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4715 Forest Drive • Columbia SC

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Sam Barfield

Bikram Yoga Teacher
 
I first found Bikram Yoga in May 2013. Growing up, I was never athletic, always facing problems with my spine due to scoliosis. When I was urged by a friend to try out yoga, I assumed I'd go in for one class, hate it, and then never return. I had no idea that my entire life would change, all in the span of 90 minutes. I moved my body in ways I had never thought possible and instantly became enamored with the practice. I wanted to learn as much about this yoga as I possibly could, so I took class every single chance I could get. Within months, not only was my spine in good, healthy condition for the first time in my life, it was actually pretty flexible! I never would have guessed that I could have improved so much in such a short amount of time, but as I would later learn, anything is possible with a consistent Bikram Yoga practice.
 
In January 2014, my practice and dedication to this Yoga reached a new level when I was urged by teachers at Bikram Yoga Columbia to participate in the Florida/South Carolina Regional Asana Championship. Having no athletic background and only a few months of practice with Bikram Yoga, I had plenty of self-doubt about this; but I knew it would improve my practice and understanding of the yoga. I agreed to participate, and was awarded 1st Place for the men's division for South Carolina! This moment made me realize that my dedication to this Yoga needed to go one step further - I needed to spread its benefits to others through teaching.
 
I opted out of participating in the USA National Championship, instead devoting myself to going to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. In September 2014, my dream became a reality. I traveled to Khao Lak, Thailand and spent nine weeks practicing and absorbing as much information as I could from Bikram Choudhury himself. In November 2014, I graduated from Teacher Training and returned home to teach at Bikram Yoga Columbia, the place where my journey began. This yoga has afforded me opportunities to travel the world, shatter perceptions of my own mind and body, and live a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle. All of this is possible through Bikram Yoga, and it happens one breath and one backbend at a time. See you in the hot room!


Sam Barfield instructs the following:
  • Bikram Yoga - 75 MINUTES
  • The same 26 postures you know and love in a condensed time frame.

  • 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!