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Sweat It Out: Hot Yoga in NYC

By Travel Savvy

    Hot yoga has earned a space in the heart of New Yorkers, proving that it is not "simply a fad" that swept over the city. Instead, hot yoga has become a staple, go-to space for unwinding, relaxing, and sweating out all our stresses away. Loosen up in rooms that range from 90-105 degrees flowing in and out of invigorating yoga postures.

    Admittedly, the hustle and bustle of the city, especially when you live here seven days a week, can be quite draining. But after a class at one of our 5 favorite hot yoga locations you'll leave with feelings of peacefulness, calm, and clarity of your yoga high to tackle on your day with ease.

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Bikram Yoga NYC

Locations: 182 5th Ave; 797 8th Ave; 143 West 72nd St; 173 E 83rd St; 172 Allen St


Open Monday-Sunday 6AM-11PM

Everything about Bikram Yoga NYC is impeccable, from their master instructors, their vast studio space, down to the changing rooms will resemble a five star yoga experience. They’ve become masters of the hot yoga scene since 1999 making them the first location in NYC to do Bikram.

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Y7 Studio

Locations: 240 Kent Ave; 430 Broome St; 10010, 25 W 23rd St


Open Monday-Sunday 6AM-9PM

The boutique yoga studio of Y7 does yoga with style and flare with locations in the trendy neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Soho. Ease in and out of postures while thumping to your favorite hip hop beats in a relaxing room of dimly lit candles.

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Pure Yoga

204 W. 77th St; 203 E. 86th St


Open Monday- Sunday 6AM-7:30PM

Elevate your body and mind at the super luxe Pure Yoga studio, where zen is taken to a whole new level. Choose from an eclectic mix of over 20 different yoga classes such as hot yoga, meditation, ashtanga and iyengar. There is even hot barre class, for those looking to kick their hot yoga game up a notch! Afterwards, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa-like marble shower and dry off with a rejuvenating, heated eucalyptus towel.

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Yoga to the People

Locations: 12 St Marks Pl #2R; 297 3rd Ave; 115 W 27th St 3rd Floor; 1017 Ave of the Americas; 211 N 11th St


Open Monday-Friday 7AM-9PM; Saturday 8AM-7PM; Sunday 8AM-8:30PM

If you’re looking to skip out on the swanky amenities and get down to essence of relaxation, Yoga to the People makes their services approachable for everyone. Their classes are cost-conscious, often on a by-donation basis, sticking to their motto “designed to strengthen and stretch out your arms and legs not cost you one!”

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The Yoga Room

10-14 47th Rd, Long Island City; 38-01 35th Ave, Astoria


Open Monday - Friday 6:30AM-10PM; Saturday 8AM-9PM; Sunday 8AM-5PM

If you’re craving a homey, community-driven atmosphere as you de-stress your body and mind, checkout The Yoga Room. Their two spacious Queens locations in Astoria and Long Island City offer a variety of classes from hot bikram, hot vinyasa, and the ultra uplifting aerial yoga.


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