There's thousands of yoga studios in LA. Only 1 of them has seduced me to the point that I call it my "home Studio", which is very rare with me :-)
If you're into hot yoga, fitness yoga or just a fun, sweaty, yoga workout, Hot 8 Yoga is for you. It has been voted the Best Yoga Studio in LA's HOT LIST 2014 and I'm not surpised.
Here's the 3 reasons why I recommend it:
1- Great variety of yoga styles, including traditional hot yoga (Bikram style), hot power fusion -a 1 hour combination of Bikram postured with some fun vinyasa-, power yoga -more creative vinyasa style-, yoga barre (very popular in LA at the moment: combination of ballet, yoga and fitness with weights), yoga sculpt (fast-paced, high-pitch music & weights) and yin yoga. My personal favorite is Hot Power Fusion: if you're over Bikram and slow-moving Hot Hatha yoga, check it out!
2- Great teachers. I haven't tried them all, but so far my favorites are:
3- Approach. Not too physical, not too spiritual. I would call it, "practical spirituality". Through the class, teachers offer spiritual insights but always in a practical way, which is easy to take into your daily life and put into practice.
4- Look and feel. It is beautiful and looks clean. Full-wall mirrors, nice anti-bacterial floors and background music. Not super fancy, but modern, functional and clean. They sell great apparel too :-)
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Sonia Ribas for Yogin' it