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.

PURE Yoga Texas offers the original, beginner-friendly Hot 26+2 and Yoga Flow classes, more intense Advanced yoga classes,  high intensity Inferno Hot Pilates classes, as well as Yin Yoga.

 

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

HYDRATE

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 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.

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.

ARRIVE EARLY

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.

CONCENTRATE

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.

Why Ghosh Lineage?

Mardy and Jeff have been practicing HOT 26+2 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 autoimmune diseases

While experiencing many styles and forms of yoga and exercise over the years, yoga asana competitions since 2004, PURE Yoga founders have always maintained their core foundation for radiant health: a regular yoga practice of the disciplined system of Hot 26+2.

Why Pure?

PURE Yoga Texas has served up the HOT 26+2 since 2003, building a thriving community of teachers and practitioners who truly understand the benefits that the unique, therapeutic system of hatha yoga brings to body and mind.

The average teaching experience of PURE’s teaching staff is well over 7 years. We continually hone our teaching skills through workshops and practical classroom experience, working with students of all ages and health conditions.

We practice intermediate and advanced level classes to further deepen our practice. Our collective approach to sharing knowledge with each other is what helps us build an exceptional group of teachers who will guide you to be your best!