Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today’s warming Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class card valid for any session at Bikram Yoga Burnaby (an $89 value).
At Bikram Yoga Burnaby’s new 11,000-square-foot studio, students flex body and mind in heated rooms as they conquer Bikram's classic postures. With five to six sessions offered daily, mind and body have ample opportunity to connect with the help of 26 progressive postures and two breathing exercises, each designed to improve balance, board-game strategery, and circulation. A five-class card gives practitioners a chance to sample the teachings from the studio's regular instructors—including teachers who apprenticed with originator Bikram Choudhury—all emphasizing spiritual and physical health. Modern antimicrobial flooring and a filtered water system ensure that no microscopic practitioners enter the facility, and shower facilities with complimentary lockers keep possessions tidy.
While warming up for a hot session or re-entering the world of slumped postures, yogis relax in a sizeable lounge saturated in blissful vibes and adorned with flowers. For an additional fee, on-site babysitting, mats, and towels are available, and therapeutic massages are at the ready to soothe both hardworking body parts and the friends who drove them to the studio.
Bikram Yoga Burnaby
Heated air seeps into students’ pores as they enter Bikram Yoga Burnaby’s two heated practice rooms, preparing muscles for workouts filled with deep, therapeutic stretches. Mindful of new and old faces alike, the instructors begin to demonstrate the 26 Hatha poses meant to promote health, longevity, and a youthful appearance. Each beginner-friendly pose builds upon the next, summoning cleansing beads of sweat as students flex and bend atop antimicrobial flooring and near wall-length mirrors. Focused breathing exercises help students expel stress with each exhalation, clearing minds of fog and worry.
Before and after classes, students may explore the 11,000-square-foot facility’s other amenities, which range from child care and towel service to showers and a juice bar. Fresh flowers add a hint of nature to the clean, modern lines of marble countertops and lounge tables, where students gather to socialize before heading to the nearby SkyTrain or a flying monkey parked in the studio’s free lot.
111-4501 North Rd.
Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4R7