Adopting exercises from other cultures can help shake up a workout, which explains the growing popularity of that sport in which Scottish guys throw logs. Speak the universal language—sweating—with this Groupon.
$34 for One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes ($178 Value)
Hudson Hot Yoga classes take place in a purpose-built studio heated to up to 40 degrees Celsius. The schedule offers both 90- and 60-minute classes and includes traditional sessions in the Bikram style of yoga. Hudson Yoga will soon also offer Hudson Flow and Hudson Yin classes.
Newly opened in the LEED-certified historic Hudson's Bay building on Douglas Street and operated by a management team with 10 years of experience, Hudson Yoga was built for one-purpose: to make yogis sweat. Twenty-four high-efficiency radiant-heating panels send the ambient temperature up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, and diffuser units regulate the amount of oxygen, CO2, poltergeist activity, and humidity in the room. Undergirding the 1,600-square-foot hot room, the cork floor comfortably supports up to 55 students. Hudson Yoga members receive free, two-hour downtown parking.
The temperature holds at 40 degrees Celsius inside Hudson Yoga's practice room, but it's a phantom heat, generated by 24 panels that radiate warmth in complete silence. At each corner of the room, ventilation screens quietly regulate airflow to all areas of the space, and carbon dioxide monitors keep the atmosphere optimized all class long. Free from the ambient hum of vents and fans, guests can locate peace of mind—and master the poses of traditional hot yoga—without the added challenge of twisting their legs to form ear muffs. More energy efficient than conventional heating, the rigorous climate control is one of many touches that make it clear that the LEED-certified studio was purpose-built for this steamy form of fitness.
The 3,800-square-foot studio offers two hour free parking to students who flow through the 90- and 60-minute traditional hot yoga classes, as well as non-heated Yin and Flow yoga classes, all on a naturally antibacterial cork floor. Though traditional Bikram hot yoga is the studio's specialty, Hudson Yoga also believes in the benefit of practicing in a variety of styles which is why they also offer non-heated yoga, Hudson Flow, Power Flow, and Yin Yang Yoga, all taught by a roster of experienced instructors. Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training is offered by Evolation yoga.