ABOUT PURE YOGA TEXAS
PURE Yoga Texas was established in Austin, Texas, in 2003, when Mardy Chen opened the first location in Davenport/Westlake. Her husband, Jeff Chen, joined her in 2008, and they grew the hot yoga community in the Greater Austin area to four convenient locations. In 2016, Jeff and Mardy partnered up with their Austin managers, Audra Shimek and Nora Rex, and the four now co-own the newest PURE location: PURE Yoga Dallas.
PURE's mission is simple and pure: To empower all people to improve their lives through regular practice of yoga, and to inspire students by serving as exemplary role models in the practice room and the community.
Over the last 15+ years, our teachers have deepened their knowledge and practice through study of anatomy, study of yoga therapy at the Ghosh Yoga College (Calcutta, India), continued to practice the 84 Advanced Asanas, partaken in continuing education workshops, and got certified to teach Inferno Hot Pilates with IHP founder Gabi Walters.
PURE Yoga Texas is a member of the Original Hot Yoga Association, dedicated to preserving the authenticity and integrity of the Bikram system of hatha yoga.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CLASS
Not only water, but also replenish your electrolytes. Signs of dehydration include headache and nausea. Take it easy your first time, and remember to come to class on an empty stomach.
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.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Sometimes it is a victory to simply stay in the heated room for the entire class. Feel free to sit down or skip a posture or two. You'll see improvement over time.
Class starts 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.
Focus on what you're doing. Practice concentration. Our yoga classes are as much as mental exercises as they are physical, creating a true mind and body connection.