San Francisco's Best Hot Yoga Studios

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Hot Yoga © Joellepearson/Wikipedia
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8 January 2017

San Francisco is home to a wide variety of studios offering hot yoga. The following studios will have your needs covered, whether you’re looking for a strict Bikram practice or a heated power vinyasa.

Ritual Hot Yoga

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Ritual Hot Yoga offers 50-minute yoga classes heated to about 95 degrees. Each class is led by two teachers, one guiding the sequence and one providing hands on adjustments. Classes are offered at a variety of levels and are designed to sync your breath with the beat of the accompanying music. New clients are offered ten days of unlimited classes for $30, including a private yoga session. Ritual prides itself on rejecting the standards typically set in the yoga industry, giving full-time yoga teachers the rare opportunity to be salaried with benefits.
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Body Temp Yoga

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Body Temp Yoga offers hot yoga in the Marina. Basic classes are offered at 60, 75, and 90 minutes, teaching the 26 classic Bikram postures in a variety of sequences that are accessible to all levels. Other heated classes offered include a candlelit class, a vinyasa-Bikram fusion, a combination of pilates and high-intensity interval training, and a variety of vinyasa classes, some of which use weights. Non-heated restorative classes are also available, and Body Temp also offers exclusively non-heated yoga at its second studio location.
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Hot Yoga Ocean Ave

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Hot Yoga Ocean Ave’s mission is ‘to provide a soulful, knowledgeable group practice within our immediate and expanding community of students.’ The studio holds classes in varying degrees of heat, all available for all levels. Traditional hot classes are heated to 100-105 degrees, while power yoga and vinyasa classes are heated anywhere from 75 to 95 degrees. In addition to regular classes, the studio offers a variety of workshops and retreats, as well as teacher training and continuing education for yoga teachers.
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Fluid Yoga

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Fluid Yoga offers Bikram yoga in a spa-like boutique environment, beloved for its cleanliness. The studio’s mission is to ‘offer self-responsible health and help clientele achieve total fitness transformation; provide quality instruction through happy and motivated professional staff members; and create a green + clean contemporary yoga environment, free from toxins and odors.’ Classes include 60-, 75-, and 90-minutes of classic Bikram, as well as restorative pregnancy classes. Classes are typically $20 each, but community classes are offered at the discounted rate of $10.
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Bikram Yoga Seacliff

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Bikram Yoga Seacliff has four locations around the Bay Area, including its primary location in the Seacliff neighborhood of San Francisco. All instructors are officially certified by Bikram Choudhury teacher training and asked to re-certify every three years. All classes strictly feature 90 minutes of the 26 classic Bikram yoga postures in a variety of sequences. Classes are taught in a room heated to 105 degrees, and are offered seven days a week at a variety of times for morning, afternoon, and evening yogis alike.
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Mission Yoga

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Once the second largest Bikram studio in the world, Mission Yoga combines Latino culture with Indian yoga traditions. The space is always filled with festive and funky vibes, decorated with murals and artwork from the studio’s students. The yoga room is affectionately nicknamed ‘Bikram’s Torture Chamber,’ hosting a variety of hot classes, including classic Bikram, vinyasa, pilates, vinyasa-Bikram fusion, and restorative Forrest Yoga. Some classes are even taught in Spanish. The studio has showers, lockers, restrooms, a lounge, and a retail store on-site.

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