Bikram Yoga Capital Area is mid-Michigan's ONLY Bikram Yoga school. We are a welcoming, dedicated, diverse, local community that is part of the international community of Bikram Yoga practitioners. We have regular students of all ages (7-72), shapes, sizes, colors, genders, professions, nationalities...all practicing side-by-side, alongside the school owner and other teachers, in every class. Watch our slideshow below to get just a glimpse of the amazing group of humans who practice here at Bikram Yoga Capital Area, and scroll down to learn more!
Bikram Yoga Capital Area (BYCA), located in East Lansing, is mid-Michigan's first and only authentic Bikram Yoga school. BYCA is a 100% locally-owned and operated small business, affiliated with and approved by Bikram Yoga Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. BYCA does not divert any funds or percentage of revenue to any franchising organization or individuals - it is truly a local business! The owner was trained and certified by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury, Emmy Cleaves, and Craig Villani in 2004, and has taught over 4000 hours (and over 3000 students) since that time.
Bikram Yoga is The Original Hot Yoga, and all classes are therapeutic and accessible to beginners! Many studios around the world have tried to replicate or approximate it, but the same deep, therapeutic, life-changing benefits simply cannot be achieved without the exact sequence of postures, the professionally certified teachers and teaching method, and the ideal environmental conditions (heat, humidity, fresh air circulation).
Our core values are Safety, Accessibility, Inclusiveness/Non-Discrimination, and Professionalism.
BYCA's mission is to bring the highest-quality hatha yoga experience - in a beautiful, clean, welcoming, state-of-the-art facility - to everyone in the Greater Lansing area who is interested and dedicated. Our facilities include showers in both locker rooms; custom wood carpentry; and a practice room equipped with excellent fresh-air circulation, a powerful humidifier, and a furnace capable of heating the room to the ideal practice temperature and humidity!
All of our teachers are highly experienced in the Bikram Yoga series and have been trained personally by Bikram Choudhury and his senior staff of teacher trainers at the 9-week, full-time, international teacher training program (a 500+ hour program). Please click here for more information on the high quality training of our staff.
All classes are designed for beginners of all ages, with no prior yoga or fitness background required. Please join us.