Jenkintown Hot Yoga, a studio offering Bikram yoga classes, is now open at 409 Old York Road. The studio, which currently offers 22 classes a week to fit a variety of schedules, has three showers for yogis on the go and a hot room that can hold up to 60 practitioners.
“We are creating community here,” says owner Stephanie Weinstein. “The studio offers its participants a place to come and get a workout, a stretch, a 90-minute moving meditation. It’s like going to church, therapy and the gym all at once.”
Jenkintown Hot Yoga is located in the old McConnell Pharmacy, circa 1870, which still has its original white tin ceiling and exposed stone and brick throughout. “Very appropriate, as yoga was originally a medicine prescribed by gurus and teachers as medicine for a wide variety of ailments,” says Weinstein.
Each class consists of two breathing exercises, 13 standing poses and 13 floor poses. All classes are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Jenkintown Hot Yoga will offer mats, towels, jewelry and apparel for purchase.