Original Hot Yoga

PURE YOGA TEXAS serving up the Original Hot yoga in its purest form in Austin since 2003
Locally owned. Locally loved.
NO FLEXIBILITY REQUIRED

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS:

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HYDRATE

Not only water, but electrolytes to prevent possible headaches and cramping. Signs of dehydration include headache and nausea. Also, come to class on an empty stomach; allow 2 to 3 hours.

BE COURTEOUS

Be clean, quiet, and respectful to others. Yoga practice is as much about how you treat others as it is about how you care for yourself.

ARRIVE ON TIME

Plan to be at the studio 15 minutes before class to register and settle in. Bring a yoga mat, two towels and a big bottle of water with you. Wear comfortable workout clothes and prepare to sweat a lot; the room is heated to 105F.

BE KIND TO YOURSELF

For your first class, it is a victory to simply stay in the heated room for the entire 90-minute class. Feel free to sit down or skip a posture or two as your goal is simply to breathe normally. You'll see improvement over time.

FOCUS & CONCENTRATE

Be as still as possible between poses. Hatha yoga is a disciplined practice in concentration. It is as much a mental exercise as it is physical, creating a true mind and body connection.

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The 5 Key Mental Aspects PURE YOGA Cultivates

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Self Control

It takes discipline to simply showup for class. Once you are there, 90% of work the work is done!

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Concentration

Exercise your powers of concentration to focus on each pose and each breath, and continue to stay still in-between poses.

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Determination

No problems if you fall out of a posture. Getting back in just one more time builds up your will power!

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Faith

During your yoga journey, not only will your class improve, but notice the changes outside the yoga room. Confidence and faith in yourself will serve you a lifetime!

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Patience

You will continuously find small successes in your yoga practice in each pose. Don’t focus on the outcome (how the pose looks). Just try the right way, and good things will happen.

Why is it Hot?

Mardy and Jeff have been practicing Bikram Yoga continuously since 1999. The more they practiced and taught the same, precise 26 posture sequence, the more they have been inspired by student testimonials describing the myriad of benefits they receive, including:

  • weight loss and increased flexibility
  • athletic performance improvement (novice to professional athletes)
  • reduced stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • reduction of cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • regulation of hormones and blood sugar levels
  • elimination or reduction of back pain
  • avoidance of unneeded surgeries (knees, hips, shoulders)
  • recovery from surgeries and injury prevention
  • recovery from autoimmune diseases

While experiencing many styles and forms of yoga and exercise over the years, including the Classic “84 Asanas” (a series of 84+ postures in 2 hours) and yoga asana competitions since 2004, Mardy and Jeff always maintained their core foundation for radiant health: A regular practice of 90-minute Bikram method yoga. This disciplined system of beginner’s hatha yoga has worked so well for people for so many years. Testimonials from students are the most telling of its effectiveness. Read our blog to see what our students say about the Original Hot Yoga!

Why Pure Yoga Texas?

Our teachers are all Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers, which means they have each graduated from the official 9-week Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. However, the journey of the yoga teacher only begins at that point!

The average teaching experience of PURE’s teaching staff is well over six years! As a team, we constantly develop our teaching skills through workshops and practical experience in the classroom, working with students of all ages and health conditions. We practice intermediate and advanced level classes to further deepen our practice and understanding of the Original Hot Yoga Class. Our collective approach to sharing knowledge with each other is what helps us build a thriving community of dedicated teachers and practitioners.

Mardy and Jeff further studied in North Calcutta in 2015 at the Ghosh Yoga College, the original school where Bikram and Rajashree learned from Bishnu Ghosh and his son, Biswanath Ghosh. The month-long residential training reinforced the authenticity, simplicity, and effectiveness of the Bikram method 26 posture sequence, suitable for anyone, at any age and any condition.