“You're never too old, never too sick, never too bad, to start from scratch and begin again.” — Bikram Choudhury
Photo Credit: Steve Stober Photography, 2010
Welcome to BYHD! My name is Alexandra and I am the owner and director of Bikram Yoga Hamilton Dundas. I am excited to open the first Bikram Yoga studio in Hamilton and Dundas and to bring the incredibly healing and transformative, world renowned Bikram Hot Yoga to this community. I have been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2007 when I first discovered it in Tokyo, while teaching English in Japan. I immediately fell in love with it. After seeing huge changes in my physique, skin, flexibility, immune system and overall mental and physical health I knew I had found my calling. In the fall of 2008, I attended the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Acapulco and was certified by Bikram Choudhury.
Since graduating, I have been teaching Bikram Yoga full time and have had the privilege of teaching in numerous cities, including Toronto, Kitchener, Vancouver and Mumbai (the studio owned by Bikram Choudhury). After receiving my B.A in Sociology and Psychology at The University of Western Ontario in 2005, I travelled extensively through Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan and Taiwan and also became certified as a Thai Massage Therapist.
While I have practiced various forms of yoga, (in both Canada and India) including Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini, and Iyengar, I truly feel that nothing has as profound an effect on both the physical and emotional well being as the Bikram series. My experience with Bikram Yoga is that it is extremely powerful and healing, and with a regular practice, will do wonders for your immune system, digestive system, appetite, metabolism, sleep patterns, stress levels, depression, and so much more…
I do my very best to make the classes I teach dynamic, motivating, educational and inspiring by drawing on all my personal experiences in the hot yoga room as a yoga student myself, learning from Bikram and his senior teachers, travelling the world, and reading books on yoga. I have complete and absolute belief that Bikram Yoga is the best form of yoga for everyone, no matter what their age or physical condition, and I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce others to the original hot yoga.
I look forward to meeting you at the studio!