Get to know “Harrisonburg Bikram Yoga”: Friday Featured Local Business

About Harrisonburg Bikram Yoga: Opened in February of 2013, this business is one of a new trend of health focused expansions in Downtown Harrisonburg. 

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Kendall, give us some background on your company. What do you do and why do you do it? 

Bikram Yoga Harrisonburg offers yoga classes in a traditional Hatha yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a room heated to 105 degrees and 40% humidity. We opened the studio with the dream of bringing the yoga series and its many healing benefits to the Harrisonburg community and surrounding areas.

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Do you have an ideal client? If so, what do they look like? 

Our ideal client is human. 😉 Seriously, though, anyone can do Bikram yoga. As Bikram says, “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or sick to start from scratch once again.” Bikram yoga gives you control over your own body and health. Anyone interested in doing that is an ideal client.

What is your favorite success story in the past few years? 

Our grand opening weekend was packed! We had lots of new and experienced yogis and they all came out with smiling, happy faces. I consider that success!

What do you like to do for fun? Favorite restaurant? Favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon? 

When I’m not in yoga on Saturday afternoon, I love to spend my time watching movies, going for beautiful hikes, or eating good food at local restaurants like Local Chop, Clementine, or Little Grill (where I can get delicious vegan food).

What is on your (iPod, radio, phone) while you work? 

I have a Pandora station I’ve created with Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra. It comes up with some really interesting song choices. This is probably my favorite thing to listen to while I work. When I’m driving, I love “This American Life” podcasts or “Ted” talks.

What is your favorite book? 

Fahrenheit 451

What is your favorite app for your phone or iPod? 

Pinterest. I love browsing around for recipes, new ideas, and yoga posture pictures!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

the beaches and rain-forests of Costa Rica (my husband’s country)

What historical figure would you most like to have dinner with and why? 

A toss-up between Alan Watts and Andy Warhol. Both extremely intelligent and I admire their work for different reasons. I would want to soak up the philosophy of Mr. Watts and absorb the curious creativity of Mr. Warhol.

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