From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Bikram Yoga (a $150 value). Your Groupon is redeemable at either the Annapolis or Severna Park locations of the yogarie.
Bikram yoga consists of 26 poses and breathing exercises that center, strengthen, and lengthen every muscle with the muscle-melting powers of a 100-plus-degree room. It's designed to cater to all skill levels, allowing practitioners to choose the rigorousity of each workout. Sweat out toxins and enjoy mind-expanding stretches while breathing deeply; afterward, you'll leave focused, with a cleansed, centered, and worry-free glow. Classes are taught several times a day, so you can de-stress before each meal with thrice-daily stretch and sweat sessions or a once-a-week high-temperature workout. Aspiring perspirants should bring a yoga mat, a large towel, and a water bottle to each class, and they should also consult Bikram Yoga's FAQ's before their first lesson. First-timers should plan to arrive to class 15–20 minutes early.
All of Bikram Yoga's instructors have been personally trained by founder Bikram Choudhury himself, so they're fully prepared to show students the path to weight loss, increased lung capacity, and total body wellness. Their expertise and friendliness, combined with the studio's warm and welcoming space, equally embrace yoga veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their toes. A month of unlimited classes may lead you to a svelter shape, a less-stressed existence, or a budding career in the contortioning arts.
Yoga Factory Annapolis
Emily and Philip Vendemmia look after their students by wrangling a massive schedule of more than 72 classes per week. Bolstered by a strong team of certified Bikram yoga instructors, the duo guides students through Bikram’s 90-minute routine, consisting of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Instructors crank each studio’s practice space to a hot and humid 105 degrees to help pupils’ muscles safely sink into deep, healing stretches and purge harmful toxins from the body. Each of the standing and seated poses is designed to work every muscle, ligament, and joint while sending freshly oxygenated vampire food to the organs to help support health and fitness.