The original hot yoga

Bikram hot yoga is a unique yoga series of 26 postures that is suitable for all levels of ability, even beginners and those with limited flexibility!  While it is a great workout, there are no intermediate or advanced postures, like headstands or handstands.  You’ll be able to do the whole class!

It is traditional Hatha yoga in a heated room, combining a cardiovascular workout and deeply therapeutic yoga.  Bikram Yoga is known to promote the healing of backs and knees!

Hot yoga strengthens and tones the muscles, allowing for deep, safe stretching. It is calming for the mind and helps reduce stress. Bikram hot yoga promotes detoxification of the body through sweat, postures and breathing exercises.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Ahhhhh, loving this weather!  Enjoy the summer days and your yoga!  Here’s the long weekend schedules:

August long weekend schedule ~

Saturday, 2 August:  10am

Sunday, 3 August:  10am

Monday, 4th August:  10am

Labour Day long weekend schedule ~

Saturday, 30 August:  10am

Sunday, 31 August:  10am

Monday, 1 September:  10am


Introductory special – 1-month unlimited yoga pass for $ 40 (including HST) on your first visit to Bikram Yoga Ottawa.  Also receive a 10% discount off your next pass, if you purchase it before the 1-month unlimited yoga pass expires.

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Can I do Bikram Yoga when I’m pregnant?

The short answer is yes!  But there are things you need to know …

  • As soon as you know you are pregnant, please seek the advice of your doctor and let your teachers know.
  • For a first pregnancy, it is better to avoid any new form of exercise.
  • If you have been a regular Bikram Yoga practitioner for more than a year, you can continue your practice following Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga after the first trimester.
  • After the first trimester, you may practise for as long as you feel comfortable.
  • Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga may be practised in a regular Bikram Yoga class with moderate heat at your own discretion.
  • If you are a student or teacher and your pregnancy is considered  high risk, follow your doctor’s advice.
  • Read our student, Alison’s, testimonial below


Pregnancy series ~ Locust pose

I had been practicing Bikram Yoga at BYO for almost two years before I became pregnant. I loved the pregnancy series because it was comfortable and safe yet, I still felt like I got a very good workout.  Bikram not only helped me to maintain my weight throughout pregnancy, it kept me healthy, mentally calmed me down in an otherwise stressful situation of an unplanned pregnancy, allowed me to be present, and was a sacred and peaceful time for me to really connect with my growing baby.  I know that it must have been hugely beneficial for my daughter growing in the womb because it was my main source of stress management and helped to maintain strong blood flow throughout my body. Bikram yoga also allowed me to strengthen my spine during a period where my body desperately needed all the back support possible.  Due to my practice throughout my pregnancy I gained minimal weight at a level that was healthy for both me and my daughter.  I never experienced intense back pain or swollen ankles and I slept fairly well almost right to the end of my pregnancy.

I had an emergency labour due to the chord being wrapped around my daughter’s neck and through her legs.  I had to push her out at 7cm dilated and I had a team of ten people working on me.  Although it was a rough labour my body recovered within days and I experienced minimal pain.  I am certain that the Bikram yoga had a large part to do with this.  I also regained my figure quite quickly due to breastfeeding and due to the fact that I had worked and stretched my muscles with Bikram throughout my pregnancy.

Bikram yoga had already changed my life for the better before pregnancy and after falling pregnant and becoming a mom, I would not be as strong both mentally and physically as I am today if it weren’t for my practice.

Click here to see the Pregnancy series! The link to the postures was provided by Bikram Yoga Lower East Side in New York.  Beautiful momma is Tricia Donegan, owner of the studio

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