Does anyone else find that autumn and winter are some of the hardest times to drag your booty onto a yoga mat? We hear you—it’s cold, the idea of taking your socks off is just ridiculous and your body is as stiff as a board.
Well, now’s the perfect time to give hot yoga a go. With rooms as hot and humid as Bali, your muscles will be warm within minutes and soon enough you’ll want to rip all of your clothes off as sweat begins to drip from every part of your body (yes, eyelids do sweat).
Here are our favourite hot yoga classes in Perth, plus we've thrown in a few hot Pilates classes too, because we're nice like that.
The Yoga Garage
If you’ve done the whole Bikram yoga thing to death and are looking for something new, The Yoga Garage in Scarborough also offers hot vinyasa and hot core Pilates. The classes range from 60 to 90 minutes long and are beginner friendly so you've got no excuses, head down to Scarborough Beach today and don’t forget your sweat rag.
Yoga Tree Perth
Victoria Park, Joondalup And Butler
With classes ranging from 60 to 90 minutes, you can practice everything from Bikram to hot yoga and hot cardio Pilates at Yoga Tree Perth. The crew here has created a lovely little yogic sanctuary, the rooms are super clean and smell surprisingly pleasant, and the bathrooms are some of the best we’ve come across in the hot yoga community in Perth. If heading home with a bundled up sweat towel stinking up your car is not your thing, you can even hire freshly cleaned mats and towels, so all you’ll need to wash after class is your yoga gear (and body).
Sitting pretty on Adelaide Terrace, Urban OM is a sanctuary for CBD workers looking to escape. If you're new to hot yoga, start with their Urban Flow class where the temp is set to a cool 28 to 30 degrees before working your way up to the 38 to 40 degree hot hatha class. But our favourite part about Urban OM has to be the fact that you can cool down with a cold-pressed juice or a coconut water (or keep the heat going with a delicious coffee) in their gorgeous little cafe after class.
North Perth And Myaree
Power Living has created some of the most unique hot yoga spaces in Perth. The North Perth studio is housed in an old Baptist Church dating back to the 1800s, while in Myaree the crew has created a little yoga sanctuary with a community area, greenery and a pond to chill out by before or after class. They both offer heated vinyasa and hot yoga, while some classes are paired with music and others end with a lovely guided meditation.
Bikram Original Hot Yoga Perth
These guys take Bikram yoga pretty seriously, which is why they only offer the traditional 90-minute class with the 26 postures and two breathing exercises. All the classes are suitable for beginners and pros alike, so go and get bendy.
Twisting Peacock Yoga
Aside from their nude yoga classes (we're not joking) Twisting Peacock in Osborne Park also teach hot power yoga. The room is heated to a more reasonable (but still hot) 32-degrees, so if you’re new to the hot yoga thang this would be your place to start. Don’t worry, you can keep your clothes on.
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Image credit: Bruce Mars