BIKRAM’S BEGINNING YOGA:
Our studios offer the traditional 26+2 Bikram Hatha yoga classes in a room heated to 105 degrees and 40-50% humidity. The class works your entire body, inside out from bones to skin to improve health and overall wellness. 90 minutes in the hot room works every signle muscle, tissue, ligament and organ to improve life long vitality, overcome disease and dis-ease and bring your body to optimal working order. We also offer a Power Express version of this series which is done in 60 minutes.
INFERNO HOT PILATES:
Inferno Hot Pilates is a High Intensity Interval Training Workout that is challenging, full-body, and low-impact using Pilates principles. Performed on a yoga mat in a room heated to 95 degrees and 40% humidity, it is one of the fastest growing fitness classes in the US. And, it is designed for all fitness levels and performed at the practitioner’s own pace. Your core will surely love you! This workout is a perfect complement to your Bikram yoga practice. Classes are available at all locations.
LifeStretch comes to Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park! LifeStretch is a 60- minute class performed in a non-heated room that helps the practitioner eliminate movement restrictions through a series of carefully designed stretches and synchronized breathing. Experience what it feels like to live a life that is pain free and move in fluid fashion throughout your daily activities. Join Jeris Quinn, certified LifeStretch coach, every Sunday at 12:45 PM. Bring a yoga mat and towel or rent one at the studio. Blocks and other equipment provided.
YOGA NIDRA (MEDITATION):
Yoga Nidra is a great way to experience deep relaxation. One hour of this powerful meditative “yogic sleep” practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body’s ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional and mental levels, and emerge feeling deeply rejuvenated. Research conducted at universities and medical centers (including Stanford University and Walter Reed Army Medical Center) shows that regular practice of Yoga Nidra can prevent and reverse numerous ailments and diseases, including strengthening the immune system, regulating blood pressure, balancing the nervous and endocrine systems, and aid for insomnia.
What you need to bring with you: yoga mat, bolsters for comfort, blanket(s). You can also use rolled up towels as like bolsters. This will be practiced in the yoga studio. While the heat will be turned off the room may still be warm. Light weight layers are suggested so that you can regulate your temperature. Yoga mats, towels, and blankets are available for rent in the studio.
EAR ACUPUNCTURE WITH KAREN JACKSON WILLIAMS:
Starting April 2, 2016, we will offer monthly auricular acupuncture sessions. Aupuncture is ‘a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques’ and ‘involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.’ The needles are used to direct Qi, or life’s force, via meridians or pathways, in order to treat and heal, according to traditional Chinese medicine.
Ear acupuncture is used to improve the body’s flow of vital energy (also known as “chi” or “qi”) and to restore a balance between yin and yang (two opposing but complementary energies) within the internal organs. In traditional Chinese medicine, each of these effects is considered essential to treating disease and achieving health. In addition, ear acupuncture is sometimes used to enhance mood, aid in smoking cessation, alleviate pain, promote sounder sleep, relieve stress, and support weight loss. Waiver must be signed and service available by appointment. 11AM-3PM.
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