Like hot coffee, hot-yoga poses energize the body, focus the mind, and are best enjoyed with ample cream. Enjoy an eye-opening treat with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga Hermosa Beach (a $160 value).
Bikram Yoga Hermosa Beach's graceful relaxation gurus tap into backgrounds in ballet and tap dance to help students kick-start circulation and improve flexibility during heated Bikram yoga classes. Aspiring yogis can plan out stretch sessions and downward-facing-dog playdates from an extensive schedule of classes ready to loosen limbs seven days a week with evening, weekend, and early-morning lessons. During each 90-minute session, pupils morph muscles into 26 asana poses designed to strengthen sinews and boost balance. The movement room's temperature elevates to 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity, singeing stress and spurring pent-up toxins to flee to far-off landfills. Breathing exercises sweep minds on a serene siesta free of lingering anxiety as the full-body workout triggers rejuvenating blood flow and assuages aches related to chronic injuries sustained during full-contact spelling bees. After ditching their vehicles in the studio's free parking lot, students can either rent yoga mats and towels from the studio ($3 each) or tile the floor with spongy couch cushions from home.
Bikram Yoga Hermosa Beach
Inside the spacious, sun-filled studio, passionate teachers Leyla Assadi and Kay Ostrenko lead students of all abilities through a robust schedule of 90-minute, heated-yoga classes. Created by celebrated yogi, Bikram Choudhury, the Bikram-yoga method features two breathing exercises and 26 postures designed to promote flexibility and detoxify the body with stretches and balances that send freshly oxygenated blood white water rafting through the body's veins and organs. Heated to a balmy 105-degrees, the serene practice space envelopes students in wall-spanning mirrors and floor to ceiling windows that illuminate the room with soft, natural light. After reducing toxins to Wicked Witch floor puddles, patrons can take advantage of the studio's spa-like facilities, where a steamy sauna and roomy showers complete the cleansing process.
518 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, California 90254