If you were reading my blog in the early days (read almost 6 years ago) you may remember that I had a very interesting whirlwind romance with Hot Yoga. I tried a local place on a whim and was completely NOT in love. I wasn’t bendy. I couldn’t do basic yoga moves. Downward dog was like torture. (Still applicable by the way)
I kept going though because I started to like how hot it got in the room when it was a smooth 20 degrees outside. Once a week became 3-4 times a week, easy. I got more bendy. I grew in my practice. It got to the point where the only yoga that I could do was Hot Yoga.
When I got the invitation to try a media class at YogaSpark, I was excited because I was so ready to reclaim my glory days (which wouldn’t quite happen, but more on that later).
YogaSpark Hot Yoga
The first thing I absolutely LOVED about the studio was how spacious it was. Usually with fitness studios in NYC you are squeezed in like the L train at rush hour. This was the total opposite. The locker room was not only spacious but it was filled with beautiful sayings that made you feel good.
The studio was also spacious and we had the luck of being taught by the studio owner. We would get a fun combination of the variety of classes YogaSpark offered. We were also gifted these awesome tees which quite honestly I’m pretty obsessed with.
Once class started and the heat was on full blast I was quickly reminded that I haven’t done this in 5 years. After about 30 minutes I took frequent breaks in child’s pose but got right back up and into it. I love yoga but I don’t practice nearly as much as I should. Ever since I became a runner, I’ve been way more focused on mileage vs. getting bendy.
There was even a fun park of class where she turned on the black light. All of a sudden my pink socks and white shirt were glowing brightly which visually made the class even more fun. When we got through the 60 minute power yoga class, we ended–of course–in corpse pose and had the option of having a cool washcloth placed on your forehead. This. Was. Heaven. It was just the perfect way to end class and such a nice touch!
Post class we were treated with green juices.
I would absolutely recommend YogaSpark! The location is fantastic–TriBeCa and close to all the train stations. They have a few really great deals for new customers, so go try it out–especially if you have been in a workout rut!
A Hot and Sweaty good #Yoga Class at @yogasparkstudio in #Tribeca! #nycfitness #sparkitupView this post on Instagram
It's been a crazy long time since I've done #hotyoga and this black light class at @yogasparkstudio was so good! I wish I could say that I mastered the class like a true yogi but the way this body is set up….😂 it was tough yet satisfying and I can't wait to try it again. 😍 They also gifted me with this dope tee that pretty much encompasses the way I feel about fitness. 😂😍🤗 #sparkitup #tribeca