CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGE APRIL 10th

To our very dear yoga family,

I am writing to let you know about some upcoming changes to the class schedule. Our primary goal in making these adjustments is to provide classes at the times most convenient for you, our wonderful students. Our secondary, but also very important, goals are to provide more variety in class times and class lengths, and to ensure a sustainable business model.

A notable change is the addition of 60 minute Bikram classes! We understand that a longer class does not fit in on some days, and hopefully a 60 minute class will be a good alternative. We have also placed this shorter class on the schedule during lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to provide a quick Bikram blast in the middle of your day. The 60 minute class is also offered at other times.

Thank you for helping this process by answering the survey, and by answering the questions on the chalk boards! Please know that many hours, long discussions, analysis of the recent survey, analysis of class attendance over the last 24 months, much consideration and reconsideration — have all gone into placing every single class on the new schedule. Some class times will not be offered as often, but this will make for more consistent and full classes on the new schedule. It has been a complicated and intricate balancing process. I truly hope it works for you!

Starting Monday, April 10:

B90 = Bikram Yoga 90 minute class. The traditional series of 26 asanas with 2 breathing exercises. Heated room. 90 minutes. The complete and total Bikram formula for health and well being.

B75 = Bikram Yoga 75 minute class. Heated room, same intensity as 90 minute series, just a little quicker to get you to work or home on time. This class flows the standing separate leg postures and the spine strengthening series with less recovery savasana. Adding this flow aspect intensifies the cardiovascular workout for the practitioner. Heated room. More moderate heat in the early morning hour.

B60 = Bikram Yoga 60 minute class *New* Very popular in many Bikram studios, this 60 minute series is quick paced with the emphasis on effort, stamina, and mental focus. With very little modification to the original series the practitioner will work the mind/body to it’s maximum in this hour long heated class. All original postures included, some with single sets.

BSM = Bikram Silent Class with Music, limited instruction. This is the 90 minute class, minus full instruction, which shortens the overall time to approximately 75 minutes. For the Bikram practitioner with 10 classes under your belt. This class moves through the full 26 and 2 series to meditative music without instructor dialogue. The instructor will practice with students or will opt to move through the room gently adjusting practitioners. A very meditative class ambiance helping to lead the non-novice practitioner into deeper mind body awareness. Heated room.

Y = Deep Stretching class with Nidra Yoga (guided relaxation), 60 minute class. Practiced in a warm room, with soft lighting and gentle instruction. Informal atmosphere, questions during class welcome. Yin poses are held for at least several minutes allowing deep stretching of the connective tissue around a joint. This class will help the practitioner to target problem areas and injuries in a very safe, concentrated way, giving relief and greater range of movement over time. Deeply restorative and a wonderful compliment to the Bikram series.

P = Pilates full body workout, moderate heat, 60 minute class. Focused, precise movement that targets core strength, along with toning hips, thighs, as well as arm and shoulder muscles. Strength training combined with safe, non-impact cardio movement. Upbeat, energetic instruction and music make this hour long class fly!
So, let’s jump in on April 10th!  Change can be good! Shake up your normal routine, try a 60 minute class, or try class at lunch time. My hope is that you, as a BYC yogi, can find health and happiness in our space, in these classes, and that you can carry that with you into your life.

Namaste.

VERY Short Survey — Please Take It!

HELP US SET THE CLASS SCHEDULE!
Click on the link below to take a 10-Question survey.
2 Responders will WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SZS6DB

At Bikram Yoga Charleston, we want to create an optimal class schedule that works for YOU. We want to do our very best to provide the classes you want, at the time that is easiest for you to attend. We want to know if you like the 75 minutes classes, the Yin classes, and/or the Hot Pilates classes — we are even considering offering an express 60 minute Bikram class! Please take about 1 minute to complete the survey, and you will help set the schedule at BYC.

Please complete the survey in the next 5 days or you will turn into a pumpkin and your responses will not be received.

Thank you!

Esak Garcia is Coming to BYC March 11

Esak is a world renown yoga practitioner, champion, and teacher. He is coming to our studio to give us a workshop on posture technique, and to teach a Bikram class. It is a true privilege to have such an amazing opportunity. You don’t want to miss this chance to learn from Esak in person, ask questions and see some of his amazing demonstrations.

Saturday, March 11
Workshop: 10:30 – 2:00
Class: 2:30 – 4:00
$75 ($90 after Feb 18)
($30 to take the class only)

Space is limited, so sign up early.

More About Esak Garcia
Esak has been practicing Bikram yoga for 22+ years. He was trained by Radha Garcia, Bikram Choudhury and Mary Jarvis. He works widely in the hot yoga community leading workshops, retreats and trainings. Esak is the 2005 Bishnu Ghosh Cup International Champion and one of the co-founders of USA Yoga and the International Yoga Sports Federation, which are non-profit organizations created to promote yoga sports. He is well known for his ability to train world champions as well as effectively work with beginners and students with physical challenges. Esak is the creator of Jedi Fight Club and the co-founder of the One Fire hot yoga festival. His family owns a yoga studio in Boulder, Colorado, where he makes his home. In 2017, Esak is leading the first ever e84 advanced trainings in Maui and Bali.

Here is a demo from the 2013 USA Yoga National Competition:

Esak’s website:
www.esakyoga.com

Here is a little teaser from a workshop in München which gives you a small idea of how a workshop runs:

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE AND SALE

Thanksgiving Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 6:30am, 8:30, 10:30, 12:15 Yin, and 4:30 ONLY
(no 6:30pm)

Thursday, Nov. 24: 8:30am ONLY

Friday, Nov. 25: 8:30, 10:30 and 4:30 ONLY (no Pilates)

BLACK FRIDAY (& SATURDAY) SALE

On Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 and 26, we will be having our Biggest Black Friday Sale Everrrrrrrr! Just about everything will be on sale, including classes, clothes, mats, water bottles. Gift Certificates available.

Come in for class and take a moment to start your holiday shopping! Friday classes are 8:30, 10:30 and 4:30. Saturday classes are 8:30 and 10:30. The lobby will be open for shopping between classes AND until 1:30 on Friday and Saturday.

SALE DETAILS:

Class Packages: 10, 30, Monthly Unlimited: 15% Off
Annual Unlimited: 10% Off

Apparel: 25% Off

Way Mats and Ufit Towels: 25% Off

Water Bottles: 10% Offimg_9566

Cork Mats: 10% Off

Some class sales will be available online. You can also call Hannah at 843.884.3737 to make a purchase over the phone.

Hot Tip: If you are hoping to RECEIVE a BYC gift this year, forward this email to your spouse, friend, etc!

IT’S A GREAT TIME FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES!

Upcoming Yin Classes / Slight Pilates Schedule Change

YIN CLASS

Our next Yin classes will be held:

Monday, Oct 3rd, 12:15-1:15 pm
Monday, Oct 10th, 12:15 – 1:15pm
Monday, Oct 17th, 12:15 – 1:15

We apologize for canceling the Sept 27th Yin class.

Yin classes are free to AutoPay and Annual members.

If you haven’t yet tried one of these classes, please don’t hesitate! Yin postures are all floor stretches (no standing work), and they are designed to promote greater flexibility. In this 1 hour class, beginner postures are held for long intervals to enable the deep, penetrating stretch of muscles, tissues and facia. Yin stretching is a great compliment to your Bikram practice, enhancing your flexibility in all postures.

Hot Pilates Classes are now on the Regular Schedule
** Slight Change in Schedule Starting in October **

The Hot Pilates classes have had overwhelmingly positive feedback. Accordingly, Bikram Yoga Charleston will offer these classes regularly!

Sundays: 3:00 – 4:00
Mondays: 12:15 – 1:15 (last week on Monday; class goes to Tuesday starting Oct. 4)
Thursdays: 12:15 – 1:15
Fridays: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Starting in October, the Monday class will change to Tuesday at the same time.