This Bikram studio is full of spirit and creativity and you'll sense it the moment you walk through the front door. The lobby has a large abstract mural and a big comfy couch and benches with fluffy pillows for relaxing before class. The 4000 square foot studio space is equipped with a health-grade air sanitizing and heating system that constantly filters out impurities and ensures appropriate temperature and oxygen levels. Rubberized flooring further reduces bacteria and allergens and provides a soft cushion during supine postures.
DIRECTIONS & DETAILS The studio is very convenient to hotels in Regents Park (less than 1 mile), and still just over one mile from hotels in Mid-City and Hyde Park. It's a quick 5-minute walk from tube stations on Oxford Street, Portland Street, Regents Street, Warren Street and Goodge Street. You'll find it on the corner of Bolsover and Clipstone, directly across from the BBC radio offices.
The locker rooms are neat and spacious and feature blonde wood mission-style benches, matching wood lockers and individual shower stalls. We do suggest bringing your own lock as they don't do rentals here. A single class is 16 pounds, towel rentals are 1.5 pounds and house mats are available for complimentary use. Various types of water and juices are available for around 2-4 pounds.
Call the studio of check the website for more detailed class information, otherwise classes are offered Monday-Friday 7a; 10a; 12:30p; 3:30p; 6p; 8p. Weekends 8a; 10a; 12p; 3p; 5p and Sundays also 7p
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.