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It takes a particularly dedicated yogi to teach Bikram yoga's heated, 26-posture series, as a certification in the style requires aspiring teachers to undergo more than 500 hours of intensive training and immense dedication. Bikram Yoga Virginia Beach owners Trish and Pete Monsen, fell in love with the practice after Pete's college football career ended, and, over the last 15 years, the couple has put all their energy into yoga instruction. The couple credit the practice for keeping them active and healthy and shares their passion—and combined 40 years of instruction experience—for the sweaty series daily with students of all experience levels. Upon starting a practice at Monsen’s studio, new students find a welcoming environment with many experienced instructors who help students learn the poses properly and create an inclusive atmosphere where groups learn and grow together. The studio also features anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic flooring and a fresh-air exchange system for the clear-breathing comfort.