The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga
The style of yoga I teach is called The Barkan Method and it is a style of Hatha Yoga, which is the physical form of yoga with an emphasis on Asana. It is designed to bring balance and well-being into your life.
My teacher, Jimmy Barkan, has been teaching yoga since 1981. He has found that even though consistency is important to measure results, daily variations are necessary to challenge, excite and help students become unlimited in their practice. Therefore, my classes are never quite the same, and always challenging and engaging for beginners and experienced yogis alike.
The Barkan Method is built on many of the poses and philosophies of Bikram Choudhury and Bishnu Ghosh and integrates postures from other styles of yoga.
There are many alignment differences between Barkan & Bikram as well: Barkan does not believe in “Locking the Knee” or crunching into the lower back. Jimmy emphasises a more conversational style of teaching and less repetitive monologue – after all – it’s a yoga class and not a fitness class!
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