Bikram yoga gets its powerful potential for stress relief from a heated practice space, which loosens students’ muscles while softening up the post-class ice cream. Get a scoop of relaxation with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 20 yoga classes at Bikram Yoga River North (a $200 value). Students must be 18 or older.
Bikram Yoga River North boasts a brand new 6800 square foot space and a staff taught by founder Bikram Choudhury, with each guru ready to revitalize world-wearied bodies with a schedule of classes tailored to beginners. Instructors cultivate a studio community where students and health-conscious origami swans fold through Bikram’s 26 different poses during 90-minute sessions that engage muscle from head to toe. Balmy breezes topping out at 110 degrees wash over pupils during class, encouraging malleable muscles resistant to injury and spurring a healthy sweat to oust toxins and pore-size body snatchers through the skin.
Students of all fitness levels tote along a mat, towel, and water bottle for class, taking care to don light threads when braving the heated asanas, including garb such as shorts and T-shirts. Instructors recommend hydrated bodies and empty bellies for a comfortable, potty-break-free session.
Bikram Yoga River North
Inside a 2,000-square-foot room heated between 105 and 110 degrees, people twist their bodies into the 26 poses of Bikram yoga. Bikram Yoga River North's studio space is certainly necessary: it needs to accommodate yoga students of all experience levels all at once.
Though everyone performs the poses together, instructors—who were directly trained and certified by the yoga style's founder—help participants modify the poses to their ability. Each posture works a specific part of the body, and the heat encourages flexibility and prompts sweating, which can expel toxins.
Whether before or after class, all students are welcome to use the studio's complete changing room and private shower facilities, which are part of Bikram Yoga River North's other 4,000 square feet, along with a large lobby.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“perfect! Great deal and I really enjoyed the class :)”
“Hydrate before you go... the classes are great but in my opinion if you have not done anything like this and or have not been able to get out and enjoy of of the...”
“Hydrate before you go... the classes are great but in my opinion if you have not done anything like this and or have not been able to get out and enjoy of of the lovely Chicago springtime weather then I recommend taking it slow- listen to your body and enjoy the ride- its definitely worth it.”
“It's very challenging but also incredibly rewarding. If you feel like you can't keep going, just lie on your mat and breathe: nobody judges you for it :)”