It’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of yoga studios in New York City. In fact, these days they’re almost as common as Starbucks, popping up on what seems like every block. In such a saturated market, it can be really difficult for new yoga studios to set themselves apart from the competition. It takes a truly original studio to stand out.
Sweat Yoga is one Tribeca studio that’s managed to do this without resorting to any crazy gimmicks. At first glance, it’s a hot yoga studio in a loft — nothing out of the ordinary in NYC. However, while most hot yoga studios are around 108 degrees, their rooms top out at around 102 and have the humidity adjusted to a level that is comfortable. It’s these thoughtful, subtle differences that make Sweat Yoga an outlier.
While yoga studios who use music throughout classes are becoming increasingly popular, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more eclectic playlist than the ones at Sweat Yoga.
We’ve cultivated a really special group of teachers and we encourage them to bring their own style and playlists. We’re crazy about music and you’ll hear everything from rock and roll to deep house to blues to pop in our classes. We believe you can play loud music and still encourage people to push themselves within the realm of mindfulness.
-Sweat Yoga co-owner Britton Schey
The interiors at the studio are just as eclectic as the tunes, with woodwork from Bklyn Curated and African mud cloth shower curtains. Little touches like cold lavender hand towels handed out at the end of class add a high-end feel to the studio.
The studio is family-owned (a rarity in NYC), run by husband-and-wife duo Britton and Wade. Britton’s dad, Tom, opened the first Sweat Yoga studio in LA three years ago and plans to open three more in the near future. Britton and Wade’s adorable pooch Harley can also frequently be found in the studio, further adding to the family-friendly vibe. So, if you’re looking for a yoga studio that has a bit of heat and a lotta heart, pay Sweat Yoga a visit.