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Introductory Offer

New Students Get 10 Days for $20!

Welcome to the hottest yoga community in town!

 Pure Sweat is an original Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga studio located in downtown Ithaca’s vibrant West End.

Original Hot 26&2 Series

90 Minutes

This Original Hot Yoga Class includes a series of twenty-six Hatha Yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing techniques designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience.

This class is suitable for all levels.

60 Minutes

This is a 60-minute version of our Classic Series, it includes all twenty-six postures and two Pranayama breathing techniques! This is a good way to get in and out quickly, without sacrificing any postures. It’s fun and hard!

This class is suitable for all levels.

75 Minutes

This is a fun and upbeat version of the 24&2 Original Hot Yoga class set to music. The class is meant for experienced practitioners who are interested in expanding their practice and trying variations of the postures.

Not suitable for first-time students.


90 Minutes

Ashtanga classes present the foundational techniques of ujjayi pranayama (yogic breath), bandhas (energy control) and drishti (focused gaze) to draw awareness deep into the body during the practice of yoga asanas (postures). Sequencing will follow a classical vinyasa approach, opening with sun salutations and standing postures, ending with backbends, inversions, and savasana, and will include cleansing twists, balancing postures and more from both 1st and 2nd series Ashtanga. Instruction will include alignment detail for all levels of practitioners.

This class is suitable for all levels.

Ashtanga Workshop

120 Minutes  

Curious about Ashtanga Yoga?
Our monthly Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga mini-workshop is a great way to explore the foundations of the Primary Series. In this class, you will be guided through the first half of the Primary Series at a slow pace with modifications and plenty of instruction. This class is appropriate for complete beginners to Yoga, seasoned practitioners looking for refinement in their practice, and students who are recovering from injury, illness and/or trauma. Typically the third Sunday of the month 12:00-2:00.

Visit our Workshops + News Page for Upcoming Dates

Hot Vinyasa Flow

90 Minutes

Hot Vinyasa connects movement to breath using creative sequencing and invigorating music. This powerful combination aids to inspire physical, energetic, mental, and inner freedom or a higher state of consciousness. This is a heated all level class. 

I’m perennially grateful for the warm and welcoming community that is the staff and students of the Pure Sweat studio. I’ve practiced Bikram yoga almost daily for 8 years and at this point, I really think of it as a life-long practice. I feel better than I ever did when I was in my twenties, and I’ve always been an active person. Many people find the idea of “hot yoga” daunting—and it’s definitely a challenge! There’s an adjustment period, and it can be quite humbling. But the difficult days are as important as the days that feel easy: There’s always something new to learn about yourself, even when you’ve practiced a posture literally hundreds of times. Kitty Liu

This is a fantastic Bikram Yoga studio with excellent, caring instructors. They have all have made a real effort to work with me and help me find modifications to the postures that will allow me to get the most out of class. I have dabbled in yoga elsewhere before, and even recently when out of town, and can say without reservation that the instructors at this studio are far and away the most helpful I’ve encountered anywhere. Class sizes are usually relatively small and make it possible for the instructors to really try to help everyone, from the complete novice like me to even the most practiced participants. The atmosphere is very warm (both figuratively and literally) and welcoming. I highly recommend that you check out Pure Sweat – Bikram Method Yoga.

Andrew Wallenstein

I entered Pure Sweat Yoga studio a skeptic on a one week pass gifted to me. I was in for a pleasant surprise! The staff is incredibly helpful, motivating and knowledgeable. That coupled with the incredible detox I felt after my first practice, I knew I was hooked. 

Staff called me by name on every visit that week, even before I signed in. There was no pressure, just caring and encouragement to try harder every posture and practice.

In many years as a triathlete and runner,  I’ve never felt as good as after a session at this studio. Its the toughest workout I’ve done but the rewards are priceless. Get in here and change your life! I did.

Brenda Michaud

Cancer Survivor