Bikram vs CorePower vs YogaWorks, an Expert Comparison

"Corporate Yoga" (defined by us as those yoga businesses with multiple locations in various cities) gets a lot of flack from so-called purists.  For example, people complain that yoga should not be copyrighted a la Bikram Choudhury, that CorePower is too "western" in its approach; and that YogaWorks varies too much from studio to studio-- not corporate enough?

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Professional Athletes & Olympians Practice Yoga

* Editor's Note: This article was updated in July 2017 by the Athletic-Minded Traveler Staff.

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Bikram Yoga Sweat: Stumping the Rocket Scientists.

It started innocently: one day the Bikram Yoga room felt a little cool and I had come to get my sweat on! C’mon. What was going on here? This is Bikram Yoga. You know, the “torture chamber.” Here I was, being tortured by a cool breeze and goose bumps.

What to do? Add clothing. Problem solved.

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The Sniff Test: why this yoga mat is a winner.

*Editor's Note: Updates were made in 2024.

It took a year before we were sold.

But even at the very beginning we took notice.  There was never, ever, a wet spot under our mat. Ever. Wow. We are BIG sweaters. Big. Ask anyone. We pour. At one point in our Hot Yoga practice, we were offered a 3rd towel. We sweat that much. So having a mat completely impervious to liquid is a wonderful thing.

But it is what we noticed after a year that has made us believers.

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Have Mat. Will travel. Yoga away from home made easy.

 

 

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Hot Yoga Freebie ALERT! And what we offer the Athletic-MInded.

Athletic-Minded Traveler seeks to help anyone and everyone stay fit.

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A Reprieve for Yoga Teacher Training Programs

In July of last year we reported that several states were attempting to regulate yoga teacher training programs. (Read the post here.) Today, I New York State said "NO" to such efforts. Governor David Patterson exempted yoga teacher training programs from state regulations overseeing vocational training programs. Why do we care?

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2 things Bikram Yoga and Athletic Minded Traveler share

Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga, and Athletic-Minded Traveler, a healthy lifestyle media company and operator of the largest healthy travel portal (www.athleticmindedtraveler.com), were BOTH featured in a Forbes publication and both encourage healthy and active living.

Here's the post about the Forbes article featuring Athletic-Minded Traveler: click this link

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Strategies for cutting the cost of your yoga practice

We're all a bit more conscious of our spending habits lately, especially when it comes to "non-essential" items in the budget like dining out, shopping and vacations.

But what about the things that add personal value to our lives (and health!), even though they may not be necessary for our immediate survival?

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Naked Bikram Yoga? Thank you but NO.

I was immediately uneasy today when I caught site of a man wearing a very thin WHITE yoga "costume." (In Bikram Yoga, the instructors often refer to one's yoga attire as a costume.) This 30-something, buff guy was positioned two rows behind me and a little to the right. But once the sweat started running, I could fully view his other "position!"

Seriously, what on earth could someone be thinking to wear an unlined, spandex like material in white?

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