Health and Wellness
There is great value in having a deep yoga practice, perhaps a life-long Bikram practice. But the research is clear that what is optimal, what creates the healthiest fascia, muscles, and nerves is variability in the way you exercise. This is why we offer distinct yet complimentary forms of “movement medicine” designed to help you create strength, flexibility, muscular balance and symmetry, and to help you improve your overall quality of life.
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 single 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 is a 60-minute restorative, mobility-stretch class that is conducted in a non-heated room. LifeStretch is designed to help clients become more flexible in body, mind, and spirit so that they feel not only more functionally mobile but also more capable to deal with the physical and mental demands of their lives. This comes from a non-competitive atmosphere in class that focuses on the innate physical intelligence and abilities within the individual. Instead of comparing oneself to others or to the person next to them in class, the participant is encouraged to find the best way to move and function for them, not some ideal.
Class meets at Takoma Park Saturdays at 1:30pm and Riverdale Park Sundays at 4pm
Programs and Services
Athletic Performance and Recovery
Elite Athlete Training Program
Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park and Ivy City offers programs for high school athletes, elite athletes and teams of all skill levels. Programs are customized to meet group, team, and individual training needs and schedules. The program is designed for a minimum of six weeks to optimize results. Sessions are held weekly at our state-of-the-art facilities in Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park (MD) and Ivy City (DC). During 60 or 90 minute sessions, athletes are taken through 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a room heated to 95 – 105 degrees and 40% humidity. Athletes are coached by highly experienced instructors who have multiple certifications in yoga and personal training.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)- Is one of the quickest, most effective and pleasant ways to eliminate pain, restore function, and move & feel better in activities of life, fitness, and sports. FST is a pain-free, assisted-stretch modality that utilizes a treatment table and stabilizing straps to increase ROM (Range of Motion), relieve pain, tightness, and increase athletic performance and recovery. FST is performed by a licensed Fascial Stretch Therapist.
Acupuncture 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.
Events and Workshops
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.
Kids Yoga Foundation
Yoga comes to life in kids yoga foundation. This fun creative class is filled with music, movement, stretching and breathing exercises. This class is designed to stimulate the growing curiosity of the young mind thought playful yoga poses and breathing exercises. The kids yoga experience, promotes body awareness, motor coordination, and mindfulness. Age and developmentally appropriate props, present sensory integration and add to the yoga fun.
Posture workshops help you gain a better understanding of each posture. You get to observe, ask questions, and work on different postures. Gain a better understanding of the mechanics and the benefits of each posture. You will also get tips and corrections that will improve your overall practice. All 26 Bikram yoga postures and breathing techniques will be covered. All levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Take your practice to the next level whether you are new or have been practicing for years. Note taking is welcomed and encouraged.
New Student Orientation
Ideal for the beginner to Bikram Yoga. We will go through all the postures, take more time to explain the postures and their intent and answer your questions. Even if you are not a beginner, you can benefit from the orientation class as it is slower paced and allows you to better understand what is being asked of you in class.