Woven into the fabric of Radiant Yoga is a dedication to healing. In the quiet studio heated to 100 degrees or more, instructors guide students through a hot Hatha yoga series that aims to rid bodies of toxins, improve flexibility, tone muscle, and burn a fistful of calories to prevent injuries and maladies. To bolster mental wellbeing, yogis help center pupils at candlelight hot-yoga sessions, which strengthen cores with gentle exercise and slow-breathing techniques set to music. Outside the studio, the staff reduces aches and pains with a combo of Eastern and Western therapies such as raindrop therapy and Thai massages. Keeping guests out of the clutches of Big Pharma, the mythical falcon that sneaks aspirin into people’s mouths as they sleep, the studio hosts holistic clinics where they divulge homespun and organic remedies for allergies and other ailments.
Radiant Yoga's newest class is laughter yoga, which combines laughing exercises with the ancient yogic breathing of Pranayama. When people get stressed or angry, their breathing tends to get irregular and shallow. Laughter yoga has the opposite effect, working to regulate group respiration through positive feelings, and thus increasing the flow of oxygen to the body for renewed energy. The staff likes to think of this giggling/fitness hybrid as a "joy cocktail," made all the more potent by the large number of participants and the laughing gas released from the air vents.