My body aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My senses, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
Ninety minutes past, and the instructor’s words had sunk:
‘Tis not through envy of that happy lot,
But being too happy in feeling next to nothing,
That thou, plane of another existence,
In some smelly hot room
Of humidity, and heat unbending,
Makest me rest in full-bodied ease.
· inspired by John Keats
Oh Bikram, I love you so, but you are so expensive! When I first started going to class, I hated being hot and sweaty for an hour and half, staying in a room that smelled like the worst of high school memories. But now I have been to the mountaintop! I have experienced the yoga high the instructors are always gushing about. And it is so good.
So how can I get back to that place, that place of contentment and Holy crap, I’m flexible! amazement with my own abilities? Let’s look at the prices around town.
Single Class: $18
Intro Week: $29
Fun Fact: Lady Gaga goes here.
Single Class: $20
Intro Week: $20
Single Class: $17
10 Classes: $150
If you’re thinking, like me, wow, I could really think of a bunch of other ways to spend that money, take heart. DC Yoga Week is right around the corner. May 15-21, many studios in DC will offer $5 or free classes, plus group yoga on the Mall on the afternoon of May 15. Just like there’s nothing like doing hot yoga for 90 minutes, there’s nothing like doing yoga en masse on our nation’s backyard.