Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with this Groupon.
- $37 for one month of unlimited yoga classes (a $150 value)
Intense yet accessible to beginners, Bikram yoga classes are 90-minute explorations of 26 postures in a heated studio. The sequence of postures is designed to develop flexibility while stimulating circulation and burning fat. Classes are taught by official Bikram-certified instructors. See the full schedule here.
Bikram Yoga Marietta
As a Bikram yoga instructor and studio owner, Naedra Fox's job is to make a 105-degree room with 40% humidity a welcoming space. To do this, she and her fellow teachers made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles to attend the once-yearly instructor certification course taught by Bikram Choudhury. The intensive nine-week apprenticeship focuses on more than merely mastering the 26 poses. Certified Bikram instructors learn how to make their classes a beginner-friendly, nonjudgmental space that still pushes students to expand their limits. Additionally, Naedra strives for an inclusive, family atmosphere. Newcomers nervous about the notoriously sweaty, 90-minute Bikram sessions are free to stretch postures only as far as is comfortable for them.