The restorative effects of gentle heat are well known, which is why football players often scrimmage over hot coals and runners pass lit firecrackers instead of batons. Watch mercury rise with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 10-class hot-yoga pass at YogaFlex in Commack (a $160 value).
YogaFlex's nimble instructors guide students through balmy workouts in their new studio space, which offers Barkan hot yoga, Barkan hot Vinyasa, and classic hot yoga. Ninety-minute classes encourage greater flexibility, detoxify bodies, and steam away wrinkles in time. Classic hot yoga takes students through 26 sweat-inducing poses in a 100- to 105-degree heated room, and the Barkan hot-yoga practice incorporates more range of motion. After a Barkan hot Vinyasa class incorporating five Vinyasa sequences and postures, patrons will rediscover long-forgotten muscle groups and a newfound ability to maneuver through keyholes. Consult the schedule for class times.
Each student should bring a water bottle, mat, and towel (though these items are available at the studio for an additional fee), and a fresh change of clothes. YogaFlex's studio also contains separate changing rooms with showers for men, women, and waterproof robots.
Inside a purple studio strewn with mats and padded blocks, experienced Hot-Yoga certified instructors Karen and Dana lead students through a stretching workout regime that centers the mind and body. Karen, Dana, and their staff of highly-trained and certified teachers each have their own distinct approach to yoga, however all teachers are supportive and hands-on, allowing students to individualize their practice while gently pushing them to to achieve their goals. The staff specializes in teaching Barkan hot yoga, a Calcutta-derived practice, and classic hot yoga, which can promote detoxification with its 26 poses.
639 Commack Rd.
Commack, New York 11725