If you find yourself on the outskirts of the city proper, rest assured that you can still maintain your yoga practice. The Richmond studio is a friendly place with a lobby area that features large canvas photo prints of Bikram postures for artful inspiration. The 1000 square feet practice room features neutral carpeting and white walls with unique skylights that allow sunlight to filter into the room. Capacity for the room is 40 students. Lockerrooms are nice with several individual shower stalls, liquid peppermint soap, and wood cubbies for storing personal items.
DIRECTIONS/DETAILS The studio is located about 10 miles west of Mid-City London. You'll find them just east of the Richmond Green and is a short 3-4 minute walk from Richmond Station. Take a left out of Richmond Station and walk down The Quadrant. Take the right fork in the road onto George Street, where you will see Tesco Metro on the left. The studio is located on Church Court, on the right.
A single class is 14 pounds, towel rentals are 1 pound and house mats are available for complimentary use. 1.5L water bottles are available for purchase for 2 pounds. Call the studio or check the website for more detailed class information, otherwise classes are offered Mon/Wed/Fri: 10a; 12p; 4:30p; 6:15p; 8p. No late class Friday. Tues/Thurs 6:30a; 10a; 12p; 6:15p; 8p. Saturday 8a; 10a; 12p; 5p. Sunday 10a; 12p; 4p; 6p.
ABOUT BIKRAM YOGA Bikram Yoga welcomes beginners. This 90 minute class consists of 26 beginning postures and is conducted in a hot room (approx. 110 degrees) with, hopefully, high humidity. But don't be fooled into thinking beginning means easy - it doesn't! Iron men and couch potatoes, alike, have found themselves floored in "dead man's pose" just minutes into this challenging workout. You don't have to be strong or flexible or in excellent shape to do this yoga - you simply have to be willing. What we also really like about Bikram's is that every studio teaches the same sequence of postures so you always know you're going to get a full-body workout, a great benefit for travelers. ** Note they don't call it "sweaty stinky yoga" without reason. Often smaller studios will have a very distinct fragrance. Don't fret and just do the yoga.