From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited hot yoga classes at I Love Hot Yoga (a $129 value), a heated yoga studio in Greenlake.
Hot yoga takes the flexy-bendy powers of Hatha yoga techniques and plants them firmly within the heated confines of a 95- to 110-degree studio. The heat encourages muscles to stretch to their fullest potential, allowing a greater range of movement in the joints, muscles, ligaments, and fingernails, the stodgiest and least flexible of all human components. Classes follow traditional Hatha asanas, combining breathing exercises and posture flows to build strength and flexibility, heightening the introspective and outro-sweaty aspects of yoga. For a more challenging steam session, opt for hot power yoga, which combines more than 56 asanas in a strenuous sequence to invigorate the body and energize the mind.
Each class at I Love Hot Yoga takes place in its brand-new studio building. Designed specifically with hot yoga in mind, the new facility features climate-controlled rooms, antimicrobial rubber flooring, high ceilings, and a generous amount of mirrors to ensure proper positioning and the ability to check your hair while in downward-facing dog. Drop-ins are welcome, but you should arrive 30 minutes before first class, and yoga mats are required.
Valid for new clients only.
Seattle magazine mentioned I Love Hot Yoga in its winter-survival guide. Reviewers are mixed on the class sizes, but they enjoy the cleanliness of the studio and the number of classes offered. More than 300 Facebookers are fans of the studio, and Yelpers give it an average of three stars:
- Stretch and sweat your winter blues away with a Bikram yoga session at I Love Hot Yoga of Green Lake, where they specialize in nothing but the hot stuff. – Seattle
- The two classes I took had great music, instructor had a soothing voice, excellent knowledge of the poses along with modifications for people that needed them. – a a., yelp
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