This is the Bikram Method Yoga Class and is the original hot yoga. The poses come from Bishnu Ghosh lineage. This is a 90 minute class consisting of 26 hatha yoga poses practiced in a specific sequence inside a heated studio. Known as Bikram Yoga worldwide, it is designed for all levels and is beginner friendly. For millions of people around the world is has proved to be effective in the prevention of, and recovery from injury. A general performance enhancement for athletes and fit minded people, it is an excellent class to increase general flexibility and balance. It is a recommended part of many physical therapy programs. Ensure that you are well hydrated and avoid eating 2-3 hours prior to class.
The Original Hot class with music that is upbeat and rhythmic. A super fun twist on an already powerful experience. If you are a music lover and a Bikram Yoga lover this will quickly become your favourite class.
A shorter and faster paced version of the Original Hot class. A 60 minute hatha yoga class in a heated studio. Everyone welcome. Ensure that you are well hydrated and avoid eating 2-3 hours prior to class.
Level II – 75
This class draws from the Bishnu Ghosh lineage 84 Hatha Yoga poses. This is a 75-minute class practiced in a heated studio. This class is not for the beginner yoga student, and is not suitable for those that have current injuries or are in rehabilitation. Practice pranayama, sun salutations and hatha flows, this class is a natural if you have been practicing Level I class and feel ready to move forward and take on more challenging poses. A fun, faster paced class that will have you falling in love with your practice again and again. Bring water, 2 towels, and a yoga mat. Arrive well hydrated and 15 minutes early for your first class.
Level III – 105
This class consists of the 84 Classic Hatha yoga poses of the Bishnu Ghosh lineage and is approximately 105 minutes. For the serious yogi, a powerful sequence of postures challenging on every level. This class is a pre-registration class and must have 10 students registered with payment in order to run. Teachers and students wishing to take this class must have a strong Level II current practice. Bring water, 2 large towels, and your yoga mat.
For Level I classes the studio is heated to 105°F/41°C to help loosen the joints and improve the elasticity of the muscles, which allows for safer and deeper stretching. It also promotes sweating, resulting in an amazing detoxification.
There is much evidence both scientific and anecdotal to support the benefits of Bikram method yoga when practiced regularly. Problems of alignment, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, insomnia, high and low blood pressure, and so many other medical problems have shown much improvement for so many with regular practice.
Bikram method yoga raises the libido and improves sexual function and stamina as well as heightens sexual feelings and response. This is likely due to a rise in body temperature and the extra blood circulating around the body and genital area, coupled with the relief of overall stress and tension.