We love a good hot yoga class, especially in the winter months. There is nothing quite like sweating it all out indoors as the cold rages on outside. Lucky for us, NYC is packed with hot yoga studios and multiple locations of Yoga to the People, which helped start the low cost/donation based class model.
Our last post-work workout had us clamoring into the Midtown studio on 38th St where classes are Vinyasa based and accessible to both beginners and experienced yogis alike. We rolled out our mat, smiled at our neighbor and got right into a hefty rotation of chair and plank poses. As the instructor wove in and out of mat-to-mat yogis providing assistance, the strong beats of the indie music mix (Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes) kept us motivated even when we just wanted to lie down in the warm room. Class ended in savasana accompanied by Tibetan singing bowls, which had us drifting into a pure state of bliss.
Classes fill up quickly, especially in the evening hours, so arrive early to secure your spot. Towel rental is available and mats are sold incase you left home without one. With no showers available and the changing rooms quite small, it’s best to plan ahead knowing that you’ll have to find another shower solution. - Paige Halleland