Bikram Yoga Edmonton-the original hot yoga

There are many types of hot yoga which originated from Bikram Yoga. These include Moksha Yoga, Barkan Method, etc

Ted Grand, a Bikram trained teacher, founded Moksha Hot Yoga in Canada. Moksha Yoga follows similar pricicples, however, has some major differences. In Moksha Yoga, the room is not as hot or humid as Bikram Yoga; it is not a consistant length of time; it doesn't follow a script; it doesn't follow a prescribe series of postures and the training for Moksah Yoga teachers is much shorter than the 9 week training Bikram Yoga teachers are required to attend in order to become a certified Bikram Yoga Teacher.

Moksha Yoga is a form of hot yoga that is ideal for the yoga beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. Every Moksha Yoga class takes you through a series of strengthening and toning postures in the detoxifying calm of a heated studio. There are Moksha Yoga studios across Canada and abroad.

Jimmy Barkan, creator of the Barkan Method, a hot vinyasa series of postures. The Barkan Method also shares it roots in Bikram Yoga. Jimmy Barkan began as a Bikram Yoga certified teacher before moving on.

The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. The Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, but also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations and even greater range of motion. The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner's life.

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Q: What is the difference between the Bikram Yoga series and be HOT YOGA's CORE 32?

be HOT YOGA offers the CORE 32 yoga series which is based on the Bikram Yoga series. The CORE 32 yoga series will give you all of the same health benefits, but there are some significant differences in the way it is taught:

  • CORE 32 offers 60 minute as well as 90 minute classes
  • be HOT YOGA promotes a more gentle practice
  • Our teachers are not "drill sergeants"
  • We focus on correct alignment in the 3 planes (Sagittal, Coronal and Transverse Planes)
  • We promote relaxing into postures rather than PUSH, PUSH, PUSHING into them
  • We don't have so many "rules". The only rules we have are to enhance everyone's overall enjoyment of the class
    • You can leave the room if like
    • You can drink water when you want to
    • You can practice on your mat
    • You can practice postures with variations that suite your specific needs and or body type
  • Our room is hot, hotter than a Moksha room and slightly cooler than a Bikram room
    • In a lot of Bikram studios the focus is on surviving 90 minutes in a very hot room. Some Bikram rooms are much hotter than the 40.5ÂșC Bikram recommends.
    • In the CORE 32 series, the heat is there to enhance your yoga practice, not be the focus of it.
    • At be HOT YOGA we use heat to facilitate the body stretching more effectively and promote sweating to remove toxins.
  • be HOT YOGA offers "Silent Classes" on Friday evenings.
    • Silent classes are an opportunity to turn 100% of your attention inwards, letting your wisdom and knowledge lead you into your practice. It's a very meditative practice, connecting you to how yoga was traditionally practiced. Your teacher will guide you through your practice and lead you on timing... and don't worry you will hear your teacher's voice within supporting your body through the movements.
  • be HOT YOGA offers a core ENERGY class. This class is great for intermediate practitioners.
    • You don't have to be an advanced student to take your practice to the next level.


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