Ancient yogis were famed for their ability to live in solitude, to exist in peace with nature, and to turn into raccoons whenever they were near a garbage can. Transform yourself into a beacon of stretchy peace with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited yoga (a $169 value) at Bikram Yoga Saanich on Garnet Road.
Bikram Yoga Saanich focuses exclusively on therapeutic heated yoga classes that cater to all skill levels. Terminate toxins through the 90-minute sweat fest—each session consists of a series of 26 yoga postures, or asanas, and breathing exercises, where students work to the best of their ability as they detoxify, relax, and stretch their bodies like a much-loved wad of Silly Putty. First-timers needn't worry; the experienced instructors will coach them through the postures and allow students to work at a comfortable pace in the heated studio. Check the website for a complete schedule of classes.
At Bikram Yoga Saanich's environmentally conscious studio, yogis-in-training will find a plethora of recycling and compost bins, low-flow shower heads and dual-flush, low-volume toilets to reduce water usage, and stainless-steel water bottles available for purchase or covetous glances. Students roll out mats (available to rent at $3 each or buy at $35 each plus HST) and towels on the studio's nontoxic, antimicrobial floor made of recycled rubber, and a UVC air purifier sanitizes air while reducing odour, so students can maintain the focus on their breath, not on their neighbour's.
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"I love the way Bikram Yoga makes me feel happy, energized, and healthy. I didn’t love the heat at first, but now I need to sweat everyday."
—Anastasia Magdalene, Bikram Yoga Saanich Instructor
It only took 26 yoga postures and a heated room to rid Anastasia Magdalene of her chronic back pain. That winning combination—the foundation of Bikram Yoga—has changed the lives of many of Bikram Yoga Saanich's instructors. Abbey Lee found a sense of community, while Owl won relief from anxiety, spinal issues, and other problems. Read more about the instructors, who were each trained personally by Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury.
Bikram Yoga Saanich's studio features rubber flooring made with recycled materials, low-flow shower heads, and no plastic water bottles. The hot studio of Bikram Yoga Saanich makes for a happy planet Earth and a jealous planet Mars. Find out all the ways the studio stays eco-friendly.
Tips for First Time Students
Classes at Bikram Yoga Saanich accommodate all levels, including first-timers. Here are some tips for new students:
- Drink lots of water on the day of the class, and continue drinking during the session to stay hydrated.
- Dress in clothes that accommodate stretching and sweating.
- Take your next class as soon as possible.
- Read more tips on Bikram Yoga Saanich's website.
100-1620 Garnet Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3C8Get Directions