Athletes of all kinds tend to prefer high temperatures—yogis find that the heat keeps their muscles supple, and baseball players slide more efficiently down baselines coated in melted butter. Turn up the heat with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for 10 Bikram yoga classes (a $200 value)
- $59 for two separate five-class punchcards; each punchcard must be used by a different person (a $200 value)
Teachers crank up the studio’s thermostat to 40.5 degrees Celsius for 90-minute Bikram yoga classes. Standing and sitting poses build strength and balance as the heat deepens stretches and promotes flexibility. In all, 26 poses and two breathing exercises target the entire body and can help reduce stress and lead to weight loss. See the full schedule of more than 140 classes, which includes the locations in Cambie, Kitsilano, and West End. The Cambie studio, located in City Square Mall, offers free underground parking. The 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. classes at Cambie are typically very popular. All classes are first come, first served, and it is recommended students arrive 30 minutes early to ensure a spot.
Hot Yoga 101
Lisa and Danny, the owners and directors of Hot Yoga 101, began their mutual journey under the tutelage of Bikram Choudhury, the founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India as well as the style of yoga that now bears his name. After a knee injury left him crippled at 17, Bikram willed himself toward recovery with the help of his teacher, Bishnu Ghosh, and the series of 26 asanas that the two designed specifically to heal the body’s chronic physical ailments.
Today, Lisa and Danny continue to teach those same 26 poses to students of all levels. Their classes unfold in a studio heated to a fiery 40.5 degrees Celsius; the high temperatures help the body shed tension, toxins, and piggybacking snowmen. Focused breathing exercises complement sitting and standing poses that propel oxygen to the body's extremities and strengthen muscles. Free underground parking for 2.5 hours. Local residents only.