Bikram Buzz

YIN Classes, NIDRA Classes, 10:30 Class Returning Soon

YIN CLASS

YIN yoga classes are new to Bikram Yoga Charleston. We have enjoyed 2 Yin classes thus far, and our 3rd is on the way! The next Yin class will be held:

Sunday, Aug. 14th, at 3:00 pm

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 and is especially beneficial at this timeslot, as a warm up for the regular 26 & 2 class.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra — also known as “Yogic Sleep” or sleep with awareness — is an ancient practice that is rapidly becoming popular in the west. Its purpose is to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, and create a deep meditative state of consciousness. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining fully consciousness. The practice can be used to tune into your intuition, to set intentions, or to merely set the rest of the world aside for a while and sink into deep relaxation.

Our beloved Sam Long has been studying Yoga Nidra with the aid of master teacher, Abhinav Sagar, who also owns a Bikram studio in California. She has begun bringing these teachings to us once a week, on Wednesdays after the morning Bikram classes.

I took her class today and achieved a truly wonderful state of relaxation. I set my intention, or “Sankalpa,” as: “I act and communicate with peace.” Directly after the practice I felt tremendously refreshed. And now, several hours later, my “peaceful” intention is still with me. I absolutely feel it now, as I communicate with my daughters and my work contacts. This Nidra thing is pretty cool, indeed. Come try it!

Yoga Nidra Details:

20-30 minutes long
Every Wednesday after the morning classes
Room is “cooled” to about 85
Practitioners lay still on their backs (a mat is nice)
Sam leads us through the conscious sleep practice
FREE FOR EVERYONE

10:30 CLASS COMING BACK SOON
By popular demand, the 10:30 am class will be brought back to full strength starting August 15th. Starting then (just in time for school!), the 10:30 am class will be offered, once again, every day of the week!

FOURTH OF JULY SCHEDULE

Monday, July 4th:

8:30 am Class ONLY  (All other classes canceled for the holiday.)

This class will be led with music and very little instruction.  Join us!

 

Saturday and Sunday:

Full, normal class schedule.

Summer Schedule Change

Summer Schedule Change

Due to summer travel, busy summer schedules and pretty weather, class sizes tend to get smaller during this time of year. The studio must adjust to these changes during summer months. For July and August, we will have a slight change in the morning schedule. We plan to return to the full, normal schedule in September.

For July and August:
The 10:30am class will be cancelled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The 10:30 am class will continue to be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

We truly hope that you will be able to assimilate this change into your normal practice without too much trouble!

On the Up Side (The Yin)
Bikram Yoga Charleston will be holding a Membership Drive in the fall. In the meantime, we will be ramping up the benefits of Membership. Members of the studio include those students on monthly AutoPay, and those who pay Annually.

Coming soon, the studio will be beginning to offer some special rewardsfor its AutoPay and Annual Payment Members. These rewards will come in the form of special classes, workshops, lectures and other programs. We will start by providing 1 Yin class per month. This class will be FREE to members! (All other students are welcome at the normal class rate.) Starting in July, free Yin will occur on a designated Saturday at 12:30.

July’s Yin class will be held on July 9th.

So get ready to enjoy the benefits of Membership, and, if you are not yet a member, consider joining! The more members of the studio we have, and the more we enjoy these events together, the result is that we make our yoga community stronger, more positive, more educated, and more supportive of each other.

Bikram Yoga Charleston is, at it’s core, much more than a place to practice yoga. Our core values are kindness, service and family. We welcome and care for each and every student, and we want you to feel at home here. In the coming months we hope to continue to grow our yoga family and give you experiences that go above and beyond your expectations.

See you in the hot room!

New Clothes; New Challenge; New Music Class

Do the Challenge!
Stay Stretchy this Summer!
The Summer Stretch Challenge starts tomorrow! There is no cost or obligation. Just come in, sign up on the poster in the lobby, and earn your first sticker! With this challenge you can customize your summer goals:

From June 1st until August 29th — 90 days — you can
Select Your Summer Stretch with 3 options:

30 Classes in 90 Days (1 class every 3 days)
45 Classes in 90 Days (1 class every other day)
60 Classes in 90 Days (2 classes every 3 days)

This challenge allows you to set a class frequency that will maintain your consistent practice through the summer months — but not burn you out like the hot summer sun.
SALE SALE SALE

To further motivate your Summer Stretch, we are offering a 15% discount on the 30 Class Package. For challenge participants, you may purchase up to 2 discounted 30 Class Packages, at the reduced rate of $255 each.

NEW Clothes in Stock!

LaLa Land tops and Capri’s. Shakti shorts. And shorts and tops in our new favorite label, K Deer. We also have MEN’S SHORTS: 2 lengths; Solid black and multi-color print.
MUSIC CLASS ON FRIDAYS AT 4:30
By popular demand … (drum roll …), the Friday 4:30 class will be led with minimal instruction and soft music! What a nice way to end the week. The teacher will practice with the students, announcing the start of each posture, and using the word, “change,” to indicate the transition. We have done this a few times recently, and it’s been a lot of fun. Starts this Friday at 4:30! See you there!

FREE BEACH YOGA CLASS AND POTLUCK

Bikram Yoga Charleston will be offering a FREE YOGA CLASS on the beach!  Please join us!
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 4:30
Place: Sullivan’s Island Beach at the Sand Dunes access trail, 1735 Atlantic Ave.
Bring: Mat for Yoga Class
A potluck item to share

Directions: On Sullivan’s Island, take Middle Street toward the Light House (southwest, toward the setting sun). Just past the Light House, turn LEFT on Station 18. Go to the stop sign and turn RIGHT on Atlantic Ave. Go about 2 blocks and the Sand Dunes Club will be on your left. Pass by the big white building and park along the street, in the field, on Atlantic Ave. or on side streets. Follow the trail to the beach.

Beverages? Alcohol is prohibited on the beach and the FINES are stiff … but … if it is in a plastic cup, then normally, no questions are asked.

If I can’t make the yoga class, can I still come to the bonfire? Of course!

Can I bring a friend? Absolutely.

Make Plans to Join Us on the Beach!