Bikram Yoga Alabang, a state-of-the-art Bikram-certified studio, celebrated its first anniversary by treating first-timers to free classes all weekends of October.
Bikram yoga is a scientifically designed 90-minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body. “It’s been a life-changing journey for our community and we’re happy to be celebrating our milestone with as many people as possible,” said Ginger Diaz, Bikram Yoga Alabang studio director.
Developed by Bikram Choudhury, Bikram yoga is a type of hatha yoga involving 26 postures or asanas and breathing exercises (pranayama and kapalbhati breathing). Apart from the challenging but highly beneficial set of asanas, it is practiced inside a room heated up to 40 degrees Celsius. Choudhury himself was able to benefit from the practice when he suffered from a knee injury at the age of 17.
The heated environment allows the muscles to become more relaxed and pliable so practitioners can go deeper into the postures while helping prevent injuries. Diaz and team of licensed instructors guide students on the various postures and how to take full advantage of the practice.
For the anniversary celebration, Bikram Yoga Alabang students were entitled to bottles of pure water infused with electrolytes from Lightwater plus on-site discounts on high-performance yoga gear from Certified Calm. “We partnered with Lightwater because hydration is really key to our practice; we tell students to drink at least eight glasses of water a day or more depending on the level of practice. Proper yoga gear is also important, so we’re thrilled that our students can enjoy great selections from Certified Calm.”
Classes at the studio are a mix of individuals with different fitness levels. “Everyone is encouraged to learn at their own pace, so you can focus on your own challenges and achieve improvements and goals over time,” Diaz shared.
Diaz, who attended her Bikram teacher training in Hawaii, adds, “As devoted practitioners, we wanted to let others experience the benefits of Bikram yoga for themselves. Almost anyone can do Bikram yoga, which also teaches mindfulness, discipline, humility, and courage.”
Over 1,500 people have practiced at Bikram Yoga Alabang and most have invited their families, friends and colleagues to join classes. The anniversary ‘Open House Weekends’ was also well-received, with several visitors enrolling in regular classes. “We are thankful to our students, who all have become part of our family. Our anniversary is also a celebration of their achievements from day one.”
Congratulations Ginger! Let’s get HOT at BYA!
The Bikram Yoga Alabang studio is located at the 2nd Floor, Commerce Center, Commerce Ave., Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. For inquiries, call 846-5496 or 09279169909, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bikramalabang or visit their website at www.bikramyogaalabang.com.