Last month, as part of my having a ClassPass, I got the opportunity to do one of my favorite workouts: hot yoga. Keep in mind, I tried out Bikram in the past and enjoyed that it was hot but I really didn’t like that it’s 90 minutes long and everything (down to the words the instructors say) is the same regardless of what class you go to. I decided to try out Yoga Six in Point Loma, located in Liberty Station at 2850 Womble Road.
In my first month of ClassPass, I went to Yoga Six twice and really enjoyed the classes both times. Here’s what I loved about this studio:
- It’s clean…and seems kind of luxurious. You can exchange your car keys for a padlock so you can keep your belongings in a locker. In the actual locker room, there are showers (with shampoo, conditioner and body wash), and the whole environment is really calming.
- They had little bags in the locker room that you can take to put your dirty (or sweat-soaked, if you choose to do a hot yoga class) clothes, which prevents other stuff in your gym bag from getting gross. I loved this.
- Everyone is really nice. The first day I arrived, the woman at the front was very friendly and gave me a tour of the studio. She made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in, as did the instructors.
- In the first hot yoga class I took, the instructor started out by asking if there was anyone who didn’t want to be touched (pushed further into poses, etc) during class. I really appreciated it and have never been to a class where an instructor asked this; some people really don’t want that extra push or to be touched during their class, and I loved that she respected that.
In the end, I took two hot yoga classes, one on a Sunday morning and the other on a Thursday evening. Each was taught by a different instructor and the environment in each was completely different. I especially loved the Thursday evening class; the things that Jen, the instructor, said really resonated with me, and the room was dark, with candles lit. It was a perfect way to begin wrapping up a stressful week, and as I happened to be dealing with some personal issues on that day in particular, I found that class really special and helpful.
Will I return to Yoga Six? Obviously. The instructors were really great, the studio is beautiful, and I’m excited to begin incorporating hot yoga into my routine.
Have you ever done Bikram or hot yoga? Which do you prefer?