What: Hot Yoga
When: Monday @ 6:00
Where: Yoga Lounge (103 Church Street)
Yoga Lounge was one of the first Passport to Prana classes I tried during this 30-day challenge! Many apologies for taking so long to write this post up!
I’ve been keen to try Yoga Lounge ever since they added Hot Yoga to their schedule. It’s relatively close to my house, it’s on my way home and classes like “hot fusion with music” seemed up my alley. Thankfully, they had a 6pm class on Monday I could give a go after work.
This studio might be the prettiest one I’ve ever been in. Big, old-school windows on two sides of the studio. High, loft-style walls. I could live here. I could live without the old, creaky elevator and narrow stairwell, but I’m here to review the yoga, not the architecture!
Hot yoga at Yoga Lounge is hot, hot, hot. I think those big windows, especially on a sunny day, added to the temperature. I left the class with my fingers completely pruned and I had to mop up a giant puddle of sweat around my mat when the class was over. Kate led the 5 or 6 of us (small room, small class. But I like the smaller classes because it means more attention and more personalization) through an Ashtanga-inspired flow. It was difficult, with side planks, arm lifts and vinyasas galore. I was exhausted (and soaked) by the end of the hour. Everyone was treating themselves to the more-than-occasional child’s pose, but Kate seemed okay with that. She was cheery and professional.
I have no complaints about my Yoga Lounge experience (shocking, I know!). It’s a studio in the city, like Kula, Yoga Tree and Downward Dog, that I recommend trying at least once before committing fully to a single place. I’ll be back on my next Passport. But for now, I need to get all the electrolytes that I left on the Yoga Lounge floor back in my system.
Take this class if: You want to sweat in the sunshine.