Monday, June 24, 2013

Mile High Bikram Yoga


by THE COLFAX ROVER
  
     So, you want to sweat profusely and do yoga at the same time in a 105 degree heated room with deep jungle humidity? You better like heat if you're interested in taking a class at the Mile High Bikram Yoga/College of India (Denver's ONLY Certified Bikram Yoga School), a relatively new business started by David Hebert (a professional skydiver, aerial photograph + contractor) and Samantha Trang Phung (a massage/natural health therapist with a BA in Business Administration from Georgia State University).
     In a remodeled storefront at 5019 East Colfax Avenue, you'll find a roomy studio carpeted in tweedy beige with brown stripes. Beginners and experts both gather in these classes with their yoga mats, towels, water bottles (which items can be rented so newcomers don't have to invest in anything right away), and loose clothing. Classes are, according to one student, "very welcoming and integrated in every way: age, race, economics, gender, etc. They're aerobic, strenuous, lovely, friendly and peaceful." The simple decor of the establishment has been inspired by the stark wood decor of a Swedish sauna with walls painted in gradations of yellow to deep gold earth tones.
     Try one week of unlimited yoga for $20 as a new student (90 minutes classes), and visit their website for further information on times and prices.

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