Just like a red velvet birthday cake in the oven, hot yoga classes heat, shape, and perfect the body before it gets shoved full of candles and fed to ravenous ten-year-olds. Try out yoga in a warm and purifying body-kiln with today's Groupon: for $45, you get ten heated yoga classes at Yoga One in Seekonk, MA (a $130 Value).
From the heated environs of their ductile domicile, Yoga One provides a supportive and educational environment that challenges yearning yogis through probing postures and vibrant vinyasas. Their ten-class pass allows practitioners to pick and choose from Yoga One's collection of classes, and their heated studio allows for increased circulation, muscular flexibility and combination wet t-shirt/elocution contests. Yoga One's basic class heats the room to 75 degrees, and allows students to explore breath and flexibility with an emphasis on proper alignment, while their power class extends pliable body parts from within a 95-degree sweatbox. Middling and malleable contortionists can also enjoy Yoga Ones's "all levels" class that emphasizes flexibility, endurance, and inner calm in a goldilocks temperatured room of 85 degrees. The combination of rigorous asanas, or postures, plus the heat-induced sweating will aid in the body's natural detoxification process and expulsion of potato chips trapped just below the skin level.
Before she took her first yoga class in 2003, Kelly O'Connell led a very different life than she does today. According to a story by Leigh Medeiros of Seekonk-Swansea Patch, O'Connell spent her days stretching herself thin as a principal in a stock brokerage firm before she decided to try a new kind of stretching: heated yoga. Through the practice, O'Connell found herself growing not only more physically flexible, but also more mentally adaptable. She told Medeiros, "I used to get lost in my emotions, but now there’s space between me and everything else that happens in the world. In that space there’s peace.”
To share the inner harmony she had discovered, O'Connell earned her yoga-instructor certification in 2008. She went on to complete several advanced trainings, including becoming a certified yoga life coach, a certified yoga personal trainer, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance. Today she owns and operates Yoga One, where she and her team guide adults and kids toward finding balance both in and out of the studio. They also host teacher trainings and events, including a book club, Reiki sessions, and meditation workshops featuring chocolate tastings that stimulate the mind and taste buds better than eating a haiku written in alphabet soup.