Bikram Yoga used to only be taught in Bikram studios with a licence, which LOOSEYoga is not. We are not as hot, between 27 & 34 instead of 45 Celsius. We aren’t scripted, we teach all yogic methods & each class will be themed on a philosophical principle or anatomical focus, our teachers have a vaster knowledge of yoga as a whole, rather than one’s man’s interpretation (not that his teachings are not valid). If you are looking for Bikram Yoga, best you look for a Bikram studio!
We have more Warm Classes these days than Hot, feedback has suggested the warmth is useful but too hot is too draining. See our timetable here.
A recent piece in the New York Times highlighted some major problems facing Bikram Yoga studio owners & now many wish to distance themselves from the namesake. So there’s more hot yoga about, than Bikram nowadays.
At LOOSEYoga we have some slower flow-style yoga classes which involve transitioning from one pose to another through a sequence called vinyasa, in which you move to plank pose, down through high-to-low push-up & up to cobra pose & downward-facing dog. Vinyasa helps your muscles stay warm & flexible in a studio of normal temperature but some people find this kind of sequence too tiring in heat & would rather just do individual poses, one after another, without the transition. Yoga postures practiced without the Vinyasa transition would be called a Hatha style of practice just like our assortment of Hatha based classes. Try a few different classes to see what you prefer.