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4715 Forest Drive • Columbia SC



Rebecca Ragsdale

Bikram Yoga Teacher

I was first introduced to Bikram Yoga in 2013 by my boss at the time who loved the Yoga and knew I would fall in love with it too. At that time, I was working in a hair salon and was excited to find a physical activity that would help me lose weight, as well as balance out the repetitive arm and wrist movements I was becoming accustomed to. Little did I know, I was about to discover much more.
My first Bikram class was, well to say the least, a bit of a mess. I decided to come back the next day to try again, noticing that during and even after class, I felt a little better than the first day. I loved that my teacher was so positive, compassionate and encouraging to ‘never give up’. A couple of days turned into two months of mindlessly driving to the yoga studio when I had free time. I became addicted to the feeling this Yoga created within me, and so I completed a 30 day yoga challenge my third month as a student.
In the Fall of 2014, I attended the Bikram Yoga teacher training in Thailand. I made friends from all over the world, but most importantly, this life changing experience showed me more of who I am. I never really believed that I could be a teacher, but through this training I fell in love with helping others heal themselves and experience what I had felt.
I attended recertification in the fall of 2017, spending one week with Bikram during a teacher training, it was a mini dose of what I went through initially 3 years prior.
I have a passion to travel, and through teaching, I hope to experience different areas of the world. I’ve been lucky to teach in NC, RI and New Zealand. I’ve also practiced in studios in NYC, Mexico, London, Glasgow and Dublin.
Bikram Yoga Columbia is now like a second home to me. I am thankful for such an opportunity to teach and learn from other teachers and the hardworking students. Cant wait to see you in the hot room!

Rebecca Ragsdale instructs the following:
  • 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!

  • Bikram Yoga - 75 MINUTES
  • The same 26 postures you know and love in a condensed time frame.