580 Eastbound: Exit at Grand Avenue. Turn left at bottom of off-ramp onto Grand Avenue. Go under the freeway and park anywhere, the studio is to your left, across from the Grand Lake Theater.

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580 Westbound: Exit at Lakeshore Drive. Go to Grand Avenue and park anywhere, the studio is to your left, across from the Grand Lake Theater.

Parking: Available on the street, along Lake Merritt, or under the 580 freeway.


Bikram Yoga’s twenty-six posture exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being will automatically follow.


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There are many needs that draw people to practice Yoga. We believe that the main aspiration that Bikram practitioners have is to become a better person.

Because this inclusive form of yoga is suited to beginners, anyone can try the series and get the benefits. Because of this, it is a much more accessible, safe and democratic form of yoga than other forms that are on the market.


Freedom

Many find Yoga to help with chronic conditions, ranging from arthritis to back trouble to depression.


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My name is Tony Carr, and I am the owner of Yoga College of India, Oakland.

My mission is to provide to the Oakland community a variety of Bikram yoga that came to fruition before Yoga became a big business.

I believe one of the gifts I have come here to share is an abiding love for all types and kinds of people, and the ability to unify a community of people who are all pursuing their own betterment.

Though this form of Yoga is purely physical and is a fairly new development, it is rooted in the spiritual and cultural traditions developed in India and elsewhere over thousands of years.

I intend to offer a form of Bikram yoga which is pure and proven. At the time this studio came into being, Yoga was as much a of a spiritual pursuit as it was a form of exercise. The economics of Yoga has, since, diluted out a lot of the spiritual content of Yoga. I would like to bring some of that spirituality back.

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If you are looking for a soulful, safe, enthusiastic, and dedicated community in which to develop your Yoga practice -- and experience the many fruits that come from that practice -- you are in the right place.