Bikram Yoga Eastern Shore to Open in Easton

Bikram Yoga ES - Liz Gonzales (273 x 400)On April 9, 2013, Bikram Yoga 
Eastern
 Shore, the 
first 
and 
only 
certified
 Bikram 
Yoga®
 studio 
on 
Maryland’s
 Eastern
 Shore, will open on 8626 Brooks Drive in Easton, MD.

 This
 brand 
new 
studio invites 
students 
of 
all 
ages 
and
 range
 of
 ability
 to
 experience 
the
 life 
changing
 health 
benefits
 of 
the 
original “hot
 yoga.”

As “hot yoga,” each 
90-minute 
class 
is
 practiced 
in 
105-degree heated room with 40 percent humidity 
under 
the 
direction
 of
 highly-trained 
and
 experienced
 instructors,
 selected 
and 
certified
 by
 Bikram Choudhury, a three-time 
national 
yoga champion
 from
 India and internationally recognized 
as 
“The
 World’s
 Most
 Knowledgeable 
Yoga
 Teacher.

Elizabeth
 Gonzalez, B.S., M.S.Ed, owner 
and 
director 
of 
Bikram
 Yoga 
Eastern 
Shore, has 
devoted 
the 
past 
three 
years 
of 
her 
life 
working 
to 
bring Bikram
 Yoga 
to
 the 
Eastern
 Shore 
of 
Maryland.
 
Gonzales’ background in ballet and most recently her career as a Research
 Associate 
for 
a 
NIH-funded 
grant 
studying 
disease 
progression led her to start Bikram Yoga® classes
 in
 South 
Beach, FL,
 originally 
to 
relieve
 stress and lose 
weight.
 She then decided to become a Bikram Yoga® instructor.

Bikram 
Yoga® 
is 
a 
form
 of
 Hatha 
Yoga, which
 has
 been 
around 
for 
over
 5000 
years. 

Working 
with 
Western 
doctors 
at 
the 
University
 of
 Tokyo, 
Bikram 
precisely 
and
 scientifically 
designed his 
sequence 
of 
postures,
 carefully considering common
 health 
problems,
 specifically 
those 
experienced 
by 
Americans
 and 
Western 
society.
 
Bikram’s
 Beginning 
Yoga
 Series 
offers 
26 
postures
 and 
two 
breathing 
exercises. Practicing yoga in a heated environment empowers 
practitioners 
to 
take 
control
 of 
their 
body
 and 
mind, by working
 deep into every 
muscle, tendon, ligament, 
joint, and
 internal 
organ, 
so 
fresh 
oxygenated 
blood 
can 
be 
moved 
to every 
cell in 
the 
body. 
In addition to allowing for deeper stretching, it is a catalyst for detoxification as the body sweats and it produces temporary anesthetic (relief) effect, so that people in pain can exercise. There are a wide variety
 of health
 improvements
 experienced 
through 
regular 
Bikram 
Yoga® 
practice, from weight
loss to enhanced physical performance to arthritis relief.

She comments, “Whether you are a beginner in yoga or a yoga instructor, young or old, you can benefit from this class as it provides participants with the opportunity to move themselves forward with each exercise they do.”

Bikram Yoga Eastern Shore’s 
1250 square-foot studio
 has 
men 
and 
women’s showers and changing 
rooms, P.E.M. slip resistant and antibacterial flooring, and state-of-the-art
 Enerjoy®
Radiant
Heat,
an 
environmentally
 engineered 
heat 
system 
that 
is 
identified
 by 
the 
U.S.
Department 
of 
Energy 
for 
documented
 energy 
and 
occupant 
thermal 
performance. 

This 
heating
 system 
is
 safe, 
clean, 
and 
efficient.

An open house and ribbon cutting will be held on April 9, 2013 beginning at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served and attendees can actually take a class at 6 p.m. for free with a membership purchase or at 50% off if they purchase a single class. Bikram Yoga Eastern Shore, located at8626
Brooks
Drive, Ste.
302
and
303, in Easton, MD, offers drop‐in classes, as well as 10
and 30 class
cards, monthly memberships, andannual memberships.
 For further information, call 443-258-0100 or visit www.shorehotyoga.com.

CUTLINE: Pictured is Elizabeth 
Gonzalez, B.S., M.S.Ed, owner 
and 
director
 of 
Bikram Yoga 
Eastern Shore doing a yoga pose.

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