Early yoga practitioners discovered that sustaining the Vrksāsana tree pose while suspended over a magma-filled crater would achieve enlightenment, as well as cure post-adolescent action-figure collecting. Sweat your own path to Nirvana with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a pass for two people to one class (a $40 value) at Hot Yoga Nashville, located a few minutes from Vanderbilt.
Taught by certified instructors in a studio that combines yoga's sustained movements and soul-stretching poses with a Finnish sauna's infernal temperatures, Hot Yoga Nashville's classes are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. In each class, variations on poses are presented for different levels of ability, so gurus who are a few squares ahead on the Chutes and Ladders board of fitness can challenge themselves alongside greenhorns. Hot yoga seeks to de-stress the anxious, strengthen the weak, and flex the rigid into a taffy-like fluidity. Other physical benefits to the practice include improved circulation, balance, stamina, and—if sustained over multiple sessions—weight loss. The studio's heated setting tenderizes muscles to prevent injuries, and bastes the body with a savory, cleansing sweat that detoxifies as it seasons.
Because Hot Yoga Nashville heats its studio to 100–105°F, sweat suits are not allowed. Instead, glistening yogis are encouraged to wear tanks, shorts, trunks, or turn-of-the-century bathing costumes. Participants should also bring a large bottle of water to replenish the moisture rapidly leaking from their under-knees—and are required to avoid eating during the two and a half hours prior to class.
Call ahead to schedule, and plan on arriving 20–25 minutes prior to your first class for orientation.
- Where else can you always see smiling faces, lose weight, improve your sleeping, and always feel better when you leave than when you entered? – madeleinebasset, Citysearch
- Best, cleanest and most professional hot yoga experience in my 10 years of travels and doing this yoga. – Michael089, Citysearch
- It's supposed to be intense, and it flat out works. You feel and [sic] amazing sense of accomplishment and tranquility when you complete a hot yoga workout. – Caleb P., Yelp
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