Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $45, you get 25 classes at Bikram Yoga Main Line in Berwyn (up to a $320 value). All classes must be completed by December 31, 2011.
Bikram Yoga Main Line’s seasoned instructors guide students on a quest to stretch, strengthen, and warm up muscles during 90-minute classes held in a super-heated studio. After acclimating to the sultry 105-degree atmosphere, students unfold Bikram yoga’s fixed series of 26 postures, harnessing the heat and the humidity to stretch further and sweat harder. Hone flexibility in the fixed-firm pose, calibrate balance in the toe-stand pose, or prep for raids on Farmer McGregor’s lettuce patch with the rabbit pose. Experienced instructors watch over each coed class, helping yogis to bend toward deep stretching and relaxation.
First-time students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their first class for registration and bites of traditional pre-class s’mores. Though students can bring their own mat, towel, and washcloth, Bikram Yoga Main Line stocks a full assortment of rental equipment available for an additional fee ($2 for a yoga mat, $1 for a towel and a washcloth).
Bikram Yoga Main Line
A lifetime of sports training and competition—including four years as a Division I lacrosse player at Harvard—took its toll on Erin Cleary Cook's body. Even after graduating, strained muscles, tight tendons, and aching joints accompanied her whenever she tried to exercise. The one exception? Bikram yoga. The style's two breathing exercises and 26 active stretches challenged her strength, balance, and flexibility while also providing a cardio-intensive workout. After years of studies and training, she founded Bikram Yoga Main Line to share the benefits.
Experience doesn't matter at the studio, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 4, 2014. First-time visitors attend the same 90-minute classes as regulars, following the same sequence of standing and seated asanas. The stretches methodically engage major muscle groups and organ systems throughout the entire body in a sequence designed to push freshly oxygenated blood from head to toe. As an added challenge, the practice space is heated to 105 degrees with roughly 40% humidity. This intense heat boosts circulation and flexibility even further. Proponents also find the practice has a habit of improving concentration, self-control, and age-guessing skills. And now students will be able to exercise on new, state-of-the-art Forbo Flotex hardwood flooring. As a testament to its quality, the studio was included in Main Line Today's Best of the Main Line lists in 2011 and 2013.
511 Old Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19312Get Directions