New Student Special
One Week of Unlimited Classes for only $10*
*S.D. residents only, present ID at desk. New students must either arrive 15 minutes early to register or register online before first class.
The Bikram method of Hatha Yoga is a 26 posture (asana) series that has been scientifically designed to benefit every muscle, joint, ligament, tendon and organ in the body. It is a process that can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases and injuries, and is an excellent preventative activity. The class offers a challenging, effective and rewarding workout that will increase flexibility, improve circulation and reduce stress. Normalized weight, increased muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being will follow regular practice.
Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India. He began Yoga at age 4 in Calcutta under Bishnu Ghosh, brother of Paramhansa Yogananda. An exceptional student, Bikram went on to win the National India Yoga contest at age 13 and remained undefeated for 3 years. At age 17 Bikram suffered a catastrophic knee injury in a weight-lifting accident. The prognosis given by leading European doctors was that he would never walk again. Not willing to accept this, Bikram returned to Bishnu Ghosh's school for rehabilitation. It took a mere 6 months to make a full recovery. Inspired, and with Ghosh's urging, Bikram went on to open several Yoga schools of his own in India and then Japan. He has since brought his curative methods of Yoga therapy around the world.
The Director, Michael Garrett
Michael Garrett has been practicing and studying yoga extensively for more than 30 years. A desperate search to cure his ailing back has turned into a lifelong passion of teaching and practicing Bikram Yoga. In the early 1990s, Michael suffered from acute lower back pain for a full year and could find no relief, until he received a copy of the book "Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class". He began with the first four poses in the Bikram series at a YMCA sauna, and immediately felt relief. As he added more poses, his back pain continued to subside. Michael felt inspired to attend Bikram Yoga classes taught by Bikram in Los Angeles. After three years of steady practice, his back was 90% better and after another five years it was 100% better. A desire to share his love and enthusiasm for yoga with others and Bikram's encouragement led Michael to train under Bikram Choudhury at the Bikram Yoga College of India in 1994 and to open his own studios in Encinitas and Oceanside.