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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….

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Inspiration: Bikram Yoga Forest Hill’s Challenge

As January gets rolling, many new and regular yogis are getting started on their New Year’s resolutions whether it is by making new commitments to their practice or starting 30, 60 or 90 Day Challenges. To help all you yogis get inspired and in the mood, OMB brings you coverage of the most consistently successful challenge in Toronto (perhaps even Canada): The Bikram Yoga Forest Hill 30 Day Challenge.

The Bikram Yoga Forest Hill Challengers

Each time director Janice Guertin throws up a 30 Day Challenge, her students rush to sign up. This past November, over 65 yogis signed their name to take part in BYFH’s bi-annual challenge. Some of them chose to sign up because they wanted to see a change in their lives, bodies or well being, others wanted to step up and challenge themselves, but all were looking forward to the wonderful sense of community and excitement that fills the studio each time Janice throws the event.

OMB went to their fun and exciting 30 Day Challenge Party to see what all the buzz was about and to chat with some of the students who made it through their 30 Days. Continue reading

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Studio Sneak Peek: Bikram Yoga Hamilton/Dundas

Alexandra Evans opened the doors of Bikram Yoga Hamilton/Dundas early this November. This beautiful facility has been designed by a feng-shui designer for good flow and energy, features green appliances, an ionized-alkaline-PH balanced water filter, full shower rooms with lockers and the first headset microphone in Ontario. Such a beautiful space should not be missed, take a trip to visit Alex today!

The AMAZING ionized, alkeline water filter.

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News: new studios, new teachers, new energy

The Bikram Yoga Toronto community is burning red hot both in and out of the hot room.Over the past month, two brand new studios have opened bringing Bikram Yoga to new communities outside of the downtown core.

Lisa Macinnis opened Bikram Yoga Mississauga with a fantastic Grand Opening Weekend that included a visit from Mayor Hazel Macillon. Check out OMB’s “Sneak Peek ” of the space and take advantage of one of the great introductory specials by visiting the studio today!

Bikram Yoga Hamilton/Dundas

 

In Hamilton, Alexandra Evans opened a beautiful studio that features the first micro-phone headset in Ontario. Alex’s idealic space is worth a visit, even if you don’t live in the area, so fill a car with your favorite yogis and head out to Hamilton for a good sweat. (An OMB sneak peak of the Hamilton studio is in the works!)

 

Meanwhile, back in the city things are heating up too!

 

Bikram Yoga Toronto clients can check who is teaching and enjoy online sign in for classes through their MindBody Online software. This means that no matter how busy the studio gets, you can reserve your spot. We all know that showing up is often the hardest part of yoga class, so sign in early to motivate yourself to show up! Finally, you can access teacher schedules on your iPhone by downloading the MindBody Online application.

Bikram Yoga Red Tree has started a new Facebook Page.

The Bikram Yoga community has welcomed Dale and Katie, two senior teachers from Vancouver, to the growing community. Both of experienced and passionate yogis, their classes should not be missed. Check the Bikram Yoga Toronto, Forest Hill and Mississauga schedules for their class times.

Bikram Yoga Forest Hill is preparing for their 30 Day challenge, starting November 1st to 3oth. An astounding 50 yogis have already signed up for the challenge, so add your name to the list!

BYEY's posture benefit pageFinally, OMB has teamed up with future studio-owner Andrew Moniz and Ifectious Studios to create a comprehensive posture benefit guide. Featuring beautifuly drawn posture pictures, comprehensive benefit summaries and easy to understand explinations of what happens to the body in the pose, this is a must visit, must bookmark page.

 

 

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Studio Sneak Peek: Bikram Yoga Mississauga

Its been a good month since Lisa Macinnis opened the door of Bikram Yoga Mississauga. This beautiful, bright and cozy studio is quickly growing and always ready to welcome new students. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the studio, OMB has a sneak peek at the beautiful space. Check out more info on BYM’s web page and stop by for a class soon!

 

The washrooms…

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Toronto News and Events

The city of Toronto took an important step toward decreasing our use of plastics by charging for plastic bags, a year later, Bikram Yoga Toronto is following suit. As of Monday purchasing water will be $5 at the Beaches and Bloor Bikram Yoga locations. This is a move to discourage the purchase of plastic bottles and encourage students to use re-usable water bottles.

Don’t worry about being left high and dry, the studio has also installed new water filtration systems that filters water 4 times before it hits your bottle. You can purchase a liter of water for $1 and to fill styling new Klean Kanteens with the BYT logo available for $21.

Don’t forget Bikram Yoga Centre’s charity event this Sunday at 6:30 for the Toronto People with AIDS society, it is bound to be a lot of fun! Details here.


Fabulous Toronto yogi Andrew Moniz has announced the opening of Bikram Yoga East York! Follow the growth of the studio on Facebook and on Twitter.

Other studios now online are Bikram Yoga Mississauga also on Facebook, Bikram Yoga Hamilton Dundas on Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, join Bikram Yoga Forest Hill June 19th -20th to celebrate their two-year anniversary. All weekend there will be fruit and fabulous prizes to be won including a dinner for two at Il Mulino, all you have to do to be eligible is take class! As a part of the celebration, BYFH is offering a yearly membership for the low price of $888, get em’ while they are hot! More info here.

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News and Events: June

There are some great things cooking in hot rooms around Toronto¬† this summer, and we’ve got a list of this month’s hottest events.

In Toronto…

Sunday July 13th 6:30pm

Bikram Yoga Centre in partnership with Tim Ledger is doing a fundraiser class for the Friends for Life Bike Rally for the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.

$30 gets you a week of unlimited yoga ($20 going to charity).

Click here for more info.

30 Day Challenges…

Bikram Red Tree

continues its challenge with challengers completing their 30 days on the 15th of June.

Bikram Yoga Toronto

kicked off their 30 Day challenge June 1st and is offering a special on the one month membership at $125 (tax in), it’s not too late to sign up!

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