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Bikram Yoga Shelton

3 Corporate Dr #201

Shelton, CT 06484

(203) 929-7979

 Info@BikramYogaShelton.com

BIKRAM 

This is the traditional 90 minute beginner Bikram class comprised of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a room heated to a balmy 103 degrees with 58% humidity. Each of the 26 poses is carefully sequenced to work your entire body from the inside out bones to skin, fingertips to toes. Practicing in the heat helps to safely stretch your muscles with less chance of injury while promoting healing, detoxification and rejuvenation. This is the perfect class for beginners! Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class if it is your first time at our studio.

BIKRAM 75 VARIATION

Bikram addicts and all yogis, come and try this invigorating class! We practice to music while going through our 26 & 2 postures. The teacher will practice with the class in front of the room and guide you while allowing for variation on some of the poses. If you’ve only done Bikram and are curious to try another type of yoga, this is a great place to begin! This class is done in the same heat as a traditional Bikram class! It is recommended but not mandatory to have done at least one dialogue class prior to trying this class as the teacher provides minimal instruction. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early if it is your first time at our studio. 

BIKRAM 75 MUSIC 

This relaxing and fun 75 minute class guides yogis through the traditional 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a lower lit room with a lively variety of music. This is a follow-the-yogi-leader type of class as the instructor practices front and center with the group. If you have never done Bikram before, we recommend taking 5-10 traditional Bikram dialogue classes to receive maximum instruction and guidance allowing you to fully and safely learn the poses. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class if it is your first time at our studio.  

HOT VINYASA 

This is a beginner friendly Power Vinyasa class done in a room heated to 90 degrees with 50-60% humidity. This flow style class is all about moving with your breath, and provides a fun variety of sun salutations, downward facing dogs and a whole bunch of other cool poses to strengthen and stretch out your aching muscles! Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class if it is your first time at our studio.

HOT HIIT® 

Hot HiiT is a training system that combines Low Impact Interval Training (LIIT), High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), muscle toning, and cardio. This practice burns fat and creates long, lean muscle mass, with rapid results! It strengthens your core, improves circulation, and increases flexibility. Hot Hiit is performed on a yoga mat in a heated room. Since all movements are low impact, your joints and muscles are protected from the pounding of other exercises like running and jumping. It is paired with upbeat music, making it a full body, beat-based workout. Through consistent practice, you will gain health and flexibility, and increase neuromuscular control. It will also lead to good posture & strength throughout your body! 

BIKRAM LEVEL 2 

Bikram Level 2 classes are based on the original 26 & 2, and incorporate more postures from the 84 classical asanas of the Bishnu Ghosh lineage. This beginner friendly class will help students learn more about their own practice by using new postures, new movements, and new challenges, as well as warm-ups and conditioning for many of the poses. Students will learn more on alignment and body positioning while gaining more strength and flexibility. This class is practiced in a heated room similar to the the traditional Bikram heat & humidity.   

YINSPIRATION (6 Week Trial Series Jan24, 31 & Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28)

Tune out to tune "yin"! This class is beginner friendly! 

In a Yin practice, we hold some poses for a minimum of 3 minutes and other poses for a maximum of 13 minutes. Yin poses’ long holds offer a chance to marinate in stillness. When you allow yourself to stay present and experience the shifts that occur while holding a yin posture, time opens up. Deadlines, commitments, pressing matters, and to-do lists fade to the background, leaving space for rest and renewal. Our body’s tissues can be revived by a good long soak the same way that an old, stiff sponge can. As you hold a yin pose, the subtle release that takes you deeper into the pose is the tissues lengthening, hydrating, and becoming more pliable. If you pay close attention, you can sense the tissues being stretched, squeezed, twisted, and compressed. A yin practice can leave you feeling as though you’ve had a massage. Yin teaches us how to be gentle, patient, and nonreactive.  Surrender is a common theme in yin yoga, and giving up the need to control a situation is a lesson that we can carry with us into our day-to-day lives. The ability to adapt to the ups and downs of life and to manage change with grace can lessen our predisposition to stress.

This class is NOT heated. 

Bring your yoga mat, and we will provide blocks & bolsters. Yoga towel is optional. Yin is a cooling practice, so recommended attire is t-shirts or long sleeve shirts. For bottoms, we suggest shorts, full length joggers or yoga pants. Some people even prefer to keep their socks on.