1505 5th street, upstairs
|Every day 9:00, 4:30, 6:30 (see below)
|Erin Dunning [see Bob Dunning]
|(10/24/2005, we held our first class)
|Cash, Check, Credit Card, Other
Class Schedule 9:00 AM Every day//4:30 PM Every day except Saturday//6:30 PM Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur.
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 (students please bring ID, this rate is also good for seniors 60+ and military). So the $20 deal is quite a bargain. BYD has a new intro deal, that is 30 consecutive days (1 month) for $30. You have to pick either the 10 days or the 30 days deal, not both.
- Month unlimited for students: $85
- Month unlimited non student: $130
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
- Hydrate several hours before hand (i.e. drink LOTS of water)
- Try a coconut water for happy hydration!
- Eat well, but do not eat before class, at least two hours before coming
- If you must drive, please park along the business corridors rather than residential streets
What to bring
- A large towel- bath or beach sized.
- Shorts/workout clothes (most guys will want to wear only shorts, no shirt)
- A bottle of water, please come well hydrated.
What to rent
- A mat ($1)
- A towel ($2)
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 Davis Enterprise. Apparently, this vandal does not read the wiki or he would have known there is almost always a man inside the premises.
new studio is upstairs at 1505 5th street - it is above university imports where kaya yoga used to be.
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
- How was your first couple times in the first part of tree? Do you drop your kneecap really low while having your heel high? How was your first couple times in spine strengthening when you lift both legs? Do you have your pinkies touching when you do so now? —StevenDaubert
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
- I love this place. Really sad to hear something bad happened to it. —OliviaY
- Wes-P — Sounds like the long-haired gentleman and his friends are being pretty obvious about their shenanigans. Does he leave the door open, when you come walking by? Do the various smells drift down the sidewalk out through the open door? NickCarraway
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
For me it's never boring because you can push the stretch and get more into pose, and you can try and clear the mind so it's truly opened eyed meditation yadda yadda. After you have been stretching for a long time in the hot room the last post is the big spine twist... Also the spine series comes 3/4 the way thru class iirc (been a while) and you are nice and limber. It's not easy yoga... Another one that is pretty unintuitive but feels glorious is when you have to lay on the elbow joint and lift legs... Daubert
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 13:39:19 yay for me i think i hacked the wiki and updated our info :) peace and love.
- Hi Erin, I just left you a message on your user page, which is here. In short, you're not hacking... you're a wiki editor now. Welcome! —CovertProfessor
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
2015-01-26 12:52:21 Hi, it's erin, the owner, we are now offering an hour long class sundays at 11am. this is a great option if you are short on time or just need a lighter routine. the room won't be as hot, so it's also great for teens and seniors or people who have been scared to try our regular 90 mins class. don't be scared! we love beginners and we will help you through it. take care, namaste... —erindunning
2015-02-28 15:35:16 Bikram davis is a great place. (Only down side to this place is the owner, Erin, and the carpet) Erin is a great teacher, don't get me wrong, but she isn't the most genuine person you can come across. (So try avoid having a conversation with her). Every other teachers are very helpful, kind and encouraging. The pretty expensive but first timers deal is great. ($20 for 10days and $30 for 3days). If you just want to try ten days, don't get tricked into doing $30 deal (even if they are really pushing the deal, it might seem cheaper but if you don't come it's 10 dollars more than what you could have paid)! —nanuguis
2017-05-15 17:18:04 I have been practicing there for more than a year and loved the place... until a new "teacher" Astral, came months ago. I have tried not to be judgmental, but I can't anymore. Her class is unbearable. She uses a guru-like "fake yoga voice" that is absolutely annoying and lack , plus a bunch of unnecessary yoga cliche phrases ("I love the sound of sufferingggg", "relaaaaax your neck the source of your tensionnnnnn.. ) Yoga is about connection, It’s really hard to feel connected to someone when they have a fake yoga mask on. —Davisone