Good day to you, Bikram Yogis and Yoginis.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, albeit through a computer screen. My name is Arthur Markray and I am the Studio Manager at Bikram Yoga Marina del Rey. On behalf of my beautiful sister Challyn Marie (studio owner) and all of the other staff members, I would like to share my utmost enthusiasm about being affiliated with the first Bikram certified location in the West Los Angeles area. For Challyn and I, this is far more than just a building where people can practice yoga. It is the physical manifestation of a long, drawn-out journey which began years ago.

For more than four years now, the dream of one day owning and operating a Bikram yoga studio has been our top priority. From the very start, the objective in mind was to develop a new concept of how people experienced their yoga. Practicing in the heated room is a great start, but we knew that in order to create something truly special, we would have to add an extra element of magic to generate a uniquely distinctive understanding of what yoga can provide. When translated from Sanskrit into English, the word yoga means union or joining. In the context of physical yoga, the ideal combination of harmony between the body, mind, and spirit form an unshakable balance which lends itself to unlocking a person’s untapped potential, allowing them to utilize the characteristics of their optimum self. Keeping that in mind, the final product has resulted in a groundbreaking achievement, one that we hope will revolutionize the yoga community.

At Bikram Yoga Marina Del Rey, we offer the finest amenities to our students, including a co-ed steam room which students can utilize to help prepare their bodies before entering class. Additionally, we have features that you will be hard pressed to find at any other yoga studio. We are thrilled to announce that we have recently partnered with Kreation Organic, a local green business which specializes in healthy, delicious soups, salads and more. This exciting new enterprise will offer students freshly made to order cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices as a way to refresh after completing a vigorous Bikram series. As a convenience to our students, we invite you to enjoy these beverages and meditate in our one-of-a-kind designer lounge, complete with free Wi-Fi internet access. Furthermore, we have an isolated room specifically designed for massage therapy treatments, allowing students the opportunity to have their aches and pains worked on by a certified massage therapist with more than 20 years of experience serving the Los Angeles area. Last, but certainly not least, we have a playroom available for children from ages 2 to 10, allowing for parents to come and practice their yoga without having to worry about finding a babysitter for their child (offered only during 9:30 AM classes; see class schedule for details and availability). With all of these fantastic conveniences available, we are confident that you will find Bikram Yoga Marina Del Rey to be much more than a trendsetting facility for overall health and wellness. Our vision is to cultivate a space where community is the standard, enriching the lives of all who step within its walls. I welcome all patrons across Los Angeles and beyond to visit our studio in the hopes that you are left with an invigorating, enlightened experience. Namaste!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

3 responses to "Greetings!"

  1. Sandra

    I would love to join your studio. How much are your monthly unlimited fees or monthly packages. Will you have an introduction fee for the month of June. Can you email me your info?

    12:56 pm - 23/05/2012 Reply

    • Alex

      Hi Sandra, if you click on the word “Classes” at the top of our website you’ll be taken to all the monthly options. There are a lot of specials currently! Check them out!

      You can also sign up for the newsletter, there’s a link on the Contact page.

      1:12 pm - 23/05/2012 Reply

  2. Janet Berardino

    I practice at the studio in Napa and can’t wait to visit your studio. It sounds amazing! See you later this week!

    12:33 pm - 01/07/2012 Reply

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