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.