Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 20 classes at Hot Yoga of Mill Creek in Lynnwood (a $220 value). Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their first class and are encouraged to drink plenty of water and avoid large meals before each session.
Hot Yoga of Mill Creek's heated studios melt muscular tension and oust toxins during intensive hot-yoga classes. Amid the warm tones and mirrored walls of the roomy, heated studio, yogis work to improve balance and flexibility during hot Hatha-yoga classes, which, like traditional rain-summoning Parcheesi marathons, run seven days a week. During each 65- to 90-minute session, a relaxation guru guides pupils through exhilarating asanas designed to fortify muscles and stimulate circulation, rushing oxygen-rich blood to internal organs. Temperatures elevate to 105 degrees to help students to sweat out pent-up toxins and sweat off stonewashed leotards from Richard Simmons's personal collection. Hot Yoga of Mill Creek keeps yogis quenched with complimentary purified water and provides rented mats for pupils whose personal mats are experiencing an identity crisis as a bath rug.
In temperatures that exceed 100 degrees, students vogue through rejuvenating Hatha poses in hot Hatha-yoga sessions that may burn up to 1,200 calories per session
Hot Yoga of Mill Creek
At Hot Yoga of Mill Creek, experienced teachers walk students through traditional Hatha poses and sequences of athletic Vinyasa stretches in a practice space heated to deepen each stretch safely. The temperature rises up to 105 degrees for Hatha classes, which helps increase students' blood-circulation rate to purge pent-up toxins from the body as they bend and balance at their teacher's instruction. During 95-degree Vinyasa classes students engage in breathing exercises to focus their attention as they work through poses in a dance-like sequence that helps strengthen muscles, raise heart rates, and melt away muscle tension. To tone muscles all over, Yoga Sculpt instructors fuse flowing Vinyasa moves with optional weight-lifting exercises.
Oversized mirrors lining the walls of the practice space encourage students to correct their posture and spinal alignment while executing poses. Outside the classroom, students can peruse the boutique's selection of yoga-ready tank tops and AdvoCare nutritional supplements. Instructors can host private classes for students in need of one-on-one attention or feature yoga classes in the workplace to help employees destress during the day.