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 five weeks of unlimited yoga at Westcoast Hot Yoga (a $150 value). You may use your Groupon at the Yaletown or White Rock locations; your five weeks of yoga must be activated within three months of purchase.
Westcoast Hot Yoga harnesses temperature and concentration to execute an extensive schedule of drop-in yoga classes conducted in a room heated to 30 or 40 degrees. The studio offers a slew of 60- to 90-minute classes with amiable instructors who will help you hold that cobra pose until you're supremely prepared to fight public menace Spider-Man. The 90-minute hot yoga class doses clients with a prescribed series of 26 asanas, while 75-minute flow classes focus on toning the upper body and abs, and yin classes encourage circulation through several long-held seated postures. Beginners and those rushed for time can pop in for a quick 60-minute class, which rolls pieces of each class into a bite-sized sushi of strength and flexibility. Bodies exit class renewed with awareness, energy, and the power to diffuse road rage with permeating wavelengths of inner peace.
The White Rock studio features vibrant colours, soft lighting, and new rubberized flooring that's friendly to yogis' joints, and the Yaletown location boasts spa-like changing rooms, spacious studios, and an outdoor relaxation area. Purge your system of pesky toxins, feel your muscles and tendons soften into gumbyesque suppleness, and sweat out tension from every pore.
- A pleasant covered veranda is available to hang out and cool down after your class. Also, they have amazing smelling soap in the bathrooms! Most importantly, they have really great instructors who make everyone feel comfortable – no matter what level. – devante, Vancouver Yoga Review
- Give hot yoga a whirl. It’s an interesting experience, whether or not you decide to continue. It’s quite cathartic, what with all that sweating and breathing. – Slice
Westcoast Hot Yoga
Heated air wafts through Westcoast Hot Yoga’s classrooms, seeping into tendons to facilitate stretches as deep and relaxing as Poseidon’s favourite chaise lounge. Within this toasty cocoon, which warms to 30–40 degrees, instructors impart poses designed to loosen and strengthen muscles and ligaments. With a variety of styles, they aim to help students of all levels bolster posture, concentration, and balance.
The White Rock and Yaletown locations rent out mats and sell replenishing beverages. When instructors aren’t leading classes at the studios, they tote their yoga knowledge to local businesses to help office workers battle stress and fatigue.