Bikram Yoga Halifax
During an interview with Halifax magazine, Kristin Johnston stressed the value of her yoga studio's lounge as a discussion space. "It's so important that people talk about their experiences in the hot room,” she said, adding that, “We all struggle with something in that room and it is essential to have a space where people feel comfortable in sharing their experiences.” The lounge helps people do just that. It’s a place where beginners and returning yogis alike gather around a two-sided fireplace to mingle after stress-relieving 90-minute classes.
Kristin wasn't devoted to Bikram yoga and the spirit of community it engenders when she first began attending classes—it was only after completing a 30-day challenge that she decided to centre her career on the intensive art. Now, she happily leads others through the 26 postures and two breathing exercises that were designed to gradually stretch each body part. According to the yoga's philosophy, the sequence should be conducted in a room heated between 32 and 45 degrees Celsius, the ideal temperature for loosening and detoxifying muscles and cooking an egg on your abs. As guests segue from one pose to the next, they test their stamina in pursuit of benefits such as improved balance and flexibility.