From Our Staff

Honoring all who have served

Veterans Day note by PURE Yoga North Austin‘s studio manager, Audra Shimek: As a military veteran, I know well the sacrifices soldiers make. I was raised in a military family. I spent almost 4 years in the Army, and I am a veteran of the first Gulf War. I joined the Army just after my 19th…

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No Flexibility Required

If you’ve heard our local Austin radio spots on KUT 90.5 (NPR) and KUTX 98.9 (Austin’s most unique music station), you are probably familiar with our tagline, “No Flexibility Required.” Read our latest contribution, Myths & Miracles of Bikram Yoga, in the Natural Awakenings Magazine, Austin Texas Edition, a locally owned guide to a healthier, more…

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Why I started practicing the Original Hot Yoga

Testimonial by PURE Yoga Texas co-owner/director Jeff Chen I met Mardy in the summer of 1998 in New York City. She was an avid runner, so I did what any self-respecting man would do: I started running! Central Park 6-mile loops with Mardy became our weekend activity for our summer together in Manhattan. Then, after Mardy…

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The Ghosh lineage

Mardy and I spent the entire month of October 2015 in North Calcutta at the Ghosh’s Yoga College, the same place that Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury learned yoga from Bishnu Charan Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi and founder of the Self Realization Fellowship. We shared three small…

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I swore I’d never take another Hot Yoga class

The Original Hot Yoga, more often than not, sparks a “love it” or “hate it” reaction when it comes up in conversations. We believe that the Hot 26+2 is for everyone, no matter what age or health condition, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional. It’s never too late and you’re never too sick to…

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