Just a quick update, I went back to Hot8Yoga today and tried a Hot Power Yoga class and liked it significantly more than the bikram style hot yoga class yesterday. The teacher was much better and the style of the class was a lot more similar to the vinyasa yoga that I regularly practice at Power Yoga and Yogahop. Despite working a lot harder in this class, I felt like I was actually less sweaty than in last night's class; it was just like a slightly more sweaty Power Yoga class. Instead of being bothersome and a distraction, the heat was a nice addition today; it was energizing and allowed me to push deeper into the poses. I think it helped that the heat was set at 95-100 degrees, as opposed to 100+ yesterday, which was just too unbearable for me. I'll be trying a few more hot power yoga classes and staying away from the regular hot yoga classes for the rest of my trial. I still don't envision becoming member, as it is more expensive than the other places that I practice, but a change of pace is nice every once in awhile. If you are interested, they are doing free one week trials through June 30th.
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