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7070 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.473093 -122.649968
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
If you love bikram yoga, you've got to check this place out. I have been going for a couple months now, 2-3 times a week, and have yet to meet a single instructor who isn't friendly, supportive, and welcoming. I'm not a pro by any means, more on the beginner side, but I've always felt welcome and safe here. The teachers are encouraging and foster a community of encouragement that spreads through the students, as far as I can tell. The studio is also incredibly clean! They use carpet, like all bikram yoga studios, but it seems to be cleaned regularly and the showers/locker rooms are always sparkling. This studio is a gem--friendly, encouraging, great community, affordable, and clean. If you love bikram, there's not much more you could ask for!
Practicing Bikam yoga has changed my life for the better. I have so much more energy and my sense of well-being has improved drastically. I love how it makes me feel. Its a hard work out but so worth it when you start to experience the benefits of the practice.
I started practicing 4 months ago after having arthroscopic surgery on my hip. There were some postures that I had trouble with at first because of my range of motion and tightness in my hip area but Its almost back to normal after a short period of time.
I found the teachers very helpful in my transition and open to answering question and addressing concerns around my limitations. The Sellwood studio has a very welcoming, friendly atmosphere and I would recommend it to anyone.
I enthusiastically endorse this studio!
I have practiced at three Bikram or hot yoga studios in Portland, and this studio is definitely the best. The atmosphere is ideal for first-timers or yogis that have practiced for years. The studio is clean (which is very important to me) and well kept. The instructors are professional, attentive, helpful, and engaging (making the 90 minute session fly by quickly!). The studio offers numerous classes every day, so no matter my obligations, I can find time to attend a morning, afternoon, or evening class.
Bikram practice has changed my physical and spiritual being and I am delighted to find a studio that is a great match for me!
Hot Yoga in Sellwood – This studio has been here for years...and I was so unaware what was happening inside until I finally went this spring. I highly recommend to anyone who's even remotely interested in trying it, to go at least three times in one week, and see how much better you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. Yes, it's challenging at times, but through it, I learned how to be gently and patient and forgiving with myself. And the class is very welcoming and supportive of new people because everyone who is there comes to practice at their individual level...so in that sense, eveyone fits right in. It's the same poses every time, but they just get deeper with more practice.
A few of my friends have started going to since I've started. There are so many class times offered that we don't always get to see each other. But in between classes, it feels good to see how we are all benefiting from working our body and mind in this practice. I feel stronger in many ways.
And, now it's cold and rainy and cloudy here in Portland. And Bikram is hot and cozy, and gets the sun shining from the inside out. Definitely an antidote for the Portland humdrums. I recommend it, for sure.
Good for mind body and soul – I started taking Bikram Yoga in January after a very rough long term relationship ended. At first I wasnt sure whether or not I'd like it. The studio is kept at 105, I wasnt sure if I'd make it through an entire class or run out the door after 5 minutes. I made it and now that I've attended several classes I really like it. The instructors are all very nice people, the studio itself has good welcoming energy. It's challenging. Most importantly, the emphasis is on intent and making an effort in doing the postures. Cant touch your head to the floor today? Well, maybe next class. Since I've been going, I feel less anxious, less stressed, more calm, and sleep better. Hot yoga isnt for everyone but if you're at all curious, I'd encourage you to try it out.
Bikram's Benefits! – Bikram's Yoga College Of India is the spot to go if your looking into trying Bikram's. It's my favorite discovery for working the body and getting the most you can in an hour and a half. Not only to you strengthen your most inner core but you gain flexability at the same time. Learning to use your own body the way you do in this class without equipment is a rewarding feeling. I have Previous Dance injuries and was in and out of physical therapy for a while. This gave me the results I was seeking because it works the deep muscles you focus on in physical therapy causing everything to feel much better right away. The heat feels so amazing and sweating out the bad toxins is such a replenishing and healing feeling. This studio is a warm and welcoming place to come to. Everyone is supportive of each other bettering themselves with the practice of yoga. There are all different levels from beginner to advanced and the teachers are awesome with hands on methods, especially for the new comers. If your looking to find your full potential mentally and physically get in and try it. We have one life and one body to fulfill. It will give you a boost in energy and happiness in your everyday life!
SE Bikram's! – I had always been afraid to try yoga because I was embarrassed of my lack of flexibility; I didn't think I could be successful. I heard of Bikram's from my little sister who convinced me that the heated room made all the difference. I started with the intro package at the South East studio. My first class was with Douglas, the studio owner. He gave me guidance and encouragement before, during, and after class. It was an amazing 90 minutes. I felt more limber than I had in YEARS, just after one session. I continued to attend class and within a week I could bend over and touch my toes outside of the studio! Now, I wake up easier, feel better, and I've lost weight.
I really enjoy going to the Sellwood studio. The environment is calm and inviting, clean and open. The instructors are soothing yet challenging, and the other people who practice there are friendly and helpful to newbies like me!
I am not dreading the looming winter weather this year. Bikram's is a great way to stay fit and warm during the wet months.
If you're looking for a life change, I encourage you to give the SE studio a try!
Improves Mental/Physical Health – I took Bikram yoga at this studio in the spring. I was recovering from a compression fracture and this practice helped me feel strong and active.
The instructors, including the owner, were extremely dedicated to the practice and brought practical knowledge to this very challenging exercise. The studio is extremely clean, comfortable and professional. I am returning to the studio this week and look forward to improving my mental and physical health through Portland's long, cold and rainy season. I encourage you visit this studio under their affordable introductory offer if you're at all curious about Bikram yoga.
Impeccably Professional, Clean & Community Focused‎ – I have been attending classes at Bikram College of India Southeast since last October. I had never tried yoga before and was scared to step into my first class of what is known to be a very challenging kind of practice. However, due to how outstanding that initial experience was, I found myself not only going back to the studio for more, but actually singing the praises of the yoga to friends, family and fellow members of cycling community. My satisfaction was not simply based on the physical and mental benefits of the practice - which made immediate contributions to my overall health, from stress reduction to strength-building. The studio owner and lead teacher had clearly engaged a very special community of very caring, welcoming and encouraging people. As a former collegiate athlete and proud self-proclaimed feminist, I am sensitive toward the gender dynamics of any given situation, whether in a workout setting or in a board room. I do not patronize businesses or establishments that have an air of sexism or inappropriate staff behavior. Nothing of that sort would ever happen at this studio. I highly recommend this studio to anyone who is interested preventive health care and overall wellness. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, thin or heavy, male or female, a beginner or advanced student: you will be treated with respect, kindness and support, as long as you respect the studio's class times and standards, which are designed to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all.
GREAT instructors, CLEAN yoga room, Wonderful experience – this studio rocks!! after reading a few recent reviews of the studio and its owner, i felt compelled to write something myself. i'm a young woman and i've practiced at this studio for a long time and the owner is NOT inappropriate towards woman at all, is a fantastic teacher, and has hired a staff of great teachers as well. It's too bad that someone had a bad experience at the studio and chose to write a bunch of lies about this truly wonderful space (obviously, those people need more yoga!!). i know the instructors quite well, and also know that none of them would make fun of beginners, and would NEVER offer private lessons like that.
DON'T LET THOSE BAD REVIEWS FOOL YOU, this is the best yoga studio in town.
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