A new Paso Robles studio is bringing hot yoga classes to the North County.
Paso HOT Yoga — a studio specializing in a form of the practice performed in a heated environment — opened at 1401 Park St. on Nov. 13. The studio will host its grand opening in January.
Owner Melanie Angeles said the space has two studios: one room that’s heated to around 100 degrees for Bikram-style yoga, and another, non-heated room for Vinyasa-style yoga. Angeles said she was inspired to start her own studio after noticing the lack of hot yoga classes in Paso Robles.
“I just saw a need for hot yoga in Paso,” she said.
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The 2,000-square-foot studio has a spa-like design with an outdoor theme, Angeles said: “Yoga’s pretty simple — it’s not elaborate.” She declined to disclose financial details about studio renovations.
Visitors can drop in or purchase unlimited memberships and multi-class packages, Angeles said. The studio employs seven instructors and typically offers five classes per day, starting at 6:15 a.m. and ending with a 7 p.m. session.
Classes usually last from an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, and visitors can sign up on the Mindbody app or website. An unlimited membership typically costs $99 per month, although the studio currently has a $69 special. A five-class pack costs $75, and a drop-in pass costs $20.
So far, Angeles said she’s gotten good feedback from customers, most of whom are more interested in hot classes than those taught at a regular temperature.
“It’s been excellent,” she said. “People have really responded.”
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