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Turbo Charge Your Practice! Special Beginners Class – Sat, 8 Feb, 12PM

We are thrilled to announce a Special Beginner’s event with studio director Conny (click here for bio), supported by popular teacher Beth, on Saturday, 8 February 2014, from 12PM ~ 2:30PM.

This will be an extended Bikram class at a slower pace than a standard class, as postures will be demonstrated and explained in more detail. Learn more about how to do each posture correctly, how to focus on your alignment and discover the purpose and health benefits of the postures.

Anyone who is a total beginner to intermediate should definitely attend this event! All levels welcome! £20 covers the event. Hurry! Spaces will go quickly!

>Book it HERE!


Hot 2014 Membership Offers & a £50 Referral Voucher

Enjoy 3 HOT NEW MEMBERSHIP OFFERS to the Original Bikram Yoga, all at prices you don't want to miss!*

Earn a £50 Voucher when you refer a friend for one of our monthly unlimited subscription packages! The best part is that your friend gets a £50 vouchers as well! (Excludes Weekender package)

Offers end 28 February 2014 - HURRY!

Monthly Peak Membership – £89
(regular price is £108; attend any class any time)

Monthly Off-Peak Membership – £79
(new membership, available to everyone; includes all
weekday classes up until & incl. 4PM, all weekend classes)

BYL Weekender Membership £59
(new membership; includes all classes Fri through Sun,
except Fri 7:15PM)

                EMAIL us to BUY NOW!

*12 month minimum subscription on the above offers. Early termination clauses apply under certain circumstances (see T&Cs). Discounts cannot be combined. All offers AND the referral campaign end on 28 Feb. Normal T&Cs apply.


Blocca il ginocchio! Bikram Class in Italian – Saturday, 1 February, 4PM

As a special treat, our fantastic Beth Crivelli will teach her always amazing Bikram class, in Italian, on 1 February at 4PM. For any non-Italian speakers, this is a chance to see how much you've learned about Bikram yoga and how well you know the posture sequence!

OK, some of us may not understand a single Italian word that doesn't involve designer coffee or sexy sports cars, but we promise this special class will be absolute and 100% FUN! 

Everyone is welcome to attend so mark your calendars and reserve a space now. Arrivaderci!


Ready? Our Next 30-Day Challenge Starts 1 February!

Our highly anticipated Winter 30-Day Challenge  
commences 1 February! Practice 30 consecutive days at the studio starting anytime between 1 February & 15 February and enjoy significant improvements to your body, mind and asanas!

Upon completion, you also get a free BikramYoga Canary Wharf “Challenge” T-shirt plus a fabulous 10% off your next package.
 
Whether you are a Beginner or Advanced, participating in the 30-Day Challenge is an excellent way to improve your practise and redefine your limits! To enter, email us or register now at the front desk (there is no cost other than the usual cost of your package to participate in the Challenge).

View the “winners” of our last challenge at http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/challenge.html.























































































































































  


































































































 

Give the Gift of Health for Christmas

Give the priceless gift of health this holiday season! 20 Days of Hot Bikram Yoga at our flagship Canary Wharf studio combined with the perfect sticky yoga mat and even a lovely mat bag at a discount for the complete yoga gift package. They'll be excited to try out!

Intro Offer Only – £30

Intro Offer w/Mat £39 (save a total 19%)

Intro Offer w/Mat & Mat Bag £49
(save a total 18%)

BYL Gift Certificates also available

Intro Offer can only be bought for new clients (if the recipient has visited BYL before they are welcome to use the gift value towards another package). Sale ends MON 23rd DEC, 2013, or until supplies last. Standard T&C’s apply.

 



BYL's HUGE 4th Year Anniversary SALE is ON!!!

Yes, Bikram Yoga London marks 4 years since the studio’s celebrated November 14, 2009 Grand Opening in Canary Wharf, and what an amazing time it’s been! We’ve welcomed scores of first timers to Bikram Yoga and have enjoyed being part of a growing community of dedicated yoga practitioners and friends. We are truly blessed to be doing what we love and sharing the powerful, positive impact of this yoga. 

As a genuine thanks for all your support, we’ve decided to have a big time SALE!

From 14 November through 1 December take a whopping £200 off our Upfront Annual Unlimited Membership and 10% off our Unlimited Standing Order Membership AND get 1 month FREE! And, for our hugely popular 10 Class Card, we're giving you something you're going to really love…13 Classes for the Price of 10!!

Annual Unlimited Paid in Advance - £200 Off PLUS 1 Month FREE! (£930)
Unlimited Standing Order Membership - 10% Off PLUS 1 Month FREE! (£97.20)
3-Month Unlimited - 20% Off (£316)
10 Class Cards – 13 Classes for the Price of 10! (3 extra classes free!!!) (£130)

Don’t miss out on this chance to secure your discounted Bikram Yoga package
for 2014!
*

HURRY - SALE ENDS 1 DECEMBER!!!

* You can buy a package now and postpone the start date. Limit one discounted package per person. Discounts cannot be combined. Please select a starting date for your package at time of purchase.


Bring a Friend for FREE in NOVEMBER! 

LOVE YOUR YOGA AND WANT A FRIEND OR PARTNER TO TRY IT?

 

All November bring a friend and they get their first visit free!


1. Friend must be NEW to the Canary Wharf studio to get the free Drop-in class (other studio items cost as normal).

2. Cannot attend Mon 7PM or Wed 7PM as a free class (but can attend on Intro Offer or other package).

3. Must arrive 45 mins early to register with a government issued photo ID.


4. You must attend the class with your friend.


5. Bring up to one friend per visit for free (additional friends may attend on another package such as the Intro Offer.)


BYL 'HOTOBER' 7-DAY BLITZ SALE!

ONE MONTH UNLIMITED HOT YOGA MEMBERSHIP NORMALLY £150, NOW £99!

DEAL EXPIRY: Midnight, Wednesday, 23 October.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to everyone, however only 200 are available at this price so act now to snap up your discounted package!

To buy online visit www.bikramyogalondon.com/rates.html and use Promo Code BYLOCT99. You can also call 020 7537 2002 or visit the Canary Wharf studio in person.

Buy NOW and activate anytime in the NEXT 12 MONTHS. Discounts cannot be combined. Standard T&C's apply.

Grab a few friends and jump on this amazing offer to get unlimited hot yoga sessions at an unbeatable price.

Deal offered for the first time EVER! HURRY!








Turbo Charge Your Practice! Special Beginners Class – Saturday, 26 October, 12PM

We are thrilled to announce a Special Beginner’s event with studio director Conny (click here for bio), supported by popular teacher Hasan, on Saturday, 26 October 2013, from 12PM ~ 2:30PM.

This will be an extended Bikram class at a slower pace than a standard class, as postures will be demonstrated and explained in more detail. Learn more about how to do each posture correctly, how to focus on your alignment and discover the purpose and health benefits of the postures.

Anyone who is a total beginner to intermediate should definitely attend this event! All levels welcome! £20 covers the event. Hurry! Spaces will go quickly!

>Book it HERE!


Class with Senior Teacher Naomi Clark on Saturday, 19 October

On Saturday, 19 October, BYL will host a special guest teacher at our studio for the 10 am and 12 pm classes.

World traveller Naomi Clark is one of the most experienced yoga teachers in the U.K. She has taught in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Jamaica, Ibiza, and London. In addition to being a certified Bikram teacher, she has qualified in Yoga Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Laughter Yoga (yes!), and has undertaken 10 straight days of silent meditation, among other pursuits. Her long yoga journey and comprehensive studies have eventually led her to eat only raw foods.

Naomi is a true ambassador of Bikram Yoga; her teaching style is very passionate, charismatic and entertaining, aiming at an informative, soulful and light-hearted practice – you will love her.

There is no additional charge for this class, just your regular class package. Don’t miss her class!


Blocca il ginocchio! Bikram Class in Italian – Saturday, 5 October, 4PM

As a special treat, our fantastic Beth Crivelli will teach her always amazing Bikram class, in Italian, on 5 October at 4PM. For any non-Italian speakers, this is a chance to see how much you've learned about Bikram yoga and how well you know the posture sequence!

OK, some of us may not understand a single Italian word that doesn't involve designer coffee or sexy sports cars, but we promise this special class will be absolute and 100% FUN! 

Everyone is welcome to attend so mark your calendars and reserve a space now. Arrivaderci!



Ready? The Autumn 2013 30 Day Challenge Kicks off 1-15 October!

Are you ready for it, yoga-warriors? Our much anticipated 30-Day Summer Challenge will commence on 1 October. Practice 30 consecutive days at the studio starting between 1 and 15 October and enjoy significant improvements to your body, mind and asanas!

Upon completion, you get a free Bikram Yoga “I DID IT” T-Shirt yoga-hip & guaranteed to reflect your inner cool, plus a blazing 10% off your next package. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, participating in the 30-Day Challenge is an excellent way to improve your practise and redefine your limits!

Check out the “winners” of our last challenge and some pictures at http://bikramyogalondon.com/challenge.html.

Over 32 students participated, with 20 successfully completing 30 days in 40 degrees. This is why it's called a "challenge." Are you up for it?


 

Autumn Yoga Gear Sale – Saturday, 28 September, 9:30AM – 4:30PM

The Shakti, Onzie and Zobha Bikram Yoga Gear Sale is back in Canary Wharf! Let Your Body Breathe is back on location with more hot new yoga outfits for sale from their new collection, and, just for BYL clients, at a large discount to retail! There will be hot new Men’s Wear on offer as well, so boys don’t miss out!

View the line at Let Your Body Breathe. To buy at BYL's special Sale prices, stop by the studio anytime between 9:30 am & 4:30 pm on Saturday, 28 September.



BYL's Greatest Deal on Annual Memberships Ever - July Only Special

Secure your membership for the next year. Don't miss our best offer on unlimited annuals yet. Get your body into beach body shape.


£200 OFF Annual Unlimited Upfront, PLUS one month FREE! That's 13 months for the price of 12 plus a discount of 18%. Total is just £930.

10% OFF Unlimited Standing Order, PLUS the first month FREE! - Total is £97.20 per month and a free month.

To buy call the studio at 020 7537 2002 or email inf@bikramyogalondon.com.

Please quote promo code BYLSUM10.


Sale ends July 31, 2013. Peak packages only. Discounts cannot be combined.

Subject to our standard T&C's which can be found on our website at http://bikramyogalondon.com/rates.html


Beginners’ Workshop (Standing Series) on 15 June. BOOK NOW!

 

We are excited to announce our next Beginner’s Workshop with studio director Conny, on Saturday, 15 June 2013, from 2PM – 5PM. This popular workshop is designed for beginners to intermediate and explores every posture in the Standing Series in more detail – all you want to know! Postures will be demonstrated and explained in detail, including their proper form, purpose and health benefits.

 

Whatever your level, try not to miss this event! Bring your questions, demonstrate your postures (no matter how good or bad you think they are!) and receive direct hands-on evaluation in an intimate group setting. 

All levels welcome, total beginners to more advanced!

£35 covers the event. Book your space at the front desk now as spaces will go quickly! We recommend taking the 12PM class beforehand to warm up (no extra charge if you’re attending the Workshop) but it’s not a requirement. Please note, the regular 4PM class will not be held that day.

For Conny’s bio, visit http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/teachers.html.

What some prior Workshop attendees have said:

“The most useful part was … the individual adjustments to our postures. It was nice to hear about and see the postures in more detail than in a normal class. Even though I have done Bikram for about a year I picked up quite a few tweaks. I would recommend it to people who have practiced for a few months – don’t wait a year!” Lene M.

“As a total beginner (only two prior sessions) I found the workshop very helpful. I found the emphasis on “form over depth,” along with guidance as to where to focus your efforts when you are first trying to learn the Asanas, to be very helpful. Time / content were spot on.” Graham D.

Conny’s … explanations and corrections have helped me no end – I think about everything she said while I’m in my classes. Having a second instructor there too really worked, as it meant that everyone could get feedback for each and every pose. I also thought it worthwhile watching other people in their poses too, as it gave me a good steer as to the most common errors – seeing Conny correct them was beneficial.” Melinda H.


Summer Yoga Gear Sale – Saturday, 8 June, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
 

You’re getting your body in shape, so why not look the part! The Shakti Active Wear and Zobha Bikram Yoga Gear Sale is back in Canary Wharf! Let Your Body Breathe returns with more hot new yoga outfits for sale from their new collection, and, just for Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf clients, at a huge discount to retail! There will be Men’s Wear on offer too, so boys don’t miss out!

The Onzie range will be on offer, specially designed in the U.S. for Bikram Yoga. Utilizing Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable, perfect for Hot Yoga. Don’t miss it!

View the line at http://www.letyourbodybreathe.com/.

Stop by the Canary Wharf studio anytime between 9:30 am & 4 pm on Saturday, 8 June.


Special Donation Class* for Teacher Alexis on 1 June, 12PM!

With an outstanding performance at the U.K. Nationals, our teacher Alexis qualified for the World Yoga Championships held in Los Angeles, California, this June (full story below). To help her fund her trip to the U.S., BYL Canary Wharf is holding a special class on 1 June at 12PM, which will be taught, led and demonstrated by teachers Alexis, Sindy and Sherene, all of whom will teach a part of the class and will explain the purpose of postures and talk about their experience of yoga and competition.

There will be a group demonstration of postures at the end of the session. Enjoy this one-time event with not one but four Bikram teachers! Expect the class to be a fun, unusual, and very unique Bikram Yoga event.

* £5 event fee applies in addition to standard class cost. You can attend the class on your regular package and just pay £5 extra. Please bring £5 in cash, as it will be placed into a donation box.



 

         Alexis at the UK Yoga Champs





Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Our HUGE Spring Bank Holiday SALE is ON!

If you've noticed an extra buzz of excitement around the studio lately, it's because SPRING 2013 is here, representing a perfect time to get your Bikram Yoga practise in to help enhance your inner calm while toning up your body in time for Summer! To give you just the incentive you need, we're having a HUGE SPRING SALE!

From Wednesday, 1 May, through Tuesday, 7 May, take a whopping 15% off our Upfront Annual Unlimited Membership, and 10% off our other peak Unlimited Memberships listed below. And, for our hugely popular 10 Class Card, we're giving you something you're going to really love…13 Classes for the Price of 10!!

Don’t miss out on this chance to secure your discounted Bikram Yoga package for SPRING 2013! Enjoy!! *

Annual Unlimited Paid in Advance 15% Off
Annual Unlimited Standing Order 10% Off
3-Month Unlimited 10% Off
1-Month Unlimited 10% Off
10 Class Cards – 13 Classes for the Price of 10! (3 extra classes free!!!)
10 Class Cards Women-Only Pass 10% Off
 
 
HURRY - SALE ENDS 7 MAY!!!
 
* You can buy a package now and postpone the start date. Limit one discounted package per person. Discounts cannot be combined. Please select a starting date for your package at time of purchase.
 

 
U.K. Yoga Asana Championships on 20 April

The U.K. National Yoga Championships are being held on 20 April, 2 pm - 5 pm, at Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Coopers Row, EC3N 2BQ, with approximately 46 competitors vying for the Men’s & Women's titles. Several of Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf's teachers will compete, including Sindy Haque, Alexis Vickers, Nicola Copsey and Michael Eley (defending Men’s U.K. Champion 2011 and 2012!). They have been coached by senior teacher Ky Ha, the men's 2007 World Champion over the last few months. The winners in each category will represent the U.K. at the World Championships in June in Los Angeles. Michael (pictured bottom left) came in 5th in the World Championships last year and is going for more this year. Come and support our team and see some of the most fantastic yoga in the world. You will find the competition incredibly inspiring for your own practice.

A special demonstration will be held by
2010 World Yoga Champion Kasper van den Wijngaard (pictured far right) who will show absolutely breathtaking postures, defying gravity and bending the rules of anatomy.

Note there will be NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR that day. All tickets must be purchased online at http://www.ukyogachamps.co.uk. Very few are left. Come and join us!











Ready? Our Next 30-Day Challenge Starts 1 February!

Our highly anticipated Winter 30-Day Challenge
commences 1 February! Practice 30 consecutive days at the studio starting anytime between 1 February & 15 February and enjoy significant improvements to your body, mind and asanas!
Upon completion, you also get a free BikramYoga Canary Wharf “Challenge” T-shirt plus a fabulous 10% off your next package.
 
Whether you are a Beginner or Advanced, participating in the 30-Day Challenge is an excellent way to improve your practise and redefine your limits! To enter, email us or register now at the front desk (there is no cost other than the usual cost of your package to participate in the Challenge).

View the “winners” of our last challenge at http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/challenge.html.


Men’s & Women’s Yoga Gear Sale – Saturday, 8 December, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
 

The Shakti Active Wear and Zobha Bikram Yoga Gear Sale is back in Canary Wharf! Let Your Body Breathe has been invited on location with more hot new yoga outfits for sale from their 2012 collection, and, just for Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf clients, at a huge discount to retail! There will be Men’s wear on offer as well!
 
The Onzie range will be on offer as well - it's specially designed for Bikram Yoga in the U.S. Utilizing Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable, perfect for Hot Yoga. Don't miss it!
 
 
Stop by anytime between 9:30 am & 4 pm on Saturday, 8 December.
 

Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Sale!!! Our HUGE 3rd-Year Anniversary SALE is ON!

They say it’s your birthday!! Yes, Bikram Yoga London marks 3 years since the studio’s celebrated November 14, 2009 Grand Opening in Canary Wharf, and what an amazing time it’s been! We’ve welcomed scores of first timers to Bikram Yoga and have enjoyed being part of a growing community of dedicated yoga practitioners and friends. We are truly blessed to be doing what we love and sharing the powerful, positive impact of this yoga.

As a genuine thanks for all your support, we’ve decided to have a big time SALE!
 
From 14 through 30 November, take a whopping 15% off our Upfront Annual Unlimited Membership, and 10% off our other Unlimited Memberships. And, for the standard 10 Class Card, we've provided the type of gift you're going to really love…13 Classes for the Price of 10!
 
Annual Unlimited Paid in Advance 15% Off
Annual Unlimited Standing Order 10% Off
3-Month Unlimited 10% Off
1-Month Unlimited 10% Off
10 Class Cards – 13 Classes for the Price of 10! (3 extra classes free!!!)
10 Class Cards Women-Only Pass 10% Off
 
Don’t miss out on this chance to secure your discounted Bikram Yoga package
for 2013!
 
HURRY - SALE ENDS 30 NOVEMBER!!!
 
* You can buy a package now and postpone the start date. Limit one discounted package per person. Discounts cannot be combined. Please select a starting date for your package at time of purchase.
 

 
Beginners’ Workshop with Studio Director Conny on 20 October
 
Help your practise fly! Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to announce our next Beginner’s Workshop and Posture Clinic (Standing Series) with studio director Conny, one of the most experienced teachers in the U.K., on Saturday, 20 October 2012, from 2PM – 5PM.

This highly popular workshop is designed for complete beginners to intermediate and explores every posture in the Standing Series in more detail – all you wanted to know about the Series. The Workshop kicks off with an optional 12PM class. After a break, postures will be demonstrated and explained in detail, including their purpose and health benefits. You will have the opportunity to show and get corrections on all your standing postures.

Beginners should definitely not miss this event! Bring your questions, demonstrate your postures (no matter how good or bad you think they are!) and receive direct hands-on evaluation in an intimate group setting!

All levels welcome! £35 covers the entire event (both Class and Workshop). Book your space at the front desk NOW, as spaces for this event will go quickly! We recommend taking the 12PM class beforehand to warm up (included in seminar fee), but it’s not a requirement.
 
Please note, the regular 4PM class will not be held that day.
 
“Conny’s a really good teacher, the explanations and corrections have helped me no end – I think about everything she said while I’m in my classes. Having a second instructor there too really worked, as it meant that everyone could get feedback for each and every pose. I also thought it worthwhile watching other people in their poses too, as it gave me a good steer as to the most common errors – seeing Conny correct them was beneficial.” Melinda H.   

“As a total beginner (only two prior sessions) I found the workshop very helpful. I found the emphasis on “form over depth,” along with guidance as to where to focus your efforts when you are first trying to learn the asanas, to be very helpful. Time / content were spot on. Any shorter and it would have felt rushed. Likewise, if you had tried to cover the floor series and standing postures in one three hour session, it would have been too much to take on board. Numbers [of attendees were] just right.” Graham D.

“The most useful part was … the individual adjustments to our postures. I also found it very interesting and useful to watch other people do the postures and their adjustments, as during a normal class, you mainly see yourself or just those immediately around you. It was nice to hear about and see the postures in more detail than in a normal class. Even though I have done Bikram for about a year I picked up a few tweaks. I would recommend it to people who have practiced for a few months – don’t wait a year!” Lene M.


Burn 1400 Calories in 1 Class!!!

One of BYL's clients recently wore a heart rate monitor and training analysis device at a Bikram Yoga class in Canary Wharf. The result? He burned a whopping 1405 kcal during class (see chart). At 39, he’s relatively new to Bikram yoga but otherwise active. His heart rate was raised to above 125 beats per minute (bpm) for almost the entire class(green and orange zones), peaking at 163 bpm. A normal heart rate is between 70 and 85 bpm (centre of white zone on chart). Even after class it took some time to get his heart rate back to normal, continuously burning calories. This is an excellent testament for Bikram yoga’s intense cardio component, allowing people to get fit, stay in shape and – if desired – lose weight.
 
 

Canary Wharf Student Graham Has Practiced Every Day for 2 Years!
 
August 2012 "Olympic" update: Our devoted student Graham E. finished his 730th class in as many days - in line with the Olympic Spirit! Congratulations! And yes, he's going for the 1000... Do you really have to think twice about joining our 30-Day Challenge starting in October? Go for it and enjoy the benefits. 
 
See you in class soon. Namaste!
 

Beginners Class & Seminar (Floor Series) with Ky Ha on Saturday, 21 April
 
We are thrilled to announce a new Seminar with senior teacher and 2007 World Yoga Champion, Ky Ha, which will take place on Saturday, 21 April 2011, from 12PM ~ 5PM.

The event kicks off with a Beginners’ Class followed by a break, then the Seminar. The Seminar explores every posture in the Floor Series in more detail – all you wanted to know about the Floor Series plus a chance to ask your most pressing questions. Enjoy the chance to try out your postures and receive hands on corrections in a group setting.

All levels are welcome, total Beginners to more Advanced practitioners! You are welcome to attend even if you missed our seminar on the Standing Series in February. A fee of £35 covers both the Seminar and the Class. Book now at the front desk. Note, spaces are limited and will go quickly!

Please note, the 12PM class on 21 April is open to all students, including those not attending the seminar. The 4PM class will not be held that day. 

View photos and read what participants of our prior seminars had to say further down this page. Here is a taster:
 
“The seminar was brilliant - simply being able to see what it 'should look like', and to have the way to achieve it explained in detail was great, but having the teachers coming around and correcting you individually in each posture was invaluable. I now also know what it feels like to do it correctly - and how far I should be pushing myself in class.” R.B.
 
For Ky’s background and bio, go to http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/teachers.html.

2012 U.K. Yoga Asana Championships – Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf Student and Teacher Win the 2 Golds!

This year’s U.K. Championships were one of the most exciting ever, with the largest field of competitors in history. A total of 38 women and men competed for the title, demonstrating at a very high level, some world class. Keeping the best for the end, the very last competitor, Canary Wharf’s very own Faye Yang, took the Gold Medal in the Women’s Competition. Trained by our Senior Teacher and former World Champion Ky Ha, Faye has worked very hard over the past few months at the Canary Wharf studio, and what a performance she gave, with stunning Full Standing Bow and Full Wheel postures that had the audience gasp aloud! Read our interview with Faye in our newsletter.
 
Teacher Michael Eley won the Men’s Competition for the second consecutive year with an exceptional performance, the only male in the field demonstrating the challenging Tiger Scorpion pose. Both Faye and Michael will go on to compete at the World Championships in June in Los Angeles where Michael placed 8th last year.
 
Our teachers Sindy, Alexis, Jo and Nicola also had strong individual performances. Overall, we’re very proud of the Canary Wharf team and the huge effort
they put in every day leading up to the Championships.
 
The event was rounded off with a demonstration by 2010 World Champion Kasper van den Wijngaard who defied gravity and seemingly broke the rules of anatomy by bending his body into the most incredible postures, culminating in standing ovations by the tightly packed audience.
 
View lots of pictures on our Facebook page. 

 

2012 U.K. Yoga Asana Championships on 24 March! 

The U.K. Championships are being held on 24 March, 3 pm, at Richmond's Queen Charlotte Hall, TW9 2RE, with 38 competitors vying for the Men’s & Women's titles. Several of Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf's teachers and students will compete, including Sindy Haque, Alexis Vickers, Jo Robinson, Nicola Copsey, Michael Eley (defending Men’s UK Champion 2011!) and our exceptional student Faye Yang. All of them have been coached by senior teacher Ky Ha, the men's 2007 World Champion over the last few months. The winners in each category will represent the U.K. at the World Championships in June in Los Angeles. Come and support our team and see some of the most fantastic yoga in the world. You will find the competition incredibly inspiring for your own practice.
 
Note there will be no tickets at the door that day. All tickets must be purchased at the studio. Very few are left.
 
3:00 pm Welcome and Presentation of Competitors
3:15 pm Youth Demonstration
3:30 pm Women's Division
4:30 pm Break
4:45 pm Women's Division Cont'd
5:45 pm Break
6:00 pm Men's Division
6:30 pm Demo - 2010 World Champion Kasper van den Wijngaard
6:45 pm Awards Ceremony
 

 
Advanced Seminar in Croatia in April Led by Bikram  
 
Bikram’s 3rd European Advanced Seminar will be held on 1 – 7 April in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This is a unique chance to meet Bikram and learn the Advanced Series from him directly. The seminar includes two classes per day (beginner’s class and advanced class) Monday to Friday. Accommodation will be at the hotel Dubrovnick Palace, Masarykov put 20, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia. Shared accommodation for 6 nights (including breakfast) is $1,300 per person. Seminar reservation is $1,500.
 
If you are a beginner to the advanced practice this is the perfect opportunity to learn the technique for each pose and the details of the beautiful 84 posture series. There will be demonstrations and personal corrections as well, and Bikram's energy will take your practice to a new level.
 
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, nicknamed "Pearl of the Adriatic" and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Croatia and the magnificent Dalmatian coastline is historically and culturally significant, lovingly restored and on the hot list of places you need to experience.
 
Bikram looks forward to another successful Advanced Seminar and to seeing you in Croatia! Please email seminars@bikramyoga.com with any questions.
 

Seminar with Ky Ha, 2007 World Yoga Champion, Was a Big Hit

The Special Class & Seminar with senior teacher Ky Ha, 2007 World Yoga Champion, held on 11 Feb, proved to be very popular with all participants, from beginners to advanced. Everybody had the opportunity to demonstrate their postures, get hands-on corrections, ask questions and witness Ky’s and Jo’s amazing postures. Students came away with a wealth of knowledge, truly inspired and motivated to take their practice to the next level. 

Here is what our students had to say:

“The seminar was brilliant - simply being able to see what it 'should look like', and to have the way to achieve it explained in detail was great, but having the teachers coming around and correcting you individually in each posture was invaluable. I now also know what it feels like to do it correctly - and how far I should be pushing myself in class.” R.B.

"I can see huge progress arising out of the Saturday already and I have been able to identify some key areas to work on, only I now know what steps and what actions are needed to move things forward for me and my practise." S.D.

"The seminar was fantastic. It was great to hear the poses broken down and have help in the pose. It was great to have the hands on corrections during the tutorial." P.F.

"I thought the seminar was excellent, and it has given me the confidence to develop my practice further. Ky was such a great seminar leader... It would be really useful if you guys could now do a seminar on the floor series." L.R.

"I'm looking forward to the [Floor] seminar as I missed the one in November and I would probably attend one [on the standing series] again as unfortunately not everything seeps in first time around." W.F. 
 
For Ky’s background and bio, go to http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/teachers.html.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Men’s & Women’s Yoga Gear Sale – Saturday, 4 February, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
 

The Zobha and Shakti Active Wear Bikram Yoga Gear Sale has arrived!

Let Your Body Breathe has been invited again on location with hot new MEN’S & WOMEN’S yoga outfits for sale, and, as a special incentive to Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf clients, at a 10% – 40% discount to retail! There will be Men’s wear on offer as well! This time, there will also be a new range, called Zobha, on offer. View the line at http://www.letyourbodybreathe.com/. Stop by anytime between 9:30 am & 4 pm on Saturday, 4 February. 
  

Beginners' Workshop The Floor Series on 19 November

 
We are thrilled to announce part 2 of our Beginner’s Workshop with senior teacher Conny on Saturday, 19 November 2011, from 12PM – 3PM. The workshop is designed for beginners and explores every posture in the Floor Series in more detail – all you wanted to know about the Series. Postures will be demonstrated and explained in detail, including their purpose and health benefits.
 
Beginners should definitely not miss this event! Bring your questions, get a chance to demonstrate your postures (no matter how good or bad you think they are!) and receive hands on evaluation in a group setting!
 
 
All levels welcome! £30 covers the event. Book your space at the front desk or call the studio at 020 7537 2002. Spaces will go quickly! (Please note, the regular 12PM class will not be held that day.)
 
 
Bikram Advanced Class Now Weekly on Saturdays at 1:45 pm
 
Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf’s first ever Advanced Class kicked of on Saturday, 16 April, at 1:45 pm with 16 attendees, many of whom had never taken an advanced class before. It will take place biweekly and will be led by senior teacher Ky Ha. Practicing the Advanced Series can be a bit breathtaking, as the class covers 84+ postures within 2 hours at a fast pace. However, as a newcomer, you’re welcome to sit out postures and go at your own pace. Anybody interested in attending needs to be approved by the teacher, as you will have to be quite flexible and should have reasonably mastered the Beginner’s Class, including Standing Forehead to Knee and Toe Stand.
 
The Advanced Series represents a wonderful opportunity to take your practice to the next level. If you have practiced Bikram yoga for a year or more and are looking for the next challenge give it a try! See you in class soon.
 
Please always check the online schedule for update. Visit the Timetable link on our Web site and click “View Who is Teaching Today”. You will either find the name of the teacher next to the class time or a “NO CLASS” note.
 

 
First Women-only Class Every Sunday
 
We are very happy to announce that London’s first and only Women-Only Bikram Yoga programme takes place here at our Canary Wharf Studio on Sundays at 2:00 PM. The special 10-week course is staffed with female teachers. The package price for the Women’s 10-Class Card is £125, and the card is valid for 12 weeks, but can be extended by 6 months for a fee. If you are interested please register ASAP either in person or by calling the studio at 020 7537 2002.
   
 
 

 

Join BYL in Support of a Good Cause - Help Cure World Blindness

Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf student and practising optician Sarah King is embarking on a challenge of her own in order to raise money for Fight for Sight, U.K.’s largest charity dedicated to funding eye research. This October she will be embarking on a trek in the Sahara, walking approx 15-20 km per day, braving sandstorms, scorpions and heat up to 57 degrees Celsius, and needs to raise £1300 to meet her goal. In support of this cause, the Canary Wharf studio will make a donation on World Sight Day, 13 October. If you also wish to donate please visit http://www.justgiving.com/sarah-king3.
 
Since 1965 Fight for Sight has raised funds to support medical research into a wide-range of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and the causes of childhood blindness.
 

Guest Teachers in April & May 2011

2006 World Yoga Asana Champion and senior teacher Ashley Hooper taught a special class in Canary Wharf on 4 April and even performed a number of her winning postures during an after-class demo session. In addition to many of our regular students, the class had two former World Champions and the current Men’s U.K. Champion in attendance!
 
Ashley found Bikram yoga in her teenage years and graduated from teacher training in 2002 at the tender age of 17 with special permission from Bikram. She competed and medaled at several World Asana Championships before finally emerging as the World Yoga Champion in 2006. She now owns a Bikram studio in Washington state. Her class is one of the finest you will ever take.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior teacher Marc Mead has come to Canary Wharf from Singapore to train with Ky for the International Asana Championship Finals in the U.S. on 18/19 June. He will teach Thursday 8 pm classes at the studio throughout May. His class is inspirational, passionate and, well, tough. Come and check it out.
 
 
 
 

 

2011 U.K. Yoga Asana Championships Were a Huge Success!

 

The U.K. Championships were held on March 26 with 30 competitors vying for the Men’s & Women’s titles. Several competitors from Canary Wharf participated, including our teachers Sindy Haque, Alexis Vickers, Michael Eley (emerging as the Men’s UK Champion!) and student Elsa Krenn. It may be inspiring to learn that many of the competitors took their very first Bikram class within the past 3 years.
  
 
 
 
 
Michael will represent the U.K. in the International Yoga Asana Championships held on 18 and 19 June in Los Angeles, USA. We would like to wish him luck! The event (as well as videos of last year’s winners) can be watched live at http://yogacup.com/.
 
Check out Elsa’s performance on YouTube. Click HERE! 
   

 
Bikram’s Recent London Lecture Drew Large Audience
 
Bikram’s very first visit to London on 8 April was quite an event, a unique chance to see and hear Bikram Choudhury, the charismatic founder of Bikram Yoga, and learn more about his philosophy and way of life. He spoke for 3 straight hours about his extraordinary life and the yoga, which has inspired, challenged, motivated and healed so many people around the world.  
 
Bikram developed his style of hot Hatha yoga some 40 years ago starting with a small studio in San Francisco – the same studio at which Conny started her teaching career – before moving to L.A. to teach celebrities, professional athletes, politicians and anyone who wanted to learn his yoga. After he started his first teacher training course in 1994, Bikram Yoga studios started opening across the U.S. Today, Bikram’s yoga has spread to 5 continents with approximately 700 studios around the world, from Chile to Morocco, from Finland to Indonesia.
 
We would like to extend a special thanks to all the London studios who pulled together to make this event happen. Over 600 people attended, and undoubtedly most attendees came away inspired and certainly entertained!
  
Click HERE to read more about Bikram’s background.
 
 
Yamarama Close-out Sale on 5 March – Huge Discounts
All items £5 – £20!
 
On Saturday, 5 March, between 9 am and 4 pm, Yamarama will hold a final yoga gear sale at our studio prior to Sam’s move to Singapore. Yamarama's yoga outfits are specifically designed by a Bikram teacher for your Bikram Yoga practise, and, as a special incentive to Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf clients, at a huge discount to retail! All items under £20. CASH ONLY! View the line at www.yamarama.com.
 
 
 

Feb 5, 2011, Seminar and Master Class with Ky Ha Proved a Hit among Participants

 Part 2 of the Seminar and Master Class with 2007 Yoga World Champion Ky was held on 5 February with focus on the Floor Series. The relaxed atmosphere encouraged everyone to ask questions at any time, demonstrate postures and get hands-on corrections. Participants were surprised how much further they could go in individual postures with a little help and guidance from Ky. It was very beneficial to students hearing technical explanations, learning about the medical benefits of postures and seeing other students struggle with similar issues. Students enjoyed watching the advanced version of some postures showing them how much further a posture can be developed. Students came away with a wealth of knowledge, truly inspired and motivated to take their practice to the next level.
 
Thank you to all participants for the large number of positive feedback emails. Yes, we will do more of these seminars. 
See what students who attended Part 2 had to say down below. For Ky’s background and bio, go to http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/teachers.html

"This is the first seminar I've attended and I will certainly be making every effort to sign up for future events. From the start, the relaxed atmosphere encouraged everyone to feel they could ask questions at any time, or gain guidance with particular issues as we progressed through the floor series.Having each postureexplained from a theoretical/beneficial aspect whilst watching the pose performed in practice really helped emphasise the importance of trying to execute each posture with correct alignment. It was also uplifting to see people improve in the different posesunder the correction and guidance of Ky. Makes you believe you too can achieve 'the seemingly impossible'."

"We all worked extremely hard, but I also had tremendous fun. It gave me the opportunity to share and discuss experiences with other participants, many of whom I see in regular class but don't get the opportunity to meet."

"I found the technical explanations and demonstrations to be very helpful in terms of finding improvements in my postures. Also, Ky's style of teaching is very friendly and inclusive, but certainly intense, so that helps. He made the time fly by - I had no idea we would actually use almost 3 hours on the floor series! I would definitely attend another seminar."

"I found the master class / seminar very informative, and it was encouraging to see that the challenges I find in some postures are experienced by others in the class. I enjoyed Ky's hands-on approach in that he took the time to demonstrate the postures and also showcased the advanced version of the postures showing us how much further a posture can be enhanced or grown. I look forward to future master classes as I found it a beneficial learning experience.Thank you."

"Ky is a wonderful teacher, and his knowledge of the postures and the human body is unsurpassed. I learnt a lot from the session and was able to advance one of my postures due to the discoveries made."

"The size of the class was perfect for a positive feedback session allowing everyone to discuss difficulties and postures. This Class has differently improved my practise, I began attending Bikram to clear my mind of thought, and slowly but surely the balance, and strength has all come together."

   
 

 
Master Class & Seminar with 2007 World Yoga Champion and Senior Teacher Ky Ha proved hugely popular!

The November Master Class & Seminar with Ky Ha proved to be a big hit with all participants, from beginners to advanced. The event kicked off with a 2-hour Master Class focusing particularly on the floor series, which gave students the opportunity to learn more about floor postures and receive adjustments. After a 30 min break, the Seminar explored every posture in the Standing Series in great detail. Students demonstrated their postures and received hands on evaluation in a group setting. Everybody had the opportunity to ask questions and watch Ky demonstrate his amazing postures. Students came away with a wealth of knowledge, truly inspired and motivated to take their practice to the next level. In fact, so many students asked about Part 2 that day that we decided on the spot to schedule a new Seminar early next year. For Ky’s background and bio, go to http://www.bikramyogalondon.com/teachers.html.

“I loved the structure of the seminar where Ky had people coming up to demonstrate and for yogis to volunteer to have their postures corrected. It was a very supportive environment and I think that helped to get everyone comfortable and willing to share and participate. I received clarity on some of my postures and even discovered that I could advance further in my poses which I would never have realised if Ky did not point that out."
 
"I recommend everyone to at least attend a Master Class if possible as the benefits that you reap out of it cannot be measured! Not only do you improve your practise, you make friends along the way. It was so great to have Ky teaching, as he is a bundle of knowledge, sharing his own experiences and keeping us entertained with his humour throughout the whole time. I can’t wait for Part 2 of the Seminar and will definitely be there to sign up!”
Kay
 
 
“Thanks for organising yesterday's master class. It was very valuable, and I have been motivated to fine tune my practice as a result of my participation. I thoroughly enjoyed Ky's instruction. He is very professional yet fun and he explains things simply and gives us goals to reach which I appreciate. His passion and commitment to Bikram is inspiring and commendable. It was also good to spend a day with like-minded yogis!”
Stella
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join Bikram Yoga London in supporting the Yoga Junkies 2010 Team as they raise money for the Rainforest Foundation!

The Yoga Junkies 2010 Team is taking part in London Yogathon 2010 at London Olympia and is looking for your help!

On 30 October 2010, a Team of six will endeavor to complete 108 Surya Namaskaras (Sun Salutations)
in a single session. A Surya Namaskara is an energising and healing sequence of yoga asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), mantra and meditation techniques. Completing all 108 Sun Salutations will prove an exhausting challenge, and they are hoping to raise at least £648 for completing the Yogathon
(£1 for each Sun Salutation).
 
While this is mercifully not performed in the hot room, the effort required has been known to make experienced yogis and yoga teachers alike quake, particularly as they approach the 100 Sun Salutation mark!

In this year's Yogathon, the team is supporting The Rainforest Foundation, a registered charity which tackles deforestation locally and globally. Locally, it helps forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies and manage forests for their own wellbeing and protection of their environment. Globally, it campaigns to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants. For more information on the Foundation, please visit: http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure and you'll never receive unwanted emails. Once you donate, JustGiving will send your money directly to the charity and will also ensure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a U.K. taxpayer. It’s the most efficient way to donate.

To help support the Yoga Junkies 2010 Team in this worthwhile effort please visit the fundraising link http://www.justgiving.com/yoga-junkies-2010.

Thank you!
 

Posture Clinic, 19 June 2010

Our first posture clinic held on 19 June was a great success, with students leaving inspired, motivated and with a wealth of newly acquired knowledge. Senior teacher Sam (picture) led the class explaining and demonstrating 6 key postures and 2 breathing exercises from Bikram’s Beginners series. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and get their postures corrected. Many participants took the opportunity to take the class immediately after allowing them to put their new knowledge into practice.

“I came to the postures clinic you held yesterday at the Canary Wharf Bikram studio and I just wanted to let you know how beneficial I found it. Thank you so much for all the really valuable insights and tips you shared, I know my practice will greatly improve once I apply what I have learnt, looking forward to it! I really took so much from the meditation at the end, I carried that gratitude with me for the rest of the day! Inspirational!”
Tess

“I really really enjoyed the posture class and found it helpful. Just having an opportunity to ask all those questions that come up whilst you're doing a posture and are then forgotten until you do it the next time!!! I was able to do the 5pm class afterwards and it was great to put things into practice.
I found physically trying things out really helpful in the clinic, it kind of cemented the info I was taking in. It was also helpful to see the advanced postures and learn how the postures lead on. Look forwards to learning about some other postures in the next clinic!!!!!”

Anna

The posture clinic was really good, I liked the following:
- Two senior teachers to help, correct and advise
- The background to the 6 postures and what helps to support internal organs

Laurell


30-Day Challenge Yoga Marathon

On May 1, we kick started Bikram Yoga Canary Wharf’s first 30-Day Challenge with over 30 eager participants. After 30 consecutive days of blood, sweat and fun, 20 students successfully completed – that’s why it’s called “challenge” – and proudly displayed their new “I Did It!”
T-shirts. The challenge was a great way of improving everyone’s practice, getting to know other fellow students and making new friends. In fact, the interest in the next 30-Day Challenge has been so great that we will do another one in October.