Bikram Yoga Teacher Training FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about our Bikram Yoga Teacher Training program. We hope these answers help you make an informed decision about joining our course.

Is this Bikram Choudhury Teacher Training?

Nope. We are not affiliated or associated with the Bikram Corporation, which we believe no longer trades. Bikram Choudhury does not attend our course. We would love for him to join us as he has brought a magnificent Hatha yoga sequence to the world. Bikram Choudhury holds his own course in Mexico for approximately $USD 13,000, which takes 9 weeks and involves 18-hour days.

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How Is YogaFX Different From Other Styles Of Hot Yoga Teacher Training?

YogaFX Bikram Yoga Teacher Training was designed to add in missing elements from classic Bikram sequences, such as pose variety, core work, upper body strength, and hip openers. We incorporate Ashtanga and Vinyasa instruction to offer a more well-rounded yoga training experience. All these yoga sequences and classes are available in one amazing Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Course.

What Is Hot Yoga? Hot Yoga is a style of yoga practiced in a heated room, typically set to a temperature of around 95-105°F (35-40°C). The heat and humidity help warm up the muscles, increase flexibility, and promote detoxification through sweating. It is a dynamic and challenging practice that combines physical postures (asanas) with deep breathing exercises.

What Are the Benefits of Practicing Hot Yoga?

Practicing Hot Yoga offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind. It helps increase flexibility, blood circulation, and muscle strength. The heat promotes detoxification and improves skin health. Hot Yoga also reduces stress, enhances mental clarity, and promotes relaxation.

What Are the “26 and 2” Yoga Poses?

The “26 and 2” yoga poses refer to the specific sequence of 26 asanas (poses) and 2 pranayama (breathing) exercises that are traditionally practiced in Bikram Yoga. This sequence was developed by Bikram Choudhury and is known for its consistency and structure. Each pose targets different muscle groups and provides a comprehensive full-body workout.

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Why Is the “26 and 2” Sequence Considered a Complete Practice?

The “26 and 2” sequence is carefully crafted to work on all areas of the body, promoting strength, flexibility, and balance. It engages various muscle groups, including the core, arms, legs, and back. The combination of poses and breathing exercises aims to improve cardiovascular health, enhance lung capacity, and cultivate mental focus and discipline.

Can I Modify the “26 and 2” Poses to Suit My Ability?

Absolutely! Yoga can be modified to accommodate different levels of fitness and flexibility. In the YogaFX Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, we emphasize the importance of safe and proper alignment while honoring individual limitations. Our experienced instructors will guide you on how to modify poses and provide alternatives to ensure a safe and effective practice for every student.

Is Hot Yoga Suitable for Beginners?

Yes, Hot Yoga is suitable for beginners. While it may feel challenging at first due to the heat, with time and consistent practice, you will gradually build strength, flexibility, and stamina. The YogaFX Bikram Yoga Teacher Training welcomes students of all levels, including beginners, and our supportive environment ensures that everyone can progress at their own pace.

Can I Practice Hot Yoga if I Have Certain Medical Conditions?

If you have specific medical conditions or concerns, it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider before starting a Hot Yoga practice.

While Hot Yoga can offer numerous benefits, certain conditions may require modifications or individualized approaches. Our instructors are trained to provide appropriate guidance, but it is important to prioritize your safety and well-being.

How Should I Prepare for a Hot Yoga Class?

To prepare for a Hot Yoga class, it is essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid heavy meals a few hours before class and opt for light, easily digestible snacks if needed. Wear comfortable, breathable clothing that allows for movement and bring a towel and water bottle to stay hydrated during the practice.

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What If I Don’t Want To Teach—But I Still Want To Train?

If you don’t want to become a yoga teacher but still want to join the course, that’s fine. Many students attend our Bikram Yoga Teacher Training for personal development, and some have discovered a real passion for teaching along the way. Hot Yoga is one of the fastest-growing styles worldwide, and the skills and knowledge gained from our training can be applied in various aspects of life.

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Can YogaFX Teachers Teach a Bikram Yoga Class?

Yes, after graduation, YogaFX teachers are qualified to teach a Bikram Hot Yoga class. The Bikram Yoga sequence is the world’s most popular yoga sequence, and having the ability to teach it opens up opportunities to reach a wide range of students. Additionally, our training covers Ashtanga and Vinyasa, offering a comprehensive skill set for teaching different yoga styles.

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Is Bikram Hot Yoga Copyrighted?

No, times have changed. Over the years, there have been unsuccessful attempts to lay copyright claims on yoga styles and sequences. Yoga poses or sequences cannot be “owned” any more than a series of dance moves. Yoga is open-source, owned by everyone. At YogaFX, we are proud to teach you how to become a great yoga teacher without restrictions.

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How Many Students Are There Per Course?

Our course sizes vary from 20 to 50 students, but our teacher-to-student ratio always remains high. We maintain one teacher for every 15 students or less, ensuring personalized attention. Your teachers will know your name, your history, and provide a supportive and personal learning experience. We have a large teaching team, often double the size of similar courses, offering unparalleled teaching resources.

We hope these FAQs provide you with comprehensive information about Hot Yoga, the “26 and 2” yoga poses, and the YogaFX Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. If you have any further questions or require more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.