newly remodeled studio
Our studio is completely remodeled with fresh paint and new yoga flooring that is resistant to odor, easy on your muscles and joints, and allows you to focus solely on your breathing and posture.
1501 2ND STREET
Just steps away from Whole Foods
and the Rosemary District, our downtown studio is located in the heart of the city. Street parking is available, along with Public Parking on the 2nd floor of the Whole Foods Garage.
sARASOTA'S PREMIER AUTHENTIC BIKRAM YOGA STUDIO
Nothing is more refreshing than a nice cool shower after 90 minutes of intense hot Bikram Yoga. We have private showers so that you can rinse off and get back to the realities of daily life.
BIKRAM YOGA - 26 Postures for a Better Life
Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute moving meditation with a series of 26 postures performed in a set of two with two breathing exercises, one at the beginning of class and one at the end. The room is set to 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity. You may see people emerging from class soaked with sweat, and with muscles that are defined and toned. While this may seem intimidating to some, it’s important to remember key things mentioned above – it’s never too late, you’re never too old. The workout is designed for all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and ages. There is no pretense, no judgement. Bikram Yoga is for everyone that seeks a better and healthier existence.
first time advice
- Try not to eat at least two hours before class. Hydrate yourself well before your session.
- You will need: a yoga mat, a towel large enough to cover your yoga mat, and a bottle of water to take small sips from as needed. We do not allow glass bottles in the studio due to safety issues in the event of an accident.
- Yoga mats and towels may be rented and bottled water may be purchased at the studio. We also carry high-end yoga mats for purchase.
- The studio opens 30 minutes before classes begins and remains open 30 minutes after class.
- For your first visit, arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to register and get ready for class. Wear comfortable, breathable clothing.
- There is no late admission - the door to the studio locks when the class begins.
- Be sure to let us know of any prior or current injuries.
DURING & AFTER CLASS
- Come ready to learn and let go. Things may be hard at first, but if you relax and let go you will feel much better. Everyone was a beginner at some point. Our experienced and qualified instructors will give you step by step instructions. Remember to relax.
- Pro tip: You are guided into poses verbally, so choose a space in the middle or back of the room so you can watch others around you.
- After class you may take a shower. Our facility has private showers that allow you to rinse off.
COME BACK SOON!
COMING REGULARLY WILL SHOW RESULTS FASTER
THE BIKRAM YOGA TEAM
Our instructors completed Bikram's 500+ hour Teacher Training, have
years of experience and are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your visit.
FARKY FUSZFAS - Co-Owner
Farky is a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and graduated from Bikram’s College of India in 2002. He and his wife, Timi, are owners of Bikram Yoga Sarasota, Downtown and Blue Roof Studios. Before moving to Sarasota, Timi and Farky owned Bikram Yoga in Chesterfield, Missouri. Farky has a background in agronomy and massage therapy. As a senior instructor, Farky has supervised newly-graduated Bikram Yoga teachers to help them hone their teaching skills and has trained competitors for Bikram Yoga Championships. Timi and Farky have two school-aged boys and in their free time, the whole family practices yoga together.
TIMI FUSZFAS - Co-Owner
Timi is a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and graduated from Bikram’s College of India in 2002. She has been teaching in both the United States and Australia for 16 years. She is also trained to teach yoga to special needs children and Active Isolated Stretching. When she is not in the yoga studio teaching and practicing Bikram Yoga, Timi’s work specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, and Parkinson’s disease using the Conductive Education method. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with neurological and mobility impairment.
From the first moment Cindy enters the practice room you know you are in for a strong, high-energy class and will feel her enthusiasm for Bikram Yoga. This enthusiasm will motivate and challenge you to give your best each and every time you practice. In her classes, you will laugh, sweat and be encouraged to keep a smile on your face. Through compassion and understanding she will inspire you to perform 100% the right way to achieve 100% benefits for your body and mind. Cindy completed her teacher training in Hawaii in the Spring of 2007. She has returned to teacher training annually to assist in posture clinics and teaching the new “teachers in training”. Cindy has also attended several Bikram Yoga seminars. Cindy owned and operated Bikram Yoga Raleigh in North Carolina for 6 years and now loves to travel and teach. She has visited over 50 Bikram Yoga studios.Cindy is also a graduate of the Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh, North Carolina. When Cindy is not teaching or practicing she spends time with her husband, John in Myrtle Beach boating and relaxing.
In 2006 I took my first Bikram Yoga class. Initially I did yoga because I saw how much my wife, Cindy, enjoyed the practice. I quickly realized you have to practice this yoga for yourself! Over the years, my practice continually progressed in so many ways. I lost 25 pounds in weight, improved knee, back and hip flexibility. Most importantly, the practice has allowed me to reduce my dependency on blood pressure medication. In March of 2014, I retired after a 28 year career at Glaxo Smith Kline. I became immersed in Bikram Yoga and realized a passion to teach others the amazing physical and mental benefits of Bikram Yoga. I completed teacher training in Phuket, Thailand in the Fall of 2014. It was an amazing and challenging experience for me. I am currently a Faculty Advisor for North Carolina State University. I enjoy traveling and teaching Bikram Yoga.
Chris is a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and graduated from Bikram’s College of India in 2012. His Bikram Yoga experience began with a class that resulted in a 66 consecutive day practice–that was after a “rough” first class he took after a challenging trail run when he was already dehydrated. The practice helped him get through some challenging periods and changed the direction of his life.
Personalized One-on-One and Group Classes
We understand that everyone is individually unique and may prefer different environments in which to learn and grow our practice. We proudly offer private, one-on-one and small group lessons so you can learn and grow at your own pace, or have a one-of-a-kind team building or friends outing experience in the instruction and guidance of a certified Bikram Yoga instructor where the focus is solely on you and /or your group.
For New Yogis
When you enter the studio, you enter into a safe, no judgement zone and to enhance your comfort level, you can choose to begin learning your practice in an environment that is just right for you. In this setting, you can hone your skills, ask questions, move at your own pace, and grow into your own practice. This is a fantastic supplement to group classes or exclusively, as a way to hone your postures prior to joining a group class.
Each session is based on your personal needs, taking any injuries or limitations into account while moving through the sequence. You can stop to ask questions and get instruction on modified postures to suit your individuals needs.
From here, you can continue with as many or as little additional private lessons as you like before delving into to a group setting.
For Experienced Yogis
This is the perfect opportunity for experienced yogis to take their practice to the next level. During these one-on-one sessions you can get direction on postures you want to perfect and learn how to go further into them with proper guided instruction.
If you have been practicing for just a few months or for few years and know the sequence well but feel as though you may have reached your maximum progression, then these lessons are for you. Just one small modification can make a world of difference in your practice and you can see and feel the positive changes.
For Yogis with Injuries
Something as minor as a scraped knee or more serious injuries and physical limitations can set us back. You don’t have to go without practicing during this time. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to assist the recovery and healing time, and if you do have physical limitations you will learn modified poses to help you maintain your wellbeing. Whether it is hip, wrist, knee, ankle, shoulder, arthritis, or any other ailment or pain you may be experiencing, you’ll learn how to work around these conditions, move past them, and see noticeable improvements.
To experience the incredible benefits that private lessons can have to enhance your practice and wellbeing, call the studio at 941.447.0090, email bikramyogasarasota.com, or speak to an instructor before or after to class to schedule your appointment.
MONDAY - 10am & 6pm
TUESDAY - 8am & 6:30pm
WEDNESDAY - 6am,10am & 6:00pm
THURSDAY - 8am & 6:30pm
FRIDAY - 6am & 10am
SATURDAY - 8am & 10am
SUNDAY - 8am, 10am & 3pm
SPECIAL $50 INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR LOCAL FLORIDA RESIDENTS.
New students can enjoy unlimited classes for 15 days for one low price!
ONE CLASS - $20
THREE CLASSES - $55
FIVE CLASSES - $90 / Valid 60 Days or 8 Weeks
TEN CLASSES - $145 / Valid 90 Days or 12 Weeks
THIRTY CLASSES - $360 / Valid 120 Days or 17 Weeks
MONTHLY DIRECT BILLING - $125/ Requires Direct Billing to Credit Card on File.
6 Month Minimum, plus $25 Set Up Fee.
MONTHLY UNLIMITED RATE - $155 / 30 Consecutive Days
SIX MONTH UNLIMITED RATE - $780 / 180 Consecutive Days
ONE YEAR UNLIMITED RATE - $1440 / 365 Consecutive Days
Includes Free Mat & Towel Service
BIKRAM CERTIFIED TEACHERS - $10
FAMILY & STUDENT
FAMILY MONTHLY UNLIMITED RATE - $225 / Two Family Members
Requires Direct Credit Card Billing / 6 Months Minimum Commitment / $25 Set Up Fee
FAMILY ONE YEAR UNLIMITED RATE - $2500 / Two Family Members / 365 Consecutive Days
Includes Mat & Towel Service
FULL TIME STUDENT MONTHLY RATE - $100 / Requires Direct Credit Card Billing
6 Months Minimum Commitment / $25 Set Up Fee / Proof of Enrollment
The more you come…the more you save!
MAT, TOWEL, OR BOTTLE OF SMART WATER: $3 each
High-quality yoga mats and yoga towels are also available for purchase at the studio. Priced individually.
MAT & TOWEL SERVICE: $30/per month
Includes two fresh towels and one yoga mat rental per visit.
WE ACCEPT CASH AND CREDIT CARDS: All fees are paid before class begins and are non-refundable and non-transferable.