Bikram 90


This class is taught by:

Meghan Watkins

It was a Friday, May 19th, 2012, when I stepped into the hot room for my 1st Bikram Yoga class. I had been on my own personal journey through health and wellness after college, eventually earning certifications in Group Exercise and CrossFit. I was learning how to care for my body, however, nothing hit me like the Bikram Yoga series. The sweet heat, dedication to detail within postures and opportunity for complete mind body spirit connection resonated with me immediately! Two classes in and I was hooked.

After practicing for 3.5 years I "jumped off the ledge" and headed to teacher training in September of 2015. I can honestly say this was the best decision I have ever made. This practice of yoga changed and continues to change the course of my life and being. A true reflection of the self - it is whatever you want it to be and/or rather it not be. Yoga is what you need, what you despise, what you love, what you are unsure of – it brings out the real you – the good, bad, ugly and beautiful!

Being able to share this yoga with others through teaching everyday is literally the best "job" in the world. I love seeing students come to realizations in and out of the hot room, working their asses off and their stuff out! It’s raw, genuine and beautiful. I am grateful to be a part of the glorious sweaty change that happens in peoples lives as the yoga opens us up mind, body and spirit.

Michelle Furlong (owner/director)

Michelle grew up Middletown, Ohio before attending college in Virginia, and graduate school in New York City. She took her first Bikram Yoga class to help manage the stress of a demanding career in the banking industry. After her first class, she was hooked and practiced regularly in New York and in London, where she lived for 2 years.
 
Michelle took a break from the banking world and graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2012. After spending a few years traveling and teaching, she decided to move back to Cincinnati to teach permanently. Michelle became the owner of Bikram Yoga Cincinnati in June of 2015.

Donna Rubin

Donna has been guiding yoga classes professionally for over 13 years and has over 25 years of movement/dance /mind body breath training and experience.
 
She received her first Yoga teaching certification in the Ashtanga lineage through "It's Yoga" in 2004 while living in San Francisco, where she has spent a total of 10 years dancing and training amongst the diverse wealth of dancers, movement specialists and Yoga teachers in the Bay Area.  For the past 4 years she has been diving deep into study of the Ghosh lineage of yoga after finding the therapeutic benefits of a consistent practice in the 26x2/Bikram method and continues to explore the teachings.
 
Donna is honored to help guide and empower students to cultivate a Yoga practice in a way that is challenging yet always nurturing, graceful, honest, playful, and steadily fueled with compassion and love.

Jackie Mistler

Jackie competed in athletics since childhood, traveling the U.S. in women's softball and competing in swimming, tennis, volleyball and cross country.   In 1980, she signed on at Eastern Kentucky University on a full basketball scholarship after scoring over 3000 points in high school before the 3 point shot. Her career was sidelined by a serious injury which crushed her left leg and has since had over 20 surgeries on leg.  Through it all, she earned her BSN in Nursing at EKU and has had worked in several areas of medicine, including dialysis, mental health, pharmaceutical research, paramedical insurance, and is currently working as an occupational nurse for the federal government. Since raising her 3 children she works on her golf game, swims, bikes, teaches group fitness classes, loves music, and is passionate about dogs however, she puts healing her mind and body mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally first by practicing Bikram yoga. " I've been practicing since 2001 & teaching since 2006 attending Training in Los Angeles. Yoga is my mental de-stresser and has no hard impact on my joints. I try to teach every class with kindness, hope, love, and humor. My favorite phrase is ' What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.' Simply put, never give up!"

Josie Huang

I started practicing Bikram yoga in 2007 in Pasadena, California where I was working in investment industry for years as a way to improve health and manage stress, until early 2010 when I moved to Arkansas, where there is no Bikram yoga studio in the entire state. I continued to practice Bikram yoga in my own home, and it was at that point when I truly appreciate its healing power, the subtle elements of the practice that improve my health. My passion for this practice led me to become a certified Bikram instructor, and I graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. Today I am still amazed by what Bikram yoga does for my body and mind. I look forward to sharing this and more with you. I’ll see you in class!

Brooke Schubert

 After years of being a gym rat, a torn hamstring sidelined me from my daily workouts. At the urging of a friend, I tried Bikram for the first time in 2012. I took my first class, hated the heat, and vowed to never come back. After getting home, I suddenly realized my hamstring felt looser and less painful than it had in two years and decided to give this Bikram thing another shot.

I kept at it and after some incredible physical and mental breakthroughs through the yoga, I realized that someday I’d like to teach and help others through this journey. When an opportunity for teacher training that fit my schedule came around, I jumped at it. I’m having so much fun teaching and practicing with our Hot House community, and grateful to be able to teach and learn with everyone here!
The traditional 90 minute Bikram class is calibrated for the stiffest beginners yet challenging to all skill levels.
Wanna feel fully human? Take this class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Meghan Watkins
  • Tue Dec 18 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Furlong (owner/director)
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Donna Rubin
  • Thu Dec 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Thu Dec 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Michelle Furlong (owner/director)
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Sat Dec 22 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Josie Huang
  • Sun Dec 23 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Schubert
  • Sun Dec 23 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Mon Dec 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Donna Rubin
  • Wed Dec 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Donna Rubin
  • Thu Dec 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Michelle Furlong (owner/director)
  • Thu Dec 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Jackie Mistler
  • Fri Dec 28 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Josie Huang
  • Sat Dec 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Sun Dec 30 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Brooke Schubert