Yoga is the only discipline that will grant you the flexibility to kiss your elbow or to check the back of your neck for second mouths. Protect yourself against foreign features with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a 20-class package at Sumits Yoga (a $280 value).
The vibrant community at Sumits Yoga fosters a deeper mind-body connection with the guidance of yoga guru Sumit Banerjee, who guides students through an array of bencentric styles. The signature class, Sumits Yoga, an 80-minute hot yoga class designed by Sumit Banerjee for all levels, stretches limbs and torsos to the rhythm of music in a hot environment, promoting balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation, allowing for the recollection of Super Nintendo cheat codes.
Instructor Sumit advises students to thoroughly hydrate before each class to minimize thirst and after-class headaches. The studio supplies yoga mats and towels for each student’s first class, but afterward yogic pupils must either bring their own or rent them from the studio ($2/mat, $3/towel). As with the introduction of any new exercise regimen, students may feel sore the following day, especially students whose lazy cars talked them into walking home after class.
Sumits Hot Yoga
After studying under Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga, Sumit Banerjee decided to bring the heat to his own class style—an amalgam of Bikram- and Ashtanga-inspired postures. The Sumits Hot Yoga signature class steers students through deep stretches performed in a toasty studio. Aided by the heat, these movements help students hone both balance and strength.
Though Sumits Hot Yoga champions the physical benefits of the practice—muscle toning, detoxification, and the ability to someday fry an egg on one's forehead—the true object of his style is “the simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds." To honor this, he emphasizes introspection and spiritual awareness over perfect technique, allowing guests of any experience level to participate.