When Karen and David first met at the Bikram College of India in Los Angeles, they could barely believe that they had grown up within spitting distance of one another in their hometown of Houston, Texas. Through their intense nine-week, 500 hours of training under Bikram Choudhury, they grew closer, swapping stories about the corporate, unfulfilling lives they had left behind. It wasn’t until David returned to Texas and Karen to Portland that they realized they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Hence, Karen returned to her home state to be with David. They then embarked on the biggest adventure of their lives: scouring the earth for scissors that were big enough for them to cut the grand-opening ribbon to Bikram Yoga Dallas in tandem.
The duo outfitted their spacious, 2,300-square-foot sanctuary with soft, eco-friendly flooring and gigantic windows that flood the heated studio with sunlight. They corralled a troupe of passionate, Bikram-certified instructors to help lead the 90-minute classes that strengthen students with 26 postures. Graced with eyes for creating vibrant, community-oriented spaces, Karen and David also adorn their walls with paintings from local artists.