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This Hot Yoga Studio Brings the Sweat Without the Stink

Body Temp Yoga's instructor Rikk Czarnowski can't escape the heat; photo via Body Temp Yoga's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Body-Temp-Yoga/100111136814197">Facebook</a>
Body Temp Yoga's instructor Rikk Czarnowski can't escape the heat; photo via Body Temp Yoga's Facebook

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Hot yoga is one of those things that you hate—but love. Sweating profusely while working through poses can be pure torture. But feeling the results of better flexibility, higher energy levels, and deeper sleeps are enough to keep coming back for more. My main obstacle from regularly practicing hot yoga (besides pure fright of re-acclimating to the intense heat) is the stink. It's only natural for rugs to soak in the buckets of sweat pouring from the twisting, heated bodies. But no amount of steam cleaning ever removes all the odors from the floors. Then I heard that some studios use antimicrobial floors—Body Temp Yoga in the Marina is one of them. Now I have the best of both worlds: the heat without the stench.

Body Temp delivers the advantages of hot yoga and ditches the drawbacks. Besides the floors, the studio also has 60- and 75-minute classes for those on the go. Plus, the cubbies and changing room are clean and roomy.

For the experienced yogi who wants a quick, effective workout, try the "Yoga Power Hour." Plan to sweat through layers of clothes and bring an outfit change. Or, try Body Temp's laundry services for $20 per month (with an initial $25 payment). And for first-timers, the studio is currently running an intro special of $30 for 30 days. It's the perfect length of time to develop your very own love-hate relationship with hot yoga.
Correction: This post originally suggested that Body Temp Yoga is affiliated with Bikram Yoga—it is not. The article also suggested beginners try Power Hour yoga—it's actually an advanced class. Lastly, the post stated that the owners Chadd and Rikk are the only instructors. The studio actually has several instructors.
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Body Temp Yoga

2425 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123