Yoga is fairly new to the western world. The first Yogi to arrive from India to The United States arrived in 1893. Yoga has been around for over six thousand years. Hatha Yoga, which is more physical is the style of Yoga that Americans took to. It;s much easier to measure physical changes such strength and flexibility than meditation advances.
Jimmy Barkan is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since obtained. Jimmy opened his first school in Fort Lauderdale in 1983!! In 2012 Barkan opened in Boca Raton even though his trained teachers have been teaching in Boca for over 2o years!