Dear SweatBox family,

Effective March 16, we will be temporarily closing the studio to help curb the spread of Covid-19 in our state. We are heartbroken for out neighborhood and our city, our fellow small businesses and all our teachers and students who are impacted personally and economically by the shutdown. In this scary time of social distancing and wondering how we will financially survive, the silver lining is that we are all in this together. It is because of this wonderful community of support and love that we will emerge with a greater sense of connection and humanity.

We are currently filming and updating our YouTube channel so that you can still take classes with your favorite teachers: this will be accessible for all our members within the next few days. Please watch your email and follow us on Instagram or FaceBook for updates.

Remember to breathe deep, find your calm state of mind and send love to your fellow humans. All the yoga has prepared us for this moment.

Much love, Frani and your SweatBox teachers


March Community Classes at The SweatBox

Do you know someone who needs yoga but is financially restricted?

Join Tess every Monday and Saturday from March 2-30 for FREE Traditional Hot Yoga.

Mondays 2-3:30 pm and Saturdays 1:30-3:00 pm

The SweatBox Loft

This sweet space hosts all our non-heated classes - Yin, Slow Flow, workshops and is available for private events.

Access through the silver door across from The SweatBox red door. Use CODE 9642.

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Our Mission-Improve your physical, mental and spiritual health

The SweatBox offers a supportive environment for Yogis of all practice levels. Above all else, we value health, wellness, and community. As such, our class offerings support physical, emotional and spiritual growth for all students. Our committed instructors teach with open-minds and open-hearts.

Real Local. Real Yoga.

The SweatBox Yoga, established in 2001, is one of the oldest Traditional Hot Yoga studios in Seattle.For more info, check out this video. In 2018 we opened The SweatBox Yoga Loft, a space to host non-heated classes.

We opened at a time when Yoga studios were few and far between. For the last 19-plus years, The SweatBox has offered high-quality classes taught by loving, talented teachers. We now offer 90-Minute Traditional Hot Yoga, 60-minute Traditional Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hot Hybrid and Yin Yoga classes as well as workshops and special classes. The SweatBox is committed to offering quality yoga in a personal, open-hearted environment. All of our classes are open to people of all levels and abilities. Our main studio has dressing rooms, showers, mat and towel rentals and filtered water. The SweatBox Loft does not have showers but there are bathrooms to change, mat rentals and filtered water available.


Photo by Kelly Ballantyne

Experienced, Compassionate and Knowledgable

The SweatBox is committed to offering a thoughtful menu of classes taught by experienced, competent and compassionate staff.

The SweatBox owner Frani is inspired by great leaders and community activists.  The SweatBox community strives to be a place where people come to feel lifted up. Many of our students have been practicing with us since we opened our doors in 2001.  The SweatBox teaching staff have a cumulative 100-plus years of teaching experience and all of our teachers are well versed in giving personal adjustments and appropriate modifications.

Hot Yoga


The “Original" Hot Yoga Expanded

Traditional Hot Yoga is the formal grouping of a 26 posture/2 breathing exercise series and is taught in 105 – 110 degree heat. Unlike some Yoga practices where you work specific parts of your body in different classes, through the 26 postures, you will work your entire body “inside out, bones to skin.” Traditional Hot Yoga is a great practice to include with other Yoga styles as well as higher impact sports like running, soccer, basketball and football.

The SweatBox Power Hour is a shorter version (60 minutes) of the Traditional Hot 90 minute class with the integration of some postures in a flow.

Hot Hybrid is a series that merges Traditional Hot and Vinyasa poses into a set flow series in 95-100 degree heat.

Our Vinyasa classes are practiced in a warm room (between 90-95 degrees) and are all taught by experienced Vinyasa teachers.  Unlike some of our other styles, in Vinyasa, no class is ever the same.

The SweatBox is also proud to offer Yin Yoga at The SweatBox Loft on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (non-heated class). Yin is a slow series of long-held postures designed to help students work into their connective tissue, healing and bringing renewed health to the fascia and joints.

First Time
Student Special

Revitalize, re-energize and reorganize yourself.

The SweatBox New Student Special includes two weeks of Yoga at the SweatBox for $35.00.

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Schedule &

Find a class that works for you and feel the benefits of building a regular yoga practice.

Visit our online portal to view the latest schedule, instructors as well as any school or holiday closures for our Capitol Hill Studio.

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of Yoga

A wonderful gift for anyone and any occasion.

Visit our online store today. For Gift Certificates, Click on Gift Certificates in the top right corner.

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Video: Traditional Hot Yoga

Video: Vinyasa Yoga


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