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The schedule includes close to 40 sessions designed specifically for beginners. Each 90-minute class cycles through Bikram yoga’s 26 postures and two breathing exercises, all within an intensely heated environment. Students should visit the introductory website and bring mats and towels if they aren’t planning to rent one at the studio ($2/sesson, per item).
Bikram Yoga in the Mission
Juicy Liberty Sanchez and Steve23 traveled separate, yet intertwining paths before becoming partners in life and in yoga. Juicy was hooked on Bikram yoga after her first class in 2001, during which she fell down many times, but continued to rise to the challenge, both literally and figuratively. As time went on, she grew more interested in yoga than in her erstwhile law career. In 2005, Juicy asked Steve23—making ends meet as an artist—if he wanted to attend a Bikram teacher training with her. It was then they discovered that they had almost met on several occasions in years past. The rest, as they say, is history: the duo became the owners of Bikram Yoga in the Mission in 2006 and was married the following year in Honolulu at another Bikram teacher training. The bright turquoise and orange studio is a vibrant, funky homage to their Latino heritage and Indian culture, complete with murals and artwork painted by the teachers and students.
They and their team of certified Spanish-speaking instructors help perpetuate a yoga method developed by Bikram Choudhury. The sequence of 26 postures, performed in a heated studio, works to stimulate and strengthen every nook and cranny of the human frame. The hot surroundings are designed to loosen muscles, promote flexibility, and add authenticity to karaoke versions of "Hot Blooded." Within the 1,500-square-foot yoga room, up to 70 students become more limber beneath an electric-blue ceiling painted with white swirls that resemble clouds.
“Bikram yoga, by definition, is a practice developed in the 70s that is done under extreme high temperature. East really meets up with west in this fast-paced type of...”
“Bikram yoga, by definition, is a practice developed in the 70s that is done under extreme high temperature. East really meets up with west in this fast-paced type of yoga that has the feel of an aerobics class. IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE. People who have done traditional yoga should bear all this in mind and come in with as open a mind as possible. Try not to compare the two--this is completely different. In the beginning one might focus on simply staying in the room (though I surprised myself my first time by not feeling the urge to bolt). ”
“Never did Bikram before but Juicy was a great teacher - very encouraging and helpful with her instruction!”
“6:15am class is awesome. Less students= more space. The evening and weekend classes can get pretty crowded. Overall- great studio. ”
2390 Mission St, 2nd Fl
San Francisco, California 94110