Owner, Bikram Yoga Teacher
I had a really good friend that had been raving about Bikram Yoga for over a year. She felt great, looked great, & was overall really happy. I was planning a move to Jacksonville, FL for a new job & decided that would be a good time to try this Bikram Yoga my friend loved so much. 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 to try to stay healthy. With a dance background, being a disciplined person, & my love of heat, Bikram was the perfect workout for me. The yoga made me feel great physically & mentally. I began to plan my life around my yoga practice. 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. As I researched more about Bikram, I discovered the next logical step was to attend Bikram’s Teacher Training. After months of discussion with my family, I quit my job & left for Bikram’s 9 Week Teacher Training in Los Angeles. It was a fabulous experience & without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. I began teaching in Jacksonville & St. Augustine, FL in November 2011. Out of Training I was teaching & taking as much as I could & learning from my Studio Owners. Coming from a business background, I wanted to make more of this love of Bikram Yoga. My husband was always traveling to Columbia where his businesses were located. Tired of being apart so much, I longed to have both my husband & Bikram Yoga in the same place. So I decided to open a Bikram Studio in my home town, Columbia. Not only will I get to have my husband & Bikram in the same place; but I will get to share this amazing & healing yoga with the city of Columbia. Teaching Bikram Yoga has been such an amazing experience thus far. It’s so inspiring to see the transformation of students’ body, practice, & mental state. I am very much looking forward to bringing Bikram to Columbia & hope it will change the lives of those in the Columbia community as it has changed the lives of so many other people around the world. While building Bikram Columbia, I taught at Bikram Yoga Charleston, the only other Bikram studio in the state of South Carolina. I learned a lot from David Kiser, BYC’s owner & hope to emulate the wonderful Bikram community he has created in Charleston, here in Columbia.
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!