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Reviewed September 3, 2012
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What You'll Get
Adopting exercises from other cultures can help shake up a workout, which explains the growing popularity of that sport where Scottish guys throw logs. Speak the universal language—sweating—with today’s Groupon to Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 20 yoga classes (up to a $260 value).
- For $49, you get 35 yoga classes (up to a $475 value).
Inside Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City’s 2,000-square-foot practice space, yogis work through the classic 26-posture Bikram series to strengthen muscle groups across the entire body while centering the mind. The studio’s robust schedule of 90-minute sweat sessions accommodates students of all skill levels, who learn at the flexible feet of a team of instructors certified in the Bikram style. The attentive teachers start 105-degree classes with a deep breathing technique to hone concentration before heading into a sequence of standing poses designed to challenge students’ flexibility, balance, and strength. During the second half of class, pupils perform floor poses, promoting circulation to cleanse organs while purging toxins through sweat, making room for freshly oxygenated blood and fresh donuts. Students must bring a mat, large towel, and water, though rentals are available. So that students can avoid attracting deer as a walking salt lick on the way home, the studio’s spacious locker rooms host roomy showers and space for clean, dry clothes. Parking is also available for four-wheeled friends.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 8/29/12, classes expire 60 days from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. New students only. Not valid for students who have attended Bikram Yoga Seacliff. Subject to availability. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bikram Hot Yoga & Pilates Daly City
The instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga & Pilates Daly City embody a commitment to wellness through the method's 26 postures, having received their certifications from the creator of Bikram yoga himself, Bikram Choudhury. Demonstrating their dedication, the CPR-ready teachers must undergo recertification and win a barefoot-hopscotch tournament on an active volcano every three years, ensuring that they can lead classes in the studio's 105-degree heat.
Their 90-minute sessions bend and stretch through Bikram's poses in a progressive order, a sequence that both warms and limbers up the body's connective tissues. As the steamy temperatures flush out toxins through sweat, newly oxygenated blood refreshes every part of the physique. The staff encourages guests to cultivate a deep understanding of technique rather than a drive to quickly perfect it, reassuring them that "there is no standard of comparison except yourself."
The studio also offers classic hot Pilates, a method of exercise designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Regular practice of Pilates can increase strength and flexibility, improve coordination, posture, and balance, and may help with bone density and joint health.