Although extreme heat can spoil an Iditarod race and complicate a beloved pet lobster's bath, it works quite well when applied to yoga. Stretch in pleasantly sweltering conditions with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a five-class pass for hot-yoga sessions (a $70 value) at The Studio in Madison, located in the historic Machinery Row building on Lake Monona.
Founded by local filmmaker and radio personality Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, The Studio sweats its pliable pupils seven days a week. Its hot-yoga classes are held in a brick-walled, wood-floored space sporting high ceilings and abundant windows, which permit ample natural light, views of the city, and the jealous stares of inflexible birds. This penta-pass grants a mat space in any of The Studio’s one-hour flow-yoga sessions, where an amiable asana virtuoso guides soul-searchers toward proper breathing and limber figures, and the raised temperature makes muscles more malleable and encourages toxins to abandon ship via perspiring pores.
The Studio in Madison
Founded by filmmaker and radio personality Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, The Studio in Madison heats up yoga sessions in its Machinery Row Building locale, accented by exposed brick, soaring bay windows, and hardwood floors. The recently expanded space also offers showers and three new studio spaces, including a lake view from some. Balancing mind and body like a metaphysical unicyclist, classes at the flexodome focus on strength, stamina, and meditation respectively. First-timers enjoy two complimentary uses of the studio's mats before needing to purchase or rent their own, and all are welcome at regularly scheduled workshops and discussion sessions, which can cover topics from health and nutrition to marriage and parenthood.