Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon to stretch your muscles and muscle your stretches into a month-long stretch of intense muscular moves: for $30, you get a month of unlimited hot yoga at Bikram Yoga Bellevue (a $140 value).
Bikram Yoga Bellevue operates on the philosophy that it's never too late to start reaping the strengthening and detoxifying benefits of hot yoga. Practiced in a heated room to increase flexibility, decrease likelihood of injury, and activate shrinky dinks, Bikram yoga focuses on 26 poses that benefit students of all skill levels, ages, and body types. Experienced and compassionate instructors oversee classes to ensure students are fully folded into half-crescent positions. Check out the wide range of class times on the schedule to see when you can drop by between sessions of hot chocolate and contemplating infinity. Bring a mat (or rent one for $2), towel, and water.
Much like being chased by a tyrannical zamboni, the increased heart rate you experience during hot yoga provides a cardio workout while also developing the immune system, increasing bone density, improving circulation, and helping concentration and balance.
- If you are looking for a Bikram with a good vibe, Bikram Bellevue on 120th is THE place to go. Sweat it out, glow and HEAL! – Rachel M., Yelp
- The instructors are great! They are kind, friendly, helpful, know you by name and make you feel like they genuinely are interested in being there. – kristinnoelle, Citysearch
The Yoga Element
The Yoga Element instructors share their passion for the hot yoga practice with their community, leading students of all ages and abilities down a path of mental and physical wellness. In the studio space complemented by Chihuly artwork in the lobby and floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of downtown Bellevue, the instructors inspire students with carefully designed routine and pepper the sessions with personal touches and individual attention.
The studio's perspiration-inducing 105-degree heat and 40% humidity are intended to enhance the practice, helping even the stiffest muscles melt deeply into stretches as they move through the series of standing and seated poses. This heat also pervades the power vinyasa classes, which flow through poses quickly to get a cardio workout while toning physiques.