4-CLASS YIN AND NIDRA SERIES STARTING OCT. 24

CANDLE LIGHT YIN IS BACK!   
4 SUNDAYS IN A ROW:  Oct. 24    Oct. 31    Nov. 7    Nov. 14
6:30 – 7:45 pm  With Lisa Hudd
We hope you will join us for this special offering:
4 Yin and Nidra Classes.$80 
(You may give a class to a friend if you can’t make it)
$25 Single Class if space is available
 
Relax and Recharge with Our Candlelight Yin and Nidra 
Come and relax with candlelight while you recharge your mind and body with Yin yoga deep tissue stretches.  Slow down and go deeper into the full body, opening up tight joints and increasing your mobility.  Then move from deep stretching into a full mind and body Nidra resting meditation.  Come out floating on air, rested and recharged.
Balance the Body with Yin Yoga
Do you have tight hips, wake up with a stiff back, or lower back pain?  Are you actively exercising but find you struggle to deepen your skills and postures?  You might find that your exercise is all Yang, or muscular based, and not enough Yin, which is deep tissue focused.  You’re not alone.  Most of us need to balance our Yang with more Yin.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is the lesser known counterpart to an active Yang yoga practice.  Yang yoga includes active yoga postures that are about engaging, strengthening, and compressing muscle tissues. Think Hot 26&2 or Vinyasa Flow.  The focus is in creating balance and strength. 
Yin yoga focuses on the other half of our tissues, the deeper connective tissues.  Think white tissues like ligaments, tendons, fascia. These tissues should be hydrated and elastic for a healthy body. They should “slide and glide,” allowing us comfortable mobility. As we age, these are the tissues that become stiffer and decrease our mobility.  Yin Yoga is about focusing on deep tissue stretching and compressing for healthy joints and mobility.
Both Yin and Yang yoga bring a sense of mindful focus and lead to relaxation. Both are powered collaboratively with our breath. However, Yin yoga guides us to stretch in passive postures, allowing softening, strengthening and hydration of the deep tissues. 
The Yin and Yang practices work together in a necessary balance.  If muscles are very strong, but connective tissues are stiff, this leads to tightness and injuries at a deep tissue level. If deep tissues are open and loose but muscles are weak, this can lead to over stretching of muscles and, again, injuries can occur.
Solution? Create your Yin-Yang beautiful body balance. Keep your body working in harmony by bringing the elements that you need.

A note to students in the downtown and West Ashley areas,

 

All of us at Bikram Yoga Charleston would like to acknowledge the unfortunate closing of the Redux studio. As devotees to the hot yoga practices, we are disheartened by this development. We believe that more yoga in the world is a good thing, and we welcome you to practice with us in Mount Pleasant if you so choose. It is always disappointing when a yoga studio closes its doors, especially when the location or style suited you best. 
At Bikram Yoga Charleston, we offer the traditional 26 and 2 Bikram series in 90 minute, 75 minute and 60 minute class options. We also offer Yin(stretching classes), which conclude with Nidra (guided relaxation). Coming soon, we are planning to add Vinyasa classes as well. For continued learning and growth, we offer at least one workshop per year with a master instructor (Esak Garcia was here last month). Additionally, our staff-led workshops (such as yoga for weight loss, Detox seminar, and Ayurvedic teachings) offered throughout the year are FREE for AutoPay and Annual members.
Also, by the end of the year, our location will be changing to central Mt. Pleasant, at 1141 Bowman Road, near the intersection of Hwy 17 and 526. We are all very excited for our new location!
So if you find yourself looking for a hot room, give us a call or drop in for class. All of our staff will be delighted to see you and welcome you to Bikram Yoga Charleston!

Hot Pilates Classes are Now a Regular Thing

HOT PILATES CLASSES AT BYC!
Hot Pilates Classes are now on the Regular Schedule

The Hot Pilates classes have had overwhelmingly positive feedback. Accordingly, Bikram Yoga Charleston will offer these classes regularly!

Sundays: 3:00 – 4:00 (Offered now)
Mondays: 12:15 – 1:15 (Starting after Labor Day on Sept. 12)
Thursdays: 12:15 – 1:15 (Starting after Labor Day on Sept. 8)
Fridays: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Offered now)
HOT PILATES DETAILS
60 Minutes long
90 Degrees
Mat needed; Towel optional
Core, cardio, arm and butt/hip/thigh work
FREE for members (AutoPay and Annual); Regular price for non-members

Pilates exercises provide strength and non-impact cardio work that nicely compliment your yoga practice. And … they are just 60 minutes long at 15 degrees COOLER than you are used to in Bikram class!
YIN CLASS

Our students have been enjoying the deep stretching provided by our Yin classes immensely. The next Yin classes will be held:

Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 12:15-1:15 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 12:15-1:15 pm

Yin classes are free to AutoPay and Annual members.

If you haven’t yet tried one of these classes, please don’t hesitate! Yin postures are all floor stretches (no standing work), and they are designed to promote greater flexibility. In this 1 hour class, beginner postures are held for long intervals to enable the deep, penetrating stretch of muscles, tissues and facia. Yin stretching is a great compliment to your Bikram practice, enhancing your flexibility in all postures.

YOGA NIDRA
New Time for Regular Nidra Classes: Every Wednesday at 12:15

Yoga Nidra — also known as “Yogic Sleep” or sleep with awareness — is an ancient practice that is rapidly becoming popular in the west. Its purpose is to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, and create a deep meditative state of consciousness. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining fully consciousness. The practice can be used to tune into your intuition, to set intentions, or to merely set the rest of the world aside for a while and sink into deep relaxation.

Yoga Nidra Details:

20-30 minutes long
Every Wednesday at 12:15
Room is “cooled” to about 85
Practitioners lay still on their backs (a mat is nice)
Sam leads us through the conscious sleep practice

FREE FOR EVERYONE

Next Nidra Class is Aug. 31st, 12:15 – 12:45

YIN Classes, NIDRA Classes, 10:30 Class Returning Soon

YIN CLASS

YIN yoga classes are new to Bikram Yoga Charleston. We have enjoyed 2 Yin classes thus far, and our 3rd is on the way! The next Yin class will be held:

Sunday, Aug. 14th, at 3:00 pm

Yin classes are free to AutoPay and Annual members.

If you haven’t yet tried one of these classes, please don’t hesitate! Yin postures are all floor stretches (no standing work), and they are designed to promote greater flexibility. In this 1 hour class, beginner postures are held for long intervals to enable the deep, penetrating stretch of muscles, tissues and facia. Yin stretching is a great compliment to your Bikram practice and is especially beneficial at this timeslot, as a warm up for the regular 26 & 2 class.

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra — also known as “Yogic Sleep” or sleep with awareness — is an ancient practice that is rapidly becoming popular in the west. Its purpose is to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, and create a deep meditative state of consciousness. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining fully consciousness. The practice can be used to tune into your intuition, to set intentions, or to merely set the rest of the world aside for a while and sink into deep relaxation.

Our beloved Sam Long has been studying Yoga Nidra with the aid of master teacher, Abhinav Sagar, who also owns a Bikram studio in California. She has begun bringing these teachings to us once a week, on Wednesdays after the morning Bikram classes.

I took her class today and achieved a truly wonderful state of relaxation. I set my intention, or “Sankalpa,” as: “I act and communicate with peace.” Directly after the practice I felt tremendously refreshed. And now, several hours later, my “peaceful” intention is still with me. I absolutely feel it now, as I communicate with my daughters and my work contacts. This Nidra thing is pretty cool, indeed. Come try it!

Yoga Nidra Details:

20-30 minutes long
Every Wednesday after the morning classes
Room is “cooled” to about 85
Practitioners lay still on their backs (a mat is nice)
Sam leads us through the conscious sleep practice
FREE FOR EVERYONE

10:30 CLASS COMING BACK SOON
By popular demand, the 10:30 am class will be brought back to full strength starting August 15th. Starting then (just in time for school!), the 10:30 am class will be offered, once again, every day of the week!