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"...whether young, old or too old, sick or lean, one who discards laziness, gets success if he practices Yoga."

--- Hatha Yoga Pradipika, translation by Muktibodhananda Saraswati




I practice and teach the Bikram Yoga Method and the Hot Basic yoga classes, both based on the Bishnu Ghosh Yoga Tradition from Calcutta, India.

Bikram Yoga Series is scientifically designed to work on the entire body in a balanced and thorough fashion, developing strength, flexibility, balance and the power of concentration. Based on the same 26+2 yoga exercises as Bikram Yoga, and like the Bikram Yoga series, Hot Basic is also a whole body yoga workout, developing and maintaining internal physical fitness and health.

Faithful and correct practice keeps the body young and healthy all life long, free of old age symptoms and conditions. These yoga methods will bring sure and definite results to those who practice in a steady, regular and long-term fashion.

Bikram Yoga is Hot Yoga. Bikram Choudhury stresses that it is supposed to be practiced in a hot environment.

Typically, Bikram Yoga studios are instructed to keep the classroom at 105F and 40% humidity level. This is a deep and intensive practice. At home one needs to approach it carefully and slowly, since none of us have a specially built HOT room.

For those people who are not comfortable practicing the Bikram class at low heat, I also offer a slightly modified Bikram Method that I called the Hot Basic Class.

There is a Sun Salutation at the start, and also another 'non-Bikram' pose near the end. Plus there are some subtle adjustments in sequence to avoid spasms, that may result from going too deep at cooler temps.

These adjustments are meant to make the yoga practice suitable and safer for practice in low heat. Good to have some variety.
Always good to have some heat! Try it out! :-)

A little bit about me. My name is Sasha. I was the person to Pioneer the Hot Yoga Movement in Canada, by introducing Bikram Yoga to Toronto, Canada in 1992. I have owned and operated Canada's oldest Hot Yoga studio for over 25 years, accumulating over 30,000 hours of daily teaching and over 16,000 hours of daily personal practice.

From my extensive personal experience I can tell you that this yoga works wonders!

smiling Sasha

Currently I offer yoga classes online in a virtual classroom at whereby.com/sasha-yoga from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Why should you consider taking these classes?
Here is why:


* Emphasis is on Quality over Quantity.

* My teaching approach is No Nonsense and Process Oriented.

* I deliver calm and expert "down to earth" yoga classes, with some humour here and there.

* This is the Best Of Yoga for general Accessibility, Health, Therapy and Fitness, the Bikram Yoga Method.

* Maximum personal attention and relaxed pace.

* Practice in the comfort and privacy of your home.

* Avoid the stress and cost of transportation and travel.

* Classes are customized for your level.

* I consider function to be more important than looks.

* Step-by-step instructions and corrections are given, to keep your yoga practice safe and productive.

Namaste!

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