After failed attempts at making heated cake decorating into a pastime, humans have finally discovered the appropriate activity to do in a hot room. Ice the Bikram-yoga cake with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 20 classes at Bikram Yoga Red Tree in Etobicoke (up to a $249 value).
The sage instructors at Bikram Yoga Red Tree guide students of all levels and abilities through posture-perfecting Bikram poses. A glance at the schedule reveals daily 90-minute sessions where the room's balmy temperature warms limber joints and coaxes immune systems to improve their T-cell function and poker game. Over the course of 20 classes (a $249 value), aspiring yogis follow Bikram's 26 exercises while toning muscles, shedding weight, and freeing minds of stress. Participants improve at their own pace and determine how far they want to push themselves within the studio's modern and radiant embrace. First-time students can borrow a complimentary mat but should bring their own for each subsequent class and for when the mood for break-dancing strikes.
Bikram Yoga Red Tree
The path to health and happiness is often built from scratch, according to yoga master Bikram Choudhury and the stretchy sages at Bikram Yoga Red Tree. Filled with triathletes, engineers, and social workers, the studio’s teaching staff illustrates yoga’s ability to inspire and transform people from diverse walks of life. Between bright windows and mirror-lined walls, students of all skill levels reflect upon wellness while practicing 26 poses designed to pump oxygen through the blood. Tight muscles loosen as bodies absorb heated air, which seeps into pores during twists, balances, and forward bends. Coupled with deep-breathing exercises, the heat helps to oust toxins and tension through sweat beads and focused exhalations. When fatigue sets in, students draw inspiration from one of Bikram’s loftiest challenges: a knee injury that threatened his ability to walk. With hard work and the support of a caring yoga teacher, he regained his ability to stroll, sprint, and perform the hokey-pokey.
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