Bikram Yoga Davis

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Location
405 L Street, Davis, CA
Hours
Every day 9:00, 4:30, 6:30 (see below)
Phone
(530) 753-3700
Website
[WWW]http://bikramdavis.com
Email
bikramyogadavis@yahoo.com
Owner
Erin Dunning [see Bob Dunning]
Established
(10/24/2005, we held our first class)
Payment Method
Cash, Check, Credit Card, Other

Class Schedule:
6:00 AM Tues, Wed, Thur
9:00 AM Every day
11:00 AM Sat
4:30 PM Every day except Saturday
6:30 PM Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur

Introductory Deal

BYD has a special introductory deal for people looking to try it out. For $20 you get unlimited access to the Yoga studio for 10 consecutive days. The price for a normal non student drop in is $17, a student drop in $12. So the $20 deal is quite a bargain.

Prices

What to expect

Bikram Yoga is done in a room heated to 105+ degrees fahrenheit. The class session is 90 minutes. For the first time you go if you can stay in the room for the full 90 minutes consider your visit a success. The first 3 or 4 visits are quite exhausting but your body grows accustomed to Bikram Yoga fairly quickly. It is an exceptional method of relieving stress and you feel spectacular afterwards.

Preparing for a visit

What to bring

What to rent

There are changing rooms at the Studio, and showers. you can come in your street clothes and change there.

There was a vandalism early Thursday March 24, 2011. It was reported in the [WWW]Davis Enterprise. Apparently, this vandal does not read the wiki or he would have known there is almost always a man inside the premises.

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2006-10-26 19:37:40   Erin was a member of the Grand Champion Davis High School Jazz ChoirAdamFlowers


2008-02-02 12:57:40   Bikram Yoga ROCKS. I have also heard from out-of-town drop-ins that Erin's studio is the cleanest they have seen. —G.L.


2008-05-02 12:19:31   All the instructors are great. It's a tough workout, but you'll feel great afterwards. It's so detoxifying. —bodhicatva


2008-08-05 18:18:24   Hey everybody: Erin's a great healer offering a global soul. I was fortunate to "feel the heal" in Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mainz, and, of course, Bikram class. Expect mental and spiritual results as well as physical ones. —onnaca


2008-08-05 19:00:48   Everyone I talk to seems to go nuts over Bikram, I have a couple sprains on various appendages from a year ago that numerous friends who don't know each other have recommended it to me. It also apparently puts you in a very zenlike mental state after your used to it... —StevenDaubert


2008-08-16 14:38:31   This is the best yoga studio in Davis. Erin is fantastic and all the other teachers rock as well. I love the decor and it is always immaculate in the studio. You will not find a better workout anywhere. Her prices are very reasonable. I love this studio, the teachers and what Bikram has done for my life! Thanks Erin! —jwendt


2008-11-19 20:26:01   I love love love it here... Bikram is not for the faint of heart but this is an excellent Bikram studio, IMO. Their prices are also pretty amazing, well worth it. Once in a while if it's a smaller group with a little experience the teachers do a silent class, which can be fun. My one complaint is that I wish they would have a fixed schedule and write the names of the yoga teachers, as I really do prefer some and really would like to avoid one. —soledad101


2008-11-20 11:47:41   Having just done my first class yesterday, I can safely say that Bikram is everything I deplore about stretching made more complicated/intense and done in a super hot room with strict (but loving) instructors. I will be back, for sure! —StevenDaubert


2008-11-20 11:57:52   $20 for ten consecutive days?! What a bargain. I'm starting for sure. —CurlyGirl26


2009-03-18 15:07:54   I tried Bikram yoga for the first time. I heard great things about it, but people warned me it would be tough. I tried it and I loved the way it made me feel after. It was REALLY hard the first time, but I promise you after your 2nd-3rd time you will start appreciating the feeling!The instructors are awesome they will call you by name!The only thing is...I'm not a student so it's a little pricey for me to pay $125 every month. I wish I was a student because I would be able to pay $85/month. But Oh well some things are worth paying for! —genesisDR


2009-06-05 00:24:06   Hey, all you overweight, out-of-shape 50-somethings, if I can do it, so can you! I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, among other physical challenges. My son, daughter and son-in-law were regulars so I finally gave it a try. To my surprise (and secret delight), EVERYONE is struggling, even the skinnies. But we are all smiling at the end. My aching back is getting so much better that I really notice it if a miss a week. Today I touched my toes for the first time! Erin and the teachers are very supportive and everyone roots for everyone else. The intro price of $20 for 10 consecutive days gives you a chance to see if it's for you without a big investment. Say hi to me when you show up! —LaurieLoving


2009-12-21 13:24:46   Soledad101 who was the instructor you try to avoid. I went for my first time a few days ago and felt like the class was more boot camp like which makes me not want to go back. Wish they had the names of the instructors and when each on is teaching. All of them probably have different styles. —CW


2010-01-22 21:45:49   I tried Bikram out after first reading about it here, and now I love it! I'm on my 10th class or so and let me tell you it is a workout like no other. It was SO PAINFUL when I first started, but I'm getting the hang of it. And although I'm usually the itty-bitty undergrad in a roomfull of mature adults, I always feel so welcome here. Erin is incredibly nice! Worth every dollar... —Mellerz


2010-02-05 18:35:47   I like the 'bootcamp' style of the studio. The instructor remembered my name, which was awesome, and I liked the feeling of being pushed to my limit. It's an incredible mental and physical exercise and I felt amazing afterwards. HOWEVER, the room smells disgusting. I realize that people are sweating all over the place, but I do wonder how often they shampoo the carpet. —blacksofa


2010-06-17 15:46:45   Bikram Yoga has been a great experience for me! I noticed almost immediate differences in my body. All the instructors are kind and knowledgeable. Carolyn is far and away my favorite instructor, with her soft but powerful dialogue, and total commitment to each and every student in her class. Love her! All the instructors are good and I don't mean to be harsh but instead provide a little feedback... Elizabeth tends to get pre-occupied with one student during a pose, which is great for that student, but isn't for the rest of us. She often times allows everyone else to stay in the pose for two, sometimes THREE times as long as they should (yes, I've counted), while she is focused in on just one student. This has happened every time I have attended Elizabeth's classes and now for this reason, I try to avoid them. I love Bikram for the consistency and predictability of the routine, and unfortunately, Elizabeth's class tends to waver too much in that respect. —lovinglife


2011-01-16 22:01:13   The instructors were good and I got a great workout but I found the place to be very dirty so I don't plan on returning. They really, really need to replace the carpet with hardwood floors or some other material that can be cleaned regularly because the hot room is disgusting. They also need to provide locker rooms for men and women to change and shower, separately. This yoga studio has potential because the people are great but the facility needs some work. —NMgal


2011-03-13 22:47:42   I used to be very active but have been unable to play tennis, etc for over a year due to chronic neck/head pain. Bikram has helped me to start moving again and tone up my muscles. There are a couple positions that involve the neck that I am unable to do but everything else feels great. The instructors are motivating and thoughtful. I definitely would recommend Bikram to anyone especially people who have an injury or chronic pain. —KatherineL


2011-03-14 01:17:09   I adore this place. I have been practicing now for about a year though I am sad to say most of it was sporadic. Lately though I've been going regularly and the benefits of Bikram are fabulous. All the instructors have different personalities and while Erin can seem intimidating at first she really is a wonderful and encouraging influence. I noticed some complaints about cleanliness or smell but it always seems clean and the smell has never bothered me. There's no privacy issues I've ever experienced and yeah, it's going to smell sweaty when a room is kept that hot and used that frequently. Once you start in on your practice you completely forget that and spend all your energy focusing on postures. If the building or room smelled sickly I would be concerned but there's a difference between sweaty body odor and mold; there's absolutely 0 trace of the latter. —OliviaY


2011-03-14 12:47:56   I live right down the street from this establishment and, while I have never been a patron, notice very shady things at night/early morning on my after work visits to 7-11. There is a long-haired gentleman who can be found with various other people inside the building playing guitar, dancing, and, on occasion, smoking marijuana or what smells like it. If he is the maintenance man, he should not be inviting others into an establishment he is there to clean. If he is the owner, he should know this is not a proper use of the facilities but may do what he wishes. Just seems fishy to me. —Wes-P


2011-06-02 16:20:03   Excellent workout. It's really hard at first, but keep going, and it gets easier, with great results. All the teachers are great—they'll help you with the poses and address you by name. I have knee problems, but the poses really help build knee strength and stability. Great people, great workout, and great results. —AmandaC


2011-06-09 18:55:54   great first time there. felt like i might have been done for like half way through but the instructor really knows how to rally her troops gently but firmly if they look like theyre about to go down! lol —JohannaGriffin


2011-06-10 23:35:44   Just outstanding. The teachers care. You can reshape your body and heal yourself. With time, patience and breathing you will improve. I heartily encourage anyone, especially if you are inflexible or working on your weight to consider Bikram. —Gourmand


2011-06-23 21:28:47   From these comments, Erin and Carolyn sound great. When do they teach?

Also, I wasn't aware that Bikram wasn't like other forms of yoga (where things are switched up and you don't do the same moves every time). Has anyone found this to be repetitive/get boring after time? Getting used to the heat is a challenge, but once you do, does it get tedious? (feels awesome afterwards though).

Additionally, I know in other yoga classes I've taken, instructors are all about protecting your body, hydrating whenever you feel like you need to, basically creating your own practice. But this is the first class I've taken where I've been asked to push my joints and spine into some strange positions or asked to wait for "water breaks"... (like tilting your head all the way back and crunching the cervical vertebrae or some moves that feel a little unsafe for the knees) It's not like the instructor was pushing everyone to go crazy, but I guess I'm just used to yoga instructors being very concerned with keeping the body safe (maybe the heat makes these poses safer??).

Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone else felt this way about this form... (I've only had one instructor so far so it might also be an instructor preference thing...) —ttl


2011-09-23 13:35:13   hi, it's erin d the owner of byd. im not sure who's in charge of davis wiki but some of the above info is wrong regarding schedule and some of the prices... please use our website bikramdavis.com or our facebook page "bikram yoga davis" for more accurate and up to date info. there is no 630 pm on fridays now. the 10 days intro deal for 1st timers ($20) is stil the best deal around. $85 monthly unlimited for students and seniors is still the same. check it out! see you in the Heat. —erindunning


2011-09-23 13:36:17   also, if you are interested in when a particular teacher teaches please email me erin@bikramdavis.com or ask on fb. thanks- e.d —erindunning


2011-09-23 13:39:19   yay for me i think i hacked the wiki and updated our info :) peace and love.


2011-10-04 13:11:18   On this first cool fall day I decided to check the Bikram Yogan schedule because it's been awhile since I've visited. So I looked at the new comments to see if much has changed. Thankfully - no. The instructors whose names I recognize are still there (yeah, Carolyn, Erin & Jesse) and of course the sequence stays the same. It's an intense workout for this aging body but after each class I am so grateful I participated. Can't wait to get back to the hot room & start feeling better. —SusyArriaga


2011-10-04 22:43:13   I love this studio! Erin does an amazing job of running the place. The facility is always clean and welcoming. She and the other instructors are awesome. This is by far the best yoga studio in Davis and the best Bikram studio in northern California. I have several friends who drive in from out of town to take classes here. The workout is challenging but incredibly rewarding. Did I mention how much I love this place? —asutton


2011-10-05 13:33:17   Azi, glad u are feeling the yoga Love! —erindunning


2011-12-18 20:17:12   Bikram Yoga is intense! I've only been to 6:00am classes. I like how the class sizes are small during this time. I've had Carolyn and Jesse, both are good. It's smelly in the hot room and it gets more noticeable during the floor poses. I love how much I sweat. The introductory deal is great! I recommend everyone to try it at least once. —VKC


2013-10-27 16:37:21   Be forewarned: Bikram yoga is an intense workout. It's easy to become dehydrated, especially after a class. A few pros: the instructors are incredibly supportive and try their best to remember all of the students' names. They also check-in frequently to be sure that you're feeling okay, especially if you're sitting down and looking a little peaky. Cons: the studio smells like mold & mildew. Also, the instructors advise you to only drink water at specific water break times (because it is distracting to the rest of the class). This seems a little strange to me, especially because everyone is sweating buckets and limiting your water intake seems like a potential safety issue. —TeaBird

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