Some Like it Hot

BY YOGOGIRLS

Debby Siegel, Editor
Michelle Thomas, Photographer

 

As the air chills outside, it feels so good to warm yourself up with some hot yoga. It is vital in hot yoga to find a studio and teacher who recognize that you are the best judge of your body and its capabilities, and allows you to modify poses when you need. We also suggest getting inside the heated room a little prior to class beginning, to acclimate your body to the temperature in the room. Heated studios range from 90 to 105 degrees. Proper hydration in this environment is critical too. Bring water and drink plenty every day, but especially when attending hot yoga.

Hot yoga can refer to any yoga class done in a heated room. The room is usually maintained at a temperature of 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit. Most often, hot yoga tends to be a flowing vinyasa style of practice in which the teacher instructs a series of linked poses.

The Bikram method of Hatha Yoga is a 90 minute series of 26 stretching and strengthening postures (asanas) with 2 breathing exercises, and is the same class each time. Bikram specific studios are available around St. Louis and their room temperature is a strict 105 degrees with 40% humidity.

We put together a list of St. Louis area studios we found offering hot yoga classes. Many of these studios answered our question regarding the temperature of their hot classes with information about how the humidity effects this heat. We did not get into humidity in this post, but feel free to ask more about it at any studio offering hot yoga. Some of these studios listed offer nothing but hot classes.

Hot Yoga at Yoga Six

 

Bikram Yoga Chesterfield

105 degrees, Bikram

16231 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hot Yoga St Louis

105 degrees, Bikram

3121 S Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63118

Journey Yoga Studio

96 degrees, hot yoga

613 Tanner Street
Sikeston, MO

Lifetime Fitness

90-95 degrees, hot yoga

3058 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO‎

Metro Power Yoga

90 degrees, hot yoga

935 S Kirkwood
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Namaste

100-103 degrees, hot yoga

200 S. Kirkwood Road, Suite 140
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Prana Yoga St Louis

105 degrees, Bikram style

11771 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

Pure Hot Yoga St Louis

105 degrees, Bikram style

6630 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

River Bend Yoga

90 degrees, hot yoga

202 State St
Alton, Illinois

Sumits Yoga

100 degrees, hot yoga

17668 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005

The Edge-Your Fitness Advantage

99-105 degrees, hot yoga

2502 Tanner Dr #102
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Yoga Six

105 degrees, hot yoga

5724 Oakland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

12360 Manchester Rd. #206
St. Louis, 63131

Yoga Source

90 degrees, hot yoga

1500 S. Big Bend Blvd, Fl 2
St. Louis, MO 63117

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