Welcome to BYSurrey – the Best Yoga in Surrey
BYSurrey was originally founded in 2002 as Bikram Yoga College of India in Surrey.
Starting with Bikram’s hot yoga in Surrey, we have taught thousands of students and have become part of your community! BYSurrey is a modest studio. Hard to find and tucked away in Guildford, we are near Guildford Town Centre in a converted warehouse. BYSurrey has a large studio room with big windows, changing rooms, showers, plenty of parking and all the amenities you need. We have grown with our members to establish a strong practice and have expanded our offerings of Hot yoga. New students and those familiar with a traditional Bikram class will love our 60 minute “Arrow” class, an original beginner’s “Suraj” class as well as “Yin” and “Kundalini” classes.
We have intermediate 75 minute “Phoenix Rising” and “Archer” and a 90 minute “Phoenix Burning” classe for our regular members to bridge the gap to our advanced “Titan” class. BYSurrey is one of the first studios to offer a Dharma Wheel class for those looking for a safe fun way to explore new postures. We occasionally host “Clinic” classes to help you with your postures and alignment and have private Reiki sessions by appointment.
Check out our class styles and schedule and come by for a class. You don’t need a reservation and we always have great deals for new students! If you haven’t been to the studio in some time, come reinvigorate your practice! Even if you found the Bikram series wasn’t for you, we may now have something that is. Too fast? Try our Yin. Too slow? Try the Arrow. Not enough for your upper body? Missing vinyasa? Try a Phoenix or Archer class! Looking for inversions? How about a Titan class? Maybe you just lost your mojo over the years. See if we can’t get you joyous about yoga with a Kundalini class. Stop by and rediscover BYSurrey. Fall in love with yoga again. We’ve got a good thing at the studio and we invite you to share it with us. Qualified instructors, great classes that you won’t find anywhere else, affordable packages and a welcoming atmosphere. We offer the Best Yoga in Surrey.
You don’t need a reservation! We’ve got a huge studio room, loads of parking, big windows for lots of natural light and showers. Best of all, we’ve got amazing instructors and awesome yoga! It’s not just Bikram’s anymore!
…it’s about your mind, body and soul! At BYSurrey it is not about the size, shape, or age of my body but the sincerity of my intention and my willingness to keep showing up. BYSurrey yoga is the best thing that has happened to me.
Is the yoga you do feeing more like dé jà vu? Mix it up! BYSurrey offers true HOT yoga to keep you sweating through beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. Classes in 30 minutes or 3 hours! Only at BYSurrey! And YES! You can do more than one class a day!
I laughed. I danced. I cried. And for the rest of the day I felt as light as a feather.
… comment about our Kundalini class
It really is the best studio in the lower mainland.
New Students or those who have not been to the studio in 3 years or more may try out BYSurrey for 1 month (30 consecutive days) of unlimited yoga for only $59. Or 2 weeks (14 consecutive days) for $30!
BYSurrey’s class challenges aren’t meant as competitions and shouldn’t leave you feeling defeated. It is just a way for us as a group at the studio to keep motivated and reinvigorate our practices. Ideally most people will do at least one class daily for the duration of the challenge. Challenges will also include guest passes, deals to keep you motivated past the challenge and invitations to all our special “off schedule” classes. If you already have a yearly pass, there are no added fees to join the challenge.
Extensions & Amnesty
Expired classes from a regular class card may be used without any fees during the BYSurrey Amnesties; in Summer, from the first Monday of June until Labour Day and in winter from the first Monday in December until the first Monday in January. Expired BYSurrey class cards may otherwise be reactivated for 120 days for $2 per class. All expired classes must be extended together. Our extension option may only be used once per package. Please ask at the studio for more details.
Everybody has a first class.
You do not need a reservation to attend class at BYSurrey but you should plan for your first class.
You must over the age of 16 to practice at BYSurrey and if you are under the age of 18 you will also need the signed consent of your parent or legal guardian.
First off, know where we are! We are not visible from the street.
Please check the images and map in our “Find Us” section to make finding us easy.
Students new to yoga and/or our studio should start their practice with our Arrow, Suraj, Yin or kundalini classes. Take the stime to familiarize yourself with some of our foundation postures and flows and let the teacher get to know your practice before tackling other classes Check out class descriptions here. Please note: BYSurrey offers advanced classes by invitation only and intermediate classes for regular members only.
Be 10 minutes early for your first class. You will have to fill out the waiver (get a head start and download the PDF here), settle up and settle in.
Read the tips below to make it a little easier on yourself and then just show up!
1. Before your first class
Consume a minimum of 1 litre of water sometime before class but not so soon before class that you will need a washroom break during class. Arrive on an empty stomach.
Wear clothing that you will feel comfortable sweating in and that is neither too tight nor so loose that it will get in the way. Men will likely feel most comfortable in just a pair of shorts and women might feel best in shorts and a sports bra-top. Shorts cut above the knee will ensure better mobility and the freedom to bend easily. Prepare to be challenged with your first class. Dedicate yourself to your entire class. And, above all, be open to a new experience and a new understanding of your body. If you have your own mat, please bring it, along with some water, a large towel (preferably the size of your mat) to use during class, and one if you would like to shower before and/or after class. Blocks, straps and dowelling may be used in the Yin class only. Mats ($2) and towels ($1) are available for rent. Bring a water bottle to fill with free filtered water from our studio’s water cooler.
2. During your first class
Although our Kundalini and Yin classes are cooler than other classes, the biggest challenge for most people is the heat.
In hot yoga we build the heat up in the body at the start of class. Generally your first water break will be called. Try not to drink water before the break and avoid coming out of postures to drink, wipe or fidget. During class it is common to feel a bit dizzy or even somewhat nauseous. If this happens please lie down. Try to keep still and refrain from wiping yourself or fidgeting. As part of your yoga discipline, stay in the room and rejoin the practice when you are ready.
Listen carefully for instructions on proper set up and safe alignment. Classes are mixed level so although you may follow what other students are doing, be mindful to stay within the safe limits of your own practice. Don’t worry if you don’t quite understand all the postures or feel overwhelmed. Keep your mind calm and your breathing relaxed. It’s only your first class.
3. After Class
After class, plan to spend some time in the room relaxing and enjoying your accomplishment. Plan to cool down and rinse off with a shower. Keep well hydrated and be aware that you’ve sweat a lot and may need some salts or electrolytes especially if you are not used to sweating or generally consume a lot of caffeine, sugars or smoke. Listen to your body. You may feel energized or that you need a nap.
Touch base with the front desk or the teacher before going. Ask questions you may have and then make sure you have everything (including your BYSurrey membership card) before leaving. We’ll try to follow up with you with a phone call but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us.
Drink lots of water, eat well and sleep well. Plan your next class.
4. the Next Day
Hopefully by the next day, something amazing will have happened. You just feel better! Maybe you had the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while; maybe you’ve never had more energy or maybe you feel relaxed and open or maybe you are just looking forward to another challenging class. But even if you don’t feel like any of that, stay committed to coming again the next day. Your next class will be a lot smoother. It won’t seem as long and you’ll feel a little more confident. Hopefully you can try another class and/or another teacher. Take advantage of our intro pass and come as often as you can.
Stuck in yoga rut?
We’ve got just the thing!
Fast and to-the-point, BYSurrey’s own express style class. A full two sets of each posture and then some. All in 60 minutes! If you haven’t done it here, you haven’t done it before.
Based on the 26 postures of the Bikram Traditional series, the pace is faster and the sequence altered slightly to accommodate a few more postures and variations. There is less “dialogue” than the Traditional class but there will be 2 full sets of all the postures. This is not a “light” class. Postures are held for the same amount of time as the Traditional class. The pace is stepped up and so will your cardio. Come prepared for a new challenge. The same rules of etiquette apply, prepare for class as you would any regular class and remember you may not leave the room during class but there is music. BYSurrey invites all students to try the Arrow class. It will be a pleasant surprise if you regularly practise Bikram yoga some where else and try out our Arrow (26 postures in 90 minutes?? We think you can do better!)
Please note:Vipassana Arrow classes are silent, meditative classes not suitable for students new to the series.
A different beginner yoga series than the Bikram style. Suraj classes offer stronger foundations to transition students into our more intermediate and advanced classes.
Suraj [s uu-r uh j] is an Indian (South Asian) word meaning sun. In Sanskrit it also translates as “born of the gods” and it shares the same root as Surya (Namaskar) – the sun salutation. Stay connected to your breathing and introduce yourself to the foundations of a sun salutions and some simplified, accessible asanas that you can grow and develop later with our intermediate and advanced classes. This series uses sun salutations to warm us up followed by a strong standing sequence, and challenging floor series before winding down with a savasana and a “success in meditation” series. This class is suitable for all levels. 75 minutes.
The Suraj class is a cornerstone of BYSurrey’s charitable works. In memeroy of Suraj Aujla, this class is sponored by the Suraj Aujla Charitable Foundation.
Yoga Wheel classes.
Whatever your level, challenge yourself with bigger backbends, deeper stretches, arm balances and inversions supported by the Dharma Wheel.
BYSurrey is one of first studios to offer an authentic Dharma Wheel Yoga class. Using a Dharma Wheel, students can expect big back/shoulder/chest openings and quad/hip flexor stretching. The Dharam Wheel is and amazing balance-enhancer and a fantastic tool for making challenging backbends and arm balances more accessible. A BYSrrey Dharma Wheel class is not only a great class on its own but will greatly improve your postures and asanas in all other classes. Dharma Wheels are mandatory for this class. Bring your own or rent one at the studio.
BYSurrey’s Yin class is a warm yoga open to everyone. Our Yin class is slower paced and intended to work the ligaments and joints deeper than your regular practice.
Class begins with a short meditation, followed by a series of asanas developed to work various areas of the body. Each class focuses on a series of six to eight postures targeting the hips, shoulders, legs, and the spine. Expect to spend between two to seven minutes in each asana allowing you to work the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. There is very little “dialogue” and instead postures are called out and timed. You will be offered help with postures that may seem new, and the instructors will demonstrate correct alignment as well as alternate postures for injured or tight bodies. The Yin series is not intended as a complete practice in itself, but rather as a complementary practice to balance the effects of your regular practice. Consider taking the class before or after your Yin class. The same rules of etiquette apply, prepare for class as you would any regular class and remember you may not leave the room during class. You may however talk and there will be music. The postures are more focused on the floor and many students will benefit from the use of a yoga block for stability, correct alignment or a deeper stretch. Bring one if you have one or consider purchasing one at the studio.
Kundalini yoga welcomes everyone interested in the practice. If you appreciate a potent spiritual practice, that is fun and energizing, this yoga is for you.
Kundalini yoga has been described as “yoga for householders.” It’s meant to fit into the daily grind of work and parenting. Though the repetitive motions of some poses can be tiring, you don’t have to be in excellent shape to practice Kundalini yoga, nor do you have to commit your life to the practice. Kundalini yoga is not based in any philosophy of asceticism or self-denial. Each class consists of a different kriya, or set of poses that are designed for a specific purpose, such as opening the heart, fighting off illness, or nurturing creativity. Each class includes mantras and meditations that support the purpose of the kriya. The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken the Kundalini energy that rests at the base of the spine. Two lines of energy move up and around the base of the spine, intersecting at seven points referred to as the chakras. Each chakra has a function that keeps us healthy. The rhythmic, steady movement of kundalini poses starts the flow of energy and corrects any imbalances in the chakras. Once the energy starts moving, the yogi becomes more aware, more integrated with reality, and moves into a state of higher consciousness. The greater awareness and peace lead to a happier, more productive life.
Using vibrational sounds to calm and focus the mind. Come meditate and be guided through awareness and chakra cleansing. Leave feeling light and refreshed.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
Meditation sessions are sometimes hosted as special events by guests to BYSurrey.
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The Phoenix Rising & Phoenix Burning classes will challenge your balance, strength, endurance & flexibility. Try Phoenix and feel like you went to the gym and did yoga all-in-one.
The BYSurrey Phoenix series is another step closer to the Titan class. Starting with the popular sun salutations and flowing through an expanded Arrow class, our Phoenix series allows for deeper stretches, better upper body strength and balance and the opportunity to move into full inversions. If you have a regular yoga practice but still feel the need to hit the gym come try a Phoenix class. You can get your yoga in and not need the gym! Please note that Phoenix rising is an intermediate level and Phoenix Burning is intermediate-advanced. Students must have a reuglar practice at BYSurrey to join this class. If you are developing a regular practice we recommend growing with the Arrow, Suraj and Dharma Wheel classes.
A Yang and Yin class focussing on breathing, Archer builds the heat with sun salutations and flows through several challenging hatha poses and inversions before winding down with deep Yin stretches.
An Archer has an ability to develop a balance of strength and determination, dedicated focus, and a calm controlled breath. The Archer class is a 75 minute Intermediate yoga class that works both the Yang and Yin aspects of your practice. The first half of the class is a powerful Vinyasa flowing sequence, with introducing Sun Salutations (Upward facing Dog and Downward facing Dog) throughout the first 45 minutes. You will work towards building a strong core, improving your balance, and be challenged with new postures. The second part of the Archer class will be a deep Yin sequence focusing on opening the hips, easing tight ligaments, and finding peace of breath through meditation while in the postures. Students must have a reuglar practice at BYSurrey to join this class. If you are developing a regular practice we recommend growing with the Arrow, Suraj and Dharma Wheel classes.
A “by invitation only” class. Students and teachers practice together a set sequence of postures. The room is warm. Students must be familiar with a sun salutation.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, usually referred to simply as Ashtanga yoga, is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, and which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Jois began his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12, and by 1948 had established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for teaching the specific yoga practice known as Ashtanga (Sanskrit for “eight-limbed”) Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
At BYSurrey we practice the primary series. A set series of postures unified by sun salutations between postures and sides.
“Power yoga” and “vinyasa yoga” are generic terms that may refer to any type of aerobically vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga.
By invitation only on Friday afternoons. Please check the regular schedule to confirm times.
BYSurrey offers private reiki sessions for an additonal fee with Glamma at the studio when classes are not in session.
To book an appointment talk to Glamma or call the studio.
Reiki is a spiritual healing art. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. A Reiki session usually is between 60 and 90 minutes in length. The session is performed by a Reiki Practitioner using specific Reiki hand positions. During a Reiki session, the client is fully clothed while comfortably reclining on a massage table or seated in a chair. A Reiki session aids in stress reduction and it is almost always a very relaxing experience. Reiki sessions or classes are a great investment in yourself.
Clinic classes are help regular students advance their practice whatever their current level. Specific postures, sequences or classes are addressed. Ask questions – lots of them!
BYSurrey hosts Clinic classes for regular members. BYSurrey sets aside time for posture/alignment reviews of the asanas you may find more challenging in the Arrow, Suraj and Phoenix classes. We will also work on Yin postures as well as developing strengthening techniques while we introduce some advanced postures. We also offer workshops, and occasionally slower paced Phoenix Burning, Titan, Rocket or Ashtanga classes where you may ask questions. There may be an additional fee for some Clinic sessions. Please make sure you are receiving our newsletter for more information about BYSurrey’s Clinic sessions.
Clinics are for regular BYSurrey members only.
A “by invitation only” practice Titan is more than 2.5 hours long. The mood is light and the room cooler so it’s not as overwhelming as you may think. Take the next step in your practice.
At BYSurrey, teachers have been practicing a series of 84 asanas since 2004 and have slowing added to it. How we practice the series has evolved over the years and although it is a difficult practice, it is accessible to most students with a strong practice. Because we will all practice together – teachers with students – the Titan series can actually be quite fun. Although when practicing with the teachers, the atmosphere is lighter and more social, the same rules of etiquette apply. This series involves inversions (shoulder stand, headstand, handstand and forearm balance), arm balances, upper body work and a “Lotus” (sitting with the feet resting on opposing thighs) series. If you are already familiar with the 84 Asanas, Tony Sanchez’s “Yoga Challenge IV” or a Bikram-styled Advanced, the BYSurrey Titan series will be perfect for you. Our pace is slow and you do not need a “warm-up” class before practicing our Titan. Interested students should attend Express and Phoenix classes to be introduced to some of the work the Titan series requires. Don’t be scared of the Titan series. Talk to us about attending or send us an email and inquire about an invite. By expressing your interest we will work with you more in other classes to get your practice to an advanced level.
Titan is regularly scheduled on Sunday afternoons and sometimes weekday afternoons. Check the regular schedule to confirm times.
FOR NEW STUDENTS
1 Month for only $59
or 2 weeks for $30
For students new to BYSurrey
or returning after 3 years or more.
1 YEAR Unlimited
Our best deal!
Practice as often as you like!
Even twice a day OR MORE!
Special 3 month pass $260
– OR –
1 month $130
Check out our monthly billing option below. Packages available at the studio only. Prices DO NOT include tax.
auto-billing $95 per month
– unlimited yoga
– 3 mo. min. commitment
– after 3 mo. cancel anytime w/ 15 days written notice
– credit card required
10 class – $135
20 classes – $250
30 classes – $345; shareable
40 classes – $420; shareable
50 classes – $475; shareable
Please confirm expiration dates. Packages available at the studio only.Prices DO NOT include tax.
Please be on time.
The studio opens 15 minutes before a scheduled class.
Latecomers will not be admitted
to a class already in session.
You must be in the room before the teacher.
New students should arrive 10 minutes before the
start of their first class.
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“by invitation only” classes,
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