The series was scientifically designed to systematically work through the entire body. Every muscle, joint, organ and major gland! The room is mirrored on three sides to enable better body awareness and refinement, as well as deepening of the postures through easy self-correction.
The series is designed for everybody and every body. Beginning and advanced students alike are able to participate to the best of their ability in the class. The class is taught by a qualified instructor who uses specific and direct vocabulary to guide you safely through each posture.
Bikram Choudhury is an Indian Yoga Guru; he is the master mind and creator of this style of yoga. Born and bred in Kolkatta, Bikram began yoga at the age of 4 under the acute guidance of his Guru Bishnu Ghosh. By the age of 13 Bikram won the National India Yoga Championship and was undefeated for the following three years. He was unbeatable and retired as the undisputed All-India National Yoga champion.
At seventeen Bikram severely injured his knee during a weight lifting accident. Top Western doctors advised amputation. Despite their claims that he would never walk again, Bikram had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh’s school – because he knew that if anyone could heal him it was his teacher. Bishnu was the first man to scientifically document Yoga’s ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body. Bikram became his walking example! In six months his knee was healed.
To prove the power and healing property of Yoga – Bishnu told Bikram to start several yoga schools in India. The schools were so successful that Bikram traveled to Japan and opened two more. He has since brought his curative methods of Yoga therapy to the world.
Born in Kolkata, India in 1965, Rajashree Choudhury started her yoga training at the urging of her parents at age four. She was a five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. After studying at Mahila Yoga Byam Kendra, Gosh’s College of Physical Education and Yoga Training Institute, she received her Certification in Hatha Yoga Therapy for chronic diseases and disorders.
With over 15 years in the East and 25 years in the West, Rajashree’s special focus has been on the emotional side of yoga and how yoga balances the energy of the human body and impacts not only disease, but also affects the body/mind/soul connection which constitutes vibrant health.
She also helped her husband create the highly successful Teacher Training program after more than ten years of teaching yoga in the United States. She conducts seminars on yoga and personal development worldwide. She also teaches her highly-acclaimed Pregnancy Yoga Classes.
Rajashree has appeared on many national television programs in the United States and abroad doing seminars worldwide promoting the countless benefits of yoga. Among her many pet projects are Karma Is Action (Formerly KarmaforKids), a yoga-based fundraiser devoted to alleviating the suffering of children with life-threatening illnesses and to cleaning up environmental causes which may lead to these diseases, and the annual International Yoga Asana Championships, now in its seventh year. In conjunction with the championships she has founded the USA Yoga Federation, a non-profit organization formed to facilitate her goal of yoga ultimately being accepted as an Olympic Sport. Most recently her mission is to help women in crisis of all ages and nationalities. She has created Labanya Foundation: a World Wide Women’s Welfare charity organization.