Sophisticated Sweat @ Bikram Yoga Plus
The Desert is lucky to have Bikram Yoga Plus–a beautiful facility that is modern, professional and very welcoming to experienced and new yoga fans alike. And it’s no surprise considering the brains and beauty behind the project.
Denise DuBarry Hay, who founded and owned Malibu Yoga in the late 80’s, spared no details in designing, building and managing this premier yoga center. The spacious yoga room is airy, bright and clean. There is a CO2 controller for optimal balance of oxygen and CO2, UV light filters that kill bacteria, and slip resistant, antimicrobial carpets. Well-appointed locker rooms feature showers, and yoga mats, towels and water are available for purchase or rent.
Bikram Yoga, which takes place in a temperature controlled room at 105 degrees with 40% humidity, claims deeper stretching and injury prevention than standard yoga and increased breathing and lung capacity. The practice consists of 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises in each 90-minute session. You sweat more than you ever thought possible, but feel cleansed and energized upon completion. It may take you 2-3 classes, but you will fall in love with the way it makes you feel.
For those who prefer not to sweat, a variety of other classes are offered including Vinyasa, Yin, chair, trapeze and restorative yoga to name a few.
Now is the time to try Bikram Yoga Plus. As part of the Live Your Wellest campaign, they are offering one $10 class when you mention Desert Health. Bring: bottled water (clear drinks only), yoga mat, large towel for the top of your mat, a towel to shower afterwards and a change of clothes. Leave at home: your makeup.
For more information visit www.CoachellaYoga.com or 760.346.2988
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