Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga Sierra, with locations in Reno and Truckee (up to a $135 value). Customers must register and schedule classes online before arriving at the studio.
Bikram Yoga Sierra's professionally certified and certifiably passionate instructors lead multiple Bikram yoga classes daily in two heated studios, guiding students through 26 postures and two breathing exercises designed to increase flexibility, reduce stress, and strengthen the bond between mind and body. During each 90-minute class, students lay their mats and towels (also available to purchase or rent) on the studio's rubber floor before slowly moving through Bikram's set sequence of twists, stretches, and alignments, adjusting each pose to their individual experience level and comfort. Meanwhile, the room's high temperature helps to loosen muscles, increase the blood's circulation of Platelet Weekly magazine, and promote a healthy, toxin-flushing sweat. After each class, tired yogis can hit the showers or convert droplets of sweat into a glistening snowfall with a complimentary frozen hand towel.
Bikram Yoga Sierra hosts several classes throughout the week, and the studio recommends attending at least 10 classes throughout the month in order to benefit the most from workouts and catch as many daily Far Side calendar pages as possible. Click here for a current class schedule.
Juice Box Yoga
As a new mother, Tanya Rose Bordner found herself suffering from the severe headaches, hormonal imbalances, and emotional lows that often accompany motherhood. She knew she needed to take better care of herself and decided to try Bikram yoga. Though skeptical at first, she found herself hooked after one class when she discovered that she felt better physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and she eventually decided to become a Bikram-yoga instructor.
Now, Tanya and her team of certified instructors—all of whom have trained for several hundred hours—strive to share the benefits that Tanya felt in that first class with others. Using two breathing exercises designed to circulate oxygenated blood, these instructors lead students through 26 postures that carve out toned muscles and pump up flexibility. The classes take place in a 105-degree room with a recently renovated rubber floor, and after each session, staff members encourage students to press an ice-cream cone or the provided frozen lavender towels against their heated brows.