It's your yoga
Vancouver offers options for yoga enthusiasts and newcomers.
Danelle Berardinelli and other students look ready to fly during a class at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver.
The Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver studio keeps the temperature at 105 degrees and the humidity at 40 percent. It "can be a shock," said owner Erika Lasee, but if you manage to last the whole 90 minutes, the feeling of triumph is profound. Here, Danelle Berardinelli and others touch noses to knees.
Danelle Berardinelli stands on one leg as she joins other participants who brave 105 degree heat and 40 percent humidity during a "hot" yoga class at Bikram Yoga Vancouver on Friday February 15, 2013.
Steph Otis takes an upside-down view of the world during a sweaty session at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver.
Yoga is a whole approach to life for Sundari SitaRam, center, who said her Shanti Yoga Center "is just the laboratory. Your real practice begins the minute you walk out the door."
Walter Moore, concentrating hard, works up a serious sweat at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver.
Sundari SitaRam leads a class at her Shanti Yoga Center.
Donna Watrin reaches for the sky at downtown Vancouver's Shanti Yoga Center.
"The mind is such a powerful thing, you want it to be saying `I can do this!'" said Erika Lasee of Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver. Here, Cindy Wengler proves she can.
Melissa Hellberg points the way at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver.