Bikram Yoga Capital Area (BYCA) – the Original Hot Yoga

Bikram Yoga Capital Area is an independently-owned school of yoga and human potential in the Ghosh-Bikram Yoga lineage, a 45-year-old therapeutic hatha yoga tradition that improves athletic performance and has been proven to cure many chronic diseases, relieve chronic pain, improve cardiovascular & respiratory health, and restore mobility, flexibility, circulation, strength, and energy.

Saturday, June 22 – BYCA is CLOSED

for Bikram Yoga on the River

Car pool will depart from BYCA at 7:15 – please arrive at 7:00 am!  If you are meeting us there, please arrive by 9:00 am at West Riverfront Park, Detroit!

The Bikram Method is for the Willing

Bikram Yoga is an amazing technology used to explore and expand human potential, and to facilitate optimum physical, mental, and interpersonal wellness.

It is a 45-year-old method specifically designed for the unfit and the fit.

At Bikram Yoga Capital Area, we have regular students of all ages, from 6-80+. We have students who have gone from the couch directly to Bikram Yoga, and professional athletes who incorporate Bikram Yoga as their cross-training program of choice.  Bikram Yoga is also especially accessible to and effective for bigger bodies, with all modifications suggested as necessary for each individual.

At BYCA, you will be encouraged, challenged, and supported.

Benefits of the Bikram Method

When attempted with precision, consistency, frequency, and focus, the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises of Bikram Yoga use the tourniquet effect to move fresh, oxygenated blood throughout every tissue in the body.  Typical results include:

What about the heat?

Bikram Yoga is the Original Hot Yoga! The heat is your friend, and it helps make this unique method of yoga the most effective in the world.

We find that those with heat intolerance and even menopausal symptoms adjust with regular practice (at least 3 classes per week for one month). Students are invited to acclimate by attending our warm classes or sitting still in the room for a few classes before trying the postures.  It is extremely important that you do not try to do everything in your first few classes and then blame the heat for the difficulty!  You may miss out on the most important and transformative experiences of your life.

Bikram Yoga has been found to be most beneficial when practiced at a room temperature slightly above body temperature (105ºF), 40-45% relative humidity, and well-regulated oxygen/CO2 ratios. We keep our yoga room environment at this ideal range, with constant monitoring by instructors and computer sensors.

Owner and Lead Yoga Instructor

Ann R. Chrapkiewicz

I would like to personally welcome you to the community at Bikram Yoga Capital Area.  Since 2003, I have used this yoga system to heal from broken vertebrae, anxiety, imbalanced blood sugar, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, an eating disorder, joint pain in pregnancy, and many other issues.  I have tried many types of yoga and have enjoyed them all, but I have never found any other method that addresses so many health issues at once, and which is accessible and effective during times of injury, pain, and immobility.  I know all students by name and work with each one personally to guide them to their optimum state of health and wellness.

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Get started with an introductory month for $49.

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  • Bikram Yoga will be practiced by hundreds of our yoga buddies from around the whole state of Michigan at this annual event for all ages!
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We hope you can join us next Saturday, JUNE 22!! Carpool sign up is at the front desk.
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BYCA will be closed so we can all attend - it is our only day of closure all year.
  • Michigan State University Spartan Football Coach Ron Burton on Bikram Yoga, athletic development, and coaching: "This yoga forces you to listen fully in the moment, to understand what you are hearing, and then respond. It forces you to focus."
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"I have had numerous athletic injuries in the past – torn pectoral muscles, sprained ankles, pulled groin, broken fingers and thumb, torn ACL, meniscus tear, and multiple neck strains.  The way that Bikram Yoga includes modifications of depth in all of the postures helps you have a starting point.  So even with all of these injuries I can start each posture correctly."
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For the full interview, go to the BYCA Blog at BYCA.yoga/blog/coach-ron-burton
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Thank you so much @coach_ron_burton - and great to see you in class so much!!!!
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