In recent years there have been very unpleasant revelations about Bikram Choudhury, the man who developed and announced the original hot yoga series. He has been accused of abuse of power and sexual abuse. Because of these revelations, we distanced ourselves from the person Bikram and his behavior years ago.
Bikram Yoga Nijmegen is and was completely independent and independent of Bikram Choudhury and its organization. There is no money from our students in his direction. There is no connection whatsoever with his person.
Our Bikramyoga teachers have delved into the series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, to which Bikram Choudhury has given its name. We have experienced the effectiveness of this way of practicing and we would like to give it further.
The Bikram series originated at the Ghosh College in Calcutta, where therapeutic yoga is still given today. Other series that we practice, the Core and the Hot Core flow series, are based on the principles of therapeutic yoga as taught by Bishnu Charan Ghosh.
The name of the studio will be Hot Yoga House, now that we also offer other hot yoga classes in addition to the Bikram series. The old name no longer covers the load of our offer. And I am glad that it makes it clearer that we have nothing to do with the man, but that we are enthusiastic about the series and the way we give it.
with warm regards, Daniëlle