Name: Bikram Yoga India – Bandra Studio
Location: Mumbai, India (also Pune and Hyderabad studios)
Classes Offered: Bikram Yoga
Classes Taken: Bikram
Amenities: Changing rooms with showers, lockers, toilets, body wash and shampoo, free towels and mats
Owner: Anurag Shrivastav
My first trip to India was an eye-opening experience in culture, crowds and cuisine. I’ve never been somewhere where everything is so incredibly different from where I come from.
I was excited to find Bikram yoga in Mumbai because I needed something familiar; I needed to reset my outlook and feel and look healthy again after several twelve-hour train rides with fried banana chips as my only form of sustenance.
I walked out of the populated, noisy and polluted streets of Mumbai and into the clean Bollywood City studio in Bandra and met a guest teacher, Olga, who is a student of my teacher back in San Diego. I immediately felt at home.
Olga taught a lively class in a perfectly heated room. I felt calm and simultaneously energized, detoxified and rested.
The hazy orange sunset descended from outside the studio’s westward-facing window as I inhaled fresh oxygen and exhaled my physical, emotional and spiritual toxins—a perfect setting that told me everything was going to be okay.