What you'll do
We start with a Breathing Exercise called Pranayama and repeat it twice to warm the body and move you from your “fight-flight” sympathetic nervous system to your “rest-digest” parasympathetic system. Then we raise the heart rate through 12 standing and balancing postures we repeat twice. The real yoga begins after 40 minutes into the class on the floor where you strengthen the spine and cleanse the digestive system with floor postures. Savasana is where you regain energy. We end Class with a Breathing Exercise called Kapalbhati to remove the carbon dioxide from the body. Finally, we relax every muscle of the body in Savasana. It is a massage you perform for yourself that works all 600 muscles in the body.
Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor Patricia Gavin is also a former Air Force officer and author. The Bikram Yoga Class is for all levels. The class is a 90-minute yoga class with 26 postures repeated twice — 12 standing and 14 floor postures and two breathing exercises. Too inflexible for yoga? You are the ideal candidate because Bikram Yoga is for everyone. No matter age, fitness level or level as a yoga practitioner, you will gain a better understanding of the yoga and its benefits for union of mind, body and soul! Try it with a friend. You will increase strength, flexibility, focus and balance with repetition, frequency and intensity. When you return home, there are approximately 1200 Bikram studios globally where you can practice.
Water and juice
Yoga mats available.
Where you'll be
The Bikram Yoga Class and posture clinic is offered at an estate on 100 acres in the Virginia Wine Country on a historic Presidential safe house — The Manor at Courtland Farm in Aldie, Virginia (www.courtlandfarmva.com). You may encounter deer on your way to class as the sun rises over the ridge and heats up the yoga deck on Saturdays & Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. or sets in the valley below for Saturday evening class 6-7:30 p.m.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Bring friend, mat, towel and water bottle!
Bikram Yoga The Manor @ Courtland Farm
£20 / personNew experience
£20 / person