SWEAT TEST: The Power-Yoga Lunch Hour at Yoga Sutra
What we want: A hardcore yoga routine that can fit inside a lunch hour
What we tried: The 12:15 to 1 p.m. power yoga class at Yoga Sutra on Wednesday, June 25th
Who was teaching: Terryann Haggins
Student/teacher ratio when we dropped by: 1:7
Lockers/Showers: Yes — nice ones, complete with a blow-dryer and other little helpful items to make your primping after class a bit easier.
What we loved: The nonstop flow and the seemingly endless number of chaturangas — tank-top arms, here we come — and the awesome view of the Bellevue building that we got to gaze at while holding our poses.
Did we sweat?: You betcha. There were drops — lots of them — all over the mat, and we couldn’t get away without showering before heading back to work!
Do it or Ditch it: Do it. Not only did we feel awesome after class and energized for the rest of the workday, but we were slightly sore the day after — NOT an easy task to accomplish, as many lunch-hour yoga classes are more Zen-filled than sweat-filled. And Terryann did it in 45 minutes!
Weigh In: Have you tried this class? Tell us what you thought! And if you have a class you loved or hated, let us know. We could run your Sweat Test in an upcoming newsletter.
$14 drop-in, $68-180 for 5, 10, or 20 class cards, $150 monthly unlimited; Yoga Sutra Philadelphia, 1401 Walnut, 2nd floor, 215-640-0909, yogasutraphilly.com