Like a Spa where you Work-Out
I recently did the one-time unlimited week-long pass at DYP and fell head over heels in love with yoga, bikram in particular. I'm one of those people who generally feels intimidated in a new work-out environment, but not here! When you arrive, it's like walking into a spa. It is hidden from street view and mostly underground, which just adds to the peacefulness of it (no street noise to tune out). My favorite aspect of the instructors is how they all encourage you to listen to your own body and go at your own pace, something that is very important for beginners like me. The heat is intense but I promise you will quickly get used to it. Something I do is freeze a bottle of water overnight and I bring a small towel for my face in addition to my mat and large towel. And I cannot even describe how amazing the cool lavender towels are at the end of the practice. The instructors vary a bit, so here's a tip: if you want a more silent-type, go with Heath (he's also great with gracefully adjusting the lighting); if you want a more vocal-type, go with Lisa (she is very approachable too); if you want a total spiritual hippie (in a great way), go with Ana Lisa. Try bikram, you will walk away with a completely renewed outlook on life. This place is absolutely amazing. I am hooked after 1 week!