8 Philly-Area Yoga Studios With Hot Yoga Classes
Get ready to sweat more than you ever have before.
Whether you love to sweat or hate it, it’s undeniable that hot yoga is a great workout. The sessions combine a little extra calorie burn and detox with the low-impact nature of yoga that draws us all to it.
Here you will find a list of seven hot yoga classes around Philly — one to fit just about every type of yogi out there, whether you’re watching your purse strings, need a class to fit into your early-bird schedule, or want some high-intensity interval training with your mat time.
And if you’re new to the hot yoga game, keep a few things in mind: You’ll want to show up to the studio a little early to get adjusted to the heat (seriously, do it), bring a towel (or two), a yoga mat and a good bit of water — you’re going to sweat more than you ever thought possible.
For the cash-strapped yogi …
What: $5 hot community flow
Where: Yoga Habit; 1604 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount
Have some free time on Wednesday nights? Well, if you’re looking for an hour-long hot yoga class at a price that won’t break the bank, Yoga Habit is the spot to be. This weekly community class is open to all levels, making it the perfect spot to dip your toes into the hot-yoga pool.
For the yogi who wants more than just yoga …
Where: Grace and Glory Yoga Fishtown; 2220 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
If you want a dose of yoga along with a dose of your more typical gym workout, meet FIIT: This class opens and closes like your typical heated power flow class, with a dose of high-intensity interval training sandwiched in the middle.
For the type-A yogi …
Where: Bikram Yoga Northern Liberties; 801 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties
The beautiful thing about Bikram is that every single time you step into that hot room, you know what you’re gonna get. Bikram follows a strict schedule of 26 poses over the course of 90 minutes in about 105-degree heat (with some added humidity). Every. Single. Time.
For the yogi who wants an extra challenge …
What: Yoga Sculpt
Where: Focus Fitness Main Line; 1111 East Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Think of this class as a hot yoga class on steroids — complete with hand weights and all.
For the early-bird yogi …
What: Hot Yoga 90/75
Where: Hot Yoga Philadelphia;1520 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse.
Every weekday morning, Hot Yoga Philadelphia opens their doors for a 6 a.m. class that lasts either 90 or 75 minutes, depending on the day. Aside from being a great way to start your day, you’ll be in and out with enough time to shower, grab breakfast — and coffee, of course — before you head to work.
For the yogi looking for more mild temperatures …
What: Hot Vinyasa
Where: Priya Hot Yoga; 1828 Callowhill Street, Fairmount
Taught multiple days an times throughout the week, this class is great for getting a great stretch and learning cool breathing techniques — like the lion’s breath — in a moderately heated room. Don’t get us wrong, it’s definitely a hot room, but it doesn’t reach the smothering temperatures most hot yoga studios do. Let’s call it the Goldilocks temperature for hot yoga studios, shall we?
For the weight-lifting yogi …
What: Kettlebell Kundalini
Where: JTown Hot Yoga; 409 Old York Road, Jenkintown
Visit this class when you’re looking for a serious calorie-torching yoga session. The class combines your standard yoga flow and stretching with some kettlebell work, tied together in one little hot room package. Needless to say, you’ll come out shimmering with sweat and high on endorphins.
For the ClassPass yogi …
What: Hot Power Flow (HPF)
Where: CorePower Yoga; 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
When scrolling ClassPass to schedule your classes for the week, you better believe CorePower’s hot flow is a safe (and fun!) bet. This intense flow will focus on opening postures for your shoulders, hips, and spine — basically, where we always need help — set to motivating music to push you to that final stretch (and sweat!).
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