This wildly popular studio gets high marks for cleanliness and friendly instructors with a sense of humor. Helping maintain the hygiene factor is the new antimicrobial flooring and the HEPA filtration heating system, which works to reduce the amount of allergens and germs in the air. Light lavender walls and several large windows help offset the "clinically clean" sensation, creating instead a cozy and inviting space. The locker rooms offer showers and storage space for your belongings.
The studio is 7 miles from our featured downtown hotels, on the corner of Kercheval and Wayburn and is very clearly marked. A metered parking lot is available behind the studio, for $0.50 for 2 hours.
A single class is $18, towel rentals are $1 each and water is available for $2. Free loaner mats are available, or you rent a freshly washed towelmat for $1. There is a one-week out of towner special as well: $45.
Call the studio for more information and weather-related closings, otherwise classes are offered Monday 9a; 5:30p; 7:30p. Tuesday 7a (60 min), 9a; 4:30p; 6:30p. Wednesday 9a; 1p; 5:30p; 7:30p (60 min). Thursday 9a; 4:30p; 6:30p (60 min). Friday 9a; 5:30p. Sat 7a, 9a. Sunday 8a; 10a; 6:30p (silent)
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.