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Bikram Yoga Wellington studio now open

Bikram Yoga Wellington studio now open.

Our Wellington studio opened 1 January 2005. Located in the Top of Tory retail centre (above BACK TO BED), 133 139 Tory Street.

Bikram yoga is a series of 26 hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises practiced in a heated room.

Bikram’s HOT yoga systematically works every muscle, joint, organ and system of the body, combining all the elements of strength and flexibility into a very challenging and rewarding sequence.

It’s a ‘HOT’ yoga program that’s been in the USA for 30 years and is now expanding globally at a rapid rate. New Zealand’s first two Bikram studios opened in Mt Maunganui in June 2003, and Newmarket, Auckland in Easter 2004.

All classes are open to beginners; however the yoga challenges everyone. The physical style of this yoga is breaking down the gender barriers, attracting just as many men as women who see and feel an almost immediate improvement in bodily functions and muscle tone.

For more information, please contact Anika at Bikram Yoga Wellington on (04) 384 6825, email me at or visit our website at


Anika Speedy Director

bikram yoga wellington The series

All classes are 90 minutes long, featuring a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The postures, while challenging, require no prerequisite flexibility, meaning the yoga is accessible to everyone.

Why the heat?

As with all Bikram studios, the Wellington studio is set to a temperature of 38 degrees, and approximately 60% humidity. There are many benefits to be gained from practising at this controlled temperature, including: muscles, fascia and connective tissue become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury promotes sweating which assists the detoxification process blood becomes thinner which clears the circulatory system heart rate becomes elevated which improves the cardiovascular system (heart and lungs)

Benefits of the Yoga

Not just a form of exercise, yoga has for many years been used in the East as a preventative and therapeutic medicine. Conditions such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, insomnia, high/low blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and weight issues may experience significant improvements. The series… teaches practitioners to breathe fully and correctly, improving heart and lung capacity builds strength, flexibility, balance and endurance promotes better sleep promotes a deep sense of well being and peaceful mind aids weight loss/toning improves posture maintains a youthful appearance increases circulation, improving skin tone helps eliminate back pain

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