From building flexibility to improving concentration, metabolism, and lymphatic circulation, the many benefits of hot yoga have gained the practice quite a following in recent years. Park City has responded with a number of studios where you can heat things up and find your flow.
Hot yoga employs the element of heat to allow for a deeper practice that stimulates blood flow, gently coaxing out stiffness. The intensity of the sauna-like experience is extra satisfying after a bone-chilling day on the slopes, not to mention the rejuvenating effect of sweating out toxins. Whether you are looking to try the practice for the first time or give yourself the gift of a mini spa-like experience (did we mention the overall feeling of tranquility and the chilled lavender-infused towel at the end of class?), we’ve rounded up a local guide of hot spots.
1912 Sidewinder Dr, Ste 105, 435-649-7413, enlighten-wellness.com
For a meditative flow, crank up the heat and humidity at Hot Flow, or try Yoga Sculpt, Power Sweat, Warm Vinyasa, or Flow into Stillness at this yoga and wellness studio located in Prospector. Enlighten also works in tandem with Center for Better Living to offer cryotherapy, massage, and other healing services.
Park City Yoga Collective
1154 Center Dr #D210, 435-359-0715, pcyogacollective.com
Born from the desire to create a space where instructors felt valued and empowered, Park City Yoga Collective offers classes taught by experienced pros at budget-friendly prices for locals and visitors alike. With a daily class schedule beginning at 5:30 a.m. and running through 5:30 p.m., there is something for everyone. The Kimball Junction studio uses radiant infrared heat for their hot yoga classes, so you don’t have to worry about a noisy heater distracting you while striking a pose. Complimentary mats and towels are provided.
Tadasana Yoga Park City
3156 Quarry Rd, 435-649-7620, tadasana.yoga
Located in Jeremy Ranch, Tadasana was one of the first studios to bring Bikram yoga to Park City. (Bikram refers to a specific set of 26 poses, while hot yoga refers to yoga done in a heated room.) Tadasana combines highly trained teachers with challenging classes for a killer workout. Residents who are new to hot yoga or yoga in general can take advantage of the $29 one-week local client trial pass, and all attendees can earn “sweat points” good for free passes and discounts. Mats and towels are available for rent.
EDITOR’S NOTE: At the time of publication, classes at two other local hot yoga studios—The Shop and Yoga Kula Project—were on hold due to Covid. Instructors at The Shop do offer virtual yoga classes; visit parkcityyoga.com for more info.
Rise & Shine
After you sweat it out at hot yoga or before hitting the slopes, power up at Guest Haus Juicery & Matcha Bar (1800 Prospector, guesthauspc.com). Down a cold-pressed green juice and a ginger shot, sip a matcha latte, or grab a smoothie to go. Try the Powder Day smoothie made with almond milk, almond butter, dates, oats, and cinnamon. Nourishing noshes like overnight oats and Almond Joy energy bites are also on the menu; soups, salads, and gluten-free breakfast goodies are coming soon.