Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class, the original hot yoga, is a challenging, fun and unique series of 26 Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayamas), which is suitable for all ages, levels of ability and body types, practised in a room heated to around 105F (40C) for 90 minutes.
Each posture, performed in the given order, stretches and strengthens the specific muscles, ligaments and joints that are needed for the next posture.
The Bikram Method also stimulates the organs, glands and nerves, systematically flushing oxygenated blood through 100% of the body, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended.
Bikram scientifically designed this 90 minute programme to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss, and limit the effects of aging.
In addition, the series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self-control that increase mental clarity and reduce stress. One can learn to steadily make new demands of oneself, to work harder, deeper and yet calmer.
We are Bikram Certified and Approved - Why is this important?
Anyone can claim they teach "Bikram Yoga" or “Hot Yoga”, but it takes more than a warm room and a list of postures to make your Bikram practice a safe and rewarding experience. Unless there is a certified and approved instructor supervising how and what is taught, you are not getting true Bikram Yoga.
Bikram Yoga Manchester was the north west's first Bikram Yoga studio, opened in 2008. We adhere strictly to Bikram's method in its purest form. Every Bikram Yoga studio is directly affiliated with Bikram Choudhury, the creator of Bikram Yoga. All our instructors are personally trained and successfully qualified by Bikram during over 500 hours of study. They have completed their 6 month apprenticeship to ensure his methods and philosophy are preserved and safely taught.
A continuing connection to Bikram Choudhury and his staff allows our instructors to draw from all of the resources Bikram's training centre has to offer. This includes special seminars, courses, guest instructors and answers to any questions that may arise in a particular student's practice. Teaching certificates are renewed every 3 years. All teachers at Bikram Yoga Manchester have current certificates and are fully approved.