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Bikram Yoga pose by the pool

Yoga + Heat

Yoga flushes away the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Yoga changes the body and mind inside and out, from bones to skin, from fingertips to toes. Bikram Yoga uses heat to further that cleaning process: The more you sweat, the more impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin. The heat provides a safe, effective environment for yoga therapy—enhancing blood circulation by opening up blood vessels, restoring energy and releasing stress.

The Bikram Method

Bikram Yoga is the original hot yoga method— a proven 90 minute sequence of 26 traditional yoga postures developed by Bikram Choudhury of Calcutta, India. Bikram yoga was introduced in 1973 to the United States and now practiced in over 600 certified studios worldwide.
The Bikram method works every part of the body, giving all the organs, arteries, veins, ligaments, and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. The sequence is designed so each posture balances out the previous one and prepares you for the next one—allowing for a safe, progressive, life-long practice.
Bikram Yoga Irvine Pose 25
BYI Yoga Class
At BYI, we keep it simple. There is one class and one level for all students. Beginners with zero experience can safely practice and receive 100% benefit every time. The idea is that you move to your own degree of flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. The same sequence of postures is practiced every time, offering you a consistent experience and allowing you to move at your own pace as your practice evolves. Our certified teachers verbally guide you through every posture to ensure you receive 100% benefit.

The Sequences

Prepare for class by reviewing the 26 classic Bikram poses.
Bikram Poses Illustrated

Your Crew

Bikram Yoga Irvine Staff

We are here to help you receive the healing benefits of Bikram yoga in our world-class facility.

Etiquette

  • BE EARLY, NO ENTRY ONCE CLASS HAS STARTED.
  • Advise instructor of any injuries before class.
  • Observe silence in practice space at all times.
  • Avoid heavy perfume, cologne and make-up.
  • Leave all personal belongings in locker room.
  • Stay in class for the entire 90 minutes.
  • Limit your shower time to 5 minutes.

First Time?

  • Arrive 30 minutes before your first class.
  • Check-in closes 10 minutes prior to class start.
  • No heavy meals 3 hours before class.
  • Drink plenty of water up to one hour before class.
  • Wear a fitted outfit so you can see your form.
  • All students receive 1 complimentary towel per class. Auto pay members receive 1 class towel + 1 shower towel per class.
  • Mat rentals available for $2.
  • Showers & locker facilities are complimentary.
  • We sell bottled water, yoga apparel & mats.

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