I’ve heard Bikram’s Beginning yoga class described as a “prescription.” 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises designed for total body health. The class is a prescription for well being, vitality, and harmony within systems of the body. I have always stuck with Bikram’s yoga – because this is what I have found for myself.
One of the blessings of a small town is that there are communities that are formed at places like yoga studios. The Bikram Yoga school in south Corvallis is no exception. Over the years some teachers have come and gone, but we have been left with a core group of experienced teachers that are mature in their ability to teach classes compassionately, precisely, inspire, and hold space for the difficult emotions that can present themselves in a yoga class.
This local business has always been a local business – has never been franchised and was affiliated with Bikram only for a short period in 2002. When I studied with Bikram in 2001, I understood him to tell me – just teach this class – do it the way I taught you, and the way my teachers taught me, don’t change, modify or delete. This is what we have always done here in Corvallis. Bikram Choudhury is a colorful yogi whom I have never desired to know personally, but who taught me a phenomenal subject that I know is one of the most important I’ve ever come across.
A few years ago, we cleaned up our yoga room – making improvements to air quality, cleanliness and cleanability. An additional room was added for a massage therapist and hypnosis practitioner and we are thrilled to be offering these services to help body and mind in conjunction with yoga.
If you haven’t been by our studio in a while – stop in and do our introductory package again. You may remember what is possible for your health and vitality – not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Or if you haven’t been here before – take the leap – come in try a couple weeks of classes. Find out what yoga can do for you!
Director, Bikram Yoga of Corvallis