In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 30 days of unlimited hot-yoga classes at The Yoga Pioneers, a Bloomington studio which City Pages named Best Yoga in 2007.
Hot yoga consists of poses and breathing exercises that center, strengthen, and lengthen every muscle with the muscle-melting powers of a 100-plus-degree room. It's designed to cater to all skill levels, allowing practitioners to choose the rigorousity of each workout. Sweat out toxins and enjoy mind-expanding stretches while breathing deeply; afterward, you'll leave focused, with a cleansed, centered, and worry-free glow. The Yoga Pioneers' color-coordinated course schedule makes easy reading of the class offerings. Sixty- and eighty-minute yoga-foundation courses are held daily, beginning as early as 8:30 a.m. and as late as 7:40 p.m. The Yoga Explorer and Moving Meditation classes are offered more sporadically and recommended for more experienced people pretzels, though beginners are welcome at every course.
The studio's seven instructors pride themselves on the studio's responsive, dedicated, and inviting environment. Each instructor draws on his or her own personal practice, study, and individual teaching style, infusing each class with unique energies and perspectives.
Though The Yoga Pioneers offers a discounted 30-day package for new clients who are Twin Cities residents, this Groupon can be used by new and existing clients of all locales and is still a better deal.
City Pages named The Yoga Pioneers (formerly known as Bikram Yoga Bloomington) Best Yoga in 2007.
The Yoga Pioneers
Inside The Yoga Pioneers’ 105-degree studio, students stretch while reaching for inner peace with relaxing, expert-led poses. Shoes siesta as bare feet are cushioned by natural cork flooring. The eco-friendly radiant heating system helps loosen muscles and facilitate stretches. To bolster students’ physical health, teachers ensure 60- and 80- minute classes cycle through traditional poses that challenge the body to bend and balance like a slinky walking a tightrope. Filtered air circulates around the 1,200-square-foot studio, cleansing lungs as pupils practice deep-breathing exercises. After class, students may decompress with a shower, and share experiences while munching TYP's famous apple treats in the lobby.