“Bikram Yoga is Hot Yoga, but ‘Hot Yoga’ is not Bikram Yoga!”
Sunday, May 31st
There will be some temporary road closures
due to the Rock N’ Roll Marathon
that might make it challenging to get to our school for the 8am class
San Diego Ave., Taylor St., parts of India St., Friars Rd.
northbound Hwy 163 (from University Ave. to Friars Rd.)
for further details, and route maps go to:
– it will not affect our schedule
all classes will be held with regular schedule –
(see “Schedule” page)
Jim Kallett, director of Bikram’s Yoga College of India, San Diego
Hosted an Internet Talk Radio Show for 13 weeks
on The 7th Wave Channel of VoiceAmerica Internet Talk Radio Network
from July to October, 2014
Includes interviews with Emmy Cleaves, Rajashree Choudhury, the researchers at Harvard Medical School (effects of Bikram Yoga as treatment for Depression), the filmmakers of Awake: The Life of Yogananda, and others….
You can listen to the shows On Demand (podcast) at the following link:
“Happily, as Yoga has become so increasingly more accessible and practiced by more and more people around the world, I am excited to be able to contribute to the redirection of the discussion of Yoga (especially Bikram Yoga), back to it’s primary principles, to the practice of Hatha Yoga Asana done safely, effectively, and properly. It’s more important than ever….” –Jim Kallett
ask questions: YogaIsLifeRadio@gmail.com
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In our 17th Year
as the first Bikram “Hot” Yoga in San Diego
June 20th was our 16th Anniversary to the day that we opened the very first Bikram Yoga school in San Diego (June 20-21, 1998), over at 2188 San Diego Ave., across the freeway from where we are now….
I continue to Thank from my heart, the over 43,000 people who have practiced (many thousands of you introduced to) Bikram Yoga, (and even Yoga of any kind) at our school these 16 years. It’s been, and continues to be, an incredible journey, with the privilege to participate in so many of you making the effort, with the most scientific, safe, intelligent, and effect system of health maintenance – Bikram Yoga – to make your lives better in every way. What’s happened here at our school, and as you can see, all over San Diego, is truly quite remarkable, extraordinary. My greatest thanks will always go to Bikram Choudhury (and the wisdom he relays from his guru Bishnu Charan Ghosh), who has given over 50 years of his life (over 41 here in the US) to make Yoga this accessible, and simplified, for everyone to be able to do (try!), and for the support, guidance, inspiration, and mirror he has always provided us.
–Jim Kallett, director, BYCI, San Diego
You’ve GOT to watch this 30 minute documentary!!
Take the time and watch….
Hi Bikram family!
My name is Aliyah and I am a fellow Bikram instructor. I just wanted to share an amazing documentary that was filmed for our studio in Boise, Idaho. This video follows a student through the 60 day challenge and answers many questions students may have about the challenge or about Bikram yoga in general. This film has inspired many of our students to do their own 60 day challenge and has been a great resource for our studio.
I invite all of you watch and be inspired. Feel free to use this as an educational tool. Share with your teachers, students or in any way you see fit. More proof that Bikram yoga is amazing, Enjoy!
Aliyah Jennings, Bikram Boise
Lesli Lounsbury Interview
Michael Harris radio talk show from Oregon. Lesli was the first International Yoga Champion – Bishnu Ghosh Cup (2003). She talks about the Championships, how she started Bikram’s Yoga, practicing, training, and teaching at our school, etc. Lesli taught here since 2001.
All Visiting BIKRAM CERTIFIED TEACHERS
coming to practice at our school
Please read message at the bottom of this page….
check out these articles:
Harvard Medical Center Research – Bikram Yoga
(additional article – Harvard)
Funded Projects / Pure Action
The Original Hot Yoga – Australia Yoga Journal, Oct. 2013
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney did Bikram Yoga for “Gravity”
Andy Murray – Bikram Yoga
JPAH May, 2013 (Yoga – cognition)
UT July 2, 2013 Health (Yoga – cognition)
“Can Bikram Yoga Reverse Cancer Processes?”
About Our Yoga School
The first, largest, original, and Authentic Bikram Yoga school in San Diego (established in 1998), we offer Bikram’s Beginning Hatha Yoga Class with a full schedule of classes daily. The Class is for beginners through advanced. We encourage beginners to come to this class (even if you’ve never done Yoga or any exercise at all).
We have a beautiful 7,000 sq. ft. facility with large Change Rooms (showers, lockers, etc.), a steam room, and a large Classroom with state of the art controlled heat, humidification, air purification, and full spectrum lighting. Towels and mats are required, and available for rental.
NOTICE: We are always trying to make improvements and additions at our school….
Last Spring we painted the interior walls of the school a new color!: lobby, hallways, and Yoga Classroom. Thanks to all who came and helped!! And now the building exterior has been painted.
Last Spring, we replaced all of our lighting in the Yoga Classroom to Full Spectrum color temperature bulbs, with high 85 color rendition index (colors appear more true). It’s a more white, clearer light that a lot of research has suggested is easier on the eyes and nervous system, allows you to see yourself in the mirror more clearly and with more definition, enhances calmness and relaxation as you stretch !! It may or may not take a couple of classes to get used to but you’ll love it when you do!!
Like our consistent, controlled heating, humidification, and ventilation systems, our antimicrobial, ultralok-backing carpet, our air purification and natural and non-chemical carpet cleaning and sterilization systems, we always work to keep it all simple, clean, healthy, and hygienic, to go with the safest, most scientifically/medically based system of health maintenance — Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class, offered here uncompromised, undiluted, original, authentic, and taught by the most experienced and qualified teachers in San Diego….