Jump start Your Wellness plan July 26th!

Feeling tired, stressed, or just plain foggy-brained?

Do you want to detox, lose a little extra weight, or find more energy and enthusiasm for life? Join us for a health and wellness workshop on

Saturday, July 26th at 2 p.m. (at Bikram Yoga, 3910 S. Washington Ave #100)

Learn how to hit the “REFRESH” button on your system for 30 days to a new you! Reverse the symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, and other auto-immune disorders with this simple system.
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Meditation Class, Sunday June 29th 11:00 a.m.

Join us this Sunday (29th June at 11:00 a.m.) for a tranquil hour of calming your mind.1234

Yes, that mind that is a tree with a thousand drunken monkeys in it and you can’t get it under control! Learn how to sober up those monkeys (or at least try) so they stop rattling the tree!

Find out how simple (not easy, but simple) meditation can be and what huge benefit it can have for your day to day happiness. The meditation practice will be lead by Ray Rivera, a long time yoga student and Mahayana Buddhist practitioner.

Bring a friend, a sits pillow and your drunken monkeys 

Summer Schedule

Please be aware that for the month of June – July our Ashtanga and Core classes are cancelled. Core classes will resume end of July as well as we are going to add “Stretch and Strength” classes and Shadow yoga. More to come on that soon.
Have a faboulous summer and check out our specials – good through the 15th of July.

3 Month Summer Special for Students   $179
Must be 25 years or younger, for the months of June, July and August. Valid for 3 months unlimited starting from the day of the first visit. Must start classes in June or July. Student ID required

6 Month Summer Special  $479
No restrictions here. Take advantage of this price, six months start from the first day of your visit, not the sale date. 6 Month Unlimited Summer Special $497

20 Class Card Special $200
Good for six months from the date of the first visit, not the sale date.

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

This Memorial Holiday weekend we will have the following schedule:

Free classes for all active and retired Military this weekend!

Saturday  8:00 a.m.  HOT YOGA and 10:00 a.m. Core 40  NO ASHTANGA this Saturday

Sunday 8:00 a.m. HOT YOGA    NO Afternoon class

Monday 10:00 a.m. HOT YOGA only all other classes are cancelled

Tuesday we resume our regular schedule.

 

Ashtanga class expanded

We are now offering Ashtanga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as on Saturday 1:00p.m.

The class is lead by Jonathan Brookins, a UFC MMA champion. The class will only be offered for a limited time, so come take it while you can. The class follows the traditional Ashtanga series plus incorporated martial arts movements. It is sure to challenge you helping build strength and flexibility. Class is about 75minutes long. Bring a mat (towel and water). $15 pp/class.

Focus

Jess EldridgeWe always talk about how you should stay focused on your self in the front mirror – and then we get distracted by the tiniest of things. Watch this video shared by one of our Yoga champions and learn how to focus! lol

 

Change your brain wave patterns – Meditation Sun 27th April

Join us this coming Sunday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the studio for another session of mindful meditation led by Ray Rivera. This is a one hour session where Ray guides us through mindful meditation by first watching a video clip, discuss and practice the meditation.

This session is open to everyone – beginner to experienced – bring your sits pillow and happy smiling face. See you on Sunday!

Below, find an excerpt from Lumosity about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

A new study out of Brown University has found that a form of mindfulness meditation known as MBSR may act as a “volume knob” for attention, changing brain wave patterns.

What is MBSR?

Originally developed by a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is based on mindfulness meditation techniques that have been practiced in some form or another for over two millennia. The 8-week MBSR program still follows some of the same principles of the original Buddhist practice, training followers to focus a “spotlight of attention” on different parts of their body. Eventually, it is hoped, practitioners learn to develop the same awareness of their mental states.

In the last 20 years, MBSR and a similar practice called mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) have been included in an increasing number of healthcare plans in the developed world. Some studies have shown that these practices can reduce distress in individuals with chronic pain and decrease risk of relapses into depression.

In this study, Brown University researchers wanted to investigate whether MBSR could have a broader application beyond the clinical realm. Could MBSR impact the alpha brain waves that help filter and organize sensory inputs, improving attentional control?

Study design

Researchers divided the study’s 12 healthy adult participants into two groups: a test group that underwent MBSR training for 8 weeks, and a control group that did not. After 8 weeks, a brain imaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG) was used to measure alpha wave patterns in participants.

While hooked up to the brain scanning equipment, participants felt taps on their hands and feet at random intervals. On average, those who trained with MBSR demonstrated faster and greater alpha wave changes in response to these taps. These alpha wave surges indicated that participants were better able to quickly focus attention on the relevant body parts.

How alpha waves affect cognition

Alpha rhythms help filter irrelevant sensory inputs in the brain. Without proper filtering, the ability to carry out many basic cognitive operations can be crippled.

Imagine the simple task of backing a car out of the driveway. In order to reach the street safely, you must hold your destination in mind while steering and ignoring distractions from every modality: news on the radio, children playing at the end of the block, an itch on your foot, the glare of the sun in your eyes. Most people filter out these distractions subconsciously — but should irrelevant stimuli distract you, backing out can become a difficult ordeal.

This Brown University study is in line with other research on meditation, confirming previous findings that link enhanced attentional performance and fewer errors in tests of visual attention with meditation. While it’s still too early to declare meditation a cure-all for everything from attentional control to chronic pain, it’ll be fascinating to see what future research uncovers about this millennia-old tradition’s impact on the brain.

Ashtanga is back Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Starting this week we will be offering a super fun and challenging Ashtanga class led by Jonathan (certified Ashtanga teacher) who has also been studying a Ashtanga/Martial Arts variation of this yoga and he can’t wait to teach us!

The classes are about 75 minute to 90 minutes long, every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for an indefinite time. All current Bikram Yoga Studio members can take this class as part of their membership package, non-member fee is $10 per class.

See you on the mat!

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Jonathan in Front – Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)