Welcome to OHYA

We are an association dedicated to Original Hot Yoga.


OHYA’s mission is to Unite, Support and Promote the Original Hot Yoga community. OHYA is your resource to find our studios, registered teachers, workshops and Endorsed Teacher Trainings. Whether you are a teacher, studio owner or seeker of Original Hot Yoga (also referred to as the 26 &2) the OHYA is your one stop tool to connect you to our community.


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Our Mission is to Unite, Support and Promote, Original Hot Yoga Around the Globe.

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The mission of the OHYA is to unite, support and promote our community of Original Hot Yoga studios, teachers and students across the globe. The OHYA is your one stop place to find studios, teachers, furthering education, workshops, retreats and Endorsed Teacher Trainings for the next evolution of our unique and highly specialized Original Hot Yoga community.

All the studios in our directory are owned by teachers highly trained to lead the series. Our Original Hot Yoga Teacher Directory is a professional organization that supports our teacher’s credentials and provides our community with furthering education programs that keep original hot teachers learning, growing and thriving.

Our calendar of events offers a variety of workshops, retreats, seminars, and furthering education for our teachers and students. Our Endorsed Teacher training page showcases the OHYA approved trainings dedicated to passing on the 26 & 2 method to the next generation of original hot yoga teachers.

The original hot yoga community has experienced some changes the last few years, but we remain dedicated to the series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in a heated room. Some original hot studios swear by only 90 minute classes and some have adopted schedules to include shorter versions the original class or additional styles of yoga. We acknowledge the system passed to us from Bishnu Ghosh and Bikram, and we are grateful for the knowledge we’ve been given. But we give a nod to the past while we pave a path forward to the future.

All of the owners of the studios listed in our Studio Directory are Certified Bikram Yoga teachers.