Like playing in the bathtub, yoga is at its best when performed in heat and alongside rubber ducks. Sink into a steaming state of namaste with today's Groupon to Bikram's Yoga College of India - Hall Street or Bikram's Yoga College of India - Southeast. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, new customers get a 20-pack of Bikram–yoga classes (up to a $200 value).
- For $29, anyone gets one month of unlimited Bikram–yoga classes (up to a $115 value).
Bikram's Yoga's certified pros of protoplasmic pliability guide students of all skill levels in 90-minute limb-limbering classes. Each session features 26 postures and two breathing exercises performed in a studio heated to 105+ degrees Fahrenheit. These cauldron-like temperatures facilitate safe and deep stretching, increasing flexibility for greater range of motion during athletic activities and performances of Pretzels On Ice.
Body-bending buffs claim these sweat-inducing movements possess many health-boosting benefits, including detoxification, injury prevention, weight loss, and stress relief. Students should bring a yoga mat and bath-size towel to class, or they can rent one for $1.00 at the studio. Yoga mats are also available for purchase. It is vital to hydrate before and after practicing Bikram yoga, and students should come with an open mind and a stomach devoid of food or lead marbles.
- The staff is very friendly and encouraging. Their facilities are new, up-to-date, contemporary, and most of all clean. – marcus n., Yelp, 11/11/10
- The environment is calm and inviting, clean and open. The instructors are soothing yet challenging, and the other people who practice there are friendly and helpful to newbies like me! – misspetry, Citysearch
Bikram Yoga Greater Portland
Certified regular and guest instructors at Bikram Yoga Greater Portland guides groups through yoga poses and breathing exercises inside rooms heated to a temperature of 105 degrees or higher. Flow through up to 26 postures of varying difficulty in each 90-minute session, taking slow breaths through the nose and focusing on stillness so as not to disturb temperamental motion sensors. By encouraging perspiration, the practice of Bikram yoga may help to facilitate weight loss, lower high blood pressure and stress, and reduce pain from physical injuries.
Bikram Yoga Greater Portland threw open the doors of their newest location, in Tigard, in May 2013; the spacious studio floods with natural light from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the space. The Portland studio's 2,500-square-foot space is guarded by a lobby decorated with subtle colors and natural light from large windows. Both locations are equipped with showers for men and women, each stocked with robes to keep post-workout skin from huddling up under the hair upon encountering cooler temps.