If you are looking for a hot yoga class while visiting the Lake Geneva area I suggest checking out HeatWave Hot Yoga Studio in Williams Bay, Wi!
HeatWave Hot Yoga Studio is a great new addition to the Williams Bay community. Located in downtown Williams Bay (next door to where my great grandfather worked as a barber) this hot yoga studio offers 4 types of classes and has drop in, multiple class pack, and unlimited class pricing options. I love the $25 drop in pricing so no matter if you are visiting or just want to try one class, there isn’t a big financial commitment.
My husband and I spent my birthday weekend at the Abbey Resort in Fontana and we started both Saturday and Sunday with an 8:30am hot yoga class. I thought the Sunday class was a bit more challenging than the Saturday class but I loved both and each had a different vibe. Saturday had chill music (think Bill Withers Lovely Day) and Sunday had spa like music. Both classes ended with everyone laying on their backs, in a guided meditation while the instructor placed a cool towel on our forehead. I have been to many studios and loved this touch at the end of the hot class!
The atmosphere was very welcoming. I just started hot yoga earlier this year so going to a new studio can be intimidating, but I felt very comfortable. The space is intimate with around 15 people attending the classes I went to and from check in to the end of class the energy made me feel at ease and want to come back.
They also offer cool events on their facebook page like Winter Solstice Workshop, Blacklight Halloween yoga, Thanksgiving Detox workout, and High Noons and & Namaste (where you bring a High Noon and do yoga in this non heated class!).
Vinyasa Flow: (my personal favorite!) This 60 minute class focuses on connecting yoga poses with your breath for a great mind/body connection. It is done in highest temperature which gives you the detoxification benefit from the infrared heat and all the mental benefits of meditation. I highly suggest this class. Even as a beginner just follow along and do what you can at your own pace!
Yoga Sculpt: This is a more advanced class that focuses on both yoga and HIIT training for a more challenging workout. The class is done in the heat (but not as hot as Vinyasa flow class) but the intensity of the class will have you working up a sweat. I would not suggest this for a beginner.
Reconnect: This slow flow style class is perfect for beginners or someone who wants a low key yoga experience. This class is done in low heat and focuses on revitalizing your mind, body and soul with slow intentional movements matched to your breath. The class is done in candlelight and a great way to recharge and reflect. I would suggest this class for a first timer to get a gentle introduction to hot yoga.
Restore: This class is done in low heat and focusing on holding poses for longer periods of time to help calm the nervous system. The class works through slow paced flow sequences and restorative poses.
Location: 90 N Walworth Ave, Williams Bay, WI 53191
What to Expect: Bring your own yoga mat, a small handtowel, and a water bottle! Sign up for the class here and then come 10 minutes before hand. Check in with the front desk, put your socks and shoes in a cubbie then head in and place your mat where you would like. The restaurooms are accessed through a curtain in the yoga studio but try not to leave class once it starts unless you really have to!
Insider Tip: After yoga head around the corner to the Green Grocer for a post yoga smoothie. If you still have energy, take a stroll on the Williams Bay portion of the Lake Shore Path, which is only a 5 minute walk (past the playgroudn on the lake). Walking the path in the morning after yoga was very relaxing and a great start to our day. ‘
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