Bikram Yoga Darlinghurst is one of thousands of studios across the world dedicated to the practice and teaching of Bikram Yoga, a specific form of Hatha Yoga involving 26 postures that are performed over 90 minutes in a heated room of 40 degrees. With its intense heat and long duration, Bikram Yoga is not for the faint of heart. As we sweat through the postures, our instructor is upbeat and encouraging. She praises individuals when they achieve a tricky pose, or calls them out when they need to adjust their alignment. She seems to know everyone by name, a familiarity that is testament to the number of loyal regulars that frequent Bikram Yoga Darlinghurst on a daily and weekly basis. Despite the controversies associated with founder Bikram Choudhbury, which include allegations of sexual assault, the practice has garnered an immense fan base. Bikram Yoga Darlinghurst thrives off this sense of community. Newcomers are offered a $59 intro pass, which provides unlimited classes over a month and encourages regular practice for the best benefits. Alternatively, a drop-in class is $25.
Winter is no excuse to be sedentary. When it starts to get chilly, get off your couch and discover the best hot yoga that Sydney has to offer. No matter the temperature you opt for, you’re guaranteed a sweaty workout. It’s just a matter of time before you acclimatise.