I took my first Bikram yoga class in August 2012. I was not exactly hooked on it. It was hot, it was humid. By the time the class was on the floor, I was looking toward the door. I wasn't sure if it was me. I had no idea what I was walking into, did no studying. I did no research. I took my second class the very next next day. It was on the advice of the teachers, and it wasn't any better than the first. It took about ten classes or so to see and feel the benefits.
I am a carpet cleaner by trade and have had multiple back and repetitive motion issues. This practice has saved my back, my job, and it gave me freedom of movement. So I found myself practicing 6 to 7 days a week. I was hooked!(and still am). I completed my RYS 200 Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2015. To see positive change and growth in myself and others is a beautiful thing.
Kevin Mendez instructs the following:
This is a Bikram method class which consists of a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. This yoga class also stimulates organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikam Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and
strengthening of every system in the body. To prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging. This series of postures also improves concentration, patience, determination, and self-control to
increase mental clarity and reduce stress. This yoga class is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
(all level class / heated room / 90 min class)