• Power Hour, Anyone?

    You may have noticed the addition of a new class to Pure Hot Yoga – the Power Hour. Offered at 11:30 AM Monday through Friday, the class includes all 26 postures with a quicker pace and slight modifications. I’ve been a frequent flier at these classes and am a huge fan. In short, they rock. [...]  Continue Reading

  • Why do you like it hot?

    I’m reading the biography of the Wright Brothers and read they often bounced ideas off each other. Turns out I tend to do the same thing, only for mundane and useless reasons, not to change the course of human history and aerodynamics. Take the other day, for example. While putting the star on my 40 [...]  Continue Reading

  • Doing it Right: The Sit Up

    Have you ever noticed the variety of ways the Pure Hot Yoga Sit up is done in class? Of all the postures, it’s the one that we don’t really see anyone else do, and often view it as a vehicle to just get up from savasana and get busy with the next ‘real’ pose. But [...]  Continue Reading

  • Be Still

    Stillness is a staple for successful yoga. Instructors remind you consistently to find your stillness, maybe because we’re not so great at it. For me, there are times I can sail through class with clarity and focus, calm and motionless between postures. Other days it’s imperative I get that hunk of lint off my towel [...]  Continue Reading

  • JJ Loui – A Walk in the Park

    What’s better than meeting up with a strong, inspirational person at a beautiful piece of nature on a fresh spring day? Add a cute kid and thoughtful conversation, and it’s just about bliss. JJ and I took a walk recently at Laumeier Sculpture Park, along with her (adorable!) son Max and dog Levon. We chatted [...]  Continue Reading

  • The Truth About Toxins and Bikram Yoga

    I just finished a project researching neurotoxins and their impact on our health. Have you ever gone down that rabbit hole? Once I hopped in, I couldn’t stop tripping over websites and articles and research studies detailing how much toxins mess with our bodies – plastics, pesticides, perfume. It’s everywhere. I wondered, if all these [...]  Continue Reading

  • Sweet Summer Sweat

    As soon as the weather starts to warm, Bikram gets to be a challenge for me. I’ve been whining for months about the lack of sun and warmth, so when they finally appear I’m so ready to be out in it that the thought of being inside, anywhere, sounds plain yucky. On top of my [...]  Continue Reading

  • Around the Room in 36 Days

    by Sharon Linde, Bikram Yoga St. Louis blogger Real estate in the room is fierce. High demand spots are claimed by those of us getting there in time to stake a claim. Then there are those lowly spots no one seems to want. I noticed this trend not too long ago and wondered, why the [...]  Continue Reading

  • The Science of Sweat

    …by Sharon Linde, yogini blogger for Bikram Yoga St. Louis Those of us who practice Bikram Yoga know the benefits. They differ from person to person, but stand around us long enough and we’ll bore you silly with how awesome the results are, from body to mind to spirit. Yoginis will tell you about the flushing [...]  Continue Reading

  • Love – Bikram Style

    I was an optimistic, happy, loving kind of kid. Although I was quiet, I got along with everyone, was easy to make laugh, and found joy in the simple (donuts) and complex (jelly donuts). In home movies, my siblings ping around me at high speed as I sit reading and glancing up now and then [...]  Continue Reading

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      • The biggest reward I get from Bikram Yoga has to be the sense of calm and balance I walk out of class with… it stays with me for days after.
      • My job became very stressful in a way I could not control and I truly feel that this yoga is what helped me to keep sane.
        —Mary Dischert
      • When I started doing Bikram yoga, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it or how much it could help me... It truly does "make your body sing"
        —Andy Kilhoffer
      • I started to notice my reactions to things that would normally irritate me--inside and outside of the hot room--changing.
      • I greatly appreciate all the advice each instructor gave me during my classes at BYSTL. Thank you for teaching such wonderful yoga!
        —Emily Rollings
      • Bikram Yoga has helped me lose 25 lbs without changing my diet (mostly junk food), and has healed ALL of my joint and back injuries.
        —Andy Klearman
      • This style of hot yoga is the perfect complement to running. I credit it for keeping me injury free.
        —Jodi Johnson
      • Bikram Yoga has allowed me to raise my HDL (good cholesterol) from 84 to 110 - (despite my diet of mostly alcohol and chocolate)
      • The Bikram Yoga studio teachers and students have changed my life. I cannot thank them enough.
      • The hardest part about writing a testimonial for Bikram yoga practice at Bikram Yoga St. Louis is how to not write a book. The teachers of Bikram Yoga St. Louis are amazing and inspiring, the atmosphere is sacred and safe to me.
      • After just four Bikram classes, my injured wrist's range of motion and grip strength increased by 50%.
        —Mary Beth
      • My Bikram Yoga practice has meant so much to me, and the encouragement from the instructors at BYSTL has been overwhelming.
      • I had chronic issues with asthma and high blood pressure. After 7 months of Bikram, I ran this morning with no asthma medication for the very first time.
        —Margaret Anne
      • I realized today that my Bikram experience is so much more than yoga. It really is a community of (hot and sweaty) people that I call my friends.
        —Laurie Bono McGrath
      • What I always tell people when they wonder about Pure Hot Bikram Yoga is: 1) it’s mind over matter – all the way2) hydrate, hydrate, hydrate before class – makes all the difference 3) even if you literally just lay on your back the whole class you’re still getting the benefit. If you don’t feel [...]
        —Beth Prusaczyk
      • After being diagnosed with a torn tendon in my wrist, I committed to Bikram 3 times a week and gained nearly 60 degrees of motion after just 3 months.
      • After a class, everything in life just kind of slows down to a manageable halt. It reminds of that scene in the Matrix where Neo bends the spoon… It’s an amazing feeling.
      • This yoga makes me feel like my best self every single day, inside and out.
        —Courtney Carlie
      • I have lost 12 lbs in the last three weeks and gained enormous confidence. I have a new addiction and I couldn’t be happier about it!
        —Sally Kennerson
      • The real core, or spirit, if you will, of this yoga is the way it is taught. And there are no finer, more dedicated, more generous humans than the teachers at Bikram in St. Louis.
        —Howard B. Becker
      • All the instructors at BYSTL have their own style and wonderful sense of humor, while always delivering the discipline my practice needs to heal my body.
        —Kelly W.
      • Bikram yoga is a life changing experience and I can guarantee it will take you (if you let it) to places you never knew you could go.
      • One way I think this yoga practice is special is how it has altered how I look at myself-for the better.
        —Meredith Kelling
      • To the Ladies at Pure Hot Bikram Yoga: It has been a little over one year that I started attending Bikram Yoga. IT HAS BEEN A GOD-SEND!!! IT HAS ABSOLUTELY BEEN THE BEST TREATMENT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED FOR MY 20 PLUS YEARS OF CHRONIC BACK PAIN. My past history consisted of over 20 years [...]
        —John W. Tabash, D.D.S., M.S.
      • I heart Bikram STL. New experiences are good, but you all are truly the best.
        —Kim Hayes
      • I ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and would not have been able to finish if it wasn't for doing Bikram Yoga the past few months!
      • The studio has been such a positive, beautiful addition to my life. It has helped me be maintain my balance and health. I love that it’s both a physical and mental challenge. As a type-A personality, I appreciate the space it has provided to slow down and think. Thank you so much for creating such [...]
      • I’m amazed at the quality of the teachers and students here and I feel grateful to be a part of this studio.
        —Emily Ho
      • Oh my goodness!!!! I just took the new restore class with Charles. Can I just say my mind is blown. Not only do I feel utterly amazing, but these postures are working so many parts of my body that I struggle to move. They are exactly and precisely what I need. I’m in physical therapy [...]