Before recently, it had been months since my last hot yoga class. I'll admit: I got burned out of the Bikram world a while ago, where the same dialogue leads every class (and you do the same 26 postures each time).
Then I discovered DownDog Hot Yoga in Evanston, a new studio with a budding community of hot vinyasa flow yogis.
Photo via DownDog Hot Yoga.
It feels great to be back in the heat. I love the comforting feeling of walking into the room and knowing my muscles are warm and ready to stretch. The cozy atmosphere is a welcome break from the cold outside.
Plus, I leave class glowing -- every muscle group worked, my systems detoxed, my mind clear and calm.
That's Neil, the owner at DownDog Hot Yoga in Evanston.
Local Evanston yogis, I hope you'll check out DownDog Hot Yoga! Here's what I love about the studio:
- The staffers are friendly, upbeat, and encouraging.
- The teachers know how to challenge you in class (believe me, you'll leave dripping, with a puddle at your feet!)
- The facilities are gorgeous, and the studio is on the second floor, overlooking Sherman Street in Evanston. It's a beautiful view of one of my favorite spots around town.
- The prices are reasonable and DownDog offers a free first week to new students.
You can read The Daily Northwestern's review of the studio here.
9-10:30am Hot Yoga flow at DownDog Hot Yoga in Evanston
(1508 Sherman Ave - 2nd floor - Evanston, IL 60201). Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your spot and get set up.
11am-12pm Evanston Farmer's Market at the corners of University Place and Oak Av.
See you soon! XO