Dragon Red Yoga

Yoga is a very primitive form of exercise which helps in reducing fat and helps to cope with everyday tensions and stress. Yoga has evolved through ages and is still considered the best form of exercise to attain great body and a healthy lifestyle. Red Dragon Yoga is located in the beautiful Mill Valley and is the only yoga center in Marin County devoted to the harmonizing practices of Bikram Yoga - the original “Hot Yoga" and Power Yoga - a heated style of Vinyasa Yoga. The benefits of either program are to improve strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, circulation and mental concentration. Whether we are a new student or a dedicated practioner of yoga, the certified instructors will inspire and challenge us to discover the true meaning of yoga - the blending of body, mind and soul.

Red Dragon is the only yoga studio in Marin County contribution a combined program of Bikram Yoga and Power Yoga. New and longtime students develop at their own levels in each class under the supervision of the certified yoga instructors. Classes are 90 minutes long unless otherwise noted. Students sometimes find that one style suits them better, though most enjoy the benefits of integrating both yoga styles into their regular practice. Together, Bikram Yoga and Power Yoga constitute a comprehensive whole-body conditioning and toning system.

Bikram Yoga is often referred to as “hot yoga" since the series of 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises is done in a room heated to 105 degrees. The heat warms joints, muscles and ligaments to encourage utmost flexibility while reducing injury. It also increases the heart rate, detoxifies the body through sweating and moves fresh, oxygenated blood through our entire body. Our instructor will support and encourage us to hold each pose to our own degree, making this system ideal for beginners as well as more experienced yogis.

Bikram postures work together to put the body back on track and in balance. Regular practice of this series of postures can result in the healing and repair of injuries and illnesses, weight loss, and peace of mind. Bikram Yoga systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to our entire body, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being will automatically follow.

Like Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga is also done in a heated room. Characterized by rigorous, continuous flowing movements and postures, Power Yoga is a challenging, athletic form of yoga that builds strength, flexibility and endurance. It can be easily modified for any body type or level of ability. This way we make our body very flexible and active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Classes are primarily based on the Baron Baptiste style of Power Yoga, which is comprised of a systematized sequence of Vinyasa poses that are linked together with breathing exercises. Many of the instructors have also studied with other master teachers and bring in a variety of influences into their Power Yoga classes. Unlike Bikram Yoga, this series differs from class to class and teacher to teacher, but can be easily modified for any body type or level of ability. These forms are really beneficial for everyone and for every age group and can be done to remain fit all our lives.