Hot Yoga By The Sea conducts classes in rooms warmed by therapeutic infrared heaters to encourage toxin release and increase oxygen flow during a soulful series of sweat-inducing poses. Certified yoga instructors teach students to surf the shores of nirvana in styles ranging from the synchronicity of hot Vinyasa flow to the purifying energy release of hot Ashtanga. Scheduled classes typically last 75 or 90 minutes in a studio heated up to a simmering 105 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing for increased limb elasticity and weather conditions ideal for spiritual typhoons. Though hot yoga is physically and mentally demanding, new students can reap the immediate benefits of its deeper releases in a beginner class set at a slower pace, with increased attention to heat acclimation.
Over the course of five classes, students may experience the therapeutic benefits of heated exercise via improved muscle tone and overall wellness. All students should bring a rubber yoga mat, towel, and water bottle to class, though instructors provide props and frequent-flyer miles for extended levitation practices.
Hot Yoga By The Sea
Hot Yoga By The Sea is not your typical hot-yoga studio. Rather than offering traditional, 26-posture Bikram yoga, the studio allows its certified yoga instructors to base the types of classes offered on their individual specialties. Participants may choose from a variety of disciplines, including hot yoga, restorative hot yoga, hot hatha, and hot fusion yoga. The studio also eschews conventional heat sources in favor of infrared heat, which penetrates several inches into the body and is thought to enhance flexibility, reduce joint and muscle pain, and liquefy marshmallows hidden in pockets. The soothing thermal energy radiates off the hardwood floor and ceiling during each class, helping students glide into various poses.