Bellevue >Bikram's Hot Yoga Bellevue
New Studio with natural rubber floor in the award winning Elements building in downtown Bellevue; free underground parking
They all stink! I worry about fungus/ bbugs in all studios.
Ah- the chances we take for optimum health! I love to hate Bikram, hate going in but feel so great afterward.
If only the studios had rubber floors that could be hosed down daily, it would be great. Some with a little texture so we didn't slip. Rugs are crazy really- all the filth they hold-ew!
I've had 4 instructors so far. The one on Saturday was the best. Tuesday's instructor kept telling us to "clear our minds" while she proceeded to tell us about her car problems and being late to work- shut the F up! How can we clear our minds when you are yammering away?
I know Bikram yoga instructors have to talk us through every movement as a rule but while we are chilling, can you just shut up? Very irritating! The yoga instructor today was very good as well, she stopped talking when she didn't have to give us instructions- that's much better. I don't want to hear about your car or your problems, just instruct, go have a beer later with your friends and tell them about your problems okay?
Old smelly carpet that they force you to use instead of your mat in the standing series. That would be fine if the flooring was not stained and disgusting
Owner is rude and therefore most of her instructors are rude and stand at the top of the class and yell orders. Not a great environment. Maggie is great; hopefully she finds another studio to teach at.
I bought this with groupon. The owner gave back my money, which was nice. Glad I don’t have to go back
So. Everyone should know that there is a poster in the womens change area asking people to write a good review and in return they will be put into a draw for prizes!!
So yelp is included in that.
I have been to a couple studios around the country and this one is not great. It does smell and most of the instructors are not friendly or experienced.
Worst hot yoga experience I have ever had..
I wrote an email to the manager of Bikram's Hot Yoga, about my experience. Copy of the email is below. I requested a response to the email within 24 hours. I did not hear from the company, so I decided to call on 11/11/2010. Manager was rude and a little snippy, and said we don't give refunds, you are more than welcome to come back.
I told her I am willing to pay for the class, but I would like the reminder of the money to be refunded back, and she still said no. Now I am disputing the charge on my credit card.
This is my second time attending a hot yoga class.
The Bikram's Hot Yoga Bellevue is in a business park, and the studio as a mildew like odor and very slippery carpet in hot yoga.
I have a question, why is there carpet in hot yoga?
Email sent on 11/10/2010
To whom this may concern,
Yesterday (11/9/2010) I paid for 5 session package. While in the 8:30pm class, I began slipping on the carpet, as result to the slipping and trying to maintain my balance I pulled a muscle in my ankle. My ankle did swell up a little, and shortly after I left the class to go home. I was very unhappy with the instructor demeanor and her lack of understanding when I tried to make modifications to keep from slipping. Her reply was "Well, everyone is slipping".
I came to yoga to relax and distress, but when I left I was upset and really annoyed with the instructor.
At this point there is nothing you or the company can do, I have already made up my mind I no longer want to attend any classes at your studio. I just would like a refund.
Please respond within 24 hours.
This is the only Yoga you need!. I started about 8 years ago after I had my second child, I have lost about 40 lbs since then. The magic is I can still maintain the lighter weight for years. I have been practicing this Bikram Yoga for about 3-4 times a week for the past several years and I love it! My motivation is I rather visit this Yoga studio and practicing Yoga than going to the doctor's office to maintain good health and balance. Bellevue Bikram studio is the best and offers the most classes in town to fit my busy schedule.
Best Yoga Studio in Bellevue.
The first time I tried Bikram Yoga was with my boyfriend back in December 2009. He was interested in it since he was a golfer and he was needing a way to stay flexible in order to help him with his swing and I wanted to try it out of simple curiosity. We signed up for the introductory 1 week unlimited for $20.00 I believe it was. After our first week we both were hooked. We practiced at the Bellevue Studio for a few months as well as one in Green Lake. In April 2010 my boyfriend passed away and I took a break from yoga to get my life back in order. After about a 6 month break (longer than expected) I came back to the Bellevue studio and immediately felt as if I was were I should/ needed to be. The instructors are great! They are kind, friendly, helpful, know you by name and make you feel like they genuinely are interested in being there. The studio is clean and cozy feeling. Unlike some studios Bellevue studio always keeps the room HOT and I mean HOT; just like I expect hot yoga to be. I've noticed improvement in my flexibility, energy levels and sleep habits. Most importantly I've notice change around my mid section. Overall, Birkam Hot Yoga of Bellevue is a great place and I would recommend this studio to anyone and everyone.
Tired of fake hot yogas, this one is real!.
I have been practicing Bikram yoga for several years, and have tried out all of the hot yoga studios in the area. I always come back to this one because the others end up changing the series. It seems like studios are turning up the heat and calling it hot yoga to capitalize on hot yoga's popularity, when in fact what they offer has nothing or little to do with the Bikram series. I have learned to trust the studios that have Bikram in their name.
Bikram Yoga Bellevue consistently offers Bikram's 26 postures. If you ask me, they provide the right environment too. Not too hot (I have heard of some studios climbing to over 120 degrees!) and not too cold (some studios are in fact a 90 degrees warm. ) I believe these guys are aiming for 105 degrees and 50% humidity, and doing a great job!
Yes, you are supposed to wait for water breaks, but I don't mind this. It helps keep me focused. I also know that Bikram yoga is not about modifying postures, or using towels for grips or other props. One of the teachers here says that the therapy and benefits come in trying the right way to the extent your body allows, and I find this very motivating!
I'm addicted to Bikram yoga. Nothing makes me feel(or look) better. I'll keep going to Bikram Yoga Bellevue because I think they are doing a fantastic job, plus they offer true Bikram classes every two hours!
I was going to switch back but.... This studio has really gone downhill. I wonder if it's had a change of owner. I love its location but cannot see myself wasting my time or my money with a place which does not hold the temperature or the humidity to the Bikram standard. A real shame and disappointment.
What happened to "HOT" Bikram yoga??.
I used to love this studio, but I'm afraid it is not the same anymore. The heat is constantly off - I mean OFF!! If you want to try "warm" Bikram yoga, this is your place. They also started to use the fans A LOT more recently, which only make things worse. I've never been to a studio where the fan is on more than the heater is...
Whatever temperature humidity monitor they are using, it is definitely not working. Or if it is, the instructors will need to learn how to read the number correctly and remember the recommended temperature is 105F degrees and 40% humidity, which I've not experienced for quite a while. With more studios opening up in Redmond and Seattle, they will lose business quickly if they don't make some changes SOON.
I may come back to check them out again in a couple of months. But for now, I'm taking my business somewhere else where I can feel the heat and really SWEAT! :-)
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