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New Yoga Studio Opens In Carney

Founded by a Parkville native, Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic held a grand opening last weekend.

Opening her own yoga studio was a dream come true for native Parkvillian Debbie Vojik.

A student of Bikram yoga for 13 years and a teacher for the past 6, Vojik recently opened Bikram Yoga Midatlantic in Harford Road Plaza on Aug. 27.

"I really thought that this community needed it," Vojik said."So far people who have come in have been really, really happy—they're glad not to have to drive all the way around the beltway anymore."

Vojik, a nurse by trade who previously taught yoga at Bikram Yoga Hampden and Bikram Yoga Baltimore, teaches about half of the 20 classes at her new studio.

Bikram is a form of yoga practiced in a hot room—the room at Bikram Mid Atlantic is kept at 105 degrees.

"It's 26 postures or 'asanas' and two breathing exercises," Vojik said. "Classes are 90 minutes long, and they never change."

Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic is located at 9512 Harford Road, and for class schedules you can check out their website.

Are you excited to have a yoga studio in the neighborhood? Tell us in the comments.

Wini Frye September 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I'd love to see more of a variety of yoga classes offered at the studio rather than just Bikram. Yoga can be very beneficial for people of all ages and physical conditions but Bikram is a little extreme for beginners, seniors, etc. Any chance of adding other classes as well?
Yoga Love September 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM
As a Yoga instructor I hope Vojik's studio will bring peace, happiness and health. I think this effort will add some value to the discipline itself. Nayeema Akter www.anamayaresort.com
Deborah Vojik September 15, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Thanks for the comment Wini, since we are a Bikram yoga studio, Bikrams' beginning yoga class is the only format that will be avaliable. Bikrams' beginning yoga class was developed by Bikram Choudhury and his Guru Bishnu Gosh. The beginning yoga class is suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Bikram Yoga usually consists of a 90 minute session in a hot room. During this session, people are instructed to go through a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The warm room induces sweating, which facilitates the body to get rid of all toxins. Heat also keeps the body warm, making it more flexible and in turn allow's the postures to be easily achieved and preventing injury at the same time. Bikram yoga promotes the concepts of wellness and rejuvenation. It was specifically intended to thoroughly stimulate every muscle, joint and organ of the body. This stimulation results in restoring health to the body as a whole. A large number of Bikram yoga followers have conquered weight loss, regulated blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increased flexibility, toned bodies and no body pains after just a few months of starting hot yoga. These improved conditions lead people to have a happier and healthier outlook on life. We hope you will come in and give Bikram a try, the only thing you have to do is BREATHE everything else is optional. Namaste Deb
Deborah Vojik September 15, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Thank you Nayeema, That is my sincere intention. have a beautiful day Namaste Deb
Diana October 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I LOVE this new studio. it is big and the floors are really awesome (like ramen noodles) . It is clean with great locker rooms and shower facilities. I love the mirrors on every wall so you can check the orientation of your body regardless of which way you are facing. Diana
Kelli Anders December 21, 2012 at 06:38 AM
This studio is first-class: super-clean, great air-flow and fantastic teaching staff! I'm always greeted with a smile, and made to feel welcomed & appreciated when I come for class.

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