Hot Yoga Los Angeles is a new brand with a lot of history!
Hot Yoga Los Angeles first opened its doors June 1, 2012 as Bikram Yoga Marina Del Rey (BYMDR), establishing itself as the first and only authentic Bikram Yoga studio on the west side of Los Angeles.
In June, 2014 BYMDR acquired Bikram Yoga Hermosa Beach (BYHB) providing an additional studio and opportunity for practitioners in the South Bay. As pure 26+2 studios, only senior teachers certified through the Bishnu Ghosh Lineage via the Bikram Yoga College of India guide. The studios serve as a global family, a community that continues to welcome practitioners of all levels for the ultimate Hot Yoga experience. With a premier heating systems, sanitary antibacterial flooring, cold pressed juice, showers, lockers, and herbal infused steam rooms; both studios hands down have been the destination for strong yoga devotees.
The journeys of both BYMDR and BYHB have been amazing however, Bikram’s Yoga College of India has been faced with extremely controversial circumstances. Founder Bikram Choudury has become the focus of negative press, accusations, and it unfortunately has tainted the ability for the yoga to grow in a positive light. Neither studio or staff has never condoned or supported the behavior that have taken place. In fact, the opposite…Challyn Markray as a female business owner, mother of three girls gets it and understands how the Bikram community has been paralyzed. She continues to support all men and women on the founding faith that “You’re Never Too Old and It’s Never too Late to Start Again from Scratch.” There has never been, and will never be any financial support provided to Bikram Choudury or Bikram’s Yoga College of India. In the midst of the chaos, both studios will move past the negativity and become Hot Yoga Los Angeles (HYLA). This will provide a space for growth in the midst of disarray. An opening to provide new types of Yoga and exercise, a new beginning.
The name HYLA is inspired by embracing not just Bikram Yoga but other forms of exercise.
The base beginner’s series (26+2) has always been known and praised for its healing properties. Men, women, and children have been able to heal themselves in a safe place where regardless of skill or age all have received benefits. HYLA will continue this lineage and add to it with other types of hot yoga.
As an introduction to provide individuals with the strength and flexibility one needs to successfully navigate through other forms of exercise. Hosting over 100 classes per week with the opportunity to share memberships between both Venice/Marina and Manhattan Beach HYLA serves as a pioneer in the fitness industry.