Jimmy Barkan opened one of the first Yoga Schools in South Florida back in 1983! Back then it was called Yoga College of India and was Bikram Yoga’s most successful yoga school outside of Beverly Hills. Barkan soon became Bikram Yoga’s most senior teacher. In 2002 Barkan and Bikram split and Jimmy went on to create his own style called The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga!
The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. Jimmy Barkan, founder/owner was first certified by Ghosh’s College of India from Calcutta, India and was Bikram Yoga’s most senior teacher! While the Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, it also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations, versatility and even greater range of motion. The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner’s life.