Sweat the Small Stuff: a photo essay

by Barbora Simek (text) and Caitlin Hicks (photos)

Photographer and yogini Caitlin Hicks joins OMB with her stunning yoga photo essay. Hicks is a fourth-year photography student at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). The images below are a part of her final project in which she photographs yogis of Bikram Yoga Toronto.

“In photographing this series, I aimed to get away from the idea of photographing each pose, instead I examined the intense form and focus that is required throughout the 26 postures,” said Hicks.

More after the Jump….


“I felt it was important to get into the yoga environment in order to create images that capture the true idea and emotion of this practice. Perspiration is a main component, cleansing the body of toxins from the inside out. I felt that shooting in the hot room would be the best and most practical way to capture all the components together.”




Filed under About Bikram Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Bikram Yoga Toronto, Photos

8 responses to “Sweat the Small Stuff: a photo essay

  1. Allyson

    Love the photos! Especially: Hands-to-feet pose, Head to Knee, Balancing Stick, Pashimottanasana. These really do capture for me the intensity of the postures/class. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Chara Stuart

    Lovely! Are there permissions for using these photos?

  3. DL

    These are gorgeous! They really speak to me as a Bikram practitioner… I’m really curious about the comments you’ve had from non-hot-yogis.

  4. Would love to contact the photographer for use as well.

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  6. KTO

    I do the marketing at a studio in Ny… I would like to frame the series and put them up in the studio… would that be okay?

    Let me know either way- beautiful!!!

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