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Now that I was sporting a comfy hip fitness outfit that embodied the perfect laid back Santa Monica vibe, I was ready to workout. So, I decided to checkout the much raved about Hot 8 Yoga at 1422 Second Street in Santa Monica. I took a Hot Yoga-1 hour class, which is a foundational class consisting of 26 static postures balancing every system of the body at temperatures between 105-109 degrees. I adore hot yoga so I am used to the hot temps, but this class was a Bikram style class which is somewhat different than my usual classes. There was no music and it was more focused, intense and serious and loved every cleansing moment of it!
My teacher Chelsea was top notch, very encouraging and her words of wisdom really resonated with me; I loved the large gong she played to symbolize the end of class; the studio was comfortable and clean; the staff was nice and helpful and probably my favorite extra touch at this Hot 8 Yoga studio was the cold eucalyptus towels that they have available to refresh yourself after this intensely sweaty workout. FAB! It’s the perfect place for you to sweat out those excess holiday toxins and they welcome beginners!
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This class successfully integrates Asana, various Martial Arts Systems and Animal Form Movements into creative flow sequences, out of the box transitions and inversion play. Blocks, weighted bars and light weights are also uniquely incorporated into conditioning drills and strength training.
This candle lit experience is accentuated with carefully curated soft-house, soulful grooves and chill-hop meant to inspire an informed and yet artistic atmosphere.
All levels with martial arts movement. Class created by Omar Lopez. Heat 105.