60 Minute Hot Yoga / Bikram Yoga Class ft. Maggie Grove



Time to get sweaty with this 60 Minute Hot Yoga/ Bikram Yoga Class ft. World renowned Bikram yoga teacher Maggie Grove.

We at Heart Alchemy are opposed to Mr Bikram’s treatment of women. We use his name to title these videos in order to help the millions of yogis around the world who benefit from the system he passed down through lineage yogic teachings find these classes online. It’s sincerely for the sake of communication.

The Bikram Hot/ Yoga poses are based on the classic Hatha poses, which Choudhury used as an inspiration to design new moves and positions to “systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to 100 percent of your body, to each organ and fiber”. Classic poses from hatha yoga, such as triangle pose, tree pose, eagle pose, and cobra pose, are included into this series, which owes its particularity to the specific and unalterable sequence of their poses, which, according to the experts, is the cause of all the benefits that this type of yoga is known for. Originally, this series does not include inversion poses like headstands, because they are difficult and unsafe for beginners. Still, in advanced Bikram Yoga classes, the instructor may lead the participants in inversion poses.

Bikram Yoga is also known as “hot yoga”, because, in most classes, the rooms are heated up to 41 degrees Celsius or 105 Fahrenheit, and keep the humidity level in 40 percent, enough reason for Choudhury to call them “torture chambers”. Still, it must not be confused with any kind of yoga that is practiced in a hot room, because typically, in non-Bikram hot yoga, the room temperature is slightly inferior.

The Bikram Yoga breathing method is an 80-20, in which you take a deep breath, put you in position, and continuously exhale 20 percent of the air through the nose. Then comes the exhalation method, which consists in taking a full breath and exhaling when you assume the pose and continue exhaling while you hold the position. Both techniques are hard for beginners to achieve at first, but they will do better with practice.

Bikram Yoga benefits:

-Detoxifies your body by sweating
-Helps you breathe better
-It is a form of bodyweight training
-A single 90-minute class can make you burn up to 1000 calories
-Relieves emotional irritability and relaxes your mind
-Improves your blood circulation
-Helps you with concentration and focus

About Maggie Grove
Maggie began her yoga journey over 15 years ago while living in New York City. She had a successful career as an actress, working alongside actresses such as Chloe Seivgny and Mischa Barton to name a few. But there was an inner longing for something more. Maggie came down with a virus that took over her body for several weeks. The virus was diagnosed as stress-induced. This led Maggie to her first yoga class. Such clarity and peace came to her that she never turned back.

Bikram Yoga Chelsea just opens 4 blocks from her 400 sq ft apartment. Maggie became a regular -she loved connecting with her body through movement and finding peace of mind. Under the guidance of studio owner John Golterman, Maggie got certified in Bikram Yoga 2005. She taught in Bikram studios throughout New York City for several years.

Her acting career brought her to Los Angeles. She continued to teach Bikram Yoga while acting in various films and commercials. She became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor at Yoga West during this period.

Maggie married a musician. Knowing children were on her horizon, she completed The Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga training. Studying with Tej Khalsa and Gurmuhk, this training inspired Maggie to become a birth and postpartum doula. She has guided numerous women through childbirth for over 10 years. Maggie then began teaching Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga, and Power Yoga at The Yoga Collective in Santa Monica & Yoga West among various other studios.

During this time Maggie yearned for more knowledge on holistic living. Naturally this brought her to Ayurveda – the sister science of yoga. After completing her DASc in 2008 through Kerala Ayurveda, she studied in various ayurvedic clinics throughout Pune, India. Maggie currently conducts private consultations to help bring individuals back into balance physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Yoga has remained the one constant in her life. Yoga is her lighthouse…continuously bringing her back to her inner light and strength. Maggie is honored to guide you on your yoga journey. Maggie currently has 2 children and resides in Long Beach, CA.

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Check out our latest Power Yoga Flow here:
and our latest Crystal Bowls Sound bath here:

Hot Yoga ~ Full Bikram Yoga Class (90 minutes)
🔥Hot Yoga at Home! – Hatha Yoga Class with Maggie Grove
Bikram – Power Yoga Mashup 🧘

28 comments

  1. Thank you for posting this video. I did Bikram yoga from 2012-2014, and I loved it. However, my thyroid did not like the extreme heat. Now I can practice again in a reasonably warm room at home. So grateful to have found you.

  2. From Vancouver Island, Canada . Thank you for this . Your youtube full studio videos helped me stay connected to the practice during Covid . That said … I’ve just viewed this effort by team Maggie and Tim .. . You two are wonderful! Thanks again for putting yourselves out there. Is there a connection somewhere where I could send a small financial thank you?

  3. Maggie & Tim, nice one! I have messaged before, for an oil rig off West Africa where a few of the crew join me in your daily yoga. After a few years I have definitely improved, but still get nowhere near some of the positions. I'm sure I have old sporting injuries as i'm far less flexible on the right than the left. Forehead to knee, forget it! I'll get there in the end, keep up the good work. Chris.

  4. Wow, was nice to see someone with a similar body shape to me!!
    Well done Tim and thank you so much to Maggie for not only sharing this joyful healing practice but for also conducting it with her student and rather than saying: Hey look at me in my wonderful poses, you gave Tim the chance to shine and be where he is in his practice today. Very real.

    I also found the pose where you both went into camel very beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing this moment with us.

    I love your voice too. It carries empathy with it and sounds gentle too.

    Gratitude also to Hearth Alchemy with Michelle Goldstein.

  5. Greetings and thanks from Brighton, UK. I love the bit where you and Tim crack up laughing, you bring levity and insight to your work – thank you.

  6. Thank you so much for that, Maggie (& Tim!) – some really good tips to focus on in each of the poses. it's great to be able to practice whilst locked down at home in London!

  7. This was a great 60 minute class! Did my best to create a hot room at home with a space heater and a steamer haha. Thanks!

  8. Awesome practice! Greetings from Greenpoint Brooklyn. I turned the radiator all the way up in my room and used my clothes steamer to make the room humid, it was almost like I was in a real hot yoga studio! Thanks so much! 🙂 -Tristan

  9. I’m 70 with severe hip arthritis. I’m amazed at how much I’ve improved. I used to do I TV yoga with Richard Hittleman when I was in my 20s and I loved the spinal twist. But I’m not able to get up in a sitting position at the moment so it makes me a little sad. I’ve been enjoying your classes so much and I appreciate all you do to help And encourage all those who need healing and peace. Namaste and aloha

  10. I love this and everything about it from the way you teach, to the comfortableness and non judgmental ease, to the down to earthiness of you and your husband. I have used your other video of this same routine hundreds of times and love that too. What a fun surprise to come across a newer one. Thank you Maggie and Tim!

  11. Thank you, Maggie, for all your classes. You are a great teacher!!!
    I specially love your mix of Bikram Yoga and Vinyasa flow, could it be possible a 90 minute class of your Bikram power yoga mash up?
    Thanks again!

  12. Well explained i have osteopinia so i dont do so much bending of spine…my hardest pose was one at 40.00 sitting inbetween knees and lying backwards ..isnt it bad for knee and back?

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