The Bikram Choudhury Documentary. We would like to take this opportunity to address the recent documentary on Netflix about Bikram Choudhury. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80221584
As a result, you may be questioning the integrity of the practice and might even have doubts about the integrity of this studio.
We want to assure you that this is a fully independent yoga studio with no financial connection or affiliation to Bikram Choudhury or the Bikram Yoga Headquarters. Soul Tiger Yoga is a family owned business run by and for people of the Northern Beaches.
A few years ago when we became aware of some of the allegations directed towards Bikram Choudhury we made the decision to distance ourselves from Bikram the man and changed our studio name to Soul Tiger Yoga. We wanted to separate the Yoga from the man.
At the end of day, the yoga works. We wish to continue bringing you trusted 90-minute therapeutic Bikram yoga classes, taught by our passionate and dedicated teachers at Soul Tiger Yoga.
Our sole purpose is to provide a happy, safe studio for people to come and find their soul purpose. They come to sweat, stretch and heal.
As many of you who have practiced with us know – this specific sequence carried out in a hot room has the most amazing benefits. We believe wholeheartedly in the practice – it has helped save and change many people’s lives for the better.
All this being said, we can only hope you will continue practicing yoga with us and can separate the man from the sequence and rest assured that there is no connection in any way aside from the origin of the practice.
If you have wanted to try Bikram yoga out but have been deterred from all the information in the media, we hope you understand where we are coming from and you come in and give it a try.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we really hope to see you in the hot room soon.
Katie and Martin Standring
Soul Tiger Yoga