What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class, also known as the 26 & 2, is a technology for creating wellness, self-realization, balance, optimum physical and mental fitness, and good health.
It is taught by lineage-trained teachers at independently owned yoga schools around the globe. The traditional yoga method and system we specialize in was developed in Calcutta, India, in the 1950s and 1960s by Bishnu Ghosh, brother of Paramahansa Yogananda/Mukunda Ghosh. It was then refined from the early 1970s-1990s by Bikram Choudhury, Rajashree Choudhury, Emmy Cleaves, and others.
The yoga system was developed in a yoga therapy clinic in order to treat chronic diseases, pains, and disorders, and to maximize physical and mental fitness. It was also created to be accessible to beginners of all ages. We uphold the beginner’s class tradition in its undiluted potency, and we expand upon it into intermediate and advanced levels when appropriate.
All of our classes follow the traditional 26+2 yoga method and system, proven to relieve pain, help with injury and illness, maximize athletic performance, and improve overall wellbeing. Nearly all of our classes follow the traditional 90-minute format, but we also offer a 60-minute version for those who need to fit yoga into a busy day or who would like to ease into the full, time-tested 90-minute class.
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Health Benefits of Bikram Yoga
Proper weight and whole-body muscle tone
Reduction or elimination of back and/or joint pain
Maximized athletic performance and aerobic function
What Our Students Are Saying
Why Practice at Bikram Yoga Capital Area?
We specialize in the historic, therapeutic Bikram Yoga method with scientifically proven benefits. Unlike many “yoga fitness” studios, we practice a consistent and proven system that offers unmatched results. We absolutely love this yoga.
We are the first and only Bikram-Ghosh lineage yoga school in Mid-Michigan. Our founder and owner was trained and certified by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury, Emmy Cleaves, and Craig Villani. We are committed to keeping this method pure and effective.
We are not corporately owned or a franchise. We are 100% locally- and woman-owned and independent. Our founder and owner teaches classes daily, knows all students by name, and actively engages with each class member to optimize their healing experience.