With its charcoal-gray walls, complimentary towels and water, and moody lighting, this candlelit hot yoga studio feels unusually decadent. But the steep prices—$30 for a walk-in class—are the effect of a comparably novel business model. Rather than being paid as independent contractors, yoga teachers here are full-time, salaried employees with health benefits, vacation time, and sick days. The upgrade is apparent in the quality of the instruction—every class is staffed by two teachers, one for demonstrating, and one who cycles through the room to give one-on-one support and feedback. The fast-paced flow is synced to energizing soundtracks chosen by each teacher. In one class, you may hear ‘90s hits; in another, pulse-pumping remixes.
|Venue name:||Ritual Hot Yoga|
586 6th St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 6:10am-9pm, Fri 6:10am-8pm, Sat 8:10am-5:20pm, Sun 9:10am-7pm|
|Price:||Drop in, $30; One month unlimited, $200|
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