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 $29, you get 30 days of unlimited Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Tempe (a $150 value).
A team of experienced instructors guides students of all abilities through a packed schedule of classes in a recently remodeled Bikram-certified studio. Each 90-minute sweat session begins with a series of breathing exercises before the 26-posture regimen works through muscle groups one section at a time by carefully closing off and releasing circulation to a particular group of muscles, organs, and glands. With the room warmed to a minimum of 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity, muscles become more malleable, providing a deeper stretch while helping rid the body of dangerous toxins, making room for the more enjoyable toxins that accompany the weekend. Students should bring a yoga mat, large towel, and water to each class, though mats, towels, and water are available at the studio for a fee. Bikram Yoga Tempe's expansive studio features 2,300 square feet of practice space, an air-purification system, a bacteria-resistant NeoFloor, and a secret high-tech cave where Bikram Choudhury and his aging butler prepare to fight crimes of inflexibility.
Bikram Yoga Tempe
Within Bikram Yoga Tempe’s sprawling 3,800-square-foot facility, UV-sanitized steam curls around the outstretched hands of yogis bent in muscle-strengthening postures. Owners Elaina and Dr. Benjamin Zorensky spent two years perfecting this scene, bringing in waterproof and bacteria-resistant Flotex flooring and antimicrobial ductwork in order to best pay homage to the practice that they love so much. Their attention to detail seems to have paid off–Bikram Yoga Tempe is celebrating 12 years in business this fall, and their classes are going strong.
When Elaina took her first yoga class, chronic neck pain and TMJ were both part of her life. After three weeks of Bikram, the pain disappeared. From then on, she was determined to spread the healing benefits of Bikram to others, including Ben, who was a hardcore athlete with serious inflexibility. Once he felt the affects of Bikram on his own tight hamstrings, he found himself persuaded as well. Together, they opened Bikram Yoga Tempe in 2002 and surrounded themselves with seasoned instructors who now kick-start their own students’ superheated journeys during 42 classes per week.
Optimist Park SW
1825 E Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85283