Wellington's original hot yoga studio
Originally known as Bikram Yoga Wellington, Yoga for the People uses the Bikram Yoga method and most classes are the original 90 minute Bikram Yoga sequence.
The Bikram method is linked to Paramahansa Yogananda, a highly respected yogi in the lineage of Kriya Yoga, who traveled to the West in the early 20th century to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga. Yogananda’s younger brother, Bishnu Ghosh was Bikram Choudhury’s guru and mentor, and while strongly influenced by Yogananda’s work, Bishnu and Bikram placed greater emphasis on the physical aspect of yoga (Hatha yoga) and promoted
With the purpose of spreading the therapeutic benefits of Hatha yoga and to allow people in the West to sustain their practice, only 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises were chosen and put into a sequence, designed to work the entire body and maintain a healthy spine.
Initially, this sequence was named ‘Bikram’s beginning yoga class’, however, it is now known simply as Bikram Yoga.
Chill Out Zone
We have a great chill out zone for before and after class. Tea making facilities and plenty of books on yoga in case you need a little inspiration. Our Teachers are always available for a chat before and after class.
Our Studio is purpose-built and recently refurbished. It is heated with radiant heat panels, a fresh air circulation system which maintains appropriate heat and humidity levels, hygienic non-slip vinyl floor and ceiling to floor mirrors, all making it the perfect practice space.
We offer separate male, female and disabled changing spaces with full shower facilities. Our male and female changing rooms have storage space, hairdryers and are equipped with fresh filtered water taps.
We have the latest in yoga gear (clothing, towels and water bottles). We also sell a choice of snacks and drinks to top up your electrolytes after class.
We make it easy to practice by offering you a mat and towel hire service. We also have blocks and straps available and you can rent a pole and leave your mat, so it’s always ready when you are.