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Hurricane Schedule / Stay Informed

Hurricane Matthew Schedule
Our Hurricane Schedule is yet to be determined and will be published by Thursday evening at the latest. Please stay posted as we keep watch on the projected path of Matthew. Prayers for dissipation, weakening, and a hard right turn!
How Can I Get Quick Information about Studio News and Updates?
We publish news, schedule changes, events and other information on 4 different media platforms:

1. Email, from the studio to you. If you do not currently get our emails, please sign up at the front desk or email us at:  info@bikramcharleston.com.

2. Instagram. If this term is a little scary, have one of your kids set you up with an Instagram account (it’s free). Then, search for bikramyogacharleston and “follow” us. Finally, turn on Post Notifications (again, see your kid). That way, you will get a prompt notice (just like a missed call) that we posted something.

3. Website. Go to www.bikramcharleston.com, hover over “Our Studio,” click on “Bikram Buzz” to see the latest updates.  I think you’ve got this one down already.

4. Facebook. Go to fb and search Bikram Yoga Charleston. There are a few old decoy pages floating through the internet; the correct page is the one with the picture of the hands together in a circle (see above). Check for the latest posts … and feel free to post a comment yourself!

Our low-tech information dissemination systems include:

1. Announcements from the podium.

2. Chalk Boards in the lobby and locker rooms — take a glance every day!

We strive to keep you informed!

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.

Hot Pilates Classes are Now a Regular Thing

HOT PILATES CLASSES AT BYC!
Hot Pilates Classes are now on the Regular Schedule

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

Sundays: 3:00 – 4:00 (Offered now)
Mondays: 12:15 – 1:15 (Starting after Labor Day on Sept. 12)
Thursdays: 12:15 – 1:15 (Starting after Labor Day on Sept. 8)
Fridays: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Offered now)
HOT PILATES DETAILS
60 Minutes long
90 Degrees
Mat needed; Towel optional
Core, cardio, arm and butt/hip/thigh work
FREE for members (AutoPay and Annual); Regular price for non-members

Pilates exercises provide strength and non-impact cardio work that nicely compliment your yoga practice. And … they are just 60 minutes long at 15 degrees COOLER than you are used to in Bikram class!
YIN CLASS

Our students have been enjoying the deep stretching provided by our Yin classes immensely. The next Yin classes will be held:

Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 12:15-1:15 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 12:15-1:15 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, enhancing your flexibility in all postures.

YOGA NIDRA
New Time for Regular Nidra Classes: Every Wednesday at 12:15

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.

Yoga Nidra Details:

20-30 minutes long
Every Wednesday at 12:15
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

Next Nidra Class is Aug. 31st, 12:15 – 12:45

Hot Pilates is Coming to BYC

HOT PILATES CLASSES AT BYC!
Okay, this is new and exciting: Hot Pilates classes are coming to Bikram Yoga Charleston! We are so excited to bring this opportunity to our yoga students. Pilates exercises provide strength and cardio work that nicely compliment your yoga practice. And … they are just 60 minutes long at 15 degrees COOLER than you are used to in Bikram class!

We will introduce Hot Pilates by offering 2 FREE CLASSES:
Thursday, Aug. 18 12:30 – 1:30
Sunday, Aug. 21, 3:00 – 4:00

Following that, the first regular Hot Pilates class will be
Friday, Aug. 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Hot Pilates classes will be offered at various times throughout September, and then become part of the regular schedule by the end of October. Class times will be posted in advance.

HOT PILATES DETAILS
60 Minutes long
90 Degrees
Mat needed; Towel optional
Core, cardio, arm and butt/hip/thigh work
FREE for members; Regular price for non-members

Let’s DO this! Your butt, abs and arms will thank you!

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!