We love Boulder for offering us many fantastic yoga options. The owner of this Bikram studio takes a no-nonsense approach to teaching and sticks to the Bikram philosophy to the letter. Radha Garcia founded the studio about 20 years ago! We enjoy the discipline and welcome a good sweat session.
Bikram Boulder offers a large carpeted practice space with great natural lighting from a wall of windows. Locker rooms are spacious and feature 3-4 showers each and plenty of storage space for your belongings.
You'll find the studio about 2.5 miles from our featured hotels, with the entrance on the first floor of the building. Plenty of parking is available behind the building or on the street, but please refrain from parking in the marked residential spots. The studio faces the Valmont dog and bike park.
A single class is $20, mat rentals are $2 and towel rentals are $2. Bottled water in a variety of sizes is available for around $2-$3. An early bird special is offered for every 6a class (M-F) for $10, compared to the normal drop-in fee of $20. 5 class card also available for $79.
Call the studio or check the website for more detailed class information, otherwise unless there is a holiday classes are offered weekdays: 6a, 9a, noon, 4:30p, 6:30p. Sat/Sun 9a, noon, 4:30p.
ABOUT BIKRAM YOGA
Bikram Yoga welcomes beginners. This 90 minute class consists of 26 beginning postures and is conducted in a hot room (approx. 110 degrees) with, hopefully, high humidity. But don't be fooled into thinking beginning means easy - it doesn't! Iron men and couch potatoes, alike, have found themselves floored in "dead man's pose" just minutes into this challenging workout. You don't have to be strong or flexible or in excellent shape to do this yoga - you simply have to be willing. What we also really like about Bikram's is that every studio teaches the same sequence of postures so you always know you're going to get a full-body workout, a great benefit for travelers.
** Note they don't call it "sweaty stinky yoga" without reason. Often smaller studios will have a very distinct fragrance. Don't fret and just do the yoga.