Express 60

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.

Samantha Young

Sam began her practice in 2011, by chance while working at a community run bicycle repair shop in Lexington, Kentucky.  The studio where she lived sponsored her shop for the night and ran a class by donation for the non-profit.  
She hated it. It was too hot. It was too loud. She was too naked. And what was that big HA-HAAAA sound?
Quickly, she became addicted to its many benefits for both mind and body. After that, she knew this was something she had to do everyday for the rest of her life.

In fall 2013 she attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles for 9 weeks and completed 500 hours of training.

Her background is in Journalism and Social Work, she continues to keep a travel blog of her international teaching experiences.

Since graduation she has taught all over the Midwest/ Southern United States as well as South East Asia, Honduras and Mexico.

Jwala Prasad

In the mid 90's, I attended a ten-day vipassana meditation course. During that time, I had a hard time sitting on the floor as my whole body was hurting.  I thought yoga may help.There were no yoga studios in Cincinnati at that time. Around 1998 the first Ashtanga studio opened and I became a regular student, and was certified to teach Ashtanga yoga in 2001.  About four years ago, I was vacationing in Orlando and the only yoga studio close by was Bikram.  I practiced every day during my stay and was totally addicted. I love the way the sequence of postures was organized.   It has a tremendous amount of therapeutic benefits, physical as well as mental. I continued to practice at Bikram Yoga Cincinnati.  After I retired from my job as an Anesthesiologist, I attended Teacher's Training 26x2 directed by Craig Villani of Raja Yoga Academy. I love to share my practice, teach, and spread the philosophy behind this yoga.

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!"

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.
This sixty minute class moves through the traditional Bikram series with both tempo and flow.
Ready for your happy hour? Take this class!

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meghan Watkins
  • Thu Aug 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Samantha Young
  • Fri Aug 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jwala Prasad
  • Sat Aug 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Meghan Watkins
  • Sun Aug 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Mon Aug 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Mon Aug 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Brooke Schubert
  • Tue Aug 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Meghan Watkins
  • Wed Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Wed Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jackie Mistler
  • Thu Aug 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Meghan Watkins
  • Thu Aug 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Meghan Watkins
  • Fri Aug 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jwala Prasad
  • Sat Aug 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Meghan Watkins
  • Sun Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jackie Mistler
  • Mon Aug 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Mon Aug 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Donna Rubin
  • Tue Aug 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Brooke Schubert
  • Tue Aug 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Meghan Watkins