Inside a room heated to a balmy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, a certified Bikram yoga instructor leads students through eagle, locust, and rabbit poses. These poses, part of a 26-asana sequence designed by yogi Bikram Choudhury, are intended to increase oxygen and blood flow through every inch of the body. Though the physical benefits of a stronger, more flexible body are undeniable, the good done to the mental and spiritual selves can only be described—a greater sense of peace, increased mental clarity, and the ability to tolerate people who talk about their night dreams. Eager to share its passion for the practice, the staff at Bikram Yoga equips new students with everything they need to succeed. Friendly receptionists hand students towels and mats before pointing them in the direction of clean, sleek changing and shower areas. The studio itself is constantly filled with purifying practitioners, as a deep bench of certified instructors teach both morning and evening classes seven days a week.
For more than 30 years, the non-profit, volunteer-driven Canadian Museum of Flight has educated aviation enthusiasts about British Columbia's flying-machine history with a comprehensive, well-preserved collection of aircraft and aviation artifacts. Among its flock of winged warriors, visitors will find replicas of WW1 aircrafts, a Waco biplane from 1930, a Douglas DC-3 transport from 1940, and a 1942 Hampden bomber, which was used in World War II and is the last craft of its type in existence. Hand-plucked jets include a de Havilland Vampire fighter, the all-Canadian designed and built CF-100, and the needle-nosed Lockheed Starfighter. While some of these crafts, like a third eye, are just for show, many of the fleet-footed fleet regularly take to the skies at airshows and events during the warmer months. Groupon users also receive a 15% discount off anything in the aviation gift shop.
At The Great Escape's multilevel indoor playground, kids, families, friends, and parties of up to 400 people discover an oasis of amusement through a lava slide, toddler's area, obstacle courses, bowling, and arcade games. Admission ($8 for ages 3 and younger; $12 for ages 4 and older) garners kids free reign to explore the elaborate, 24-foot tall jungle adventure playground that harbours escapees from other play centres and more than 50 imaginative elements such as a lava drop slide and suspension bridges. 3-D golf lets putters experience the game under the fluorescent glow of black lights ($8 per 9-hole game; $12 per 18-hole game), and the two-storey laser-tag arena sharpens gamers' skills for the impending zombie apocalypse ($8 per person or $18 for three entries). Additional activities include the Air Trek obstacle adventure ($8 per person, $18 for three entries), a 22-foot climbing wall ($6 per person), arcade and redemption games, the aim-testing ballistics zone, and Highway 66 bowling with multiple game-play options. There is no admission fee for adults when a child accompanies each; a $6 admission fee applies per each extra grown-up, the value of which is put on a gift card to be spent at the centre or on bribing wee ones to relinquish use of the slide.
As a multi-styled yoga studio we offer a wide variety of yoga classes from the more physically intensive (Hot,'the Practice', Flow, Core yoga Fusion and Fluid Flow classes) through to the more relaxive (Restorative, CandleLight, Relax Deeply, Gentle, Hatha, Luna Yoga classes) and in-between (Yin/Yang, Flow & Focus, Strength
Thunderbird Show Park showcases show jumping, dressage, and other grandstand events on 85 acres just east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. As a member of the FEI World Cup Show Jumping North American League, the park is one of the largest venue of its kind on Canada's West Coast with bleacher seating for 3,500 and wireless internet for updating horses back home with competition results and your current state of sweatiness. During high-stakes events such as the Dianne Tidball Legacy Grand Prix and the Fortress Paper Grand Prix, viewers can settle into the VIP Ringside Marquee, which grants a clear view of equine prodigies posed to win $50,000, also-rans, and stranger's bald spots.
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