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Winter has reached its peak. The city into a frozen wasteland of gray snowy slush and wind that makes you duck inside bodegas just to regain the feeling in your thighs, and you've forgotten what it's like to leave the house without eighteen layers—let alone with any skin exposed.

That means hot yoga is calling. Touted as a great way to increase flexibility and strength while ridding the body of toxins, a hot yoga can be in the Bikram style (a slow sequence of 26 moves performed at 105 degrees), or just your typical Vinyasa flow at 90 degrees or more—either will get you sweating more than Crossfit. The yoga high is real here, so find refuge in a steamy studio guaranteed to bring you back to the days of that long-lost season called "summer."

Below, we've mapped out the hottest spots get your tree pose down throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. So grab a jumbo water bottle (freeze it: you'll thank us) and shed those layers to sweat the snow struggle away.—Megan Soll

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1. Bikram Yoga Harlem

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Sweat it out uptown at Harlem’s premier Bikram studio. At the requisite 105 degrees, you’ll learn the stances and push your flexibility through 26 poses. Take note, morning people: 6:30am classes on weekdays are half-price. [Photo]

2. Pure Yoga

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With a spotless, trendy lounge area, spa-like amenities, and a members-only policy, Pure Yoga fits the bill for a luxury yoga studio. They offer four types of hot yoga at 100 degrees: basics, slow flow, vinyasa, and fast-paced power yoga. Contact them to take a complimentary trial class either here or at their Upper East Side location. [Photo]

3. New York Yoga

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Choose between 60, 75, and 90-minute Vinyasa flow classes at this 105 degree studio. It’s small and simple, less intimidating for first-timers and those living in the neighborhood. Plus there’s a 10% discount for students 25 and younger. [Photo]

4. Bikram Yoga NYC - Upper East Side

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This mini-chain is the go-to for Bikram across the city with five locations, and the UES spot boasts new Flotex flooring throughout the studio. The temperature is dialed up to 105 degrees and classes run 90 minutes, so come well-rested, and early—empty spots are given to standby students 7 minutes before class time. [Photo]

5. Earth Yoga NYC

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This studio—set on cool, hardwood flooring—caps its classes at 25 students. It offers a few class varieties, including three types of power Vinyasa, as well as Ashtanga yoga, between 90 and 100 degrees. Singles classes are $29. [Photo]

6. Bikram Yoga Grand Central

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This 1200-foot studio is built to house plenty of yoga-goers. It even has a terrace with a view, to cool off or relax. P.E.M. yoga flooring helps evaporate moisture quickly, so you’ll get sweaty but not worry about soggy carpeting. A single class will run you $25, but take your first week for $25 and go as often as you like. [Photo]

7. Bikram Yoga Herald Square

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This mecca by Macy's is a massive studio for Bikram enthusiasts and newbies alike. Tackle 26 poses at 105 degrees and 40% humidity with generous space between you and your neighbor. Though classes are typically $30 apiece, you can try a matinée class at 10am or 12pm for just $8. [Photo]

8. Yoga 216

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This boutique studio tucked away in West Chelsea caps its classes at six students, so you’re sure to get the instructor's full attention. They offer 75-minutes basic sessions or open-level heated yoga, and temps rest at 95 degrees. 216 also offers massages and acupuncture, if you really want to go all out. [Photo]

9. Modo Yoga NYC

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Originally from Canada, Modo (previously Moksha) is used to sweating it out in cold weather, and it opened this West Village spot in 2012. There are three styles: Moksha Flow, Moksha, and Hot Yin (major stretching with extra long poses). Single classes are $20 apiece (whether they're 60, 75, or 90 minutes long) and rest at a simmering 98 degrees. [Photo]

10. Bikram Yoga Lower East Side

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Dive into yoga with the fun crowd in the LES. The studio is owned by one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Tricia Donegan and you can sweat it out in a pink-lit room with her for only $25 for your first week. And if you're lucky, you'll have a Lady Gaga sighting—this is her preferred studio. [Photo]

11. Y7 Studio

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Ever wished yoga would stop with the ambient noises and play Drake already? Both this Soho location and the Williamsburg studio pump hip-hop into 90-degree vinyasa flow or slow burn classes. They max out at 10 students, and last 60 minutes. For a well-rounded yogi experience, you can even book a session with a resident astrologer (no joke). [Photo]

12. Lyons Den Power Yoga

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Enter the Den in Tribeca for heated yoga classes in the Baptiste Yoga™ Method (perhaps taught by one of the city's hottest trainers?) ranging from 60 to 90 minutes. Take it slow with Power Flow or Power Journey, enjoy the playlist in the Power Beats class, or explore the basics of the movements in Power Fundamentals. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

13. Bikram Yoga Astoria

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This Bikram spot on 23rd Avenue offers beginner's Hatha yoga classes six times a day, which is the full 90-minute series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises. Singles classes are $25, but all drop-ins are just $10 on Thursdays. Be sure to bring your own mat and towel. [Photo]

14. The Yoga Room

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As one of Queens's best yoga studios, the Yoga Room brings the heat to Long Island City in three class options: Bikram (105 degrees), Hot Yoga Flow (100 degrees), and Hot Vinyasa (90 degrees). With plenty more space than its downtown Manhattan competitors, you’ll finish class without worrying about sweating on your neighbor. Classes run at $20 each. [Photo]

15. Yoga to the People

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YTTP near McCarren Park in Williamsburg does 60- and 90-minute at upwards of 105 degrees that are markedly different from the Bikram style. They also offer hot yoga at the 27th Street and 38th Street locations in Manhattan. Note that this location of the donation-based chain is the only one to offer class packages, though pre-registration is still not required. [Photo]

16. Sacred Brooklyn

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Sacred Brooklyn offers great alternative classes, including hot yoga variations: Sweat through Hot Flow Intensity at 105 degrees for 105 minutes. Do a Hot Wind Down in a candlelit room. Pump it up with Hot Yoga Jams, where the instructor skips verbal queues in lieu of music (note that this one has a prerequisite of five Flow classes). [Photo]

17. Prana Power Yoga

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This is a fast-paced vinyasa class, scorching your muscles in a 100+ degree room. Classes include a 90-minute Hot Hatha and Heated Alignment Flow, or you can opt for the basics at a balmy 80 degrees. Try out this location or the Union Square one for $20 per class. [Photo]

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1. Bikram Yoga Harlem

518 W 145th St New York, NY 10031
Sweat it out uptown at Harlem’s premier Bikram studio. At the requisite 105 degrees, you’ll learn the stances and push your flexibility through 26 poses. Take note, morning people: 6:30am classes on weekdays are half-price. [Photo]

2. Pure Yoga

204 W 77th St New York, NY 10024
With a spotless, trendy lounge area, spa-like amenities, and a members-only policy, Pure Yoga fits the bill for a luxury yoga studio. They offer four types of hot yoga at 100 degrees: basics, slow flow, vinyasa, and fast-paced power yoga. Contact them to take a complimentary trial class either here or at their Upper East Side location. [Photo]

3. New York Yoga

132 E 85th St New York, NY 10028
Choose between 60, 75, and 90-minute Vinyasa flow classes at this 105 degree studio. It’s small and simple, less intimidating for first-timers and those living in the neighborhood. Plus there’s a 10% discount for students 25 and younger. [Photo]

4. Bikram Yoga NYC - Upper East Side

173 E 83rd St New York, NY 10028
This mini-chain is the go-to for Bikram across the city with five locations, and the UES spot boasts new Flotex flooring throughout the studio. The temperature is dialed up to 105 degrees and classes run 90 minutes, so come well-rested, and early—empty spots are given to standby students 7 minutes before class time. [Photo]

5. Earth Yoga NYC

328 E 61st St New York, NY 10065
This studio—set on cool, hardwood flooring—caps its classes at 25 students. It offers a few class varieties, including three types of power Vinyasa, as well as Ashtanga yoga, between 90 and 100 degrees. Singles classes are $29. [Photo]

6. Bikram Yoga Grand Central

226 E 54th St New York, NY 10022
This 1200-foot studio is built to house plenty of yoga-goers. It even has a terrace with a view, to cool off or relax. P.E.M. yoga flooring helps evaporate moisture quickly, so you’ll get sweaty but not worry about soggy carpeting. A single class will run you $25, but take your first week for $25 and go as often as you like. [Photo]

7. Bikram Yoga Herald Square

139 W 35th St New York, NY 10123
This mecca by Macy's is a massive studio for Bikram enthusiasts and newbies alike. Tackle 26 poses at 105 degrees and 40% humidity with generous space between you and your neighbor. Though classes are typically $30 apiece, you can try a matinée class at 10am or 12pm for just $8. [Photo]

8. Yoga 216

511 W 20th St New York, NY 10011
This boutique studio tucked away in West Chelsea caps its classes at six students, so you’re sure to get the instructor's full attention. They offer 75-minutes basic sessions or open-level heated yoga, and temps rest at 95 degrees. 216 also offers massages and acupuncture, if you really want to go all out. [Photo]

9. Modo Yoga NYC

434 Sixth Ave New York, NY 10011
Originally from Canada, Modo (previously Moksha) is used to sweating it out in cold weather, and it opened this West Village spot in 2012. There are three styles: Moksha Flow, Moksha, and Hot Yin (major stretching with extra long poses). Single classes are $20 apiece (whether they're 60, 75, or 90 minutes long) and rest at a simmering 98 degrees. [Photo]

10. Bikram Yoga Lower East Side

172 Allen St New York, NY 10002
Dive into yoga with the fun crowd in the LES. The studio is owned by one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Tricia Donegan and you can sweat it out in a pink-lit room with her for only $25 for your first week. And if you're lucky, you'll have a Lady Gaga sighting—this is her preferred studio. [Photo]

11. Y7 Studio

182 Lafayette St New York, NY 10013
Ever wished yoga would stop with the ambient noises and play Drake already? Both this Soho location and the Williamsburg studio pump hip-hop into 90-degree vinyasa flow or slow burn classes. They max out at 10 students, and last 60 minutes. For a well-rounded yogi experience, you can even book a session with a resident astrologer (no joke). [Photo]

12. Lyons Den Power Yoga

279 Church St New York, NY 10013
Enter the Den in Tribeca for heated yoga classes in the Baptiste Yoga™ Method (perhaps taught by one of the city's hottest trainers?) ranging from 60 to 90 minutes. Take it slow with Power Flow or Power Journey, enjoy the playlist in the Power Beats class, or explore the basics of the movements in Power Fundamentals. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

13. Bikram Yoga Astoria

38-01 23rd Ave Astoria NY 11103
This Bikram spot on 23rd Avenue offers beginner's Hatha yoga classes six times a day, which is the full 90-minute series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises. Singles classes are $25, but all drop-ins are just $10 on Thursdays. Be sure to bring your own mat and towel. [Photo]

14. The Yoga Room

10-14 47th Rd, Queens, NY 11101
As one of Queens's best yoga studios, the Yoga Room brings the heat to Long Island City in three class options: Bikram (105 degrees), Hot Yoga Flow (100 degrees), and Hot Vinyasa (90 degrees). With plenty more space than its downtown Manhattan competitors, you’ll finish class without worrying about sweating on your neighbor. Classes run at $20 each. [Photo]
10-14 47th Rd
Queens, NY 11101

15. Yoga to the People

211 N 11th St Brooklyn, NY 11211
YTTP near McCarren Park in Williamsburg does 60- and 90-minute at upwards of 105 degrees that are markedly different from the Bikram style. They also offer hot yoga at the 27th Street and 38th Street locations in Manhattan. Note that this location of the donation-based chain is the only one to offer class packages, though pre-registration is still not required. [Photo]

16. Sacred Brooklyn

197 Clifton Pl Brooklyn, NY 11216
Sacred Brooklyn offers great alternative classes, including hot yoga variations: Sweat through Hot Flow Intensity at 105 degrees for 105 minutes. Do a Hot Wind Down in a candlelit room. Pump it up with Hot Yoga Jams, where the instructor skips verbal queues in lieu of music (note that this one has a prerequisite of five Flow classes). [Photo]

17. Prana Power Yoga

299 Smith St Brooklyn, NY 11231
This is a fast-paced vinyasa class, scorching your muscles in a 100+ degree room. Classes include a 90-minute Hot Hatha and Heated Alignment Flow, or you can opt for the basics at a balmy 80 degrees. Try out this location or the Union Square one for $20 per class. [Photo]