Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $29, you get eight Bikram-yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Petaluma (a $128 value).
Under the tutelage of Bikram Yoga Petaluma’s director, Lynn Whitlow, seasoned instructors lead a foray into flexibility with a schedule geared toward beginner Bikram enthusiasts but that is demanding enough to benefit even the most masterful yogis. Deposit sole-huggers at the shoetree before unfurling cushiony mats and morphing through a series of 26 postures that can flush toxins, promote weight loss, and prepare muscles to shimmy through doggy doors. During each 90-minute class, students will stretch, twist, and bend in high heat, which facilitates muscular malleability and handlebar sweat-staches.
Quirky artwork adorns the whimsical studio’s walls, and antimicrobial carpet, which wicks away moisture, blankets the floor. The studio receives a weekly scouring to eliminate grime and round up leftover chakras. Parents can bring their tireless tykes in for childcare during all Wednesday and Saturday classes.
Bikram Yoga Petaluma
Bikram Yoga Petaluma is the last in a long line of yoga studios opened by Lynn Whitlow. When this yoga championship judge isn't teaching on her home turf, she travels to other studios to lead Bikram yoga seminars and workshops. She and her team of instructors guide students of all levels through a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises during each 90-minute class.
These intense workouts take place inside a heated studio that has whimsical touches. On the beige walls, there are posters of cartoon characters striking yoga poses, which serve as an amusing guide. The boutique has apparel from the Yoga Hell clothing line, which has a cartoon devil—an playful allusion to all the high temperatures, challenging poses, and tridents you must dodge in a typical hot yoga class.