Bikram Yoga


This class is taught by:

Wancy Sum

This is Wancy and yoga has been a part of her life since 2003. Wancy is proud to say that she received her certification at 54 years of age and she has never looked back! Just like Bikram has been saying: it’s never too late or too old to do Bikram Yoga Through her classes, she has been fortunate to spread her passion for yoga and she encourages her students to dedicate themselves 100% in body and mind. Wancy’s philosophy is to teach from your heart and encourage others to continue learning. Come in and take Wancy’s class, she looks forward to sharing the benefits of yoga with you.

Dale Hall

I started doing Bikram seriously in 2001.. Instructing has been one of My greatest teachers..the yoga has allowed me to keep growing and changing in a positive and constructive manner... Dale Hall!

Anh Ly

In 2002 I suffered a traumatic brain injury that had left me in a wheelchair. The doctors said that I would have the intelligence of a 2 year old child. I lost all motor skills and my speech was impaired as well. I had a lot of therapy. Since then, I started being active and I want to live a healthy lifestyle. I went to the gym and started running. I didn’t start my first Bikram class until May 2007 and I hated it so much. When I started practicing Bikram Yoga, I was walking, but I had a lot of emotional issues. I then went on and did some more running and cardio kick boxing. It wasn’t until the stress grew to high levels that I gave Bikram Yoga another shot. I went back around Jan 2011 to give it another try and after that second class, I was instantly hooked. I went with no expectations; I sweated all my stress and worries out in the hot room. At the end of class, I had never felt better. I graduated teacher training fall of 2011. The class is the exact same postures and 90 minutes each time but everyday our practice is different. Bikram yoga has helped me respect myself and accept myself for who I am. Sometimes we have such rocking classes and some days it’s just so hard, but we learn to take what our body gives us today and try the best we can for that day. When I had the brain injury back then, I was in diapers. I had to learn everything all over again. I use to walk out of the class every single time. My bladder was weak or so I thought. Bikram Yoga helped train my mind and bladder. Staying in the room was what helped me. Never in my life have I ever felt stronger, mentally, physically, emotionally, as I do now. This is thanks to Bikram Yoga. Our mind is very strong. We can overcome anything if we believe in ourselves and not give up. I never thought or dreamed that I could stand on the podium and be teaching. When there is a will, there is a way. Never give up and lock that damn knee!

Onkar Hundle

Energy and Charisma is what you feel when talking and walking into Onkar's class. Funny and compelling to challenge you to get to the next level is Onkar's style!
 
Onkar completed teacher training in Fall of 2009 and it changed his whole life for the better. Onkar started doing Bikram’s Yoga in 2003 as a way to heal his stomach ulcer and back problems from sports and weight lifting injuries. After a few months and a 30 day challenge, his ulcer healed and his back felt a lot better! Onkar truly believes that through this Yoga practice, you heal your mind, body and soul. As Bikram says “Yoga makes you who you truly are.”

Johnny Doan

In 2010 I ended up herniating 2 discs in my lower spine, L4-L5 from going to the gym too often combined with excessive drinking and passing out in weird positions, not as an alcoholic but as a party animal. I know it’s definitely a strange injury! I couldn’t sleep properly & couldn’t walk normally. I had major sciatic nerve pain radiating from my toes all the way up to my left hip. At times after driving I wouldn’t be able to get out of my car due to muscles seizing. I went through chiropractor and physiotherapy for 2 years spending astronomical amounts of money, I definitely got better but just manageable kind of a better. After all that I went to the doctor because the pain was still there, they prescribed me nerve numbing medication that I would have to take on the daily to reduce the pain. Either that or have an appointment to have a steroid injection into my spine. I didn’t do neither of the options, I thought to myself “what is the point of taking all these medications when all it is doing is just masking the pain that exists within?” These are things to treat the symptoms, the superficial things, not the root cause. You got a headache? Pop a Tylenol, did you cure the problem? Or did you just mask the underlying pain? After this realization only then did I set myself out on the journey to heal myself, you have to fix yourself no one else can fix you for you. I studied my own body and came to find out how stiff I was, how inflexible I am and how everything in the body is interrelated, connected to each other. Tight muscles may lead to tightness of other areas, lower back, shoulders, etc. So I searched for the closest yoga studio because I thought “that may be the best way to get more flexible!” I came across Bikrams yoga Metrotown. Took my first class, it was a roller coaster ride extremely difficult, but at the same time extremely rewarding. The postures are a diagnostic tool it simply tells you what areas of the body needs a little more love. With love I mean, strengthening, stretching, compressing, and all that good stuff. My journey was tough, but so is everyone else’s! Nothing worth having comes? Easy! Fast forward to the present moment, I am a lot stronger, flexible and definitely healthier now than I was before I even injured myself. Hence why I have dedicated myself to the yoga, it has done wonders for me physically and mentally, and I’m sure you can benefit from it as well. You can choose to stay home in pain, complain and make all the excuses in the world, you are not fooling nobody but yourself! Remember you have all the potential and ability in the world to do better and succeed, ultimately, the choice is yours.

Leanne Fukuhara

I first started practicing Bikram Yoga 10 years ago, after being drawn to the challenge of exercising in the heat. I soon realized that the challenge wasn't in physically completing the postures in a heated room, but in the mindset of working hard and not giving up. Competing in yoga competitions as a youth and as an adult has taught me to not be afraid of going beyond the personal expectations that we set for ourselves; limits are only limits because they are self-imposed. Come to class with an open mind, be prepared to work hard, and see where it can take you!

Aileen Ng

The moment you walk into Aileen's class she will make you smile. Her energy is strong and amazing to lift you up and fire you up.

Aileen recently has become a teacher after practicing Bikram yoga for 6 years straight.. she has become a real regular here at the Metrotown studio and most will recognize her. Join her and you'll understand clearly...
 
90 min series; 26" Asanas" beginner friendly yoga class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 20 7:00 am - 8:30 am with Wancy Sum
  • Sun Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Wancy Sum
  • Sun Aug 20 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Dale Hall
  • Sun Aug 20 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Anh Ly
  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Anh Ly
  • Mon Aug 21 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Olive Leung
  • Mon Aug 21 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Onkar Hundle
  • Mon Aug 21 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Johnny Doan
  • Mon Aug 21 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm with Leanne Fukuhara
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 am - 7:30 am with Wancy Sum
  • Tue Aug 22 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm with Ray Shang
  • Tue Aug 22 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Ray Shang
  • Tue Aug 22 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm with Aileen Ng