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.
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
The 26 postures of Bikram Yoga are sequenced in an order intentioned to maximize the stretching, strengthening, and detoxifying of bodies, all aided by the muscle-melting properties of a room heated to over 40 degrees Celsius. The instructors at Bikram Yoga White Rock lead students through this practice seven days a week. As they’ve shared yoga with community members, Bikram Yoga White Rock has garnered a loyal legion of yogis.
Kerrisdale Yoga's boutique studio welcomes participants into many standard and nonstandard yoga programs, all performed in a welcoming, community class structure. Journey through 60- to 75-minute program sessions to explore classical postures in Hatha Yoga, focus on physical injuries in Hatha for Healing, and boldly achieve linear body alignment using helpful props in Iyengar courses. Students may build flexibility, cardiovascular strength, and a small castle made of cinderblocks in Vinyasa Power Yoga or delve into Kundalini Yoga's blend of dynamic posture transitions, breath exercises, and meditation. Barefoot benders join Yin Yoga to train in opening connective tissues through slow, steady floor postures and a steady stream of compliments. Final relaxation poses, such as savasana, cap each session with needed reflection and physical rest.
East Side is a small, community oriented yoga studio that offers everything from sweaty Vinyasa yoga to meditative Yin, Forrest, and Iyengar styles. We have unofficially crowned ourselves the Least Pretentious Yoga Studio in Vancouver.