Californians must really love the heat—in San Jose, yoga is most popular in the bikram style, in which practitioners train in a studio heated up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s perhaps the most clearly defined style, as each class consists of moving through the same set of 26 asanas and two breathing exercises. Other styles are a bit more fluid. At Breathe Los Gatos, their three dozen class types include rhythmic flow yoga, which encourages some freestyle movement. Nu Life Yoga is widely considered one of the city’s best studios (maybe because they sometimes serve chocolate during their workshops).

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