Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga consists of  26 classic yoga postures and two breathing exercises. Classes are 90 minutes and taught in a heated room. The postures are part of the Ghosh Yoga lineage.  The therapeutic hatha yoga postures are put together in such a way that it offers maximum health to the whole body.

In the 26 postures every muscle and joint is used. Bikram Yoga offers physically the perfect combination between strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. 

Mentally it strengthens among others self confidence, patience, self control but also the ability to concentrate.

Bikram Yoga has been shown to have significant physical benefits for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

Alll our Bikram Yoga classes are open to beginners and advanced students alike. No previous yoga experience required.

To experience Bikram Yoga come by and take an introduction class.

 

 

Statement regarding the Netflix film:

We started to practice Bikram Yoga in 2004 in Amsterdam. After teaching at Bikram Yoga Amsterdam and Bikram Yoga Utrecht, we opened our own yoga school, Bikram Yoga Arnhem (BYA) in 2012. The idea was simple. Share our knowledge and love for the healing therapeutic hatha yoga series known as Bikram Yoga. Create a safe and welcoming space to teach and practice Bikram Yoga.

Over the years, we have witnessed 100’s of students give this form of yoga the dedication it requires (which is not easy) and experience profound life changing results.
Bikram Yoga, in it’s simplicity of 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises done in a heated room for 90 minutes, was and still is the best tool. We have seen that the series has a healthy and profound impact on the lives of so many people, regardless of age, size, ability or health conditions.
In the last few years there have been awful revelations about Bikram Choudhury (BC), the man who introduced the 90 minutes 26 posture series known as Bikram yoga. Accusations include abuse of power, sexual misconduct, and assault.

To be clear, we unequivocally condemn this behavior. We support the women and men that were victims of this abuse. We do not financially contribute to BC in any way, nor has BYA ever been part of a franchise, or sent BC any money from the daily operations of BYA. As for the name "Bikram Yoga Arnhem ", there was no payment whatsoever to use the name.

From the start of BYA we set a high standard for new teachers interested to teach at our yoga school. One of our teachers had been practicing at Bikram Yoga The Hague for 6 years before she showed an interest in becoming a teacher. Both of our two teachers have practiced regularly with us for a number of years prior to attending teacher training, worked with us to prepare for teacher training, and showed talent and passion for teaching and yoga. The result is a team of yoga teachers who can maintain and support the high quality yoga classes that we offer at BYA.

In 2012 rumors surfaced about misconduct at a Teacher Training led by BC, though the details were unclear. In 2013, Sarah V went public with her story. We made the decision to inform students interested in Teacher Training about the accusations. After sending our two teachers to Teacher Training we decided never to send anyone again.

The name of our yoga school refers to the yoga method we teach at BYA. We  and all the other Bikram schools in the Netherlands have worked hard to create a strong and positive reputation for this specific yoga method. ‘Hot Yoga’ has become an umbrella term for all yoga practiced in a heated environment. The name Bikram Yoga differentiates us from all the other ‘hot yoga’. What we do is a specific series with specific conditions that have fantastic results. At our school, we teach mainly the Bikram method Yoga series, hence the name "Bikram Yoga Arnhem".

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and send an email to us - Robert & Elwin info@bikramyoga-arnhem.nl