Bikram yoga became popular after a study concluded that the high heat was the main reason grandpas normally emerge from gym saunas feeling relaxed, limber, and totally nude. Experience the benefits of warmth without wishing for a blindfold with today's Groupon: for $25, you get ten 90-minute Bikram yoga classes (a $100 value) at El Cerrito Yoga in El Cerrito.
El Cerrito provides instruction in Bikram yoga via 90-minute classes suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Proceed through a 26-asana series in a classroom heated well beyond room temperature by a giant hen that nests atop the roof. With a pose for every letter of the alphabet, you'll stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments into words you never knew, and two breathing exercises (pranayamas) will improve concentration and patience—altogether helping to move fresh oxygenated blood throughout your body to release toxins and stimulate organs, glands, and nerves.
Mirrored walls ensure proper posture, and water is available to promote a well-hydrated, safe, and effective workout. Take advantage of available showers and changing rooms, or head out displaying your sweat-soaked clothes proudly on a portable flagpole.
Yelpers give El Cerrito Yoga an average of four stars:
- I love this place so much. They instructors are wonderful, I learn something every time I go, and I never feel like they are being condescending...its usually very positive and encouraging! It is never too crowded either. – Jordan S.
- Love, love this place. Clean!!! I saw great results when I attended 3-4 times a week. You will feel great and notice a leaner body. – Monique R.
El Cerrito Yoga
El Cerrito Yoga's sweat-eliciting studio beckons students with an intensive schedule of hot-yoga classes open to all ages and yogic skill levels. Inside the studio, heated well beyond room temperature by a giant hen that nests atop the roof, 90-minute sessions help students lengthen muscles and purge bodily toxins. The postures—starting on the mat and moving into standing asanas—target the entire body by isolating individual muscle groups, joints, and tailbones as it forges stronger limbs and cores devoid of lounging toxins. As instructors lead students through limb-strengthening poses, concentrated breathing exercises complement the physical movement to improve mental focus as students infuse lungs with the fresh, filtered air flowing from the HVAC systems.
With sessions convening as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m. throughout the week, students have ample opportunities to schedule classes around nebulous stargazing plans. Mirrored walls ensure proper posture, and water is available to promote a well-hydrated, safe, and effective workout. Patrons can also take advantage of available showers and changing rooms, or seek out the nearest walk-through car wash afterward.