Owner, Bikram Yoga Teacher, Co-Founder of Torched Barre
I took my first Bikram class in April of 2011. It was LOVE at first SWEAT! I had always been active, but never really loved any of the activities I was doing as an adult to keep myself healthy. With a dance background, being a disciplined person, and my love of heat, Bikram was the perfect workout for me. One month into my practice, I could not get enough Bikram Yoga. I knew I had to make it a larger part of my life. I quit my job and I left for Bikram’s 9 Week Teacher Training in Los Angeles. It was a fabulous experience and one of the best decisions I have ever made. After Training I taught and took as many classes as I could and tried to soak up knowledge from my Studio Owners. Coming from a business background, I wanted to make more of my love of Bikram Yoga.
My husband and I are both Columbia natives. He already owned multiple businesses in Columbia and spent a lot of time there while I lived and taught Bikram Yoga in Florida. We decided it made the most sense for our family and my passion to open a Bikram Yoga Studio in Columbia. We opened in October 2012 and it has been a truly amazing experience.
I am now a mother of two, Olive is 3 and Enzo is 1. I practiced and taught Bikram Yoga until the day I delivered both of my babies and I truly believe my yoga practice contributed to an easy delivery and ability to remain calm in difficult situations. I am so thankful to have the studio to practice and the support of our staff and clients in all life experiences.
In 2017, Marie Russ and I created Torched Barre. We were eager to create an exercise that combined our love of barre and Bikram Yoga. Torched Barre is a full-body workout combining barre and yoga in a heated room for 60 minutes. After conducting much research, participating in various trainings, years of experience taking barre and yoga classes, and spending countless hours writing and revising the curriculum, Marie and I are confident in the ability of Torched Barre to transform the body - inside out, bones to skin, fingertips to the toes.
It’s so inspiring to see the transformation of students’ bodies; physically and mentally through consistent attendance of our classes. We have changed the lives of many in the Columbia community and that number continues to grow as we add more classes to our schedule and consistently grow our client base. Thank you Columbia for having us and supporting us! xoxo
Lacy Carbone instructs the following:
Bikram Flow - 60 MINUTES
60 minute hot class for all levels. Combines the 26 asanas from the bikram yoga class with the fluid movements of power yoga to help deepen your practice. Set to motivating music, you will focus on yoga postures that open the shoulders, hips and spine while strengthening your core and upper body.
Bikram Yoga - 60 MINUTES
The same 26 postures you know and love in a condensed time frame.
Bikram Yoga - 90 MINUTES
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class is a 90 minute, 26 posture series practiced in 105 degrees and 40% humidity. The yoga series combined with heat is designed to scientifically warm & stretch muscles, ligaments & tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched. The yoga gently guides the body into correct alignment, strengthens & tones the muscles, lubricates the joints, & promotes flexibility. It also provides tremendous benefits on the organs, glands, & fluids of the body by aiding in the release of toxins.
The 26 posture Bikram sequence systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to 100% of your body, building core strength while restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as Nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, & a sense of well-being will automatically follow. The focus & intensity of the class help to build mental clarity & determination.
Bikram yoga is for EVERYONE!