Heading to the mat in one of Ritual Hot Yoga’s 50-minute high heat, fast-paced, beat-based classes means blocking out the world and spending uninterrupted time in a hot, sweaty stupor. All classes are candlelit and the instructor-choreographed movements align with the music. Instructors at both River North and Lakeview locations give plenty of modifications and hands-on assists if you’re a beginner. Perks like free water, hot tea and cold essential-oil soaked towels are a plus. Unlimited monthly memberships start at $230 and if you’re just looking to try it out, the drop in fee is $34.