From Our Editors
When owner Keri McCook first turned to Bikram yoga, her body was afflicted by running injuries, stress, and grief. After experiencing a physical and emotional transformation, she made time to become a certified Bikram yoga instructor—in addition to being a wife and mother of five—and opened Bikram Yoga Chandler inside a 3,500-square-foot facility. Both Keri and her certified instructors studied with Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, during a nine-week training course encompassing more than 500 hours of study.
During each 90-minute class, these experienced instructors guide students through 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises on an antibacterial, microbial and odor-free yoga floor while temperatures are kept at ideal degrees using a state of the art yoga heating system. In addition to keeping muscles limber and reducing the risk of injury, the heat encourages a healthy sweat that expels toxins. When class ends, sweaty students can shower in private locker rooms equipped with cubbyholes for storing personal belongings.