Bikram Buzz

a student’s poem, published here with our sincere thanks

Bikram Yoga

When I am happy
I go to Bikram Yoga.
When I am unhappy
I go to Bikram Yoga
Because it will make me happy.

When my body is fit
I go to Bikram Yoga
And enjoy stretching and bending
As far as I can.
When my body aches,
I go to Bikram Yoga
Because it alleviates or dissolves all pain
From headaches, back pain, to digestive issues,
Just to name a few.

When I feel joyful
I go to Bikram Yoga
And share a few words with someone who just seems to need them.
When I feel sad and lonely
I go to Bikram Yoga
Because there is always a teacher or a student with a warm smile or a few caring and wise words.

Even though I started Bikram Yoga
At age 58 with no ballet or gymnastic experience and a stiff body,
I discovered within a few weeks that my body could stretch and hold postures I had thought would take three lifetimes.

Even though I have a slim body, I still lose a couple of pounds when I attend classes 3-4 times  a week.  It is an intense and powerful practice.

Bikram Yoga boosts the metabolism, restores the body flexibility, improves memory and sleep, centers the mind (or you lose the balance in the posture), grounds the whole person, and brings peace.

Right after each class, my posture is straighter, my skin glows, and I have much more physical and mental energy to complete my to-do list of the day.

Bikram Yoga changed my life for the better.
Just try it!

There is no better day than a day with Bikram Yoga.

Yes

A note to students in the downtown and West Ashley areas,

 

All of us at Bikram Yoga Charleston would like to acknowledge the unfortunate closing of the Redux studio. As devotees to the hot yoga practices, we are disheartened by this development. We believe that more yoga in the world is a good thing, and we welcome you to practice with us in Mount Pleasant if you so choose. It is always disappointing when a yoga studio closes its doors, especially when the location or style suited you best. 
At Bikram Yoga Charleston, we offer the traditional 26 and 2 Bikram series in 90 minute, 75 minute and 60 minute class options. We also offer Yin(stretching classes), which conclude with Nidra (guided relaxation). Coming soon, we are planning to add Vinyasa classes as well. For continued learning and growth, we offer at least one workshop per year with a master instructor (Esak Garcia was here last month). Additionally, our staff-led workshops (such as yoga for weight loss, Detox seminar, and Ayurvedic teachings) offered throughout the year are FREE for AutoPay and Annual members.
Also, by the end of the year, our location will be changing to central Mt. Pleasant, at 1141 Bowman Road, near the intersection of Hwy 17 and 526. We are all very excited for our new location!
So if you find yourself looking for a hot room, give us a call or drop in for class. All of our staff will be delighted to see you and welcome you to Bikram Yoga Charleston!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP JUNE 23, 2018

Wendy Westmorland will be teaching a Master Class at Bikram Yoga Charleston on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The Master Class will encompass all 26 postures with extra instruction in between sets. The class will be heated normally, and may last slightly longer than 90 minutes.

More details to come … Plan to attend!

ACT FAST – Only a Few Spots Left

Act FAST — Only a Few Spots Open for the Posture Clinic and/or Class with 
Esak Garcia on April 28th
Saturday, April 28th
Posture Clinic 10:30 – 1:30
“Intermediate” Class 3:30 – 5:00
 
$90 for Both the Clinic and Class  
OR 
$30 for Intermediate Class only
 
Call 843.884.3737 to sign up TODAY
— This is an Amazing Price for the Opportunity to learn from a World Class Yogi
 
Esak’s Words on the Posture Clinic: “Attending a workshop is an opportunity to bring information and insight to your practice. It is a chance to put greater thought and self awareness of the body parts we use into each posture. You will have the chance to ask questions and discuss yoga topics that are important to you. Attending a workshop is a great way to re-energize your practice, and find new inspiration for your time on the mat.”
 
Esak’s Description of the “Intermediate” Class: “For those of you unfamiliar with the e84 Intermediate class I will be leading in Charleston, it is a heated 90 minute class that builds on the foundation created by the 26&2, known as Bikram Yoga. In this class we’ll begin to introduce new ideas and develop body parts for postures that require skills like arm balancing, leg over the head, deep backbends and lotus. No advanced skills are needed to participate in this class, but comfort practicing 26&2 and a desire to expand are essential. This class prepares students for the 84 class, from which the 26&2 was derived. During the class, you will perform all of the 26&2 series postures that you already know; we also expand into new postures and variations. Each e84 class has a slightly different focus in terms of the skills and body parts we are addressing. By developing awareness of your postures and different parts of your body, you’ll get new ideas to take back to your 26&2 practice. The parts of class with which you’re familiar will move more quickly, with less instruction; new ideas will be taught more thoroughly.”
 
Sign Up TODAY … 
 
In the studio,
or call 843.884.3737
 
We are so lucky to have Esak come to our studio. You don’t want to miss this!
 

DON’T MISS the Posture Clinic with Esak Garcia!

 
Saturday, April 28th
Posture Clinic 10:30 – 1:30
Intermediate Class 3:30 – 5:00
 
$75 for Both Classes ($90 after Apr. 1)
$30 for Intermediate Class only
 
CALL TO SIGN UP: 843.884.3737
 
Esak is a world class practitioner, competitor and teacher. He is the most well known and well respected teacher in the Bikram community, period. The Bikram postures are the basis of every workshop and class he teaches. He is in demand all over the globe and we are tremendously happy to have Esak lead these events at Bikram Yoga Charleston.
 
Posture Clinic: In this class Esak covers the common basis of all hatha yoga postures in our Bikram practice. Additionally he answers your questions about specific posture technique, and breaks them down into their crucial elements. Esak will also be providing extra instruction for back bending.
 
Intermediate (“e84”) Class: This class is open to anyone with a basic foundation in the Bikram postures — that means you! It’s not an advanced class. Rather, it goes just beyond the Bikram 26, allowing us to try something new! This is a 90 minute hot class that is safe and fun!