The Yoga

About Bikram Yoga Durham

What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga is the original hot yoga class brought from India to the west by founder Bikram Choudhury. The class is a 90 minute, 26 posture sequence done in a room heated to 105 degrees. The use of heat provides a safer, deeper stretch because it increases the elasticity of the muscle fibers. Additionally, all Bikram Yoga teachers have completed a rigorous 9 week training with Bikram and have been certified by him to teach.

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The Bikram Yoga series is most well known for its medicinal value and ability to normalize the body's systems and functions. As with other styles of yoga, practitioners all become more flexible, which is key for preventing injuries outside of the room, especially for athletes. It also normalizes weight by helping to build muscle, burn fat and regulate your metabolism. Below are additional benefits commonly experienced by practitioners.

  • improved sleep (including needing less of it!)
  • increased core strength and balance
  • relief from accute and/ or chronic pain, especially back and joint
  • glowing, clear skin
  • increased endurance
  • decreased stress, increased ability to deal with stressors
  • normalizes blood pressure
  • lean, toned muscles
  • heals old injuries, breaks up scar tissue
  • strengthens the immune system


Additional Classes


Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a 75 minute, non-heated, gentle class. Relaxing postures are each held for extended periods of time in stillness. This increases joint flexibility and creates a more meditative experience. Props will be provided as needed, or you are welcome to bring your own.


Private Class

Private classes are a great way to fine tune your practice or receive some extra assistance. Work on specific postures or go through the entire series with the instructor of your choice. You'll be able to ask questions in addition to being given personalized tips and advice.


Advanced Class

We go quickly through a sequence of 84 postures, including those from the beginning series. If you're interested in attending advanced, please e-mail us at info@bikramdurham.com.