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Joseph Encinia in Vernon July 14th

Born and raised in Dallas, TX. Joseph started practicing Bikram Yoga in May 2005. Bikram Yoga is one the best things he has ever done for himself. It has truly changed his life. Mentally, it has given Joseph more peace with himself and the world around him; physically, it has taught him how his body could do things he never dreamed it could do. Joseph hasn’t always been very healthy. Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age (which affected the majority of the left side of his body), Joseph spent years in and out of the hospital trying to rehabilitate and strengthen his joints and muscles. After a major knee surgery, Joseph taught himself how to deal with the discomfort and move on. As a result, his physical activities were limited and he was consistently taking pain medication. Then, at the age of thirteen, quite unexpectedly, Joseph had a heart attack. The causes are unknown, but most likely a side effect of arthritis medication; regardless, it made a tremendous impact. One day Joseph decided to explore forms of exercise to regain control of my health. After a long journey, he discovered Bikram Yoga. Joseph simply expected a physical […]

Question and Answer Class with Ida Ripley

Join us on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7 for a special Q&A class taught by Ida Ripley. This Q&A will replace the 7pm class normally held at this time. Tickets are only $25, so be sure to reserve your spot at the studio today! Here is a bit more about Ida and what to expect in the class. Ida Ripley is originally from Victoria, BC, but is a yogi of the world. She began practicing Bikram yoga in 2000 and teaching in 2003.  She has traveled to many corners of the world, has taught in Hong Kong, Korea, India, Peru and across Canada and the United States. She is one of few teachers in the world, and the only teacher in Canada, who is sanctioned by Bikram to lead Bikram yoga seminars. Ida is the 5 time Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Champion, and 2009 2nd place international champion. Though her years of competition and teaching, Ida has spent extensive time with Bikram, Rajashree and many of Bikram’s esteemed teachers. Ida teaches at the teacher training sessions, as well as demonstrates at many of Bikram’s advanced seminars; she has been qualified to lead the advanced series since 2007.  She […]

Forbes on Yoga

Take a look at the newest article from Forbes online.  This is whats happening at Bikram Yoga Vernon during your 90 mins in the Hot Yoga Room… Penetrating Postures: The Science of Yoga This is the first of a two-part series on yoga: the second, “The Psychology of Yoga,” looks at the psychological changes that yoga has been shown to bring about. Judging from the number of yoga mats I’ve seen toted around Manhattan in the last 15 years, I’m pretty sure I was the last person on the island to try it. My relationship with the practice started about six months ago, and I must admit, I fell for it – and hard. I was amazed at the changes it was effecting in my body, and even better, my mind. But the science nerd/Western medicine part of me wondered how, exactly, it was doing this. I could wager some guesses based on what I know about the body, but wanted to talk to some people who actually study this stuff for a living.

testimonial section now live on our website

Please read the testimonials about people who have recovered from various illnesses by regularly practicing Bikram Yoga. Their stories tell us that only Bikram Yoga brings us new hopes in our life. If you like to share your own healing story amongst millions of people around the world please fill out our Contact form. We will be posting testimonials from local students in the near future.

Thanksgiving Hours

Be sure to get your yoga in this Thanksgiving Weekend! Only 10am classes on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Come sweat with us, so you can eat extra amounts of delicious food with your friends and family.

date night, why not bikram yoga

Communities and Bikram Yoga Studios go together like cake and ice cream.  The unique individuals that come together to share the same practice that we fell in love with.  Check out this amazing account of a couple that came to their first classes on date night….. Bikram Yoga Vernon date night series… Last night hubbie and I had a hot and steamy session. Like a crazy porno film,  (not that I would know!) there we were half-naked laying side by side on the floor, arms and legs splayed to our sides,  soaking wet with sweat and panting like dogs… but through our noses yoga-style. Yes indeed friends we’ve ventured into the world of Bikram Yoga together. “Remember you are never too old, too sick or too late to start again from scratch.” -Bikram

february is the time for transformation!!

At Bikram Yoga Vernon we love the idea of a daily practice.  Over the years teaching we have seen the amazing benefits from this systematic sequence of asanas.  The key being a consistent practice, as well as the form in which the postures are done.  February has begun and so have a lot of people’s 30 and 60 day challenges.  Check out this wonderful article giving some insight as to what you can expect with the 30 or 60 day challenge. Can You Transform Your Whole Life in 60 Days? By Paige Williams O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine She’s 80 pounds overweight, divorced, out of work, and deeply in debt. She needs a physical and spiritual overhaul. Can 60 days in a Bikram hot-yoga studio really undo years of damage? The teacher wants me to make a Japanese ham sandwich. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen a Japanese ham sandwich, but as I understand it, I’m to stand bent with my face to my shins and chest to my thighs in perfect vertical union—I am the sandwich. I would say I look more like a jelly roll. My flabby abdomen […]