I really enjoyed Hot Yoga Renton prior to COVID and was quite excited, but hesitant to return to studios. I appreciate the temperature checks, the vaccination checks, and the mask rule. I do wish there was some limit to the classes because we feel quite packed in there and there were a few people who didn't have their masks up the whole time (which I know is so hard in hot yoga!). The instructors I've encountered have all been calm, clear, and I've felt comfortable going at my own place. But, I do wish some of the instructors would demonstrate some more of the moves. It definitely gets hot and the classes have been challenging, but in the best way! Modifications are offered and instructors constantly remind me that this is my practice and to do what feels good.
I especially love the diverse population that attends the classes; I'm seeing more diversity in body size, race/ethnicity, and gender. More than I've seen in other classes. This helps me to feel like I belong as someone who isn't "skinny" and a BIPOC.